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Grow Your Skills in High Profile Role as 'Face' of AP for Hawaii Operations

Strong Growth in Entrepreneurial Environment Can Create Opportunities for Solid Players

If you combine your billing knowledge with strong self-motivation and the ability to achieve goals independently, this position offers you multiple attractive opportunities: 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.

Pictured: You will support operations in Par Hawaii's integrated statewide logistics system (among other areas), which includes 8 terminals, 3 barges and 27 miles of pipeline.

The Requirements

To meet the basic qualification for this role, you will have legal authorization to work permanently in the United States for any employer without requiring a visa transfer or visa sponsorship. In addition, to be a good fit for the Accounts Payable Lead opportunity, you will have:
  • A high school diploma or equivalent; an associate's or bachelor's degree in a related field is preferred
  • 3+ years of related accounts payable experience
  • Intermediate skills in MS Excel, and proficiency with Word and Outlook Quick question for you - click here
  • Experience in SAP is highly preferred
  • Oil & gas/energy industry experience is a plus
Just as important will be the following competencies and characteristics:
  • Self-motivation and the resourcefulness to achieve goals independently
  • The ability to:
    • Communicate clearly in both verbal and written form
    • Collaborate and build positive rapport with all levels of staff and management across functional areas
  • The flexibility to adapt to unexpected changes in priorities or interruptions in a fast-paced environment
In general, you will work normal business hours Monday through Friday. We'll look to you to be flexible, during peak times or when something critical needs to be resolved, but for the most part, there are not a lot of evening hours.

The Role

You will report to the Accounts Payable Manager in Houston and have a dotted-line relationship with accounting leaders in Honolulu. The AP team includes six (plus some contractors), and you will be the single AP resource in Hawaii.

You will be responsible for providing a high level of customer service to all business units regarding AP processes, systems, and discrepancy resolution, while advising decision-makers on the most appropriate and efficient processing and payment methods for various transactions. This will include assisting management in ensuring payables transactions are processed in accordance with corporate policy, internal controls, and/or external regulatory reporting requirements. Quick question for you - click here

You'll invest the majority of your time supporting the different business areas, responding to inquiries and working through issues to facilitate AP processes. In addition, you will:
  • Provide accounts payable support across all of Par's scope of operations
  • Communicate proactively with internal and external vendors to facilitate issues to resolution
  • Ensure accurate and timely workflow of AP process
  • Assist with daily and month-end AP functions
  • Ensure consistent adherence to company policies and procedures
  • Assist with establishing and maintaining desk procedures
  • Contribute to and/or lead special projects as assigned
  • Handle other duties as assigned
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: Par Pacific's retail operations, part of the marketing organization, offer gasoline and other petroleum products in Hawaii under a new local brand, Hele, as well as the Union 76 brands. We supply operate 23 stores on five islands, and supply many others.

What's in It for You

Visible impact
You will interact with a variety of people in this role, acting as AP consultant to internal leaders and helping maintain great relationships with vendors. You'll also represent corporate AP, ensuring compliance and also facilitating any process improvements.

Training and wide exposure
We'll help you get up to speed on things that may be new to you, such as SAP and OpenText Vendor Invoice Management. The retail component makes operations in Hawaii unique within Par Pacific, giving you broad, cross-functional exposure.

Professional development
We are a young, fast-growing company and you can expect your role and responsibilities to evolve. Combine this with the skills you will acquire, and you can build a long and rewarding career home here. 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.

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. We are driven, hardworking, entrepreneur-minded professionals that love to win. If that describes you, you'll fit right in.

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; a robust allotment of paid vacation plus paid time off; a 401(k) with company match; retirement savings plans; educational reimbursement; and more.

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.

Pictured: At the heart of the logistics network is our refinery in Kapolei, which is the largest in the state.

Keys to Success

Acting as the single AP resource in Hawaii will take some unique skills. You should be highly self-motivated and enjoy working through issues and achieving goals autonomously. Support will be available, of course, but if you're the person we're looking for, you see solving a problem as an opportunity to learn. There will be regular conference calls with the Houston team, so you can share ideas and insights.

You'll also need to have the professional presence to manage relationships and expectations with internal "clients." For the most part a collaborative service-oriented approach will work well, and you should have the interpersonal and leadership skills to influence others. In addition, there may be times when you'll need to be assertive.

In addition, in order to be an outstanding Accounts Payable Lead, you will:
  • Bring a strong detail orientation, but also develop a big-picture understanding the business and how your actions contribute to our success
  • Deliver operational results on a consistent basis by planning, organizing and owning your assignments from start to finish
  • Combine logic and a methodical approach to developing effective solutions to difficult problems, probing all fruitful sources for answers and looking behind the obvious
  • Remain flexible and adaptable as our organization and your role evolve
  • Manage multiple activities and priorities effectively in a high-volume, fast-paced environment.
Pictured: Operations in Hawaii include a diverse logistics system that delivers state-wide, distributing fuels via pipelines on Oahu and on barges to all major harbors in the state. Shown here are single point mooring operations that deliver products to tankers.

