Accountant - Pipeline
Houston, TX 
Posted 3 days ago
Job Description


Seeking a professional Accountant who will be a part of the Company's Crude Pipeline Accounting Team. The Crude Pipeline Accounting Team is responsible for revenue billing functions for all crude oil pipeline assets, and provides critical finance support to the Company's Crude business segment. The prospective employee will perform a combination of general accounting and pipeline accounting duties on crude pipelines, including revenue recognition and deferred revenue analysis, invoicing and tariff analysis, volumetric reconciliations, and supporting the Partnership's FERC reporting responsibilities as required.

Essential Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Prepare pipeline volume accounting, reconciliation and related tariff review for crude pipeline assets in an accurate and timely manner
  • Investigate and resolve ticket, volume and revenue issues throughout the month to better prepare for month end close.
  • Prepare account reconciliations and analyses to support the accuracy of the general ledger and related sub-ledgers
  • Assist with month-end close procedures including preparing journal entries related to transactions in assigned areas necessary for the accurate accounting of the Company's crude pipeline assets
  • Assist with financial variance analysis of actual revenues and volumes against prior month/quarters.
  • Communicate with pipeline shippers and other internal and external customers about issues and resolve problems
  • Prepare supporting files for FERC quarterly and annually reporting responsibilities
  • Assist with system testing and procedure documentation
  • Special projects as needed


Education and/or Experience, Knowledge, Skills & Abilities:

To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential job duty satisfactorily. The requirements for this position are listed below:

  • Bachelor's Degree in Accounting
  • Requires 2-5 years of experience in Accounting for the Accountant level. Experience requirements for other levels are below.
  • Strong computer skills and systems knowledge; SAP and Synthesis experience a plus
  • Strong written and verbal communication skills
  • Must be able to adapt well to rapidly changing priorities and responsibilities
  • Detail-oriented with strong analytical skills
  • Proven team player, with the ability to develop and maintain collaborative working relationships, while demonstrating a high level of cooperation and mutual respect

Required experience is commensurate with the selected job level:

  • The Specialist/Analyst level requires a Bachelor's degree in Accounting and 2-5 years of relevant job related experience
  • The Senior Specialist/Analyst level requires a Bachelor's degree in Accounting and 5-8 years of relevant job related experience
  • The Lead Specialist/Analyst level requires a Bachelor's degree in Accounting and 8+ years of relevant job related experience

Working Conditions:

The work environment characteristics described here are representative of those an employee encounters while performing the essential functions of this job.

  • Usually, normal office working conditions.
  • Must be able to remain in a stationary position 50% of the time due to prolonged periods of sitting or standing.
  • Occasional overnight travel may be required.
  • Occasional visits to industrial/manufacturing settings, which may include exposure to various materials and chemicals, as well as extreme temperature conditions and loud machinery, and require appropriate personal protective equipment.

Equal Opportunity Employer/Disability/Vet

DISCLAIMER: The above statements, which are subject to change, are intended to describe the general nature and level of work being performed by people assigned to this job. They are not intended to be an exhaustive list of all responsibilities, duties and skills required of personnel so classified.


Job Summary
Start Date
As soon as possible
Employment Term and Type
Regular, Full Time
Required Education
Bachelor's Degree
Required Experience
2 to 5 years
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