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Alliance Pipeline Ltd.

Gas Revenue & Reporting Accountant

Canada-Alberta-Calgary

Downtown17-134-1529506

Company Information

Pipeline systems are the safest method of transporting hydrocarbon products. Because maintaining the safety and integrity of the relatively new Alliance Pipeline system began during the design phase, we had an advantage.

When Alliance went into service in 2000, it incorporated the numerous advances in pipeline technology and design that had occurred prior to construction of our system. For example, our pipeline walls are 20 to 50 percent thicker than the walls of most other operating pipelines, which helps prevent damage from external forces and reduces the possibility of failure caused by corrosion. Alliance’s wall thickness also enables our ability ship gas at higher compression. The pipeline is remotely operated and monitored from a central site.

The Alliance Pipeline system is very different from its predecessors. Commercially, the Alliance system combines richer gas composition, which is easier to compress, and high-pressure operations. This unique ability to increase compression of the rich gas in our pipeline creates a "dense gas", allowing producers to ship more of the energy they produce and to receive greater compensation for their product.

Alliance is also an active member on a number of technical committees and industry associations dedicated to continual improvements in pipeline integrity and operations.

As technology evolves and knowledge improves, so will Alliance.  ​​​​


Job Description

Located in Calgary and reporting to the Manager, Gas Accounting, the key role of the Gas Revenue & Reporting Accountant will be is to be accountable for shipper invoice verification and transaction interface from our gas management system (Commpass) to our financial ledgers into SAP.  This will also include reconciliation, analysis and reporting of revenue within the Financial Reporting and Gas Accounting systems.  Key deliverables will include producing accurate invoices, management and compliance reporting, as well as account reconciliations.  The role also includes being the point of contact in Gas Accounting for other teams as it relates to training and testing on the gas management system, identifying enhancements in the system and its procedures, and will be viewed as a dynamic player providing recommendations in its use and refinement.

 

This role requires that the ideal candidate be able to simultaneously co-ordinate multiple tasks in a deadline-oriented environment.  This individual must have the ability to work independently and effectively communicate, negotiate and advise various commercial, accounting and operating teams.

 

KEY RESPONSIBILITIES/ACCOUNTABILITIES:

  • Produce invoices on a monthly basis and release invoices by 9th of the month for Alliance U.S. and 20th of month for Alliance Canada, including: Allocation Validation, Billing Process Run & Validation (Daily/Monthly). Verify rates for accurate billing, CICOs, monthly surcharge(s) or credits on the invoices calculated outside of the GMS system. Responsible for Invoice/query dispute investigation and resolution. Prepare customer invoice supporting schedules in alignment with Alliance’s Canadian and U.S. Gas Tariff.  The responsibilities include providing advice and knowledge on various revenue elements including, gas imbalances, prior period adjustments and other service charges and credits such as HCDP, RGC, and DCC.

  • Run the interface between CommPass and SAP, including:

    • Shipper billing accounting interface to SAP, including coordination of error correction;

    • Run Accrual and Actual monthly interface(s) from CommPass to SAP;

    • Post applicable monthly manual or upload accrual entries into SAP; and,

    • Complete variance analysis for accruals to actuals.

  • Monthly and Quarterly revenue analysis and reporting.

  • Quarterly Regulatory Reporting of Revenue, including:

    • NEB Surveillance Reporting;

    • FERC reporting; and,

    • NEB Pipeline Abandonment Trust filings.

  • Cash forecasting, A/R Collections & Cash clearing.

  • Prepare a desk manual and update as necessary.

  • Quarterly Revenue Account Reconciliations preparation and analysis.

  • Work with Internal and External Auditors upon request.

  • Identify CommPass system enhancements and related process improvements, working with other teams, including testing.

 

EDUCATION/EXPERIENCE REQUIRED:

  • Professional accounting designation (CPA).

  • 5+ years of experience in Commodity Marketing Accounting/Settlements/Reporting/ Back office or Gas Production Accounting.

  • 5+ years of experience in reporting and analysis of data.

  • Experience with operational systems related to gas and energy accounting (experience with QPTM an asset).

  • Advanced SAP and Microsoft Excel skills.

  • Experience working on projects and understand tight deadlines.

 

SPECIFIC KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS AND ABILITIES:

  • Federal, Provincial and US Federal regulatory accounting and reporting knowledge.

  • Effective reporting and analytical skills.

  • The ability to work in a dynamic, deadline oriented environment with a broad range of stakeholders.

  • Ability to work independently as well as effectively collaborate within a variety of teams, levels and functions of the organization.

  • Strong organizational skills and the ability to multi-task.

  • Self-driven and adaptable to change.

  • A strong understanding of regulated toll design and commercial aspects of the rich natural gas transmission business in both Canada and the United States would be an asset.

 

WORKING CONDITIONS/PHYSICAL REQUIREMENTS:

  • Alliance is a team based environment that fosters individual development and growth.

  • Overtime work may be necessary on an infrequent basis. 

  • Travel may be required for technical conferences and gas management seminars.

 

SUPERVISORY RESPONSIBILITIES:

None.                                  

 

Alliance Pipeline offers a competitive compensation package, which includes bonuses, benefits and relocation plans.

 

If you are interested in applying for this position, please submit your cover letter and resume quoting competition #17-134 to hr@alliancepipeline.com by the deadline date of September 4, 2017.

 

As an equal opportunity employer, Alliance is committed to diversity in the workplace. We thank all applicants for their interest, however, only those under consideration will be contacted for an interview.


Contact Information

Alliance Pipeline Ltd.
Oil & Gas/Mining – Services
Tara Frederick
HR Administrative Assistant
4038026671
Posting Date: 16-Aug-2017Oil & Gas/Mining – ServicesAccounting and Finance Permanent, Full-Time Open 1 ASAP
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