Shell Senior Manager – Technical Accounting & Reporting - Houston, TX in Houston, Texas

Auto req ID 62339BR

Job Title Senior Manager – Technical Accounting & Reporting - Houston, TX

Country of Work Location United States

City, State (if applicable) Houston, TX

Work Location Houston

Company Description Shell is a global group of energy and petrochemicals companies with over 90,000 employees in more than 70 countries and territories. In the US, we have operated for over a century and are a major oil and gas producer onshore and in the Gulf of Mexico, a recognized innovator in exploration and production technology, and a leading manufacturer and marketer of fuels, natural gas and petrochemicals. We deliver energy responsibly; operate safely with respect to our neighbours and work to minimize our environmental impact. We are in search of remarkable people who will thrive in a diverse and inclusive work environment to deliver exciting projects locally and globally. People who are passionate about exploring new frontiers. Innovators and pioneers. People with the drive to help shape our future. Because remarkable people achieve remarkable things.

Job Description

The Senior Manager – Technical Accounting & Reporting position will directly support the CFO by ensuring the regulatory requirements associated with the existing portfolio and planned acquisitions are understood, and that the organization is in compliance with those rules.

This role is for a candidate with a CPA and a strong background in SEC reporting, preferably for MLPs.

Active member of the mergers and acquisitions team underpinning the MLP growth strategy, focusing primarily on and specializing in the SEC and US GAAP requirements.

  • Assess the SEC implications associated with future dropdowns, perform the relevant SEC research, make recommendations to the CFO/Finance Manager Pipelines, and document the Company position in memos/position papers. Timely identification of potential issues and documentation/resolution will be critical to the success of this role.

  • Understand US GAAP versus SEC rule differences and how that impacts the SEC conclusions/recommendations in position papers/memos. Factor those differences into the assessment of implications and recommendations.

  • Primary interface to the auditors for technical SEC rule matters, representing the Company’s interests and ensuring a balanced discussion. Obtain agreement on SEC memos/position papers from the auditors.

  • Support Legal in the creation of SEC pre-clearance letters. Ensure the letter contains the appropriate relevant facts, act as primary review and challenge for content, and ensure auditors points are appropriately addressed.

  • Act as the subject matter expert for the organization to questions regarding SEC rules related to reporting requirements.

  • Keep up to date with rule changes, staff discussion regarding accounting issues and comment letters/responses from other MLP registrants. Identify trends or potential issues that could or do impact the current or planned portfolio, and report out on a quarterly basis to the CFO on those trends and recommendations to address potential gaps.

  • Serve on industry committees as the Shell representative and advocate to evaluate and agree the impact of reporting standards to the pipeline industry.

  • Lead the implementation of necessary actions to address SEC requirements for existing portfolio or future dropdowns.

  • Perform quality control reviews on all filings by SHLX, including 8Ks, 10Qs, and 10Ks, ensuring accuracy, consistency and compliance with the rules.

  • Accountable for building the technical competence of the SEC Reporting team and for building the awareness of relevant SEC technical issues with the MLP strategy, planning and execution organization through formal training and education as well as periodic issuance of hot topics.


  • Must have legal authorization to work in the U.S. on a full-time basis for anyone other than current employer.

  • Bachelor's Degree.

  • CPA

  • Public company/SEC reporting experience.

  • Strong technical accounting skills; a thorough knowledge of GAAP and SEC, with an emphasis onpro forma preparation, SEC financial reporting, and MD&A.

No. of Positions 1


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Removal Date 11-Nov-2017