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Title:  Manager, Upstream Accounting & Reporting


Houston, TX, US, 77002

Requisition ID:  642

Company Overview:
Founded in 2016 by Charif Souki (Cheniere) and Martin Houston (BG Group), and led by Octávio Simões (Sempra LNG), Tellurian is a fully integrated company with Upstream assets located in the Haynesville Shale (Calcasieu Parish), Downstream/LNG assets located in Lake Charles, and Midstream assets connecting the two.


The Tellurian management team has collectively delivered over 79 million tonnes of LNG, representing more than 15% of LNG in production today.


Our $30 billion Driftwood LNG facility broke ground in April 2022 and is scheduled to begin exporting LNG in 2026. Once complete, Driftwood will be the largest LNG facility in the US.


What We Offer: 
Tellurian offers an industry leading compensation and benefits package.

  • Competitive Base Salary + Annual Bonus + Long-term Incentive Bonus
  • Industry Leading Benefits, at no monthly cost to the employee
    • Medical Premiums (All Employees + Family)
    • Dental Premiums (All Employees + Family)
    • Vision Premiums (All Employees + Family)
    • Gym Membership (Dependent on Location)
    • 401K, $1 for $1 match, up to 6%
    • Paid Maternity, Paternity, and Adoption Leave
    • Pet Insurance

Position Overview

The Manager, Upstream Accounting & Reporting serves as an advisor and strategic partner to the Upstream Controller. This position will act as a liaison between the Financial Reporting Group and Corporate Accounting Group. In addition, the role will assist in decisions related to technical accounting, internal financial reporting, cash forecasts and projections, policies and procedures, and internal controls.

Duties & Responsibilities

  • Managing all aspects of the Upstream Segment’s accounting activities such as overseeing property accounting, monthly accounting close processes, DD&A and ARO calculations and accounting, preparation of the annual SMOG calculations and disclosures, etc.
  • Overseeing technical accounting research related to new and proposed accounting standards associated with Upstream activities and coordinating the research with the Corporate Financial Reporting Group
  • Preparing the monthly reporting packages for the Upstream department that includes financial positions, results of operations, significant activities, critical accounting and operational updates, key financial performance metrics (e.g., liquidity, earnings, production data, etc.), internal control issues, and earnings
  • Assisting in the preparation of budgets and reviewing budget proposals
  • Monitoring and approving monthly budgets
  • Assisting the Upstream Controller in analyzing financial performance of department's assets and resources to forecast sales and shipments
  • Managing financial and SOX audits with internal and external auditors and provide recommendations for procedural improvements
  • Ensuring compliance with Sarbanes-Oxley requirements and support oversite all internal controls
  • Updating accounting policies as needed and assist in the effective and practical implementation of policies
  • Supporting the recruiting, training, and evaluating of staff performance
  • Overseeing technical accounting research related to new and proposed accounting standards associated with Upstream activities and coordinating the research with the Corporate Financial Reporting Group


  • 8+ years’ work experience at a 'Big 4' accounting firm or a combination of 'Big 4' and public company 
  • Extensive knowledge of, and experience with SEC reporting requirements, US GAAP standards, and internal control processes
  • Strong experience in Oil & Gas accounting and financial reporting requirements
  • Ability to research and reach well-reasoned conclusions on technical accounting issues
  • Strategic thinking and leadership skills with an emphasis on relationship management and communication at all levels of an organization
  • Ability to facilitate and coordinate multiple deadlines, create cohesive teams, and respond quickly to management requests
  • Strong analytical and problem-solving skills
  • Strong attention to detail, demonstrated integrity and professionalism


Local travel may be required to support some business activities.

Working Conditions

This job operates in a professional office environment. This role routinely uses standard office equipment such as computers, phones, photocopiers, filing cabinets, and fax machines.

Physical Requirements

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.

While performing the duties of this job, the employee is regularly required to: sit, stand, walk, lift, carry, reach, push, and pull.


This position is exempt under the Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA).

Tellurian is an equal opportunity workplace. All employment decisions are made without regard to sex, race, color, religion, national origin, citizenship, age, disability, marital or veteran status, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, or any other legally protected categories. This includes providing reasonable accommodation if requested for disabilities or religious beliefs and practices.

Nearest Major Market: Houston

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