Par Pacific Career Opportunities
Within the last 5 years, what role did the following play in your job:
Managing cost center accounting with understanding of asset capitalization criteria under GAAP.
Within the last 5 years, what role did the following play in your job:
Effectively utilizing various financial system tools such as SAP, MS Excel (formulas and pivot tables) and MS PowerPoint.
Within the last 5 years, what role did the following play in your job:
Responsible for month end close tasks like balance sheet reconciliations, journal entry preparation/accruals and financial reporting/analysis.
Lead Senior Accountant
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Take Your Accounting Career to the Next Level at a Rapidly Growing & Evolving Company Ripe with Challenges & Opportunities

This is your opportunity to make your mark and grow your career as you step into the key lead senior accounting role on the General Ledger accounting team. You will take ownership of a variety of diverse and interesting responsibilities, including month-end close, cost center management, review of balance sheet reconciliations, implementation of process improvements and much more. Consider some of the advantages of joining our team. You will: If you have strong skills, the runway for growth and a hunger to advance your career, you're going to love the challenging and interesting Lead Senior Accountant role at Par Pacific Holdings.

Par Pacific Holdings, Inc., based in Houston, Texas, owns, manages and maintains interests in energy and infrastructure businesses. Par Pacific’s strategy is to identify, acquire and operate energy and infrastructure companies with attractive competitive positions. We own and operate one of the largest energy infrastructure networks in Hawaii with a 94,000-bpd refinery, a logistics network supplying the major islands of the state and 90 retail locations. In Wyoming, Par Pacific owns a refinery and associated logistics network in a niche market. Par Pacific also owns 42.3% of Laramie Energy, LLC, a joint venture entity focused on producing natural gas in Garfield, Mesa and Rio Blanco Counties, Colorado. Par Pacific has an active, opportunistic growth strategy.Our common stock is publicly traded on the NYSE MKT under the trading symbol “PARR”.

Note: Par Pacific will not accept calls from third party recruiters. All candidates are required to apply through this web posting.

The Requirements

To be a great fit for the Lead Senior Accountant opportunity, you will have:
  • A bachelor’s degree in Accounting, Finance, Business or equivalent
  • 5+ years of relevant progressive accounting experience, ideally including several years of general ledger accounting or corporate accounting experience
  • Experience with month-end close (journal entry creation) & P&L accounting
  • Solid experience with cost center accounting (e.g. review of POs, budget versus actual reporting, forecasting, etc.)  Quick question for you - click here
  • Experience with SAP
  • Proficiency using Microsoft Office Suite applications, including Word, PowerPoint and intermediate to advanced proficiency in Excel (e.g. complex/compound spreadsheets; VLOOKUPs, HLOOKUPs, pivot tables, etc.)  Quick question for you - click here
  • Some indirect or direct supervisory experience
  • Ability to adapt to dynamic work environment
  • Effective project management skills
Preferred but not required experience:
  • A combination of public accounting and private industry experience 
  • Basic understanding of asset capitalization criteria under US GAAP
  • Prior experience with cost center management highly preferred
  • Basic understanding of share-based compensation accounting under US GAAP considered a plus
In addition to your skills and experience, success will require the following core competencies and characteristics:
  • Strong analytical and problem-solving skills
  • Highly detail oriented and organized in your workflow
  • Fluency in English communication, both verbal and written
  • Ability to work well independently and in a team environment
  • Ability to adjust work schedule to accommodate expected and unexpected changes (i.e. month and year end, acquisitions, etc.) 
In addition, you should also be willing to do some light travel, typically a week in Hawaii.

Pictured: Par Pacific has invested over $95 million over the last four years to modernize, expand, and upgrade both refinery and pipeline/logistics operations in Wyoming.

The Role

Role Overview

Reporting to and assisting the Accounting Manager, as Lead Senior Accountant, you will be responsible for the day-to-day, monthly and year-end accounting close process for the company's corporate business. Quick question for you - click here You will also take a big picture view of finance operations to identify and suggest ways to improve workflow and efficiencies. 

