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SEC Reporting Manager

Houston, TX

Employment Type: Direct Category: General Accounting Job Number: 18425 Work Model: #LI-Hybrid Internal Reference: #LI-TM1

Job Description


Newly created role for an oilfield services company that is relocating to Houston. Be part of the SEC team and then move around the company – M&A, finance, general accounting, operations accounting, etc.

Strong base pay plus 25% bonus and excellent benefits!

Must be a CPA with 5-8 years of experience in external audit at a Big4 or national public accounting firm.


The External Reporting Manager is responsible for the delivery of the external financial reporting close processes for the company.

This role will be involved in the coordination and review of key external reporting deliverables, including the 10-K and 10-Q, as well as leading a number of system and change projects to improve the efficiency and effectiveness of the overall group financial close process.

The Group Reporting Manager will work very closely with the CFO, Management Reporting team, and Group Technical Accounting Manager to deliver the close processes.

This role will also be a key point of contact for the external auditor, internal audit and other corporate functions involved in the close, such as tax, treasury, investor relations, and legal.

Key Responsibilities
  • Ownership of overall group reporting timetable, and coordination of Group Reporting Leads and the accounting teams in order to achieve quarterly and monthly reporting requirements.
  • Involvement in the understanding and resolution of complex technical issues.
  • Review of key areas of group financial reporting on a monthly and quarterly basis.
  • Management of 10-K and 10-Q process, including ownership of timetable and information requests. 
  • Lead continuous improvement activities within the financial reporting close process, including HFM and Webdesk processes, and alignment with management reporting processes.
  • Day-to-day management of the external audit process.
  • Coach and train considerations for the rest of the team.
  • Serve as the main point of contact with other functions such as FP&A, IR, Tax, Treasury, and Compliance.
  • Ensure SOX documentation is prepared and maintained to appropriate standard
  • Perform ad hoc projects and analysis as required.
Experience Required
  • BBA in accounting in finance. Master’s degree or MBA is a plus.
  • CPA is required.
  • 5-8 years of experience in Big4 (or national public accounting firm) external audit experience and/or experience in a public company in an SEC role.
  • Energy or oilfield services experience is also a plus.
  • Experience in group consolidations and internal/external group financial reporting, working with global teams required.
  • Strong understanding of financial reporting and accounting practices and procedures in a listed multinational company environment.
  • Strong technical accounting background with US GAAP exposure also required.
  • Excellent IT skills, particularly advanced Excel skills, required and experience of Oracle and Hyperion preferable.
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