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Tax & Royalty Accountant

14 August 2019


Tax & Royalty Accountant

Location: Houston, TX

Essential Job Functions:

  • Under general supervision, applies the principles, theories and concepts of production and revenue accounting to assignments.
  • Continues to develop, broaden and utilize technical skills by seeking direction from more senior professionals and by attending appropriate training sessions.
  • Focuses a large portion of effort on data entry and learning with some time spent on analysis and problem-solving.
  • Demonstrates initiative in seeking additional responsibility and gaining knowledge beyond core responsibilities, e.g., striving to understand the "big picture".
  • May assist in developing and promoting sound recommendations that enhance the efficiency and effectiveness of the department.
  • May function as a project leader on less complex projects.
  • May assist with the training and mentoring of less experienced staff.

Other Job Responsibilities:

  • Understands and stays abreast of tax and royalty regulations.
  • Records, pays and files tax and royalty reports.
  • Prepares accruals.
  • Prepares master data/lease master setups.
  • Clears tax and royalty errors and rejects.
  • Prepares MJEs and write-off entries.
  • Monitors and tracks tax incentives.
  • Prepares monthly balance sheet reconcilements.
  • Assists with audit and litigation requests.
  • Assists with acquisition and divestiture requests.
  • Prepares analysis and commentary for Balance Sheet meetings.
  • Maintains a positive working relationship with the tax and royalty regulatory agencies.
  • Special projects.
  • Other duties assigned.

Minimum Education/Experience Guidelines:

  • Bachelor's degree in Accounting/Finance strongly preferred
  • Computer Proficiencies: SAP PRA and Microsoft Office applications a plus.


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