Role Details

Some of your specific tasks will include:
  • Preparing and posting journal entries during each month-end close for several business processes including other assets, other liabilities, Corporate fixed assets, share-based compensation and month-end accruals.
  • Ensuring that journal entries are properly coded and evidenced by supporting documentation.
  • Preparing accounting review of Authorization for Expenditure (AFE) for Corporate businesses and coordinating the recording of AFEs in SAP.
  • Responsibility for cost center management for Corporate business, which includes preparing bi-monthly cost center reports, preparation of budget versus actual analyses, and working directly with cost center owners to ensure that costs are appropriately captured in the financial statements.
  • Preparing daily, weekly and monthly balance sheet account reconciliations for business processes outlined. Ensuring transactions that comprise balances are clearly identified and supported, and that monthly activity is identified and is appropriate given the nature of the account.
  • Collaborating with the Accounting Manager to provide high-level explanations on financial statement variances for the current month, and current quarter, where applicable.
  • Maintaining compliance with SOX and recommending improvements to allow for increased financial accuracy/streamlined processes.
  • Providing assistance with internal and external audit requests.
  • Preparing various ad hoc reports and statements as requested.
  • Assisting with various ongoing projects as necessary.
  • Providing schedules to the external auditors as requested.
Note: this description is intended to give you a general overview of the position and is not an exhaustive listing of duties and responsibilities.

Pictured: Another of Par Pacific's operations is the largest and most complex refinery in Hawaii, on Oahu. It's part of an integrated statewide logistics system that includes 8 terminals, 3 barges and 27 miles of pipeline.

More Good Reasons

Employee Value Proposition
Par Pacific is a growing energy company that provides more opportunity and career growth potential because of our ambition, entrepreneurial mindset, our premier market position, and our integrated business systems.

Working at Par Pacific is different. Because Par is a smaller energy company, employees have the opportunity to make a great impact on the business and to influence decisions. People truly have amazing careers at Par because they are exposed to all areas of the company and are connected to many of the industry experts.

Excellent compensation
In addition to a competitive salary and bonus opportunity, we offer a strong comprehensive benefits package that includes medical, dental and vision insurance; life and AD&D insurance; a 401(k) with company match; a robust paid-time-off and vacation benefit, retirement savings plans; employee assistance programs; gym membership allowance, and more.

Unique Culture
There is nothing ordinary about Par Pacific – an unorthodox niche player in the energy space that drives operations from production-to-delivery. And there’s certainly nothing ordinary about Par Pacific people. If you’re at Par, you’re a driven, creative-thinking, hardworking, entrepreneur-minded professional that loves to win. If that describes you, you'll fit right in!

Location, location, location
Because Par Pacific is located in some of the most beautiful places throughout the country, our employees get to make these places their home and enrich their lives. The office where you'll work is located in the Memorial City area of Houston, near the Memorial City Mall. It's a vibrant area of the city with plenty of places for lunch or to wind down after work. We also have lots of free parking. 

Opportunistic growth strategy
At Par Pacific, we look for operations with strong fundamentals and great employees who can move a business forward. Our management team has deep experience in the energy industry, as well as in leading mergers, acquisitions, and integrations of newly acquired companies.

Dynamic environment
Our ongoing strong growth and commitment to continuous improvement mean there is positive change under way. That change can create advancement opportunities for strong performers.

Pictured: Par Pacific's retail operations offer gasoline and other petroleum products in Hawaii under a new local brand, Hele, as well as the Union 76 and Tesoro brands. We operate 91 stores on five islands.

Keys to Success

Your accounting knowledge will naturally be essential, but an upbeat attitude with the ability to manage an extensive scope of responsibilities will also be key to your success. This is a great role if you don't want to do the same thing every day, but are keenly aware of deadlines and responsibilities.

This is a role that is both tactical and strategic. We're looking for a senior accountant who will not only drive their own responsibilities but who can also impact the team as a whole -- someone with the vision and motivation to create efficiencies. In addition, to find success as the Lead Senior Accountant, you will:
  • Build effective relationships with a variety of stakeholders
  • Dedicate yourself to learning our company, goals and processes
  • Continually look for improvements
  • Stretch and grow your skills, always looking for ways to progress your career and talent 
Pictured: Par Pacific is a major investor in Laramie Energy, LLC, a Denver-based company focused on developing unconventional oil and gas reserves within the U.S. Rockies.

