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Accounting Project

Calgary, Alberta, Canada
January 12, 2018

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Career Summary

Diverse experience in all areas of Financial and Accounting Management and Joint Venture Accounting

Excellent understanding of Framework of Management Controls and Business Practices

Strong leadership, organizational and planning capabilities, with excellent interpersonal skills

Key Accomplishments in the most current prior employment:

Implementation of SAP system: Finance, Control and Budget Modules

Savings over $1.0 M in travel expenses on the Projects

Introduced flexible forecasting trends for financial reporting for the Company

Developed system for capturing revenue and production information for upstream operations

Systemically reduced operating cost budget by 30% by participating in Global Benchmarking exercise (reduction in Operating Cost of $20M over 5 year)

Developed Accounting, Budget and Financial Reporting Policies and Procedures

Developed Business Ethics and Conflict of interest Policy and Procedures

Professional Experience

PTTEP Canada Limited Oct 2011 to Nov 2015

Position: Lead, Project and Production Accounting, Oil Sands

Responsible for

Accounting and Financial Management for Oil Sands Partnership Accounting

Preparation of Financial Statements (IFRS) for PTTEP Canada Ltd

External Audit Coordination and Asset Impairment Reviews

Assisted in SAP Implementation (CO/FI/AP/AR/MM)

Implementation of Electronic Payment System for payment simplifications

Treasury functions

Statistics Canada Statutory Financial Reporting and Surveys

GST account reconciliations and Filing monthly returns to CRA

Electronic Payment to Vendors

Cash and Accounts Reconciliation

Joint Venture Accounting

Resource Group Professional Jan 2011 to August 2011

Position: Training Consultant at Conoco Phillips

Responsible for

Developed and Implemented Training Strategy, for Oklahoma Production and Revenue Accountants

Assisted in Risk Mitigation, Migration and Merger exercise

Travelled to Bartlesville Oklahoma to Train U.S. Production and Revenue Accountants (125) on Fundamentals of Canadian Fiscal and Regulatory Regime, and Production and Revenue Accounting

AMBIT Energy Corporation June 2007 to January 2011

605 839-5th Ave SW

Calgary, AB

T2P 3C8

Position: Manager, Finance and Accounting

Responsible for

Financial Statements, Management Reporting, Cost Control, Business Support – Nigerian Operation

Project Economics AND analysis

Crafting Economic Models – Nigerian Leases, and Regulatory Regime

Budgets and Project Costs and Variance Reporting

Administer Payroll, Personnel, General & Project Administration

Coordination of Staff Tax Returns with Tax Authorities

Maintenance of Asset Records, Accounts Receivables, Payables, and Payroll

Audits Coordination

Cash Flow Forecasting

Treasury and Inter-banking Facilities

Review of Nigerian Oil and Gas Fiscal Regime (Incentives, Cost Oil Royalties, and Taxes)

Implement and Maintain Accounting Systems and conversions

IFRS conversion

Investors Relationship

Qatar Liquefied Operating Company (Qatargas) 2005 to 2007

C/O Chiyoda EPC Contract Office

Tsurumi, Japan

Position: Finance and Accounting Liaison Manager – Business Services (Yokohama- Japan)

Responsible for

LNG Project Venture Cost Control, Business Support

Budgets and Project Costs and Variance Reporting (EPC) – $10B

Personnel, General & Project Administration – Liaison with Head Office

Coordination of Project Staff Tax Returns with Tax Authorities

Maintenance of Asset Records

Project Audits Coordination

Cash Flow Forecasting

Treasury and Inter-banking Facilities

Local Procurements

Supervision and approval of all Invoices

Time Allocations

Team Leader 8 Accounting and Administrative staff

Maintenance of SAP FI, CO, MM Modules

Qatar Liquefied Gas Company (Qatargas)

P.O. Box 22666,

Doha, Qatar

Position: Financial Analysis and Reporting Manager 1998 to 2004

Responsible for:

Monthly Financial Statements for the Shareholders and Board of Directors

Financial Results Information for Board presentation

Annual Financial Statements - consistent with Statutory accounts, and External Audit Results

Management Information Reporting System for Senior Executives (Performance Measurements)

Budget preparation for Downstream and Upstream Operations, and Project Allocation

Flexible Budget : Revenue and Costs Projections for the Full Year Period

Manage Career Development of 5 Senior Staff Professionals, and 3 National Graduates

