Gas Accountant III

Adecco is seeking a Cost Accountant in Houston. TX This is a contract position located Downtown.


This position provides accounting support for the organization to ensure the financial effects of gas purchase operations are accurately recorded, analyzed and reported in a timely manner in accordance with generally accepted accounting principles (GAAP) and in compliance with regulatory, state and federal requirements.

This position is responsible for the cost of gas purchases journal entries, maintenance and reconciliation of gas storage balances, analysis and reporting of imbalance transactions and other general ledger journal entries.  This position also performs varied work assignments and will participate in special projects.

Essential Duties/Responsibilities:

  • Efficiently and accurately analyze information, collect and cross-reference supporting documentation to prepare monthly cost of gas upload schedules and journal entries for month end close.
  • Prepare monthly variance analysis on cost of gas accounts, roll forward schedules and resolves volume or cost related discrepancies
  • Reconcile accounting transactions between Southern Gas companies and affiliate companies
  • Analyze and book imbalance transactions with third-party and affiliate companies.
  • Perform inventory accounting duties for Southern Gas companies.
  • Prepare monthly Energy Information Agency (EIA) reports for Southern Gas companies.
  • Assist with the preparation and maintenance of Railroad Commission schedules to be used in annual filing.
  • Analyze monthly gas storage inventory activities and maintain gas storage inventory balances for Southern Gas companies.
  • Prepare monthly fuel expense over/under journal entries and pertinent reconciliation schedules to ensure proper recovery of cost of gas.
  • Assist with the preparation of various ad hoc requests and special projects.
  • Provide support to internal and external auditors during audits.
  • Participate in various special projects as assigned by management.
  • Must demonstrate commitment to compliance with applicable laws and regulations, the Company’s Ethics and Compliance Code of Conduct, and other Company policies and procedures, and take all required training courses.
  • Must demonstrate respect for all individuals and adhere to the Company’s values and business practices.


Bachelor’s Degree Required.  Area: Accounting, finance or business related with over twenty-four (24) hours of Accounting. CPA Professional certification is a plus


  • A minimum of three (3) years experience in the natural gas industry with either Auditing, financial accounting, regulatory accounting and/or gas accounting.
  • Experience in the Gas Accounting or Financial Accounting Department of a local distribution company (LDC) is desirable.
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