Oasis Petroleum: Accounting Assistant in Houston, TX

Oasis Petroleum

Opportunity Title: Accounting Assistant
Location: Houston, TX

Closed Date: 03/31/2017


Oasis is the premier operator in the Williston Basin, possessing both coveted assets and creative people that drive the success of the Company. We are on the forefront of technology deployment, operational efficiencies, and infrastructure development. Our 506,000 net acres in the Williston Basin are highly concentrated and are prospective for the Bakken, Three Forks and other potential horizons. As we develop this acreage position that is in the heart of the play, we expect to increase long-term shareholder value while maintaining a conservative balance sheet. We have a long history of acquiring and exploiting oil and gas assets; which has been characterized by capital discipline coupled with differential views of the market. While we have a great track record of rapidly growing production and reserves, we do not subscribe to the idea of growth at any cost.

Job Description

This individual will be responsible for supporting the Accounting department in various administrative functions. The candidate will be able to work independently with moderate supervision while taking initiative to ask questions and follow up. This person must be able to shift priorities and adapt quickly to the needs of the group. The position requires strong interpersonal skills and the ability to work with internal and external contacts; and, must possess a proactive attitude toward assisting and supporting the department. This position will report to the Vice President Accounting and Controller and is located in downtown Houston, TX.  Level and salary commensurate with background and experience.


  • Prioritize and manage multiple projects simultaneously and follow through on issues in a timely manner
  • Prepare and edit letters, PowerPoint presentations and basic spreadsheet files
  • Print and distribute meeting deliverables and monthly financial books
  • Assist with monthly joint interest billing print-outs and mailing
  • Coordinate status of Enertia test environments for Business Application Response team
  • Update chart of accounts per approved forms
  • Coordinate signature pages for various filings
  • Monitor JIRA requests and route to appropriate personnel
  • Prepare certain tax compliance mail-outs, forms and refunds
  • Scan, link and file both check and wire requests
  • Manage file room and help to implement/enforce records retention policy
  • Manage and maintain weekly update meeting agendas
  • Manage calendar movement, requiring interaction with both internal and external executives and assistants to coordinate a variety of meetings
  • Schedule department meetings and coordinate team lunches
  • Arrange travel schedules/reservations and prepare itineraries, including making schedule adjustments while trips are in progress
  • Generate expense reports and P-card reporting
  • Handle all incoming and outgoing mail for department
  • Answer phone, screen and direct all incoming calls
  • Assist Executive Assistants with preparations for Board/Executive meetings and various special projects, as necessary
  • Act as back-up to Executive Assistants for Board/Executive meetings, as needed
  • Act as back up for Front Desk Coordinator, on occasion, as needed
  • Handle additional projects, as assigned

This job description is not intended to be an all-inclusive list of duties and responsibilities of the position. Incumbents will be required to follow any other job-related instructions and duties outside of their normal responsibilities as assigned by their supervisor.

Minimum Requirements

  • High school diploma or equivalent.
  • 2 years of relevant administrative experience.
  • Excellent Outlook calendar management skills.
  • Ability to multi-task and respond quickly to various requests.
  • Able to maintain a high level of professionalism and confidentiality.
  • Able to work under tight deadlines.
  • Efficient communication and interpersonal skills; approachable.
  • Strong knowledge of MS Office, including Word, Outlook, Excel, and PowerPoint.
  • Excellent organization skills.
  • Physical Requirements and Working Conditions:  Must possess the ability to work in a standard office setting and to use standard office equipment, including a computer, copier, files, telephone, and fax; maintain attention to detail despite interruptions; vision to read printed materials and a computer screen, and hearing and speech to communicate in person and over the telephone.

The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job.  Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions. 

Preferred Qualification:

  • Bachelor’s Degree.
  • Certified Administrative Professional Certificate.
  • Prior oil and gas experience with an understanding of oil and gas operations and terminology.



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