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Accountant

Company: Parker Drilling Company
Location: Anchorage
Posted on: November 11, 2019

Job Description:

POSITION SUMMARY The Accountant I will assist the Operation Finance Department with month-end close, general ledger account reconciliations, and other departmental responsibilities as outlined below. KEY RESPONSIBILITIES & TASKS will include the following:

  • Process AP, AR, and Project related transactions through ERP software
  • Track and coordinate payment of receivables in accordance with GAAP
  • Create Local Purchase Order (LPO) Log, including LPO filing system
  • Process Accounts Receivable invoices, supporting documentation and AR Invoice Log
  • Prepare month-end, quarter-end and year-end journal entries, non-routine adjustments, amortizations, accruals and reclassifications
  • Prepare daily, weekly and monthly operating cost reports
  • Collaborate with various departments and worksites to resolve invoicing, purchasing or transactional discrepancies
  • Reconcile GL accounts on a monthly basis
  • Prepare account analysis and research and resolve discrepancies
  • Coordinate with internal and external auditors with requests as needed
  • Conduct Annual Inventory Count
  • Exhibit friendly and positive behavior in a team environment
  • Abide by Company policies and procedures
  • Assist with other duties and special projects as assigned POSITION SPECIFIC KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS AND ABILITIES To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily. The requirements listed below are representative of the knowledge, skill and/or ability required. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.
    • Must be capable of working in a team environment.
    • Must be a detail oriented, self-starter and able to work with little supervision while maintaining goals/tasks
    • Must have good PC skills to include all MS Office products with extensive knowledge of Microsoft Excel
    • Must be knowledgeable of GAAP
    • Experience with ERP based accounting system (Oracle preferred), data upload processes and Hyperion Essbase
    • Must have good written and verbal communication skills and be able to effectively communicate with staff, management, customers and vendors
    • Must possess sound reasoning skills and have the ability to follow directions LEADERSHIP ACCOUNTABILITIES Business Acumen
      • Responsible for identifying ways to safely mitigate our customer's risks and manage their costs.
      • Responsible for identifying ways to improve our operational and business performance with innovation, reliability and efficiency.
      • Responsible for identifying potential risks and taking steps to mitigate and manage that risk to prevent unfavourable cost and safety outcomes.
      • Responsible for providing cost and benefit analysis as well as impact on for different scenarios to support decision making. Flawless Execution
        • Ensures prioritization and completion of tasks in furtherance of company, business unit, and division vision, mission, and current goals.
        • Displays a systematic planning approach to define and effectively communicate priorities and objectives relevant to area of responsibility.
        • Ensures that activities have been planned, reviewed, and approved at appropriate approval.
        • Uses checklists and other tools to ensure that activities are completed in a timely manner to the required level of quality. Business Development
          • Displays and maintains a positive relationship with the client in furtherance of division's efforts to differentiate itself from competitors.
          • Responsible to develop relationships with potential customers and working closely with the ABU Business Development Manager to complete tenders and proposals. Influence and Judgement
            • Analyses problems, strategizes, and makes sound decisions with stakeholder and team support, especially regarding sensitive or high pressure situations.
            • Proposes creative solutions to meet the needs of stakeholders while reducing costs and mitigating risks.
            • Makes appropriate decisions without delay and with appropriate approvals.
            • Displays ability to understand, empathize and connect with team as well as effectively generate team support.
            • Responsible to raise issues to a higher level in the chain-of-command as appropriate. Intercultural Awareness
              • Understands global and local regulations for getting resources on-the-ground.
              • Develops strategies for overcoming cultural differences to achieve common goals.
              • Responsible for understanding, promoting, celebrating and overcoming cultural differences Change Management
                • Responsible for communicating company strategic vision.
                • Able to create strategies specific for area of responsibility that align with organizational vision and priorities.
                • Able to plan change initiatives with input from variety of stakeholders.
                • Demonstrates how changes will impact the team, morale and productivity.
                • Demonstrates commitment to lead innovation and continuous improvement to deliver business results.
                • Able to quickly shift focus between multiple projects to achieve high quality and timely outcomes. Effective Communication
                  • Effectively communicates to department, other functions and management.
                  • Ensures communication is two-way by effective listening and seeking feedback.
                  • Responsible for appropriately communicating positive feedback and recognition as well as coaching and discipline, choosing the appropriate manner for delivering the communication.
                  • Able to tailor messages based on the type of audience and anticipate how communications will be received.
                  • Able to use multiple channels of communication effectively. SAFETY ACCOUNTABILITIES
                    • Ensure that personal behaviors and work practices are in line with Company safety standards.
                    • Responsible for safety of self and others in the vicinity to include, but not limited to, employees, vendors and guests.
                    • Provide visible leadership engagement, be aware of housekeeping and take additional safety precautions to ensure no one is put at risk.
                    • Do not take short cuts or unnecessary risks and actively work with others to ensure they take due care and do not put themselves or others at risk.
                    • Ensure all incidents are reported and appropriately investigated in accordance with Company procedure.
                    • As needed, seek advice from HSE representative. PHYSICAL DEMANDS The physical demands must be met by an employee to successfully perform essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodation may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform essential functions. While performing the duties of this job, the employee is regularly required to stand, walk and use hands to finger, handle, or feel and reach with hands and arms. The employee frequently is required to walk, stoop, kneel, carry, push/pull and use repetitive wrist and hand movements. The employee may be required to lift and/or move objects of up to 25 pounds. Hearing, seeing ability of rapid mental coordination. It is required to be mentally alert for entire regular shift. WORK ENVIRONMENT This position may work in various locations - both in the U.S. and internationally. Some locations may be subject to extreme temperatures, hostile environments, civil unrest, etc. Also, travel to and from work location may require extended layovers in unfamiliar locations. Potential for exposure to temperature changes, wetness, confined spaces, chemicals, grease and oil, working with ladder/scaffolds, working with hands in water, and working alone. Parker Drilling will supply adequate training and equipment to meet the functions of the job.

Keywords: Parker Drilling Company, Anchorage , Accountant, Accounting, Auditing , Anchorage, Alaska

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