Company: Marathon Oil
Skills: Accounting, Financial Audit
Education: Bachelors/3-5 yr Degree
Location: Houston, Texas, United States
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Level of Work

Individual works with no or little supervision. They generate and lead complex projects and assist in developing and mentoring staff.


Exhibits integrity by being widely trusted and admits mistakes. Is seen as a direct, truthful individual. Follows through on commitments.

Understands how their job adds value and impacts Marathon's performance. Is optimistic. Is results-driven.

Possesses a positive, can-do attitude and expects the same from others. Pursues everything with energy, drive and perseverance.

Actively seeks to share knowledge and insights that promote learning. Is aware of the career goals of the people on their team and brings out the best in people.

Communicates openly and is good at focused listening. Provides timely and relevant information. Share opinions and speaks openly. Offers alternatives to "the way it's always been done".

Willing to be held accountable and hold others accountable. Provides direction and gives employees the authority and support to execute duties. Establishes clear directions; trusts people to perform yet intervenes when appropriate.

Fully understands the industry and Marathon's business. Thinks of the big picture and the impact on Marathon and others. Sets realistic objectives and goals.

Has a passion for seeking opportunities to increase value and grow the business. Seeks to add value by focusing on the bottom-line impact. Pushes self and motivates others for results.

Is a Team Player and provides timely information so that people can make more informed decisions. Creates an atmosphere in which people want to do their best. Earns and gives respect at all levels in the company.

Essential Job Functions

Independently applies the principles, theories and concepts of production and revenue accounting to assignments at the highest level of proficiency and productivity. Handles the most complex assignments.

Focuses most of their efforts on analysis, interpretation and problem-solving.

Seeks additional responsibility. Understands the "big picture" and shares that knowledge with others.

Enhances and creates new systems and processes to ensure functions are performed in the most effective and efficient manner.

Functions as project leader on complex projects and ensures successful completion.

Possesses superior knowledge and understanding.

Assists in developing and promoting direction to accounting team through coordination and leadership.

Works with Manager to monitor departmental expectations through planning and goal setting

Ensures compliance with policies and procedures through review and monitoring of departmental activities.

Provides input to Manager on staff performance reviews.

Works with Manager to mentor and develop departmental personnel.

Brings attention to the Manager of personnel issues.

Interacts with other departmental personnel to improve departmental communications.

Other Job Responsibilities

Understands and stays abreast of tax and royalty regulations.

Acts as backup to record, pay and file tax and royalty reports.

Assists team with preparation of accruals.

Reviews master data/lease master setups.

Reviews tax and royalty errors and rejects.

Prepares MJEs and write-off entries.

Prepares monthly balance sheet reconcilements.

Assists with audit and litigation coordination and acquisition and divestiture activity.

Participates in audit and litigation walk-throughs.

Prepares responses to regulatory requests.

Coordinates Balance Sheet meetings and prepares analysis and commentary. Attends meetings and speaks to variances when needed.

Provides training to the team on various tax and royalty topics.

Maintains a positive working relationship with the tax and royalty regulatory agencies.

Assists Manager with ensuring establishment and maintenance of proper internal accounting controls, including those associated with SOX processes and associated maps.

Special projects.

Other duties assigned.

Minimum Education/Experience Guidelines

Bachelor's degree in Accounting/Finance strongly preferred

MBA/CPA preferred

Computer Proficiencies: SAP PRA and Microsoft Office applications a plus.

Marathon Oil Corporation (NYSE: MRO) is an independent oil and natural gas exploration and production company based in Houston, Texas. With a material position in four of the best oil-rich U.S. resource plays in different stages of development, we offer a variety of career opportunities, whether you're a recent college graduate or an experienced professional. You'll have the tools to develop and refine the skills and knowledge you need to succeed.

Marathon Oil Company will take the necessary action to ensure that applicants are treated without regard to their race, color, religion, sex, age, disability, national origin, sexual orientation, genetic information, veteran status or other protected status under applicable employment law.

If you are a current Marathon employee please use the ERP website to submit referrals.

Posting Notes: || Houston || TX || United States (US) || SF:DI; SF:GH; SF:LI; SF:MN; SF:RZ || Finance and Accounting || Not Applicable || || 30201 ||

Marathon Oil – Where You Can Make A Difference


Marathon Oil became an independent E&P company on July 1, 2011. Based in Houston, we're focused on the most significant oil-rich resource plays in the U.S. -- the Eagle Ford in Texas, Permian in New Mexico, STACK and SCOOP in Oklahoma, and the Bakken in North Dakota. We also have international operations in Europe and Africa. While we feel like a start-up in many ways, our roots go back 130 years to our company's formation in 1887. Our stock trades on the New York Stock Exchange under the ticker symbol MRO.


We’re on a transformative path, with a variety of exceptional opportunities for people who are up to the challenge. If that’s you – if you’re seeking a challenge and ready to make a difference – you could be the right fit to help drive our future. Our U.S. exploration and development assets offer energy professionals exposure to projects from early-stage evaluation through production. Our producing international assets provide a broader perspective on the world’s energy challenges.


We have more than just opportunity to offer. We’re invested in equipping our people for an entire career – from advancing technical skills through to developing the leadership behaviors and skills that will take our business forward. Our competitive compensation and benefits package goes beyond the basics to include a wellness program, self-funded (with company match) and company-funded retirement plans, flexible hours in some positions and tuition reimbursement. Grow your career with us.