Senior Project Controller

Storing vital products with care

Storing vital products with care

Position Summary

This position is responsible for financials, accruals and cost controls for all capital projects (sustaining and growth) of the U.S. Southern Region to include the Deer Park and Savannah terminals.  Critical responsibilities include tracking, monitoring, forecasting and reporting on project costs for the region. 

Essential Job Duties

  • Provides cost control support to multiple Project Managers in areas of cost reporting, budget comparison, and forecasting
  • Responsible for overseeing, tracking and monitoring project total expenditures and performance data (e.g. progress) vs. budget, scope, time-schedule and recommends actions to improve progress
  • Performs project costing related reporting to the Project Manager for weekly and monthly review to ensure that expenditures are kept within the project budget
  • Advises Project Manager of cost discrepancies or issues in relation to actuals spent vs budgeted cost within the project
  • Responsible for the projects month-end closing of the Southern region, including entries for project accruals and clearing, capitalized labor, capitalized interest, depreciation, sustaining capex and growth project accruals, as well as the receipt accounting and accrual process for the region
  • Oversight of growth projects and related PO's to ensure cost control and accurate accruals and reporting
  • Coordinates meetings with project managers and challenges PMs as needed
  • Provides cost control and planning advice to the internal PMT team as and when needed
  • Supports and validates correctness of budgets, percentage of completion, project time schedule, project stages, spend accruals, internal hours capitalized and ETCs
  • Manage the Tagetik capex process
  • Coordinates monthly meeting between stakeholders to assess and determine accruals and ETCs
  • Analyzes financial information to recognize variance trends and to understand the drivers
  • Reports on trends and risks as related to costs/schedule
  • Supports the accrual process, e.g. checking open commitments
  • Principle Tool Box (PTB) Administrator for assigned projects
  • Ensures in-time and appropriate CEA creation and in-time close out of CEAs
  • Sends the journal entries on Accruals to the accountants for posting
  • Abides by all safety procedures and practices applicable to location and position; participates in appropriate safety training; demonstrates commitment to and support of SH&E principles and values; champions safety as necessary
  • Performs other duties assigned by management that fall within the generally expected scope of this position

Experience Requirement

  • Minimum of 10 years' experience in company accounting/controlling with experience in cost forecasting, cost accounting, and/or project accounting, budgeting/estimating
  • Experience in assessing project status from a cost perspective and advising project management of cost status and areas of concern
  • Experience in gathering cost information from various components of the project team, including contractors and suppliers
  • Experience in reconciling cost tracking tools to enterprise accounting systems
  • Experience in an accrual-based accounting environment
  • Experience with petroleum, petrochemical, chemical and related industries preferred
  • Thorough understanding of International Financial Reporting Standards, FASB, and similar regulations and requirements
  • Excellent & proven knowledge of accounting and financial systems; proven analytical skills
  • Proven ability to operate multi-task under stressful situations (i.e., multiple deadlines, multiple customers, and different conditions and formats of data)
  • Customer service focus including the ability to speak diplomatically; problem solver
  • Excellent computer skills, including ability to easily use MS Office suite; ability to create, read and manipulate Excel spreadsheets.  Expert user of Excel.
  • Excellent English communication skills, both oral and written

Education Requirement

  • Accredited Bachelor's degree in Accounting, Finance, or another closely related business field
  • CPA or equivalent experience preferred

Application process

Step 1
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1st interview
Step 3 (optional)
Online assessment
Step 4
2nd interview
Step 5

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