Accountant I
at Parker Drilling Career Site

Date Posted: 12/8/2019

Job Description

Recruitment Fraud Alert

Recruitment fraud is a sophisticated fraud involving job opportunities through communications such as unsolicited emails, online recruitment services such as LinkedIn, bogus websites, and text messages claiming to be from Parker Drilling. The aim of the fraud is to obtain personal information or money.  Recent incidents have occurred involving both individuals and organizations falsely claiming to recruit on behalf of Parker Drilling.   These emails and offer letters often appear legitimate and may include job description, salary, and benefit details. Prospective candidates may be instructed by fraudsters to pay them fees for immigration and visa application/processing services.  We recommend that you do not respond to unsolicited offers of employment.

 

POSITION SUMMARY

The Accountant I will assist the Operation Finance Department with month-end close, general ledger account reconciliations, and other departmental responsibilities as outlined below.

 

KEY RESPONSIBILITIES & TASKS will include the following:

  • Process AP, AR, and Project related transactions through ERP software
  • Track and coordinate payment of receivables in accordance with GAAP
  • Create Local Purchase Order (LPO) Log, including LPO filing system
  • Process Accounts Receivable invoices, supporting documentation and AR Invoice Log
  • Prepare month-end, quarter-end and year-end journal entries, non-routine adjustments, amortizations, accruals and reclassifications
  • Prepare daily, weekly and monthly operating cost reports
  • Collaborate with various departments and worksites to resolve invoicing, purchasing or transactional discrepancies
  • Reconcile GL accounts on a monthly basis
  • Prepare account analysis and research and resolve discrepancies
  • Coordinate with internal and external auditors with requests as needed
  • Conduct Annual Inventory Count
  • Exhibit friendly and positive behavior in a team environment
  • Abide by Company policies and procedures
  • Assist with other duties and special projects as assigned

 

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.

  • Must be 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
  • Must be knowledgeable of GAAP
  • Experience with ERP based accounting system (Oracle preferred), data upload processes and Hyperion Essbase
  • 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

LEADERSHIP ACCOUNTABILITIES

Business Acumen

  • Responsible for identifying ways to safely mitigate our customer’s risks and manage their costs.
  • Responsible for identifying ways to improve our operational and business performance with innovation, reliability and efficiency.
  • Responsible for identifying potential risks and taking steps to mitigate and manage that risk to prevent unfavourable cost and safety outcomes.
  • Responsible for providing cost and benefit analysis as well as impact on for different scenarios to support decision making.

Flawless Execution

  • Ensures prioritization and completion of tasks in furtherance of company, business unit, and division vision, mission, and current goals.
  • Displays a systematic planning approach to define and effectively communicate priorities and objectives relevant to area of responsibility.
  • Ensures that activities have been planned, reviewed, and approved at appropriate approval.
  • Uses checklists and other tools to ensure that activities are completed in a timely manner to the required level of quality.

Business Development

  • Displays and maintains a positive relationship with the client in furtherance of division’s efforts to differentiate itself from competitors.
  • Responsible to develop relationships with potential customers and working closely with the ABU Business Development Manager to complete tenders and proposals.

Influence and Judgement

  • Analyses problems, strategizes, and makes sound decisions with stakeholder and team support, especially regarding sensitive or high pressure situations.
  • Proposes creative solutions to         meet the needs         of stakeholders while         reducing costs and mitigating risks.
  • Makes appropriate decisions without delay and with appropriate approvals.
  • Displays ability to         understand, empathize and         connect with team         as well as         effectively generate team support.
  • Responsible to raise issues to a higher level in the chain-of-command as appropriate.

Intercultural Awareness

  • Understands global and local regulations for getting resources on-the-ground.
  • Develops strategies for overcoming cultural differences to achieve common goals.
  • Responsible for understanding, promoting, celebrating and overcoming cultural differences

Change Management

  • Responsible for communicating company strategic vision.
  • Able to create strategies specific for area of responsibility that align with organizational vision and priorities.
  • Able to plan change initiatives with input from variety of stakeholders.
  • Demonstrates how changes will impact the team, morale and productivity.
  • Demonstrates commitment to lead innovation and continuous improvement to deliver business results.
  • Able to quickly shift focus between multiple projects to achieve high quality and timely outcomes.

