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Budgets & Accountability Analyst (353838)

Our Houston Research Center focuses on research and innovation in geology, geophysics, reservoir engineering, production technology, drilling, and sensors development to advance the discovery and recovery of oil and gas. Located in Houston’s Energy Corridor, the center neighbors the nation’s leading petroleum engineering universities, labs, manufacturers, and service companies.

Basic Function

Provide professional expertise in staff capacity to support a department manager and in the development of department’s short-and long-term objectives.  Develop highly complex procedures and techniques for planning and financial analyses, cost control and comprehensive programs for achieving departmental objectives.  Provide work direction to assigned professional and clerical staff. Manage the monthly billings to SAUTC and SAT and handle all aspects of capital projects, including opening capital projects; monthly monitoring and reporting; posting of Goods Receipts and capital project close-out.

Duties & Responsibilities

  • Prepare and send to Finance all recurring monthly journal entries for items such as security and facilities labor reclassifications and reallocation of medical payment plan costs
  • Prepare and submit to Finance the monthly consumable goods inventory listing
  • Oversee and conduct annual fixed asset physical inventory
  • Coordinate with R&D IT personnel the annual IT physical inventory
  • Coordinate and oversee all three Center’s equipment maintenance agreements
  • Oversee the Houston Research Center (HRC) facilities maintenance contract(s)
  • Process all ProCard transactions for HRC
  • Liaise with Aramco Services Company (ASC) Treasurers on insurance related issues
  • Provide work direction to Budgets and Accountability Analysts and assigned staff personnel
  • Provide financial expertise in developing assumptions and objective for departmental planning efforts
  • Provide financial expertise in development, preparation, and analysis of manpower, capital, and expense budgets, accountability reports, business plan, and other major reports as required for the department or administrative area
  • Analyze department operating cost and performance reports and conduct special studies to establish cost performance objectives; identify opportunities to reduce costs by improving the utilization of resources and increasing performance; identify cost centers having special opportunities for improving performance
  • Provide accounting system interpretation for operations personnel, conduct on-the-job training in accounting methods and procedures to assure compliance with corporate accounting and cost control requirements
  • Develop, maintain, format and present operating data for management control purposes
  • Serve as primary liaison with Finance regarding operating problems and the practical applications of cost control systems and procedures; coordinate with Finance counterparts the development of new or improved reporting systems
  • Perform other related duties as assigned

Education and Experience

  • Bachelor's degree in Accounting, Finance, Business Administration, Economics, or closely related degree
  • Eight (8) years diversified experience in cost control, budget systems, business systems, EDP systems or related activities
  • Must be able to communicate and comprehend accurately, clearly and concisely in English at a level required to perform the job as outlined
  • Must have ability to perform statistical and problem analyses while working under time constraints, and have working knowledge of applicable EDP systems and programs
  • Must possess good work habits, a strong work ethic, and be able to adhere to company work hours, policies, and standard business etiquette


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