Plant Controller

Houston, TX, Texas

This individual will build out and lead the overall financial management, accounting and reporting functions of the refinery.


  • Responsible for planning, directing, and coordinating all accounting operational functions, including accounts payable, billings & collections, and payroll
  • Managing the accumulation and consolidation of all financial data necessary for an accurate accounting of consolidated business results
  • Report daily P&L/ report hedging activity in consolidated financials
  • Leading cash management and debt compliance responsibilities
  • Coordinating and preparing internal and external financial statements
  • Coordinating activities of external auditors
  • Managing project accounting for all capital projects
  • Ongoing financial performance monitoring
  • Managing the annual budget process and monthly financial performance tracking relative to budget
  • Evaluating the effectiveness of accounting software and supporting database, as needed
  • Implementing key efficiency initiatives, such as software and systems implementation and other departmental or firm-wide improvements, as needed, including research, planning and implementation
  • Developing and monitoring financial performance metrics
  • Overseeing regulatory reporting, including tax planning and compliance
  • Hiring, training, and retaining skilled accounting staff

Requirements & Skills

  • 8 years of accounting/industry experience
  • Experience at a refinery or chemical processing plant
  • Bachelor's degree in accounting, economics, finance or statistics
  • MBA or MAcc preferred; CPA preferred
  • Deep understanding of GAAP accounting practices and hedge accounting

About Petroplan

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