Effective Communication

  • Effectively communicates to department, other functions and management.
  • Ensures communication is two-way by effective listening and seeking feedback.
  • Responsible for appropriately communicating positive feedback and recognition as well as coaching and discipline, choosing the appropriate manner for delivering the communication.
  • Able to tailor messages based on the type of audience and anticipate how communications will be received.
  • Able to use multiple channels of communication effectively.

 

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, vendors 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.

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 may work in various locations - both in the U.S. and internationally. Some locations may be subject to extreme temperatures, hostile environments, civil unrest, etc. Also, travel to and from work location may require extended layovers in unfamiliar locations. Potential for exposure to temperature changes, wetness, confined spaces, chemicals, grease and oil, working with ladder/scaffolds, working with hands in water, and working alone. Parker Drilling will supply adequate training and equipment to meet the functions of the job.

 

Job Snapshot

  • Employee Type: Full-Time
  • Location: Anchorage, AK
  • Job Type: Accounting
  • Experience: Not Specified
  • Date Posted: 12/8/2019

About Us

Parker teams strive daily toward our Vision: To be the most innovative, reliable and efficient company in our industry.  We firmly believe that doing the job right and safely the first time helps us to ensure our customers can achieve their operational goals on time and within budget.

In order to achieve this Vision, we employ the most talented people in our industry. Parker people are industry leaders, dedicated to continually improving operational performance; keeping safety at the forefront of everything they do; and setting multiple world records for extended reach drilling.

Every Parker team member contributes to achieving our goals, and we know that it’s thanks to them that Parker continues to build upon more than 80 years of experience finding innovative solutions to our customers’ challenges.

We are always looking to welcome new members to our team, with opportunities available across the globe in areas such as: operational roles in Drilling, Rental Tools Services, Well Services, Equipment Maintenance, Engineering and Project Management; and support functions like Human Resources, Finance & Accounting, IT, Aviation, Supply Chain, Legal & Compliance, and many more.

Whether you’re an experienced professional or just launching your career, Parker can help you grow your career goals through our International Association of Drilling Contractors (IADC) Accredited Competency Assurance Program, including world-class classroom and on-the-job training in operations around the globe. Parker people enjoy support in defining career aspirations and watching them grow!

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Recruitment Fraud Disclaimer

Recruitment fraud is a sophisticated fraud involving the offer of fictitious job opportunities through communications such as unsolicited emails, online recruitment services such as LinkedIn, bogus websites, and text messages claiming to be from Parker Drilling. The aim of the fraud is to obtain personal information or money.

Recent incidents have occurred involving both individuals and organizations falsely claiming to recruit on behalf of Parker Drilling. These emails and offer letters often appear legitimate and may include job description, salary, and benefit details. Prospective candidates may be instructed by fraudsters to pay them fees for immigration and visa application/processing services.

We recommend that you do not respond to unsolicited offers of employment from people claiming to work for, or be affiliated with, Parker Drilling. If you believe you have received a fraudulent communication, we advise that you contact your local police department or law enforcement authority.

Warning Signs

There are a number of identifying traits of these scams, as Parker Drilling will NEVER adopt any of the below practices:

  • Request money (e.g., for ‘visa fees’, taxes, a percentage of travel expenses)
  • Request personal information, such as passport and bank account details, often at an early stage
  • Send emails from free web-based email accounts such as Yahoo, Gmail, or Live.com
  • Use mobile (cell) phone numbers, rather than office numbers
  • Make substantial spelling and grammatical errors
  • Insist on urgency from the outset
  • Use poorly formatted documentation

How to Protect Yourself

  • You should NEVER reply or respond to any email address that does not end in @parkerdrilling.com
  • The only way to apply for a job at Parker Drilling is through the Company web site
  • You should NEVER pay anyone to get a job offer from Parker Drilling
  • We highly recommend that you do not respond to unsolicited business deals and/or offers from people with whom you are unfamiliar with. Parker Drilling does not make unsolicited job offers to any prospective candidate(s)
  • If you are approached, contacted and/or receive an employment offer from Parker Drilling that you believe is fraudulent, you are encouraged to contact your local police department or law enforcement authority immediately

Please Be Advised - These offers are FRAUDULENT and do not come from Parker Drilling. Parker Drilling and its affiliates will NEVER request payment or seek fees from candidates under any circumstances during the recruitment and onboarding processes.