Grow Your Skills in High Profile Role as 'Face' of AP for Hawaii Operations

Strong Growth in Entrepreneurial Environment Can Create Opportunities for Solid Players

If you combine your billing knowledge with strong self-motivation and the ability to achieve goals independently, this position offers you multiple attractive opportunities: 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.

Pictured: You will support operations in Par Hawaii's integrated statewide logistics system (among other areas), which includes 8 terminals, 3 barges and 27 miles of pipeline.

The Requirements

To meet the basic qualification for this role, you will have legal authorization to work permanently in the United States for any employer without requiring a visa transfer or visa sponsorship. In addition, to be a good fit for the Accounts Payable Lead opportunity, you will have:
  • A high school diploma or equivalent; an associate's or bachelor's degree in a related field is preferred
  • 3+ years of related accounts payable experience
  • Intermediate skills in MS Excel, and proficiency with Word and Outlook Quick question for you - click here
  • Experience in SAP is highly preferred
  • Oil & gas/energy industry experience is a plus
Just as important will be the following competencies and characteristics:
  • Self-motivation and the resourcefulness to achieve goals independently
  • The ability to:
    • Communicate clearly in both verbal and written form
    • Collaborate and build positive rapport with all levels of staff and management across functional areas
  • The flexibility to adapt to unexpected changes in priorities or interruptions in a fast-paced environment
In general, you will work normal business hours Monday through Friday. We'll look to you to be flexible, during peak times or when something critical needs to be resolved, but for the most part, there are not a lot of evening hours.

The Role

You will report to the Accounts Payable Manager in Houston and have a dotted-line relationship with accounting leaders in Honolulu. The AP team includes six (plus some contractors), and you will be the single AP resource in Hawaii.

You will be responsible for providing a high level of customer service to all business units regarding AP processes, systems, and discrepancy resolution, while advising decision-makers on the most appropriate and efficient processing and payment methods for various transactions. This will include assisting management in ensuring payables transactions are processed in accordance with corporate policy, internal controls, and/or external regulatory reporting requirements. Quick question for you - click here

You'll invest the majority of your time supporting the different business areas, responding to inquiries and working through issues to facilitate AP processes. In addition, you will:
  • Provide accounts payable support across all of Par's scope of operations
  • Communicate proactively with internal and external vendors to facilitate issues to resolution
  • Ensure accurate and timely workflow of AP process
  • Assist with daily and month-end AP functions
  • Ensure consistent adherence to company policies and procedures
  • Assist with establishing and maintaining desk procedures
  • Contribute to and/or lead special projects as assigned
  • Handle other duties as assigned
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: Par Pacific's retail operations, part of the marketing organization, offer gasoline and other petroleum products in Hawaii under a new local brand, Hele, as well as the Union 76 brands. We supply operate 23 stores on five islands, and supply many others.

What's in It for You

Visible impact
You will interact with a variety of people in this role, acting as AP consultant to internal leaders and helping maintain great relationships with vendors. You'll also represent corporate AP, ensuring compliance and also facilitating any process improvements.

Training and wide exposure
We'll help you get up to speed on things that may be new to you, such as SAP and OpenText Vendor Invoice Management. The retail component makes operations in Hawaii unique within Par Pacific, giving you broad, cross-functional exposure.

Professional development
We are a young, fast-growing company and you can expect your role and responsibilities to evolve. Combine this with the skills you will acquire, and you can build a long and rewarding career home here. 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.

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. We are driven, hardworking, entrepreneur-minded professionals that love to win. If that describes you, you'll fit right in.

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; a robust allotment of paid vacation plus paid time off; a 401(k) with company match; retirement savings plans; educational reimbursement; and more.

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.

Pictured: At the heart of the logistics network is our refinery in Kapolei, which is the largest in the state.

Keys to Success

Acting as the single AP resource in Hawaii will take some unique skills. You should be highly self-motivated and enjoy working through issues and achieving goals autonomously. Support will be available, of course, but if you're the person we're looking for, you see solving a problem as an opportunity to learn. There will be regular conference calls with the Houston team, so you can share ideas and insights.

You'll also need to have the professional presence to manage relationships and expectations with internal "clients." For the most part a collaborative service-oriented approach will work well, and you should have the interpersonal and leadership skills to influence others. In addition, there may be times when you'll need to be assertive.

In addition, in order to be an outstanding Accounts Payable Lead, you will:
  • Bring a strong detail orientation, but also develop a big-picture understanding the business and how your actions contribute to our success
  • Deliver operational results on a consistent basis by planning, organizing and owning your assignments from start to finish
  • Combine logic and a methodical approach to developing effective solutions to difficult problems, probing all fruitful sources for answers and looking behind the obvious
  • Remain flexible and adaptable as our organization and your role evolve
  • Manage multiple activities and priorities effectively in a high-volume, fast-paced environment.
Pictured: Operations in Hawaii include a diverse logistics system that delivers state-wide, distributing fuels via pipelines on Oahu and on barges to all major harbors in the state. Shown here are single point mooring operations that deliver products to tankers.
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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