Division Controller – SW Houston – dcd@fittsroberts.com

One of Houston’s fastest growing refining companies is looking for a Controller. This position will be the highest rank in the Houston office, reporting directly to the CAO & CFO.

Brief Description:

The Controller is responsible for all aspects of the petroleum business’ financial reporting; oversight and development of the petroleum accounting staff; forecasting of cash needs; monitoring of the consolidated petroleum business plan; assisting the SEC reporting group in conjunction with the quarterly 10-Q and annual 10-K filings; the overall maintenance and oversight of effective internal controls for the business and the associated compliance and adherence to controls for SOX 404; and contribution to the development of financial policies, plans and programs. The Controller provides relevant information to the Chief Financial Officer, Chief Accounting Officer; and, works closely with the operating business unit leaders to ensure timely identification and resolution of financial issues associated with the petroleum business.

Package from 150 to 250 total comp


Internal Controls Specialist – 80 to 100K – Houston, Texas

– Maintain a record of all deficiencies from Internal & external audits, and ICADs. Follow-up to ensure corrective action is committed to and completed. Re-test to ensure compliance.
– Co-ordinate collection and retention of quarterly rep letters from DPS finance managers. Follow up when exceptions noted.
– Assist the DPS Internal Controls Manager with the development and execution of the audit plan for DPS entities.
– Perform initial and follow-up site visits of new DPS acquisitions.
– Special audits/site visits as requested by Division, Group, or Corporate management, which may include assistance with physical inventory/cycle count audits or with Fixed Asset physical inventory program and audits.
– Follow-up site visits for locations with significant deficiencies, extraordinary number of findings or multiple repeat findings.
– Travel expected to be approximately 30-50% of the year (international & domestic).
– Assist in the maintenance of the Account Reconciliation System (ARS).
– Assist in training the group’s finance and accounting staffs as necessary to ensure correct processing procedures are utilized for ICADs and ARS.
– Assist with updating DPS Policy & Procedures to ensure compliance with new and emerging GAAP.
– Projects as might be assigned
– Oversight of internal control procedures and processes using the ICAD system for DPS entities.
– Oversight of DPS entities with respect to compliance of Corporate and Group policy.

Bachelors degree in accounting. Auditing experience with a Big Four accounting firm a plus. CPA license a requirement. Exposure to SAP or other complex computerized environments (ERP). Exposure to HFM or other reporting systems. Proficiency on a PC and related software programs including Excel, Outlook and Powerpoint. Demonstrated ability to communicate and express ideas verbally and in writing