Sr Specialist Accounting, SOX Compliance Job



Hess is a leading international independent energy company engaged in the exploration and production of crude oil and natural gas. 

We have an industry leading position in the Bakken in North Dakota – a key U.S. shale play. Hess is also one of the largest producers in the deepwater Gulf of Mexico and a key natural gas producer and supplier to Peninsular Malaysia and Thailand. The company is engaged in exploration and appraisal activities offshore Guyana, participating in one of the industry’s largest oil discoveries in the past decade, as well as the Gulf of Mexico, Suriname and Nova Scotia.

Hess aims to attract, retain and energize the best people by investing in their professional development and providing them with challenging and rewarding opportunities for personal growth. We are always looking for talented professionals who share our values and are passionate about making a difference in the world and in their careers. We strive to meet the highest standards of corporate citizenship by protecting the health and safety of our employees, safeguarding the environment and creating a long-lasting, positive impact on the communities where we do business.

For more information about Hess Corporation, please visit our website at 


Position Summary


This position will assist in supporting all aspects of compliance with Sarbanes-Oxley requirement, as well as participate in process improvement projects.


A successful candidate will use this time to establish a sound understanding of the Company and the E&P industry. This position requires a team player with a sound understanding of accounting and controls, communication, and computer skills; high standards of excellence and attention to detail; and the willingness/flexibility to work through peak work cycles.


Roles & Responsibilities


Primary responsibility is Sarbanes-Oxley 404 Compliance, which includes the following:


  • Evaluating financial processes and controls and developing detailed test plans.
  • Coordinating internal control testing and walkthroughs; conducting testing and walkthroughs of significant areas; reviewing walkthrough and testing documentation prepared by others.
  • Evaluating test results and control deficiencies on the control environment and financial statements and determining an action plan for remediation, as appropriate.
  • Identifying and evaluating changes to processes and controls; coordinating with Process Owners for revised documentation and update test plans as appropriate.
  • Assisting Management in developing risk assessment and testing strategy.
  • Interacting with Management, Process Owners, Internal Audit and External Auditors.
  • Participating in process improvement projects.
  • Willing to travel up to 10%, both domestically and internationally.





  • 5+ years auditing or industry accounting experience
    • Preferably working knowledge of Sarbanes-Oxley requirements
    • Preferably E&P Oil & Gas industry experience


Other requirements

  • Ability to work with and understand E&P financial operations is essential
  • Understanding of complex integrated business and financial systems
  • Strong computer skills, including SAP, Microsoft Excel, Adobe Acrobat Pro
  • Team oriented individual that can work independently or facilitate team meetings
  • Ability to adapt quickly in a fast paced changing environment
  • Strong interpersonal skills; ability to work effectively with all levels; good team player; ability to exhibit energy, enthusiasm, and a positive outlook
  • Attention to detail and commitment to functional excellence
  • Strong verbal and writing communication skills


Education, Training & Certifications

  • BBA/BS required, preferably in Accounting, Auditing or Finance



The Hess Way of Working refers to competencies considered absolute pre-requisites for success. How you deliver results is as important as what you achieve. Every employee is expected to demonstrate the behaviors within these competencies to be considered an effective performer and, ultimately, earn career growth opportunities.

  • Builds Trusted Relationships
  • Develops Talent
  • Creates Effective Teams
  • Thinks Strategically
  • Inspires Innovation
  • Demonstrates Courage
  • Drives Continuous Improvement
  • Makes Quality Decisions
  • Delivers High Performance


Hess is an affirmative action and equal opportunity employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, disability, age, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, veteran status, or genetic information. Hess is committed to providing access, equal opportunity and reasonable accommodation for individuals with disabilities in employment, its services, programs, and activities. To request reasonable accommodation, click here or send an email to

Posting Notes: Lisa B Willet | Employee | Finance | United States| Texas | Houston | | |  | | No | 26618



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