Senior / Lead Accountant, Technical Accounting

Cheniere Energy, Inc.
Published
July 28, 2022
Location
Houston, TX
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Description

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The Lead Accountant, Technical Accounting will be primarily responsible for applying accounting principles and policies to unique or complex transactions as well as interpreting new accounting and financial reporting pronouncements impacting Cheniere Energy, Inc. and its subsidiaries (collectively, the “entities”). The Lead Accountant, Technical Accounting will perform the first level of review for many of the assessments prepared by the Senior Accountant, Technical Accounting.

KNOWLEDGE:

  • Intellectual curiosity with a self-directed willingness to learn and seek new ideas.
  • Ability to analyze complex information, collect and research data and resolve critical matters by effectively utilizing technical, analytical and problem-solving aptitudes.
  • Excellent oral and written communication skills with an ability to collaborate successfully with team members and others in the organization.
  • Ability to manage multiple projects in a timely and accurate manner.
  • Open-minded and willing to consider alternative views and approaches.

RESPONSIBILITIES AND ESSENTIAL DUTIES:

  • Act as a subject matter expert, working with the business and others in the accounting organization to identify and resolve complex accounting issues.
  • Prepare memoranda documenting the entities’ application of accounting policies and generally accepted accounting principles in the U.S. to specific transactions or events, which may include, but are not limited to assessments regarding revenue recognition, derivatives, nonmonetary transactions and impairment.
  • Assess contracts for potential leases and determine the accounting for initial recognition of leases and any subsequent changes, if applicable (first reviewer responsibility).
  • Review contracts and finance transactions for accounting implications, including the identification of potential embedded derivatives (first reviewer responsibility).
  • Monitor U.S. standard-setters for latest accounting developments, analyze impact of new/emerging guidance/regulations on the entities and proactively develop policies to address standard adoption and implementation.
  • Assist with application of guidance pertaining to stand-alone reporting entities, including not-for-profit and FERC regulated entities.
  • Support the SEC Reporting function by assisting in the preparation of periodic filings with the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission, including providing information to support certain disclosure requirements for leases, fair value and cash requirements (first reviewer responsibility).
  • Ensure timely and complete delivery of any documentation required to support external and internal audits .

QUALIFICATIONS (EDUCATION, EXPERIENCE AND SKILLS):

  • Education and Certifications: Bachelor’s degree or higher in Accounting and active Certified Public Accountant (CPA) certification. Master’s degree a plus.
  • Experience:
    • Senior Accountant: 3-5 years of applicable, progressive experience in Accounting.
    • Lead Accountant: 8-10 years of applicable, progressive experience in Accounting.
  • Skills:
    • Strong knowledge of U.S. GAAP
    • Knowledge and experience with accounting research
    • Knowledge of SEC interim and annual reporting and disclosure requirements preferred
    • Experience in the energy industry preferred

DIRECT REPORTS:

None

FREEDOM TO ACT:

Ability to multi-task and function in a highly-dynamic atmosphere; must exercise discretion independently.

WORK CONDITIONS:

  • Job is subject to time pressures and constraints, and is often dependent on input from others.
  • Occasionally, work may be performed from home, after normal work hours or on weekends.
  • May be required to work overtime.
  • Subject to drug and alcohol testing, per applicable federal regulations or as required by Cheniere.

ADA JOB REQUIREMENTS:

Reasonable accommodations will be made to ensure that the essential functions of the job can be performed and not hinder the employee's performance due to physical, mental or emotional disability.

EQUAL EMPLOYMENT OPPORTUNITY:

Cheniere Energy, Inc. is an equal opportunity workplace. All employment decisions are made without regard to sex, race, color, religion, national origin, citizenship, age, disability, marital or veteran status, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, or any other legally protected categories. This includes providing reasonable accommodation if requested for disabilities or religious beliefs and practices.

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