Senior Accountant
at Parker Drilling Career Site

Date Posted: 2/16/2019

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
  • Provides inventory management to include conducting physical inventories and monitors cycle count program. In coordination with the Manager of Tools Manufacturing, establishes system min-maxes and performs other authorized Oracle inventory roles.
  • Regularly reviews accounts receivable and works diligently for timely collection
  • Performs role of Oracle Manufacturing Super User to assist other personnel in the effective and efficient utilization of Oracle Manufacturing.
  • 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


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.
  • Should have at least 7 years of work experience with 4-5 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.
  • ERP manufacturing module experience required with Oracle manufacturing module experience highly 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.


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.



This position will typically work in a climate controlled building in the Lafayette office, but will have some exposure to the shop.


  • Ensure 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, suppliers 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
  • Authorized to utilize Stop Work Authority

Job Snapshot

  • Employee Type: Full-Time
  • Location: Lafayette, LA
  • Job Type: Accounting
  • Experience: Not Specified
  • Date Posted: 2/16/2019

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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