Maintenance and Implementation of SAP Controlling Modules, Manpower Planning Module, and Budget Planning Tools

Developing Business Practices and Code of Ethics Guidelines

Position: Head of Field and Corporate Accounting 1996-1998

Managed 5 Accountants responsible for Drilling, Development, Production, Project and Joint Venture Accounting

Developed accounting policies and procedures for administering and execution of Joint Operations (JOA), Sales and Purchase (SPA), and Development and Production Sharing Agreements (DPSA) and Condensate Production Accounting

Front-end Financial Review of Accounting Procedures for Memorandum of Understanding, and Joint Venture Agreements and Upstream Financing arrangements

Handled Progress Contractor Billings, introduced control procedures to account for Project Change Orders and Change in Scope, Project Completion and Acceptance Certificates and facilitated release of Performance Bonds

Alberta Energy Company Ltd.



Position: Joint Venture Audit Coordinator 1994-1995

Reviewed Joint Venture Agreement for financial terms

Coordinated Joint Venture Audits and resolution of audit exceptions

Developed internal controls

Position: Supervisor, Production, Revenue and Royalties 1993-1994

Managed a group of 6 professional accountants responsible for Management Analysis

Classified Oil and Gas operational transactions for profitability analysis

Implemented corporate business changes, in advent of and concurrent with, changes in the Provincial Crown Oil and Gas Royalty regimes

Consolidated Inter-company Accounts and prepared Management Reports

Managed career development, performance evaluations of the departmental staff

Esso Resources Canada Ltd.

Calgary, Alberta


Position: Senior Business Advisor, Northern Operations 1991-1993

Provided team leadership and mentorship to a group 8 revenue and royalty accountants

Implemented design measures for segmented oil and gas reporting and profit analysis

Prepared Gas Cost Allowance submissions to the Alberta Government

Position: Business Advisor, Information Management 1990-1991

Designed delegation of authority guidelines for the department

Participated in formulation of departmental budget, financial planning, and stewardships

Implemented corporate business changes for changes in Crown’s Oil and Gas Royalty regimes

Consolidated Inter-company Accounts and prepared Management Reports

Position: Supervisor, Revenues and Joint Venture Accounting 1984-1990

Developed departmental accounting policies for tertiary recovery schemes (miscible schemes, straddle plants)

Coordinated enhanced oil royalty rebate report submissions to the Alberta Governments

Represented Company to varied industry forums (Canadian Petroleum Association, Petroleum Accounting Society of Canada)

Trained accounting and operations staff on regulatory submissions for 4 Canadian oil and gas producing provinces (Alberta, Saskatchewan, British Colombia, Manitoba)

Carried out contract compliance verification of joint venture agreements and gas plant cost equalizations

Managed staff of 15 accountants

Position: Project Accountant 1981-1984

Supervised a group of 3 accountants on EPC contract for an Ammonia Plant (capital budget $1.2 B)

Coordinated funding arrangement between the Owner (Esso) and the Contractor (Bechtel) for the cost plus contract

Initiated field and warehouse audits on the projects

Carried out cost control function by implementing commitment accounting and monitoring change orders

Educational Qualification

Certified General Accountant from Canada (C.G.A)

Bachelors of Arts Degree - Majored in Economics (B.A. Hon)

Certificate in International Relations - United Nations Institute of Training and Research (UNITAR).

Canadian Association of Production Accountants Certification (CAPPA)

Professional Membership

Member Petroleum Accountant’s Society of Canada (PASC)

Member of Canadian Certified Accountant Association (CCGA)

Member of Canadian Association for Petroleum and Production Accountants (CAPPA)

Member American Association of Cost Engineers International

Courses Attended

Management Concepts and Practices

Kepnor Tregor (KT) Rational Thought Process and Problem Solving Workshops

Canadian Oil and Gas Taxation

PC skills for the professionals (EXCEL, ACCESS, WORD, LOTUS, POWER POINT, E-MAIL, ORGANIZER)

Business Communications

International Accounting Standards

Budgeting for Financial Results

Hays Leadership

Hays Job Evaluations

Achieve Global Team Building Facilitator

Production and Revenue Audit

Personal Information

Nationality: Canadian Citizen

Accounting Designation: Canadian Certified General Accountant (CGA) attained in Canada

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