Supv Accounting

Occidental Petroleum

Supv Accounting00033650



Oxy is an international energy company with assets primarily in the United States, the Middle East and North Africa. We are one of the largest oil and gas producers in the U.S., including a leading producer in the Permian and DJ basins, and offshore Gulf of Mexico. Our midstream and marketing segment provides flow assurance and maximizes the value of our oil and gas. Our chemical subsidiary OxyChem manufactures the building blocks for life-enhancing products. Our Oxy Low Carbon Ventures subsidiary is advancing leading-edge technologies and business solutions that economically grow our business while reducing emissions. We are committed to using our global leadership in carbon management to advance a lower-carbon world. Visit for more information.

Occidental strives to attract and retain talented employees by investing in their professional development and providing rewarding opportunities for personal growth. Our goal is to meet the highest employer standards by ensuring the health and safety of our employees, protecting the environment, and positively impacting communities where we do business.

We are looking for an experienced and motivated individual to fill the position of Supervisor Accounts Payable within our Accounting group based in Houston, Texas.

The following are job duties expected of the Supervisor Accounts Payable:

·         Manages and evaluates the performance of direct reports and ensure staff development, including hiring and disciplinary action.

·         Ensure sufficient training provided to the Accounts Payable staff members.

·         Acts as key contact for internal departments and business units to surface issues and concerns.  Works heavily with Suppliers, Accounting, OEMI, Internal Audit, IT, Purchasing, Operations, Accounts Payable Field Office, and Accounts Payable Corporate Office.

·         Develop consistent procedures to maintain controls in accordance with policies.

·         Responsible for resolving any issues/problems within area of responsibility.

·         Direct, review and recommend solutions to problems encountered by Accounts Payable.

·         Coordinate workload of the department.

·         Approve hourly payroll for employees.

·         AP foreign invoice and W8 compliance.

·         Internal and external AP reporting for various groups.

·         Manage unclaimed property and ensure compliance with escheatment laws and regulations.

·         Form 1099 reporting, filing, and compliance for Accounts Payable.

·         Coordinate with Tax dept to meet deadlines related to 1042 reporting.

·         Assist Tax department with tax notices that relate to Accounts Payable.

·         Responsible for monthly reconciliation and analysis for AP related GL accounts.

·         Support the recovery of unclaimed assets and aging credits for Oxy.

·         Exercise discretion and independent judgement when working with audit and the legal department to resolve matters of significance.

·         Represent AP including independent judgement when working high profile/significant special projects, which includes any confidential projects with respect to research, recommendations, and overall Accounts Payable and business impact decision making.



Required Qualifications:

·         Four (4) year Business related degree or equivalent work experience in Finance.

·         Strong knowledge of SAP, with a strong emphasis on the AP processes.

·         Strong attention to detail.

·         Strong analytical skills which include process reviews, root cause identification, recommendations to remediate and reduce risk with process, business, and/or personnel changes, and ability to implement necessary business changes.

·         Ability to maintain a customer service demeanor and professionalism in sensitive and challenging situations and collaborate well with all levels of management.

·         Strong research skills which include discussing problems with vendors, cross functional groups, Internal Audit, and IT department.

·         Adapts well to changes in responsibilities and workloads which could include adjusted work schedule at times.

·         Prioritize daily activities and flexibility to handle multiple requests at various times.

·         Excellent Excel skills.

·         Must be willing to travel as needed.


Relocation will not be provided.


Occidental does not offer sponsorship of employment-based nonimmigrant visa petitions for this role.

Occidental is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, age, marital status, political preference, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, protected veteran status, or disability status.

Recruitment Fraud

It has come to our attention various individuals and/or organizations are contacting people falsely pretending to recruit on behalf of Oxy. Please be aware that these recruiting scams and communications do no originate nor are they associated with our recruitment process.

Oxy does not charge a fee at any stage of the recruiting process. We will never:

·         Ask you to pay for applications, interviews, meetings, processing, training or for any other fees

·         Use recruiting or placement agencies that charge candidates an advance fee of any kind or

·         Request personal information such as passport and bank account details at an early stage of our recruitment process.

We recommend against responding to unsolicited business propositions or offers from people you don’t know. Do not disclose your personal or financial details. If you believe you have been the victim of a recruiting scam, please contact your local police department.


  Financial Services/Reporting

Primary Location

  United States-Texas-Houston

Other Locations

  United States





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