Senior Accountant
at Parker Drilling

Date Posted: 3/9/2017

Job Description

This position will perform monthly close processes, financial analyses and provide timely and accurate financial information. The successful candidate must have experience with cost accounting in a manufacturing environment and be able to perform accounting requirements with limited supervision, primarily related to operations existing outside the headquarter office.


  • Plan and collect data to determine costs of business activity such as raw material purchases, inventory and labor.
  • Analyze actual manufacturing costs and prepare periodic reports comparing standard costs to actual production costs.
  • Prepare or review and process month-end, quarter-end and year-end balancing and journal entries.
  • Prepare and/or review month-end, quarter-end and year-end account analyses.
  • Reconcile, or review, assigned general ledger accounts on a monthly basis.
    • Preparation/assist with preparation of all AFE’s, Work order and Purchase Order (PO) forms for major equipment repairs, purchases and modifications
    • Ensures the operation and effectiveness of key process (operational and financial) controls through regular review and periodic self-checks.
    • Maintaining Cost Accounting System
    • Conducts physical inventories and monitors cycle count program
    • Regularly reviews accounts receivable and works diligently for timely collection
    • Provide financial summaries and periodic analysis and update forecasts and budgets; be skilled in presentation of financial results to executive management
    • Support periodic reviews by Internal and External Auditors
    • Prepare periodically required Government/statutory Reports.        
    • Exhibit friendly, positive and team-like behavior.           
    • Other duties and special projects as assigned.
    •  Abide by Company policies and procedures.
    •  Prepare monthly bank reconciliations, or support those with direct responsibility for the process.

Job Requirements

Position Specific Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities


To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty   satisfactorily. The requirements listed below are representative of the knowledge, skill and/or ability required. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

  •  Bachelor’s degree in Accounting is required.
  •  Ability to apply knowledge of Generally Accepted Accounting Principles & Cost Accounting      standards

  • CPA is preferred.
  • Should have at least 5 years of work experience with 2-3 years of cost accounting/manufacturing experience.
  • Must be analytical and a problem solver capable of working in a team environment.    
  • Must be a detail oriented, self-starter and able to work with little supervision while maintaining goals/tasks.
  •  Must have good PC skills to include all MS Office products with extensive knowledge of Microsoft Excel.
  • Oracle experience preferred
  • Must be proficient with data upload processes.
  • Must have good written and verbal communication skills and be able to effectively communicate with staff, management, customers and vendors.
  • Must possess sound reasoning skills and have the ability to follow directions.

Physical Demands

The physical demands must be met by an employee to successfully perform essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodation may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform essential functions.
While performing the duties of this job, the employee is regularly required to stand, walk and use hands to finger, handle, or feel and reach with hands and arms. The employee frequently is required to walk, stoop, kneel, carry, push/pull and use repetitive wrist and hand movements. The employee may be required to lift and/or move objects of up to 25 pounds. Hearing, seeing ability of rapid mental coordination. It is required to be mentally alert for entire regular shift.

Work Environment

This position will typically work in a climate controlled building in the corporate office of Parker Drilling.

Safety Accountabilities

• Ensure that personal behaviors and work practices are in line with Company safety standards.
• Responsible for safety of self and others in the vicinity to include, but not limited to, employees, vendo• Must have at least 10 years of combined experience in HSE and Security.
• Must have a minimum of 5 years supervising others.
rs and guests.
• Provide visible leadership engagement, be aware of housekeeping and take additional safety precautions to ensure no one is put at risk.
• Do not take short cuts or unnecessary risks and actively work with others to ensure they take due care and do not put themselves or others at risk.
• Ensure all incidents are reported and appropriately investigated in accordance with Company procedure.
• As needed, seek advice from HSE representative.

Job Snapshot

  • Employee Type: Full-Time
  • Location: Lafayette, LA
  • Job Type: Finance
  • Experience: Not Specified
  • Date Posted: 3/9/2017

About Us

At Parker Drilling, we provide advanced drilling solutions to the energy industry. Our technical innovation allows us to provide worldwide drilling services, rental tools, and project management including rig design, construction, and operations management.

As an industry leader, we employ some of the most skilled people in the energy and drilling industry. Our dedicated and innovative associates are the reason we’ve set numerous world records for deep and extended-reach drilling and have been recognized as an industry leader in safety performance.

We are always looking for talented professionals to join our dynamic team! We have a variety of opportunities available in different fields from Engineering to Management to Human Resources, Accounting, IT, Aviation, Supply Chain, Legal Affairs, and many others. Whether you’re an experienced professional or just launching your career, Parker Drilling can help you achieve your career goals.

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