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Company Name: MarkWest Energy Partners, L.P.  



The Senior Operations Accountant will be responsible for settling one or more plant or gathering assets and/or assisting other accountants with their assets in a timely and accurate manner and in accordance with company policies using the various accounting systems. 



• Obtains information from internal and external sources to record accounting transactions in the accounting systems and general ledger.
• Ensures transactions are recorded, documented, reviewed and supported in accordance with company policies and controls. 
• Assure adherence to applicable customer contract terms.
• Responsible for accuracy and timeliness of transactions in the systems and general ledger accounts. Applies analytical review to system results to ensure transactions are properly recorded in the accounting systems.
• Prepare monthly estimates & actualization for the specific assets. 
• Analyzes account balances and margin account activity at month end and prepares properly supported account reconciliations, margin analysis, and SOX documentation. 
• Provide monthly variance analysis on assets for management reporting purposes. 
• Answers and resolves internal and external customer inquiries, including audit inquiries from external auditors, Internal Auditing, and producer auditors. 
• Provides expertise to others in the MarkWest community for your specific system.
• Files applicable regulatory reports as required by state and federal governmental agencies.
• Strive to understand the full-range of the applicable operational accounting systems (e.g. Quorum Suite and/or Right Angle) functionality, the specific assets for which the accountant is responsible and the midstream business.
• Supports projects as needed and assists other accountants as requested by management. 
• Maintains desk procedures to document the mechanics of booking the assets.
• Occasional (1-2 annual) travel to field location.



• Customer Focus – is dedicated to meeting the expectations and requirements of internal and external customers; gets first hand customer information and uses it for improvements in work products and services; talks and acts with customers in mind; establishes and maintains effective relationships with customers and gains their trust and respect.
• Professionalism – Accurately appraises own strengths and limitations. Acts appropriately in business-related meetings as well as social situations. Maintains high standards of personal integrity. Is open, honest, and can be trusted. Places the good of the organization above personal gain. Works cooperatively with others to ensure overall team effectiveness.
• Adaptability – Displays control and flexibility in complex, ambiguous or stressful situations. Is resourceful and versatile in responding to changing demands and opportunities. Learns from experience and is committed to continuous learning and growth.
• Results Oriented – Assertively pursues business objectives. Gets things done, while not losing sight of “how” things are done when moving toward the goal. Sets high standards for self. Maintains a positive outlook and a “can do” attitude to reach the goal despite obstacles.
• Process Improvements and Efficiencies – Establishes a systematic course of action for self or others to review/improve effectiveness of current processes to ensure accomplishment of a specific objective. Sets priorities, goals and timetables to achieve maximum productivity. Considers cost and efficiency when recommending establishing or changing work procedures.
• Influencing and Negotiating – Explores positions and alternatives to reach outcomes that gain acceptance of all parties. Responds to opposing views in a non-defensive manner and keeps debates issue-oriented. Able to make a good/persuasive argument to influence audience.
• Initiative and Independent Execution – Takes action, without request or direction, that will improve or enhance products and services, avoid problems, or develop new opportunities. Demonstrates a sincere positive attitude toward getting things done. Seeks outs and/or accepts additional responsibilities in the context of the job.





• Bachelor’s degree in accounting, business or finance preferred.
• Three to five years of work experience as a degreed professional preferred.
• One to three years of oil and gas industry experience preferred.
• Experience with Oracle or a similar accounting system preferred.
• Strong understanding of generally accepted accounting principles (GAAP). 
• Ability to work in a challenging and fast-paced environment.
• Ability to operate independently and provide solutions.
• Highly motivated and team-oriented individual.
• Detail-oriented and strong analytical skills.
• Strong verbal and written communication skills.
• Proficient in use of Excel and Word and have the aptitude to effectively learn company-specific accounting systems. 
• Excellent organization skills.
• Flexible to work overtime during peak periods.



Physical Demands:

Requires sitting throughout most of the day, interspersed with short trips throughout the office.

Working Environment:

Primarily in an office environment.

Materials and Equipment Used:

Personal computer, 10-key, phone, scanner, fax and copier.



About Marathon Petroleum Corporation

Headquartered in Findlay, Ohio, Marathon Petroleum Corporation (MPC) operates an integrated refining, marketing and transportation system.


MPC is the nation's second-largest refiner, with a crude oil refining capacity of approximately 1.9 million barrels per calendar day in its six-refinery system. Marathon brand gasoline is sold through approximately 5,600 independently owned retail outlets across 20 states and the District of Columbia. In addition, Speedway LLC, an MPC subsidiary, owns and operates the nation's second-largest convenience store chain, with approximately 2,730 convenience stores in 21 states.


Through subsidiaries, MPC owns the general partner of MPLX LP, a midstream master limited partnership. Primarily through MPLX, MPC owns, leases or has ownership interests in approximately 10,800 miles of crude oil and light product pipelines. Also through MPLX, MPC has ownership interests in gathering and processing facilities with approximately 5.9 billion cubic feet per day of gathering capacity, 8.2 billion cubic feet per day of natural gas processing capacity and 610,000 barrels per day of fractionation capacity. 

MPC's fully integrated system provides operational flexibility to move crude oil, NGLs, feedstocks and petroleum-related products efficiently through the company's distribution network and midstream service businesses in the Midwest, Northeast, East Coast, Southeast and Gulf Coast regions.


Job Function: Corp Functions; Fin and Acctg; MarkWest
Travel Expected: Up to 10%


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Marathon Petroleum Company LP (“MPC”) is an equal employment opportunity employer.  All applicants will be considered without regard to their race, color, religion, sex, age, disability, national origin, sexual orientation, genetic information, gender identity, veteran status or other legally protected status.

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