Company: NES Fircroft
Skills: Accounting
Experience: 5 + Years
Education: Bachelors/3-5 yr Degree
Employment Type: Full Time Contractor
Salary: 1
Location: Houston, Texas, United States

JOB DESCRIPTION Position Title:         Senior Crude Oil Settlements Specialist

Department:           Back Office

Reports To:            Back Office Manager  

General Responsibilities

He/she is responsible for the settlement and invoicing process and related Oil activities.

Skill Profile
  • Bachelor's degree in a related discipline; Accounting, Finance, or related field preferred or equivalent experience.
  • CPA, CFE, CISA, CIA or other relevant designation is not essential but would be a plus.
  • 5+ years previous experience and deep understanding in oil back office activities
  • Domestic Crude (crude pipeline) settlement experience required.
  • Experience in the use of accounting system (e.g. SAP) and Microsoft Office as well as with commodities trading risk management (CTRM) software; Endur and ICTS are preferred.
  • Demonstrable experience in relevant SOX controls.
  • Ability to effectively communicate using oral and written skills to all levels of the organization. Exhibit abilities to work within teams with different viewpoints and priorities.
  • Knowledge of commodity contracts is preferred.
  • Experience with indirect taxes is preferred.
  • Strong attention to detail is critical.
Communication Areas
  • The position will work with individuals and departments across the organization, primarily the following:
- Immediate supervisor and colleagues

  • Front Office Trading and Operations departments
  • Credit and Risk department
  • SOX and Operating risk department
  • Accounting team
  • Contracts team
  • Compliance department
  • Internal and External Auditors
  • Colleagues in Europe (ICT Support & Milan Back Office)
  • Market peers


  Detailed Responsibilities  

  • Manage commodity settlements, accruals, and the monthly close process
  • Investigate and resolve daily operational issues (e.g. invoice pricing or volumetric differences) and coordinate with trade operations and risk to make corrections in system as needed
  • Verify quantity and support agree to commodity contract
  • Advise/mentor peers on matters involving indirect taxes
  • Ensure the alignment between Position Keeping System and SAP
  • Ensure all required internal controls are performed in compliance with SOX and Italian law 231, including assisting with annual review of accounting procedures, internal control testing and coordination with auditors and SOX Administrator
  • Participate in the preparation of Key Performance Indicators
  • Comply with all SOX requirements
  • Assist accounting/treasury team in forecasting  
  • Assist in the reconciliation and analysis of accounting P&L
  • Develop and maintain effective business relationships with constituent staff and management
  • Adhere to all organizational and professional ethical standards
  • Other tasks and duties as directed by the Back Office Manager
  • Some overtime may be required during peak work cycles
  • Health, Safety & Environmental Risk Category:  Low



    With over 90 years' combined experience, NES Fircroft (NES) is proud to be the world's leading engineering staffing provider spanning the Oil & Gas, Power & Renewables, Infrastructure, Life Sciences, Mining, Automotive and Chemicals sectors worldwide.With more than 100 offices in 45 countries, we are able to provide our clients with the engineering and technical expertise they need, wherever and whenever it is needed. We offer contractors far more than a traditional recruitment service, supporting with everything from securing visas and work permits, to providing market-leading benefits packages and accommodation, ensuring they are safely and compliantly able to support our clients.