Operations Controller (Calgary) (25029) Calgary Region, Canada

One of the largest oilfield services companies, Weatherford operates in more than 100countries and employs more than 50,000 people worldwide. With a product and service portfolio that spans the life cycle of a well— drilling, evaluation, completion, production and intervention— and a robust research and development effort, we are well positioned to meet the ever-evolving needs of the oil and gas industry. Turn to Weatherford for attentive service and Tactical Technology™ designed to maximize the value of your oil and gas assets. The change will do you goodSM

Weatherford Canada is currently looking for an Operations Controller to join our team in Calgary, AB.

The successful candidate will be required to provide management information and analytical support to the Regional Business Unit Managers and to coordinate the activities of the relevant accounting groups to ensure that internal and external financial reporting is effective, timely and accurate; that corporate assets are safeguarded; and that US GAAP and SOX requirements are appropriately complied with.

Other responsibilities include:

  •     Manage the Accounting Groups and provide leadership, assistance and day-to-day coordination and guidance
  •     Annual budgets and monthly forecasts
  •     Monthly variance reports
  •     Effective internal control practices and divisions of responsibility
  •     Accurate product costing and minimal net manufacturing variances
  •     Ensure maintenance of appropriate accounting systems, procedures and controls to monitor operational performance and safeguard the division's assets
  •     Review operations for compliance with GAAP, SOX and Grant of Authority requirements
  •     Maintain a business partner relationship with operations to provide financial guidance and assistance
  •     Coordination and preparation and/or review of monthly management financial statements
  •     Review monthly financial statements and results for the division with operations personnel
  •     Review journal entries, accounts receivable aging, account reconciliation's
  •     Review capital transactions and reconciliation's
  •     Ensure balance sheet support is proper and provided
  •     Coordinate and prepare quarterly forecasts and annual budget for these product lines
  •     Review and preparation of Capital AFE requests
  •     Liaise with internal and external auditors as required
  •     Provide leadership to and participate in special projects (e.g. software updates or conversions)
  •     Significant volume of adhoc requests as required


  •     Professional accounting designation (must have CGA, CMA or CA)
  •     8 - 10 years of progressively senior accounting experience
  •     Strong analytical and spreadsheet skills
  •     Significant experience with Canadian Oil & Gas Industry, preferably service sector
  •     JDE (or similar large ERP system), SAP and Hyperion experience is an asset
  •     Good written and verbal communication skills
  •     Proven ability to lead, coach and develop staff
  •     Motivated self starter
  •     Able to travel (1 week/month)

Weatherford offers a competitive compensation and benefits upon hire; including 3 weeks vacation to start, RRSP matching, a health spending account and opportunities for on-going training and career development.