Cost Accountant

Company: HollyFrontier Corporation ( Learn More )

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Job Description

HollyFrontier Cheyenne Refining LLC located in Cheyenne, Wyoming is seeking a Cost Accountant. This position Responsible for budgeting, forecasting, and recording of refinery operating expenses.

This position is not eligible for International Relocation Program benefits.

ESSENTIAL JOB DUTIES/RESPONSIBILITIES: (functions considered essential as defined by ADA)

  • Coordinates the development of refinery expense budget, monthly forecasting, and variance reporting which includes cost per barrel analysis, chemical, catalyst and additive analysis, comparisons to budget, projection and historical actual
  • Oversees the expense project approval process and adherence to policy and procedures for closure and supplemental processing
  • Manages cost control of major expense projects
  • Prepares journal entries for accruals and reclasses
  • Facilitates monthly reviews with cost center owners and plant management
  • Provides ad hoc research and reporting of expenses
  • Recommends cost reductions to management
  • Coordinates project completion reports and project statuses with corporate
  • Coordinates completion of the Solomon Survey expense tables
  • Special assignments or tasks assigned to the employee by their supervisor, as determined from time to time in their sole and complete discretion.

    Required Experience:

    A minimum of six years of on-the-job experience or four years of directly related experience is required. 


    Familiar with GAAP, SAP, Oil and Gas experience is preferred.


    A minimum of a Bachelor’s Degree, in accounting, business or related field is required.


    A Master’s Degree or CPA designation is preferred.


    Ability to perform complex financial analysis. Knowledge of Microsoft products and experience with financial software. A broad understanding of finance and accounting practices and procedures is required. Working knowledge of Generally Accepted Accounting Practices (GAAP). Ability to effectively communicate with other, both written and verbal communication, and manage projects and assignments with extreme accuracy and efficiency. Proficient with spreadsheet, database and word processing applications; analytical, problem solving and decision making skills. Ability to perform intermediate mathematical calculations. Intermediate reading and writing skills.


    Proficient in the use of Microsoft Office products (Word, Excel, PowerPoint, and Outlook) is preferred.




    Office based with up to 25% travel by land and air required. Petroleum refinery, warehouse/plant environment, and out-of-doors environment including but not limited chemicals, pressure vessels, tanks, and rotating equipment. Subject to all temperatures, weather, and varying road conditions.


    Job conditions require sitting, talking or hearing, making visual inspections, making precise hand and finger movements, reaching or grasping, perceiving color differences, ability to operate and drive all assigned company vehicles at company standard insurance rates is essential, valid state driver’s license and proof of insurance required, and ability to wear personal protective equipment (beards not permitted). Job conditions may require standing, walking, lifting and/or carrying up to 25 lbs.


    Our primary values at HollyFrontier are: We put health and safety first; We care about the environment.

    All HollyFrontier employees are expected to work safely every day and be safety & environmental leaders. This includes active participation in the following:

  • Stops and/or reports any unsafe work or conditions
  • Follows safety & environmental policies and procedures
  • Supports safety & environmental goals and initiatives
  • Participates in safety & environmental meetings, training, emergency drills and hazard recognition programs
  • Reports all accidents, injuries and near misses, and participates in associated investigations
  • Participates in industrial hygiene, medical surveillance and behavior based safety programs
  • About HollyFrontier Corporation

    HollyFrontier Corporation, headquartered in Dallas, Texas is an independent petroleum refiner and marketer that produces high value light products such as gasoline, diesel fuel, jet fuel and other specialty products. HollyFrontier operates through its subsidiaries a 135,000 barrels per stream day (“bpsd”) refinery located in El Dorado, Kansas, a 125,000 bpsd refinery in Tulsa, Oklahoma, a 100,000 bpsd refinery in Artesia, New Mexico, a 52,000 bpsd refinery in Cheyenne, Wyoming and a 45,000 bpsd refinery in Woods Cross, Utah. HollyFrontier markets its refined products principally in the Southwest U.S., the Rocky Mountains extending into the Pacific Northwest and in other neighboring Plains states.  HollyFrontier and certain of it’s subsidiaries also currently own a 37% interest (including a 2% general partner interest) in Holly Energy Partners, L.P.

    Join HollyFrontier Corporation where you have the opportunity to develop and own your career!

    HollyFrontier Corporation is an Equal Opportunity Employer.  All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, age, disability, veteran status or any other prohibited ground of discrimination.

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