BP Americas, Inc. Control Analyst in Houston, Texas


Job title:

Control Analyst



Role synopsis:

The Control Analyst role is responsible for providing accounting, reporting, and control (ARC) support for the L48 Onshore East Business Unit (BU). The analyst will have responsibility, in an advisory capacity, to ensure correct application of policies and processes, and ensure the integrity of actuals for the BU. The analyst will interact with teams across the BU landscape to ensure alignment and to coordinate / gather data and address issues.

Req ID:



United States - Texas - Houston

Is this a part time position?:


Relocation available:

Yes - Domestic (In country) only

Travel required:

Yes - up to 10%

Key accountabilities:

  • Support business and seek opportunities to drive process simplification and efficiencies;

  • Support business initiatives and assist in delivery of business targets;

  • Maintain effective control environment, assure compliance with accounting policy;

  • Provide support to validation of BU actuals by completing monthly cost reviews and analysis;

  • Support quarterly due diligence process;

  • Provide governance assurance prior to operational activities;

  • Delegation of Authority (DoA) oversight and control via maintenance activities, guidance, and communication within the BU;

  • Support BU partner audits;

  • Execute monthly creation and distribution of BU lease operating statements;

  • Conduct periodic review of Gift and Entertainment Registry and T&E;

  • Liaise with Outsource Accounting Provider to address issues.

Essential Education:

Bachelor’s Degree in Accounting/Finance/Business, or related disciplines.

Desirable criteria and qualifications:

  • Motivated, self-starter enthusiastic about affecting change;

  • Ability to work simultaneously on multiple projects, at times with conflicting priorities with a strong track record of delivery;

Ability to effectively influence and build alignment with individuals and within multi-discipline teams.

About BP:

BP's US Lower 48 (L48) Onshore business operates across a vast US geography, from Texas north through the Rocky Mountains. The business manages a diverse portfolio which includes an extensive unconventional resource base of about 7.5 billion barrels of oil equivalent across 5.5 million gross acres in some of the largest and most well-known basins in the US. Headquartered in Houston (Texas), L48 employs about 1,700 people across six states, operates more than 9,600 producing wells and has 70,000 royalty owners. Our vision is to be the most respected and admired oil and gas company in the Lower 48 US states.

Our Wyoming operations are anchored on the giant Wamsutter tight gas field in the south central part of the state. In the San Juan area of Colorado and New Mexico we produce from tight gas sands and operate the largest coal-bed methane field in the US. Our Mid-Continent operations cover the prolific Anadarko, and is home to the famed East Texas basin, along with the Woodford shale gas play and Arkoma basin. We also have non-operating interests in over 10,000 wells across the US with substantial positions in both the Eagle Ford and Fayetteville shale basins.

In 2015, the L48 Onshore is being established as a separate business within BP’s Upstream to manage its onshore oil and gas assets across the US onshore. This effort is being undertaken to improve competitiveness and help L48 remain at the forefront of innovation and development of technologies for unconventional resources.


Application close date:



Financial & Process Control

Job category:


Countries (State/Region):

United States - Texas


If you are selected for a position in the United States, your employment will be contingent upon submission to and successful completion of a post-offer/pre-placement drug test (and alcohol screening/medical examination if required by the role) as well as pre-placement verification of the information and qualifications provided during the selection process. The drug screen requires a hair test for which BP must be able to obtain a sufficient hair sample for analysis (4 cm/1 ½” scalp, or > 2 cm/¾” body – arms & armpits/legs/chest)

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Essential experience and job requirements:

  • Minimum 3 years accounting/financial experience in the oil & gas industry;

  • Strong analytical skills;

  • Sound understanding of E&P business;

  • Experience with SAP/SAP PRA;

  • Familiarity with TIBCO Spotfire application or other data reporting tools;

  • Strong skills using Microsoft Office products;

  • Familiarity with accounting and financial control policies / practices.

Other Requirements (eg Travel, Location):

  • Interest in improving the quality of control in Refining & Marketing.

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Eligibility Requirements:

If you are applying for a position in the United States, you must be at least 18 years of age, legally authorized to work in the United States; and not require sponsorship for employment visa status (e.g., TN, H1B status), now or in the future.