Exterran Accounting Specialist in Calgary, Canada

POSITIONS SUMMARY – Accounting Specialist

The role of Accounting Specialist within the Exterran Water Solutions Product Line, reports to the Director of Operations and is responsible for support of accounting functions for the business unit. The ideal candidate is experienced with the complete accounting cycle, including Accounts Payable, Accounts Receivable and General Ledger. This function is the primary interface between the Calgary operations team and Houston Corporate Accounting. A focus on continuous improvement and the ability to identify and recommend efficiency solutions to current processes is an integral part of the position.

KEY RESPONSIBILITIES

Your responsibilities will include:

  • Accounts Payable functions: Review PO approvals, receipts and invoices. Ensure invoices are entered and coded correctly. Match invoices against PO receipts. Coordinate with Corporate Accounting Group in Houston to issue cheques. Assist vendors with payment inquiries.

  • Accounts Receivable function: Ensure contracts are signed, filed and distributed. Enter project milestone payment schedule in database. At milestone completions, ensure invoices are created and mailed to clients. Follow up on outstanding invoice payments with clients. Record receivables and process payment deposits.

  • Support Corporate Accounting Group with month-end close procedures.

  • Monitor and record petty cash transactions.

  • Complete local banking functions including cheque deposits, wire transfers, and review of banking statements.

  • Prepare monthly Cash Flow forecast

  • Review all employee expense reports for accuracy and proper coding.

  • Update monthly project revenue and expense accruals based on project progress report from Project Management.

  • Support project managers in project accounting with creation of Vendor Milestone Completion certificates, request receipts in Oracle, review supplier invoices, follow up on payments, review & cross-reference WIP report monthly, prepare milestone invoice drafts etc.

  • Support corporate internal audits and year end financial audits.

  • Review budget overages and research variances with Management.

  • Support management with financial reporting and analysis.

  • Drive continuous improvement processes to achieve greater efficiencies

CRITICAL COMPETENCIES

· Knowledgeable of complete accounting cycle including AP, AR, & GL.

· Competent with Percentage of Completion accounting.

·Knowledge of Sarbanes Oxley controls & procedures.

  • Ability to anticipate needs and work independently with minimal supervision.

  • Ability to problem solve independently.

  • Strong organization skills with an attention to detail.

  • Highly effective at meeting deadlines and working with tight schedules in a changing environment.

  • Demonstrates sound judgment regarding confidential and sensitive matters.

QUALIFICATIONS - EXPERIENCE - SKILLS

· Post-secondary Degree or Diploma with a Major in Accounting / Finance

· 5-7 years of experience related to the above duties.

  • Previous accounting experience; preferably with Oracle.

  • Advanced computer skills (MS Word, Excel, Powerpoint, Access and Outlook).

  • High degree of accuracy.

PERSONAL CHARACTERISTICS

The ideal candidate will meet the desired qualifications and experience for this position, but as important will support our office through:

  • High levels of energy, enthusiasm, determination and attention to detail.

  • Superior communication skills both written and oral.

  • Excellent time management skills and ability to prioritize multiple, often conflicting demands.

Exterran is an Equal Opportunity Employer. Exterran provides equal employment opportunity to all qualified individuals regardless of race, color, religion, sex, age, national origin, citizenship, veteran status, disability, sexual orientation, gender identity, genetic information, or any other factor protected by applicable federal, state or local law.