• Accountant Sr

    Job Locations US-TX-Houston
    Posted Date 2 weeks ago(1/7/2019 9:25 AM)
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  • Company Overview

    Apache Corporation, founded in 1954, is one of the world's premier independent oil and gas exploration and production companies. With operations in the United States, Egypt and the United Kingdom (North Sea), the company has a presence in domestic and international basins.  Apache is proud of its portfolio that includes exploration in conventional, unconventional, onshore and offshore operating areas. 

    At Apache, there is a world of opportunity. With a history of using sound financial practices and an abundant inventory of near-term and future development projects, the company is admired across the industry for its ability to navigate in a rapidly changing world. Apache succeeds in recognizing opportunity and acting quickly. The growth of the company comes from the coordinated efforts of its diverse and accomplished workforce.

    • Our vision is to be the premier exploration and production company, contributing to global progress by helping meet the world’s energy needs.
    • Our mission is to grow in an innovative, safe, environmentally responsible and profitable manner for the long-term benefit of our shareholders.
    • Our strategy is to deliver top-tier returns by maximizing recovery and minimizing costs through continuous improvement.

    Apache is proud to have been named a Top Workplace in Houston and San Antonio and is one of the world’s most admired companies by Fortune. Our global team is brought together by a shared sense of ownership, team of teams approach and the knowledge that best answers win.


    Apache provides a challenging and rewarding work environment, supported by a premier total compensation package that includes competitive base salaries and benefits along with performance-driven incentives.


    For additional information about Apache, please visit:


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    Key Duties/Responsibilities

    Position Title: Accountant Sr


    Location: Houston, Texas


    Specific Responsibilities:


    The Accountant Sr, for Apache Corporation will be a member of Apache’s Accounting Policy & Controls team at the company’s Houston office.


    This role will be primarily responsible for the following:


    • Takes ownership of Apache’s system of internal controls and quarterly sub-certification processes, which includes:
      • Communicating with all Vice Presidents and control owners in the Company on a quarterly basis to verify sign-off on various accounting issues and control assessments.
      • Enhancing Apache’s compliance process and facilitating greater visibility of internal controls across the Company
      • Working with control owners to ensure internal controls stay relevant as systems and processes change
      • Routinely collaborating with Internal Audit and external auditors to improve the control environment;
    • Monitors standard-setters for latest accounting regulations, analyzes impact of new/emerging regulations on the Company, and ensures appropriate application and disclosure;
    • Assists in implementation of new regulations and pronouncements including monitoring recent implementations for ASC 842 “Leases” and ASC 606 “Revenue Recognition;
    • Works closely with the Corporate Accounting department in review of SEC filings to ensure compliance with US GAAP. Completes various GAAP checklists and attends disclosure review meetings to ensure completeness and accuracy of Apache’s disclosures in SEC filings;
    • Helps prepare certain disclosures for SEC filings, including new accounting pronouncements, the annual commitments disclosure, and related parties;
    • Reviews investor relations presentations, press releases, Proxy and other publications before they are released to ensure compliance with SEC regulations and consistency with SEC filings;
    • Assists in preparation of presentations for the Audit Committee on quarterly results, internal controls, and other accounting matters;
    • Develops accounting policies and procedures for various accounting functions and promote their consistent application throughout Apache. Works with others in the Finance organization to interpret existing accounting policies and applies to new transactions and;
    • Assists with Special Projects, as needed; and
    • Maintains strong relationship with external and internal auditors.

    Job Qualifications

    Professional Qualifications & Experience:


    The successful candidate will have the following qualifications and experience:

    • 2-5 years of public accounting experience;
    • A Bachelor’s degree in Accounting;
    • CPA (preferred);
    • Knowledge of Microsoft Word, Excel, and Outlook;
    • Outstanding communication, interpersonal, management, administrative, organizational, and leadership skills;
    • Experience implementing sound decisions when faced with multi-faceted problems.


    Behavioral Competencies and Personal Characteristics

    The successful candidate will exhibit the following behavioral competencies and personal characteristics:

    • A “Team of Teams” mindset with the objective of aligning your vision, mission, and strategy with the company’s overarching vision, mission, and strategy;
    • A natural desire to work with a sense of urgency and a contrarian spirit;
    • A solid grasp of economic, industry and competitive landscapes;
    • The capability to change and generate process improvements for greater effectiveness and efficiency;
    • Strength of character, including the highest levels of honesty, integrity, ethics, professionalism, trust, and loyalty;
    • An approachable, likeable personality;
    • An entrepreneurial mindset with a strong track record of agility and ability to thrive in a dynamic environment;
    • A hands-on employee who can also see the big picture;
    • An employee who leads by example, with the energy and ability to work collaboratively across the entire organization;
    • The agility and flexibility to work in a fast-paced company culture;
    • Confident, while checking ego at the door, and fearless in the face of speaking up to challenge norms or convention;
    • Self-aware with excellent communication skills, both written and oral; and
    • Highly intelligent, intellectually and emotionally, with excellent analytical, strategic, business judgment, and problem-solving skills.

    Core Values and Leadership Attributes

    The successful candidate will lead by example through the embodiment of, and by embracing, Apache's Core Values and Leadership Attributes:

    Core Values:

    • Expect top performance & innovation;
    • Seek relentless improvements in all facets;
    • Invest in our greatest asset, our people;
    • Foster a contrarian spirit;
    • Drive to succeed with a sense of urgency;
    • Safety is not negotiable & will not be compromised;
    • Conduct our business with honesty & integrity;
    • Treat our stakeholders with respect & dignity; and
    • We derive benefit from the earth & take our environmental responsibility seriously.

     Leadership Attributes:

    • Responsible irreverence;
    • Focus on team accomplishments over personal gain;
    • Decisive, invested, committed;
    • Safety is not negotiable & will not be comprised;
    • Fire in the belly;
    • Lead by example, be an ambassador for Apache’s values;
    • Sees the big picture, translates into action;
    • Sound judgement and emotional maturity;
    • Best answers win;
    • Working managers; and
    • Effective communicators.


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