CAREERS

SENIOR FINANCIAL ACCOUNTANT – CONTINUOUS DISCLOSURE

Paramount’s finance group is comprised of highly skilled and motivated professionals providing the Company and its external stakeholders with sound financial governance and advice, including financial and operational reporting, financial planning and analysis and regulatory compliance.

We have the following position available in our Calgary office:

SENIOR FINANCIAL ACCOUNTANT – CONTINUOUS DISCLOSURE

This position reports to the Manager, Financial Reporting. The senior financial accountant is an integral part of the financial reporting team, whose primary responsibility is to meet the Company’s external reporting requirements.

Primary Responsibilities:

  • Oversee the preparation of quarterly and annual public filings including consolidated financial statements, management’s discussion and analysis and annual information form
  • Provide analysis and accounting policy conclusions in relation to complex accounting matters resulting from new accounting standards, acquisitions/dispositions, financings and other transactions
  • Monitor developments in accounting standards and ensure the Company’s accounting policies remain compliant
  • Design and implement process changes required as a result of changes in accounting standards or new business activities
  • Communicate and resolve accounting policy issues with the Company’s external auditors
  • Oversee the preparation of subsidiary financial statements and subsidiary compliance reporting
  • Lead compliance activities related to internal controls over financial reporting
  • Review contractual arrangements and evaluate potential accounting issues
  • Support other initiatives of the finance group including new processes and reporting requirements as the Company continues to grow

Required qualifications:

  • Chartered Accountant with five to eight years of post-qualification experience in publicly traded oil and gas companies
  • Comprehensive knowledge of IFRS and continuous disclosure securities regulations
  • Detail oriented with the ability to think broadly and strategically
  • Effective communication and presentation skills
  • Self-starter who operates with a natural curiosity and is a problem solver by nature
  • High-performing individual able to meet deadlines based on broad guidelines
  • Ability to see the overall business context in which the finance group operates

If you are interested in this opportunity, please apply at resumes@paramountres.com.

LAND CONTRACTS ANALYST

This position is located in our Calgary office and reports to the Manager, Contracts and Land Administration.

DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES:

  • Drafting and finalizing Land agreements (JOAs, Pooling, Farmouts, Trusts) in conjunction with a Negotiator/Lawyer
  • Reviewing and finalizing third party agreements
  • Completing title reviews and verification of parties, working interests and royalty interests
  • Assisting with acquisitions and divestitures, including drafting Letter of Intent and Purchase and Sale Agreements; title reviews and searches; and co-ordinating with departments for schedules and closing documents
  • Creating reports from the Land system (CS Explorer), including Property and Well reports, Expiry and Termination reports and Structured Rights reports
  • Review NOAs, earning letters, AFEs, notices for independent operations, abandonments, surrenders and terminations
  • Review and tracking of Crown and Freehold Lease continuations, validations, submissions, applications and lease obligations
  • Various administrative duties, including file set-up; maintenance of accurate and current contract and lease records; and notification of land record changes
  • Resolution of queries and disputes of land interests
  • Review and tracking of drilling authorization forms

SKILLS AND QUALIFICATIONS:

  • Six to ten years of related contracts and lease administration experience
  • Related post-secondary education in Petroleum Land Administration
  • Proficient with land and mapping systems (e.g. CS Explorer Land System and GeoScout/Petrolab map systems)
  • Flexibility, adaptability and an ability to manage large volumes of work within tight deadlines
  • Excellent communication skills
  • Ability to work independently while functioning effectively in a team environment
  • Exceptional attention to detail

Interested candidates may submit a cover letter and résumé to resumes@paramountres.com.   We thank all applicants for their interest but advise that only those selected for an interview will be contacted.

TAX ANALYST

This position is located in our Calgary office and reports to the Manager, Tax.

DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES:

  • Preparing annual tax filings (e.g. income tax returns, partnership information returns, information slips)
  • Providing support to accounting staff in maintaining legal entity financial statements
  • Initially, assisting the Senior Tax Analyst in preparing the Canadian GAAP consolidated income tax provision for the Company (quarterly and annual), and, over the longer term, assuming overall responsibility for preparation
  • Reviewing monthly GST, provincial sales tax, and similar filings
  • Assisting in responding to tax audits
  • Assisting in tax planning, tax research, interpreting new tax legislation, and transaction work
  • Other special projects and assignments as required

SKILLS AND QUALIFICATIONS:

  • Chartered Accountant designation
  • Completion of the CICA In-depth Tax Course – Level 2
  • Knowledge of Canadian GAAP – particularly accounting for income taxes
  • Experience in preparing tax filings for public companies in the oil and gas industry would be an asset

Interested candidates may submit a cover letter and résumé to resumes@paramountres.com.   We thank all applicants for their interest but advise that only those selected for an interview will be contacted.

SURFACE LAND COORDINATOR

This position is located in our Calgary office and reports to the Manager, Surface Land.

DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES:

  • Completion of various tasks, from conception of a project through to reclamation or no entry (including Long-Term Applications) for the province of Alberta; including acquisition in-house or coordination through a broker of all required crown surface land documentation in accordance with AER (ESRD) guidelines
  • Liaison between Surface Land and brokers, surveyors, construction, governmental representatives, drilling and engineering, directing or resolving issues and obtaining or providing information as required
  • Verification of complete project documentation, which includes completion of audit of documentation for AER licensing
  • Renewals of Dispositions
  • Assembly of Surface Land records including invoice coding
  • Analyze, negotiate and resolve crown, stakeholder or area resident complaints or concerns
  • CS Explorer data entry of Surface Land records
  • Problem solving as necessary; actively reporting progress and problems to Surface Land Manager
  • Internal reports and maintaining current status reports for area of responsibility
  • Develop and maintain strong relationships with internal and external stakeholders
  • Assist Surface Land with time sensitive projects
  • Occasional projects as required

SKILLS AND QUALIFICATIONS:

  • The ideal candidate will have 4-7 years of related Surface Land experience
  • Related post-secondary education in Petroleum Land Administration
  • Working knowledge of land systems (e.g. CS Explorer, AbaData, SPIN, ETS, DDS, EDS, LAT)
  • Solid understanding and strong knowledge of land documents, applicable legislation and regulations, and the ability to apply such knowledge
  • Experience in word-processing, database and spreadsheet applications is required.
  • Strong organizational skills, with the ability to manage multiple tasks and large volumes of work within a tight deadline
  • Ability to work independently while functioning effectively in a team environment
  • Exceptional attention to detail

Interested candidates may submit a cover letter and résumé to resumes@paramountres.com.   We thank all applicants for their interest but advise that only those selected for an interview will be contacted.