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Sales Accounting

Houston, TX
March 04, 2019

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Arleen Haas, CPA, MBA

*** ********* **, *******, ** 77007 Cell 832-***-****


Repsol – Revenue Royalty Accountant 08/14/2018-10/15/018

Three Month Project – Insight Global

Engaged to assist with backlog of royalty reporting while Company implemented new Waterfield Software System

Resolved and explained PPAs in the new and old software systems

Timely processed all oil and gas royalty payments to working interest and royalty owners

Maintained division orders for the state of Texas

Handled all royalty inquires and set up ownership transfers

Worked closely with Land Department to resolve payment issues

Chevron/Chevron Natural Gas – Financial Accountant 03/2006 –10/2017

Production, Revenue, and Royalty Accounting

In PRA/SAP processed and recorded revenues for company operated and non-operated properties located in the Gulf of Mexico and Permian Basin

Approved and processed third party invoices including resolution of vendor inquiries.

Validated Gas Plant Settlement Statements to ensure accuracy and worked with Plant Operator to resolved issues

Worked closely with Acquisitions and Divestitures team with the sale of the offshore properties assigned to me. This included participating in meetings with the buyer, Chevron Land Management and Legal teams.

Worked with Chevron’s JIB group to provide JIB statements to the Buyer/Operator. This included validating balances that were questioned by the buyer.

Ensured that production volumes processed through the various PRA modules were recorded completely and accurately in SAP by comparing to upstream production and 3rd party statements

Analyzed monthly revenues recorded in UBW (data warehouse) and Corporate Earnings Tool and explained variances to Upstream Business Unit and Corporate Accounting

Prepared monthly closing journal entries and account analysis

Acquired in depth knowledge of sales and transportation agreements to accurately setup master data in the valuation modules of PRA/SAP

Reconciled upstream production volumes to midstream (Endur) and downstream (Right Angle) trading systems

Supported Tax & Royalty Accounting with their Ownership and ONRR inquiries

Responded to inquiries with External and Internal Auditors.

Worked to resolve complex issues by arranging meetings with Field Operations, Business Unit Finance, Land Management, Contract Administration, legal, Business Support Services and other Business Partners

Managed SOX compliance and inquires

Accurately set-up and maintained all revenue master data in PRA that required working closely with Production Accountant, Contract Analyst and Land Management Representatives.

Managed prior period adjustments (PPAs) activity to ensure that only appropriate transactions were processed in PRA/SAP

Validated gas balancing statements from 3rd parties and insured that balances were accurately recorded in PRA

Reconciled Balance Sheet and Income Statement accounts in accordance with Finance guidelines and Corp Policies.

Reviewed accounts receivables to insure accurate check input

Notified BU of any significant adjustments or accounting changes that would impact their monthly earnings

Responded to royalty owners and ONRR inquires in a timely manner

State Tax Reporting

Prepared monthly severance tax reports for all crude oil produced by Chevron companies in the state of Texas

Conducted payment analysis, processed adjustments and resolved discrepancies

Implemented new rules and monitored for compliance

Researched and cleared errors on previous tax reports to apply credits to current tax liabilities

Prepared severance tax reports for three Indian Tribes

Prepared monthly account reconciliations for general ledger accounts

Provided internal and external audit support

Gas Pipeline Balancer for Chevron Natural Gas(CNG) Marketing

Using 3rd party statements and SAP, provided accounting support for gas pipeline sales, purchases and transportation activities for CNG Marketing group

In SAP performed daily balancing with pipelines in the Gulf of Mexico. including: Venice Gathering System (VGS), Transcontinental (Transco), Chandelier, Nautilus, Sea Robin, Manta Ray and Cleopatra

Coordinated with Upstream Revenue Accounting to reconcile equity discrepancies

Resolved complex issues by working with third parties, Gas Traders, Actualizers, Contract Administrators, Legal, Business Support Services and IT

Accrued sales, purchases and transportation costs in SAP

Reconciled and clear accruals in SAP and recorded actuals with proper documentation

In SAP or Excel recorded cashout/cashins, transportation costs, fuel usage and storage/exchange activities

Analyzed and cleared prior period adjustments

Assured that all balance sheet accounts assigned to me were fully reconciled and documented

Assured that P&L were timely and accurately recorded each month

Assisted with monthly/quarterly PWC audit inquiries and provided support when requested

Performed SOX Assessment and Compliance testing

Reported CNG’s Trading System (Endur) errors found to appropriate IT, Front Office and Financial personnel

ConocoPhillips – Gas Settlements Analyst/Contractor 01/2006 – 03/2006

Performed monthly gas settlement activities on over 15 accounts

Verified and approved gas pipeline purchases and sales

Confirmed monthly netout balances with counterparties using marketing tool TransEnergy

Posted cash and cleared AP and AR balances in SAP

Validated AR/AP trades and volume details to Trade Pilot

Worked with volume analyst, schedulers and traders to resolve volume and pricing issues with various counterparties

Shell Trading Gas & Power Energy – ISO Analyst/Contractor 07/2005 – 01/2006

Engaged to reconcile outstanding discrepancies between Shell and the Northeast ISO’s for period April 2004 to November 2005. ISO’s included: ISONE, PJM, PEPCO, BGE

Provided power accounting support to Commercial Group on PJM, PEPCO, & BGE wholesale settlements

Processed payment of physical and financial settlement invoices in a timely manner.

Ensured data completeness and integrity in SAP and Nucleus

Reconciled Risk to Accounting estimates and actuals

Analyzed and explained variances and PPAs

Actualized estimates with initial settlements and re-settlements

Reconciled A/R and A/P outstanding balances

Ensured that Nucleus invoices for Power and Transmission were successfully posted to SAP

American Electric Power (AEP) - Houston Pipe Line – Sr. Pipeline Accounting Specialist 01/2002 - 06/2005

Accounted for Fuel Procurement activities for gas used by generating plants in Texas

Prepared gas purchase and gas sales invoices for Fuel Procurement activities

Verified transportation invoices for gas transported to company owned power plants

Performed Gas Volume Accounting activities

Allocated various gas meters and actualized gas volumes in GMS

Actualized and analyzed gas pipeline imbalances and updated balances in GMS

Prepared details for cash-out of imbalance settlements

Provided details for allocation of Bammel Underground Gas Storage Facility

Work with schedulers, risk analyst and traders to resolve volume and pricing issues

Prepared monthly financial settlements of Inter-company Books

Documented internal control processes for auditors to use in SOX compliance testing

Education & Professional Affiliations

MBA, Texas A&M University at Corpus Christi, TX

BBA, Accounting, University of Texas, Austin, TX

CPA – State of Texas

Member – TSCPA

Technical Skills SAP/PRA, Right Angle, Oracle, PeopleSoft, Data Warehouse Queries, various 3rd party ERP and online applicationsMS Office/Excel/Word/PowerPoint

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