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Corporate Accounting Specialist

Date: Jan 20, 2023

Location: Oklahoma City, OK, US, 73118

Company: Chesapeake Energy

Our core values — integrity and trust, respect, transparency and open communication, commercial focus and change leadership — are the lens through which we evaluate every business decision. As a dynamic, growing company that offers extremely competitive compensation and benefits, our employees are our most valued assets and the foundation of Chesapeake’s performance among our E&P competitors.

We seek applicants from all backgrounds to ensure we get the best, most creative talent on our team. We realize that, historically, underrepresented groups feel the need to be 100% qualified in order to apply. If you meet any combination of our requirements, we encourage you to apply. We strive to hire people from a wide variety of backgrounds, not just because it’s the right thing to do, but because it makes our company stronger.

Job Summary

This senior level position will assist the Manager of Internal Controls in monitoring and improving the effectiveness of the Company's internal control over financial reporting. 

Job Duties & Responsibilities

  • Provides senior level expertise for control-related matters. 
  • Collaborates with and influences business leaders and individual contributors to create, sustain, and strengthen the Company's internal control over financial reporting through risk identification, control design, and monitoring 
  • Assists team with design, implementation, and ongoing monitoring of key controls across the organization. 
  • Ensures the operational and design effectiveness of internal controls are maintained
  • Aid in ensuring transactions are recorded, documented, reviewed and supported in accordance with the company policies, GAAP and SOX controls 
  • Reviews business processes for continuous improvement in procedures through optimum utilization of systems and personnel
  • Ensures the accurate and timely preparation and delivery of all regular and ad hoc management reports 
  • Execute trainings or other working sessions to increase the collective knowledge base of Accounting and CHK 
  • Recommends controls to be implemented as part of new project launches and collaborate with teams on controls implementation 
  • Performs other duties as assigned 

Job Specific Skills

  • Advanced knowledge of internal controls over financial reporting 
  • Advanced knowledge of workflow through Accounting and has a moderate understanding of other areas within the company 
  • Ability to analyze complex process or problems to develop and evaluate options as well as implement solutions 
  • Advanced ability to use logic and reasoning to identify the strengths and weaknesses of alternative solutions, conclusions, or approaches to problems 
  • Ability to preserve confidentiality and work with sensitive data 
  • Willingness or ability to learn and work both independently with minimal supervision and collaboratively with a team 
  • Ability to acquire knowledge of specialized procedures and subject matter encountered in specific assignments 
  • Able to show flexibility in response to change and adapt to and accommodate new policies, procedures and technology 
  • Displays a high level of initiative, effort, and commitment towards completing assignments efficiently 
  • Works well across difference departments 
  • Works effectively with all levels of co-workers and other external contacts 
  • Works well under stressful conditions 
  • Demonstrates project management, organizational, analytical and problem-solving skills
  • Strong skills in negotiating, relationship building, problem solving, and timely problem escalation
  • Ability to lead cross-functional teams and achieve results through others
  • Advanced ability to communicate written and verbally with all levels of coworkers, customers, and external contacts
  • Advanced ability to manage time and prioritize projects to meet established deadlines 
  • Knowledge and working understanding of additional auditing standards, theories, concepts, and terms (including Sarbanes-Oxley, COBIT and the COSO Integrated Control Framework) 


  • Minimum: High school diploma or GED
  • Preferred: Bachelor’s degree - from accredited university - Accounting, Finance or related field
  • Preferred: Master’s degree - from accredited university - Accounting, Finance or related field
  • Preferred: CPA certification


  • Minimum: 8 - 12 years related work experience


Chesapeake Energy takes necessary action to ensure that all applicants are treated without regard to their race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, age, gender identity, national origin, genetic information, disability, pregnancy, military or veteran status or any other protected characteristic as established by law.


Chesapeake Energy Corporation's operations are focused on discovering and developing its large and geographically diverse resource base of unconventional oil and natural gas assets onshore in the United States.

Nearest Major Market: Oklahoma City
Nearest Secondary Market: Oklahoma

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