Controller - Petroleum Marketing and Distribution

Confidential Company  •  Tucson, AZ and 2 other locations
$92K - $112K ($80K - $100K base + 12)
Posted on 12/20/17 by Klaus Kokott
Confidential Company
Tucson, AZ
Energy / Oil & Gas
$92K - $112K
($80K - $100K base + 12)
Posted on 12/20/17 Klaus Kokott

Our Client, a rapidly growing Regional Petroleum Marketer, seeks a Full-Time Controller to provide a high level of accounting and management expertise. 

Essential Functions


  • Manage day to day accounting operations.
  • Proactively supportother team members on general ledger tasks as assigned and as needed.
  • Responsible for accurate and timely completion of standard accounting tasks.
  • Complete various treasury functions including the daily funding process related to credit line and set up of ACH/ wire payments.
  • Assist with set up of new products, profit centers, tax codes and terminals within back office system as needed.
  • Review checks processed by Accounts Payable.
  • Complete and review general ledger reconciliations on a monthly basis.
  • Ensure good internal controls and processes are in place throughout the organization.
  • Assist and oversee the month end process including the review of the company’s financial statements.

Financial Analysis

•   Compile and analyze financial information for the company.

•   Develop integrated revenue/ expense analysis, projections, reports, graphs and presentations.

•   Identify trends within our company.

•   Assist in identifying opportunities for cost savings or revenue growth within the company.

•   Work with various systems available to obtain data, including but not limited to the SQL based budget tool, petroleum industry back office system and the company database.


  • Assist with the budget process.


  • Assist in creating a monthly packet of financial information to be distributed to management.
  • Complete information for surveys and study groups.


  • Assist in completing tax filings as needed on a monthly basis.
  • Gain expert knowledge on tax requirements of the various states and localities in which the company does business.


•   Lead projects as needed to implement new software, enhancements to existing software/ applications or to improve efficiencies in processes.

  • Work on special projects as needed.

Report directly to company leadership.

Skills & Behaviors

  • Analytical ability to gather and summarize data for reports and find solutions to various issues
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills
  • Ability to manage multiple priorities, using strong time management, prioritization, organizational and follow-up skills
  • Strong attention to detail and ability to work independently
  • Must be comfortable in a fast paced and flexible work environment
  • Excellent team player.
  • Must be self-motivated with a desire to continuously improve.
  • Ability to work well under deadlines.
  • Good leadership skills that motivate employees while demanding excellence
  • Excellent financial analysis skills.
  • Expert knowledge of GAAP and tax issues that would impact the Company.
  • Ability to work well under deadlines.

Education & Experience

  • Must have proven background in accounting in the petroleum distribution industry.
  • Accounting degree with public accounting and private accounting experience.
  • CPA.
  • Strong proven project management skills.
  • Very proficient in Microsoft Office products.
  • Ability to create reports using report writing tools and experience creating queries utilizing MS Query or SQL a plus. 
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