Take Your Accounting Career to the Next Level at a Rapidly Growing & Evolving Company Ripe with Challenges & Opportunities

This is your opportunity to make your mark and grow your career as you step into the key lead senior accounting role on the General Ledger accounting team. You will take ownership of a variety of diverse and interesting responsibilities, including month-end close, cost center management, review of balance sheet reconciliations, implementation of process improvements and much more. Consider some of the advantages of joining our team. You will: If you have strong skills, the runway for growth and a hunger to advance your career, you're going to love the challenging and interesting Lead Senior Accountant role at Par Pacific Holdings.

Par Pacific Holdings, Inc., based in Houston, Texas, owns, manages and maintains interests in energy and infrastructure businesses. Par Pacific’s strategy is to identify, acquire and operate energy and infrastructure companies with attractive competitive positions. We own and operate one of the largest energy infrastructure networks in Hawaii with a 94,000-bpd refinery, a logistics network supplying the major islands of the state and 90 retail locations. In Wyoming, Par Pacific owns a refinery and associated logistics network in a niche market. Par Pacific also owns 42.3% of Laramie Energy, LLC, a joint venture entity focused on producing natural gas in Garfield, Mesa and Rio Blanco Counties, Colorado. Par Pacific has an active, opportunistic growth strategy.Our common stock is publicly traded on the NYSE MKT under the trading symbol “PARR”.

Note: Par Pacific will not accept calls from third party recruiters. All candidates are required to apply through this web posting.

The Requirements

To be a great fit for the Lead Senior Accountant opportunity, you will have:
  • A bachelor’s degree in Accounting, Finance, Business or equivalent
  • 5+ years of relevant progressive accounting experience, ideally including several years of general ledger accounting or corporate accounting experience
  • Experience with month-end close (journal entry creation) & P&L accounting
  • Solid experience with cost center accounting (e.g. review of POs, budget versus actual reporting, forecasting, etc.)  Quick question for you - click here
  • Experience with SAP
  • Proficiency using Microsoft Office Suite applications, including Word, PowerPoint and intermediate to advanced proficiency in Excel (e.g. complex/compound spreadsheets; VLOOKUPs, HLOOKUPs, pivot tables, etc.)  Quick question for you - click here
  • Some indirect or direct supervisory experience
  • Ability to adapt to dynamic work environment
  • Effective project management skills
Preferred but not required experience:
  • A combination of public accounting and private industry experience 
  • Basic understanding of asset capitalization criteria under US GAAP
  • Prior experience with cost center management highly preferred
  • Basic understanding of share-based compensation accounting under US GAAP considered a plus
In addition to your skills and experience, success will require the following core competencies and characteristics:
  • Strong analytical and problem-solving skills
  • Highly detail oriented and organized in your workflow
  • Fluency in English communication, both verbal and written
  • Ability to work well independently and in a team environment
  • Ability to adjust work schedule to accommodate expected and unexpected changes (i.e. month and year end, acquisitions, etc.) 
In addition, you should also be willing to do some light travel, typically a week in Hawaii.

Pictured: Par Pacific has invested over $95 million over the last four years to modernize, expand, and upgrade both refinery and pipeline/logistics operations in Wyoming.

The Role

Role Overview

Reporting to and assisting the Accounting Manager, as Lead Senior Accountant, you will be responsible for the day-to-day, monthly and year-end accounting close process for the company's corporate business. Quick question for you - click here You will also take a big picture view of finance operations to identify and suggest ways to improve workflow and efficiencies. 

