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Robert Half International Oil and Gas Controller in Dallas, Texas


Please email your background to chris.willhite@roberthalf.com or you can call Chris Willhite at 972-789-9590.

Here is the job description provided to Robert Half by the Controller of this $200 million oil and gas (?upstream / midstream?) company in North Dallas:

Controller ? Detailed Responsibilities Expectations

Summarized below are the specific details involving the duties, responsibilities and expectations of the Controller:

  • Reporting to the Controller, and directing a corporate accounting staff, the Corporate Controller?s responsibilities include:

  • Assisting in the preparation of GAAP financials

  • General accounting

  • Cost/inventory accounting

  • AP, AR payroll

  • Fixed assets ? Internal controls

  • Financial systems support

  • Assisting in tax compliance

  • Audit coordination

  • GAAP/Sarbanes Oxley compliance

  • Internal financial reporting

  • Participates as a ?business partner? with Controller in long-term planning, budgeting, financial operational analysis. MUST have oil and gas controller experience for this role.

  • Implements processes, procedures, systems and financial controls that maintain the integrity and accuracy of the Corporation?s financial data and ensures compliance and consistency to GAAP, SOX and other regulations. Advises the Controller and CFO on these matters as required.

  • Further the use of analytical tools, analyses and metrics essential to assessing over-all business performance and variances from Plan. Must introduce flash reports and ?dashboard? metrics to drive meaningful information and decision making further down the organizational ladder.

  • Prepares projections and other analytics to support the needs of the management team. Strongly supports and guides management and helps to communicate the fi-nancial implication of decisions.


We face much growth, business development, operational and financial opportunities which re-inforce the need to attract an extremely capable Corporate Controller. The newly selected Con-troller will enjoy visibility and the opportunity to support the executive management team.

The successful candidate must be comfortable in a demanding environment involving the bal-ancing of numerous requirements, as well as new initiatives. Improved systems and processes will be necessary, thus leadership, flexibility, change management skills and a strong results orientation will be essential.

Highlighted below is a profile of the business, academic and personal attributes of the candidate we seek for the Corporate Controller position.

  • Ideally, 7 plus years of hands-on skills in most of the following disciplines are essen-tial

  • internal external reporting (GAAP)

  • corporate accounting - general ledg-er/consolidation

  • audit

  • tax (local, state federal)

  • GAAP/FASB/Sarbanes Oxley

  • financial controls ? operations analysis

  • cost accounting - inventory accounting

  • AP, AR, payroll, etc.

  • variance analysis

  • Ideally, three plus (3+) years of background functioning as a Controller or Assistant Controller of a corporation, major operating group or subsidiary with accountability for accounting and reporting. Additionally, 3-5 years Big-4 audit experience.

Please email your background to chris.willhite@roberthalf.com or you can call Chris Willhite at 972-789-9590.


  • Comprehensive knowledge of account management

  • Progressive accounting experience, including as a Controller preferred

  • Advanced credentials such as a Masters of Business Administration / MBA or Certified Public Accountant / CPA are preferred

  • BA/BS in Accounting, Finance, Economics or other business related field

  • Accounting experience in publicly-traded company a plus

  • Excellent written/verbal communication and organizational skills

  • Vow to meet business deadlines

  • Strong analytical capabilities and discernment

  • Demonstrated ability to work in a dynamic and constantly changing company environment

  • Outstanding technology, analytics and management experience required

  • Self-starter, ability to identify issues and resolve problems

  • Great attention to detail

  • Able to build and deliver effective presentations to audiences with wide-ranging backgrounds

Robert Half Finance & Accounting, the world's leader in specialized financial staffing, provides exciting full-time opportunities in the areas of accounting, bookkeeping, finance, audit, taxation and more. We pioneered the professional staffing industry, and we've been successfully matching professionals with employers since 1948. Our proven proprietary processes, along with our relationships in 325 locations worldwide, allow us to provide you unparalleled access to exciting career opportunities. But don't take our word for it. Our company has appeared on Fortune® magazine's list of "World's Most Admired Companies" since 1998, and 9 out of 10 of our customers would recommend our service to a colleague.

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Salary: N/A

Location: Dallas, TX

Date Posted: Wed, 19 Jun 2019

Employment Type: Permanent

Job Reference: 04120-0010990020

Staffing Area: Finance