Oasis Petroleum

  • Senior Tax Accountant

    Location US-TX-Houston
    Job ID
  • Position Summary

    Oasis is seeking a Senior Tax Accountant for its corporate office located in Houston, Texas. This position will be responsible for preparation of i) all aspects of the tax compliance process for the corporate entities and assistance with the MLP entities, (ii) assistance with all tax functions, including indirect taxes and tax audits, iii) assistance with the execution of tax planning initiatives, and iv) the preparation of quarterly and annual ASC 740 and FIN 48 calculations and analysis. This position will report directly to the Tax Director.


    Salary and level will be commensurate with experience.

    Essential Job Functions


    • Preparation of federal and state income tax compliance for the corporate entities, and assistance with the MLP entities
    • Preparation of quarterly and annual ASC 740 and FIN 48 calculations and analysis
    • Assist with the execution and implementation of tax planning initiatives, as well as tax process improvements
    • Assist with defending tax filing positions in audits by taxing jurisdictions
    • Assist with tax projections and modeling
    • Proactively minimize the Company’s tax liabilities via identifying, researching, and recommending tax planning, incentives and structuring at the federal, state and local levels
    • Proactively stay abreast of new and proposed tax legislation that could impact the Company’s tax liability, including determining and projecting the impact on the Company, as needed
    • Preparation of all tax-related journal entries, account reconciliations, account analysis and financial statement variances
    • Preparation of all tax-related disclosures in SEC filings
    • Assist with reviewing internal controls to determine if controls are sufficient and review for changes, as needed; participate in all controls testing by both internal and external auditors
    • Be a key point of contact to resolve all tax-related issues, both within the Accounting department and across the organization
    • Assist with tax-related special projects and questions, as needed


    This job description is not intended to be an all-inclusive list of duties and responsibilities of the position. Incumbents will be required to follow any other job-related instructions and duties outside of their normal responsibilities as assigned by their supervisor. 

    Minimum Qualifications

    • Bachelor's degree in Accounting required
    • 6+ years of Corporate Tax experience, including Tax Accounting 
    • Oil and Gas Accounting Experience
    • Experienced technical background in federal, state and partnership taxation.
    • Proficiency with Microsoft Excel, Word, PowerPoint and research tools.
    • Strong analytical and technical skills; detailed oriented.
    • Strong interpersonal skills to interact with all levels of the organization.
    • Strong organizational skills and work process orientation necessary; ability to prioritize workload and deliver results.
    • Strong written and verbal communication skills.
    • Must be an independent self-starter with a high level of confidence and a critical approach to matters.
    • Physical Requirements and Working Conditions:  Must possess the ability to work in a standard office setting and to use standard office equipment, including a computer, copier, files, telephone, and fax; maintain attention to detail despite interruptions; vision to read printed materials and a computer screen, and hearing and speech to communicate in person and over the telephone

    The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job.  Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.


    Preferred Qualifications

    • Masters in Tax, or similar advanced degree
    • Experience in a large public accounting firm
    • Minimum of 2 years of experience in a large corporate tax department
    • Active CPA certification
    • MLP experience


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