CITGO Petroleum Corporation

  • Controllers Financial Analyst

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    Employer will sponsor visas for position

    Job Summary

    Proactively assists in managing the work processes with Supply Region and Terminal Operations to trouble shoot refined products light oil inventory issues and terminal agreement billing issues before they occur. Also, assist with analysis, interpretation, and resolution of out of balance conditions to ensure that CITGO's inventory is accurately stated.

    Minimum Qualifications


    • College Degree (Bachelor's level in accounting/finance discipline)
    • Minimum of 0-2 years of job-related experience required

    Specialized training or unique skills required:

    • Strong analytical and problem solving skills.
    • Do you have experience in researching complex inventory and billing questions?
    • Apply finance and accounting principles to business.
    • Work in cross-functional teams.

    Job Duties


    • Assist in working with daily schedulers to identify unusual inventories or current activity not reflected in SAP. Analyze inventory issues with data and input from schedulers, terminals, pipelines, VTAS system and SAP to determine if items have been improperly recorded or not recorded, or if errors have occurred somewhere in the process.
    • Provide assistance with various month end, quarter end, and year end closing activities impacting inventories and agreement revenue. Assist with gather data to prepare terminal ad hoc reports, and analysis relating to revenue. Conducts simple to complex analysis and transactions inventories and as requested by Supervisor.


    • Based on research, direct schedulers, supply analyst, terminal or other accounting personnel on action operations, needed to allow requiring systems changes. Assist with the need manual inventory and billing policy determing adjustments and ensure they are processed according to departmental policy and procedures.  Verify charges against departmental applicable contract for correctness and assist with resolution.


    • Review proposed scheduling and /or inventory movements with desired traders, schedulers and terminal personnel. Analyze result, inventory inpacts, regulatory impacts (EPA/Customs), imputting and processing the activity as required by accounting guidelines.


    • Prepare and review month-end/quarter-end journal entries for entry into the general ledger by collecting necessary data, analyzing and/or allocating costs and preparing audit trail support for the jounal entries. 


    • Acts as liaison and maintain effective working relationships with Marketing supply, Product Schedulers, Terminal Operations, Billing and Light Oil Accounting, Customer Service, Tax Department, and 3rd party partners.


    • Travel to CITGO Owned or Co-owned terminal locations and conduct physical terminal inventory count observations in collaboration with supply, Terminal Operations, and Internal auditors.


    • Assist with and participate in process and system improvements within the Terminal Accounting organization. Identify areas for continual improvement for the volume reconciliations and terminal agreement invoicing processes for the department. Update and maintain documented process and procedures as required.


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