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Capital Accountant, Oil & Gas – Permanent – 17456

PNL Recruitment
July 12, 2024
Calgary, AB, Canada
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About the Opportunity  

Our client is a publicly traded oil and gas company headquartered in downtown Calgary with operations focused on Central Alberta. This group is positioned for growth, providing a dynamic and technically challenging environment for individuals who are not afraid to roll up their sleeves and work both independently and autonomously while getting exposure to a variety of reporting components, operations, and people.

Reporting to and working closely with both the Planning & Projects Control Manager and the CFO, the Capital Accountant will have an integral role within the operations accounting group. This position is responsible for working with functional groups to gather and input the information necessary to initiate and prepare AFE’s, coordinate capital accruals, update forecasts, reconcile capital costs, and support the annual budget preparation and forward planning.

Other responsibilities include capital and operating costs are accounted for in accordance with any joint venture agreement(s), as well as compliance with internal procedures and internal reporting requirements. This position is highly analytical, and the applicant must have previous experience working in operational joint venture accounting and/or project control positions. This position will be responsible for a significant amount of variance analysis and documentation.

This position requires the individual to perform a significant amount of work independently but to also to assist other senior professionals as required.

Duties include but are not limited to:

  • Participates with capital AFE preparation and reporting
  • Collect data and prepare monthly accrual reports for Project Managers and AFE owners
  • Provides support to the drilling and facility capital groups as it relates to operations accounting
  • Assists with corporate financial review presentations
  • Coordinates and compiles inputs into the annual budgeting process
  • Assists with inputs and narrating of forward capital plans & forecasts
  • Maintain and analyze the joint venture cost allocations, interest billings, reporting, and invoices
  • Verify and confirm proper usage of WBS/Project Code of Accounts/Accounting codes on purchasing documents and field reconciliation reports
  • Collaborates with stakeholders around joint venture audits and responding to queries
  • Ensure compliance is upheld around the joint venture agreement(s)
  • Ensure proper audit trails and processes are set in place for joint venture reporting
  • Prepares detailed actual to budget variance analysis
  • Performs other duties and responsibilities as required

 About You

  • The successful candidate will have the following:
  • Bachelor’s Degree from a recognized post-secondary institution in Finance or Accounting
  • 3 – 5+ years of related work experience at an oil and gas company
  • Strong working knowledge of budget/planning/analysis
  • Intermediate or advanced knowledge of Microsoft Office products including Word, PowerPoint, Excel, and Outlook
  • Strong analytical skills with accuracy and attention to details
  • Proficiency and experience working with Pivot Table data and Power BI
  • Effective interpersonal and communication skills with a customer focus
  • Ability to work with people of diverse disciplines, backgrounds, and cultures
  • Ability to be flexible and to adapt to changing circumstances
  • Strong interpersonal skills are required to build and maintain positive stakeholder relationships
  • Strong work ethic with high personal standards for performance
  • Ability to handle multiple priorities and maintain flexibility in completing tasks in a dynamic workplace 

About the Job

  • Competitive base salary commensurate with experience
  • Ideally targeting around $80,000 – $90,000 give or take
  • Comprehensive benefits program including a health spending account and;
    • Dental care
    • Disability insurance
    • Employee assistance program
    • Extended health care
    • Life insurance
    • RRSP match
  • Flexible work environment - hybrid
  • Give and take environment
  • Entrepreneurial, energetic and driven culture
  • Additional perks

How to Apply

Please apply by clicking the “Apply Now” button below and follow the instructions to submit your résumé. You can also apply by submitting your résumé directly to or call 403-233-8881. If you are already registered with us, please contact your Senior Recruiter. Please quote job 17456.

Thank you for your interest in this role. One of our Recruiters will be in touch with you if your profile meets the requirements for the role and the expectations of our clients. Please note that all candidates must be permitted to work in Canada to be considered for this opportunity.

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