Staff Accountant, Shared Services

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POST DATE 8/8/2016
END DATE 10/14/2016

Buckeye Partners L.P. Houston, TX

Company
Buckeye Partners L.P.
Job Classification
Full Time
Company Ref #
2E1536D353D8628F
AJE Ref #
575811724
Location
Houston, TX
Experience
Mid-Career (2 - 15 years)
Job Type
Regular
Education
Bachelors Degree

JOB DESCRIPTION

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ROLE SUMMARY:

The Accountant, Shared Services role is responsible for assisting the overall Shared Accounting Services group, including accounts payable, fixed assets or payroll.

ESSENTIAL DUTIES & RESPONSIBILITIES INCLUDE:

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SHARED ACCOUNTING SERVICES. Processing shared accounting services for the company in a timely manner. Specific duties include: preparing journal entries, account reconciliations, analytics, metrics and budgeting/forecasting.
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SARBANES-OXLEY. Establishing and maintaining appropriate accounting principles, practices and procedures to ensure Sarbanes-Oxley compliance.
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REGULATORY COMPLIANCE. Ensuring compliance with GAAP, IFRS, FERC and other applicable regulatory policies and standards.
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INTERNAL COMMUNICATION. Working and communicating with various internal groups, including general accounting, human resources, field personnel, information technology and financial planning.
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PROCESS IMPROVEMENTS. Acting as a change agent to identify process improvements, implement changes and promote best practices.
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REPORTING. Supporting the financial planning, analysis and reporting efforts of the company, including internal and external reporting.
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AUDITOR SUPPORT. Assisting with providing accounting support to auditors.
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TRAINING. Supporting shared services initiatives through training corporate and field personnel on system as well as process improvements.
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And other duties as assigned.

POSITION REQUIREMENTS:

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Bachelor s Degree in Accounting or other related discipline required.
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CPA preferred
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5+ years related experience required, preferably in general accounting and payroll.
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Understanding of accounting procedures, GAAP, internal control procedures and Sarbanes/Oxley compliance required.
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Expertise in general ledger software required, preferably JD Edwards.
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Working knowledge of business intelligence software systems required, preferably Cognos.
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Experience with BlackLine, or similar account reconciliation program, a plus.
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TRAVEL REQUIREMENTS: 5-10% travel.

CERTIFICATES & LICENSES:

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CPA preferred

OTHER SKILLS, ATTRIBUTES AND ABILITIES:

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High-level analytical skills required.
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Excellent interpersonal, written and oral communication skills including a high degree of discretion and tact is required.
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Advanced training and presentation skills would be helpful.
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Must possess personal commitment to integrity, achievement of departmental and business results and outstanding customer services, both internal and external.
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Strong leadership skills are required with potential to advance to the highest levels within the finance organization.

*Depending on the qualifications of the applicants, the successful candidate may be offered a position at a more appropriate level and/or ladder.

ABOUT YOU:

To be successful in the Buckeye culture, our employees must possess a demonstrated commitment to environmental responsibility and regulatory compliance. Excellent communication, both written and verbal, as well as strong organizational skills are paramount. You must work independently and be able to exercise tact, discretion, and professionalism when dealing with internal and external customers, and handling sensitive and confidential information.

Buckeye Partners wants to create and reward an organizational focus that stimulates the creative and entrepreneurial actions of its employees that result in innovative ways of reducing costs, generating revenues, improving productivity, or improving processes.

ABOUT US:

Buckeye Partners is the logistical solutions partner of choice for the global energy business. As one of the nation s largest independent petroleum products common carrier pipeline network providers, Buckeye Partners L.P. provides terminals, storage and refined product distribution services; our strength is to create centers of expertise around our products, technologies and client needs.

Buckeye Partners, L.P. (NYSE: BPL) headquartered in Houston, Texas is one of the primary distributors of petroleum in the eastern and mid-western portions of the United States.

All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, or national origin. We are also an equal opportunity employer of individuals with disabilities and protected veterans.