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Senior Accounting Specialist


Senior Accounting Specialist

Senior Accounting Specialist

Occidental Petroleum Corporation
Houston, TX

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Job Type

Full-time

Senior Accounting Specialist

  • 00026803


Occidental Petroleum Corporation (NYSE: OXY) is an international oil and gas exploration and production company, and its OxyChem subsidiary is a major North American chemical manufacturer. We are one of the largest U.S. oil and gas companies, based on equity market capitalization, with more than 40,000 employees and contractors worldwide.

Our greatest asset has been and will continue to be our people. We are looking for an experienced and motivated individual to fill the position of Senior Accounting Specialist based in Houston, TX.

This position requires a candidate with strong, professional written and verbal communication skills. The individual will be the primary Accounts Payable contact for an OxyChem or Occidental Oil & Gas location. They will be responsible for processing all invoices for the specified location and for maintaining relationships with vendors, as well as individuals within our organization. The position includes extensive problem solving and research of vendor accounts.

  • Process invoices or internal requests for payment (PO and Non-PO) using various systems
  • Respond to calls and correspondence from internal and external contacts in a timely manner
  • Assist with evaluating recommendations for streamlining the payables process
  • Assist with training new staff
  • Research and reconcile vendor statements
  • Maintain familiarity with policies and procedures
  • Work with Plant, Field, Corporate, Transportation, Customer Service, IT and Supply Chain staff to resolve issues
  • Required to meet strict payment terms on all invoices
  • Work with Supervisor and/or Coordinator on special projects when needed
  • Assist with system testing when needed
  • Gathering information from new vendors for new vendor setups
  • Assist with providing information for internal and external audit requests
  • Assist with backup responsibilities for team members
  • Handle escalated calls/emails from internal and external customers


Required Qualifications

  • Minimum of two years of accounts payable experience
  • High School Diploma or Equivalent
  • Excellent communication skills
  • Strong research and problem-solving skills
  • Strong organizational and attention to detail skills
  • Ability to work well with others and maintain composure in handling unpleasant situations.
  • Ability to handle and complete multiple tasks under pressure and meet deadlines
  • Positive Attitude
  • Ability to evaluate and analyze areas for improvement or needed changes
  • Excellent 10-key and typing skills
  • History of good tenure
  • Open to change and willingness to learn new skills
  • Intermediate skills in Excel

Desired Qualification

  • SAP experience
  • Associate or Bachelor’s degree in business or related field

Subject to applicable law, Occidental requires all U.S. based new hires to be fully vaccinated for COVID-19 prior to the first date of employment unless they have received an exception based on an approved request for a medical or religious reasonable accommodation

Relocation: Will not be offered at this time

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.

Job Finance Support
Primary Location United States-Texas-Houston
Organization OPC
Schedule Full-time


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