Role Details

Some of your specific tasks will include:
  • Preparing and posting journal entries during each month-end close for several business processes including other assets, other liabilities, Corporate fixed assets, share-based compensation and month-end accruals.
  • Ensuring that journal entries are properly coded and evidenced by supporting documentation.
  • Preparing accounting review of Authorization for Expenditure (AFE) for Corporate businesses and coordinating the recording of AFEs in SAP.
  • Responsibility for cost center management for Corporate business, which includes preparing bi-monthly cost center reports, preparation of budget versus actual analyses, and working directly with cost center owners to ensure that costs are appropriately captured in the financial statements.
  • Preparing daily, weekly and monthly balance sheet account reconciliations for business processes outlined. Ensuring transactions that comprise balances are clearly identified and supported, and that monthly activity is identified and is appropriate given the nature of the account.
  • Collaborating with the Accounting Manager to provide high-level explanations on financial statement variances for the current month, and current quarter, where applicable.
  • Maintaining compliance with SOX and recommending improvements to allow for increased financial accuracy/streamlined processes.
  • Providing assistance with internal and external audit requests.
  • Preparing various ad hoc reports and statements as requested.
  • Assisting with various ongoing projects as necessary.
  • Providing schedules to the external auditors as requested.
Note: this description is intended to give you a general overview of the position and is not an exhaustive listing of duties and responsibilities.

Pictured: Another of Par Pacific's operations is the largest and most complex refinery in Hawaii, on Oahu. It's part of an integrated statewide logistics system that includes 8 terminals, 3 barges and 27 miles of pipeline.

More Good Reasons

Employee Value Proposition
Par Pacific is a growing energy company that provides more opportunity and career growth potential because of our ambition, entrepreneurial mindset, our premier market position, and our integrated business systems.

Working at Par Pacific is different. Because Par is a smaller energy company, employees have the opportunity to make a great impact on the business and to influence decisions. People truly have amazing careers at Par because they are exposed to all areas of the company and are connected to many of the industry experts.

Excellent compensation
In addition to a competitive salary and bonus opportunity, we offer a strong comprehensive benefits package that includes medical, dental and vision insurance; life and AD&D insurance; a 401(k) with company match; a robust paid-time-off and vacation benefit, retirement savings plans; employee assistance programs; gym membership allowance, and more.

Unique Culture
There is nothing ordinary about Par Pacific – an unorthodox niche player in the energy space that drives operations from production-to-delivery. And there’s certainly nothing ordinary about Par Pacific people. If you’re at Par, you’re a driven, creative-thinking, hardworking, entrepreneur-minded professional that loves to win. If that describes you, you'll fit right in!

Location, location, location
Because Par Pacific is located in some of the most beautiful places throughout the country, our employees get to make these places their home and enrich their lives. The office where you'll work is located in the Memorial City area of Houston, near the Memorial City Mall. It's a vibrant area of the city with plenty of places for lunch or to wind down after work. We also have lots of free parking. 

Opportunistic growth strategy
At Par Pacific, we look for operations with strong fundamentals and great employees who can move a business forward. Our management team has deep experience in the energy industry, as well as in leading mergers, acquisitions, and integrations of newly acquired companies.

Dynamic environment
Our ongoing strong growth and commitment to continuous improvement mean there is positive change under way. That change can create advancement opportunities for strong performers.

Pictured: Par Pacific's retail operations offer gasoline and other petroleum products in Hawaii under a new local brand, Hele, as well as the Union 76 and Tesoro brands. We operate 91 stores on five islands.

Keys to Success

Your accounting knowledge will naturally be essential, but an upbeat attitude with the ability to manage an extensive scope of responsibilities will also be key to your success. This is a great role if you don't want to do the same thing every day, but are keenly aware of deadlines and responsibilities.

This is a role that is both tactical and strategic. We're looking for a senior accountant who will not only drive their own responsibilities but who can also impact the team as a whole -- someone with the vision and motivation to create efficiencies. In addition, to find success as the Lead Senior Accountant, you will:
  • Build effective relationships with a variety of stakeholders
  • Dedicate yourself to learning our company, goals and processes
  • Continually look for improvements
  • Stretch and grow your skills, always looking for ways to progress your career and talent 
Pictured: Par Pacific is a major investor in Laramie Energy, LLC, a Denver-based company focused on developing unconventional oil and gas reserves within the U.S. Rockies.
Par Pacific is an equal opportunity employer. Qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, sexual orientation, gender identity, disability or protected veteran status.
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