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Litigation Analyst

Litigation Analyst

  • Location United States - Texas - Houston
  • Travel required No
  • Job category Finance Group
  • Relocation available No
  • Job type Professionals
  • Job code 140874BR
  • Experience level Intermediate
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Job summary

The Litigation Analyst is a role within the BPX Royalty Owner Relations team. The Analyst will be responsible for delivering responses to financial discovery requests in conjunction with the BPX Legal team; overseeing BPX’s statutory mineral lessor demand process; and managing high risk owner relations issues.

Key Accountabilities:

  • Manage all Accounting, Revenue, and Control (“ARC”) litigation discovery requests, coordinating the retrieval of accounting data and ownership documents and analyzing and providing insights on such data.
  • Serve as representative for ARC at meetings with BPX Legal and outside counsel to provide insight and analysis from an accounting perspective.
  • Serve as a corporate representative in BPX legal proceedings.
  • Manage BPX’s regulatory mineral lease demand process, tracking all statutory demands received, leading related cross-functional team meetings, and drafting responses in conjunction with BPX Legal.
  • Review and manage any owner relations cases that are escalated for further review. Work cross-functionally with ARC and Land teams to resolve such owner inquiries and contact the owners with resolution.
  • Identify “trending owner issues” and process deficiencies. Lead efforts to identify and resolve root causes.
  • Identify continuous improvement opportunities that will result in operational efficiency and improved performance for BPX Owner Relations and ARC.
  • Provide overview of legal requests, statutory demands, and escalated owner inquiries to Royalty Owner Relations Manager on a regular basis.

Essential Education:
  • 4-year accredited college degree, BBA or Energy Management degree preferred
  • Juris Doctorate preferred

Essential experience and job requirements:
  • 5+ years of Oil & Gas experience in an accounting, land, or legal position.
  • Strong understanding of oil and gas accounting as it relates to mineral owner payments.
  • Basic understanding of litigation discovery processes.
  • Ability to externally communicate with clarity and integrity as a representative of the company.
  • Strong active listening skills along with deductive reasoning to understand and resolve issues.
  • Excellent email and letter writing skills.

Desirable criteria & qualifications:
  • Demonstrated ability to achieve high performance goals and meet deadlines in fast paced environment.
  • Demonstrated ability to lead others by influence to achieve project goals.
  • Forward looking thinker, who actively seeks opportunities and solutions.
  • An empathetic listener, who can respond with respect and clarity to external stakeholders in high emotional situations.
  • Experience with SAP accounting system.
  • Experience with workflow ticketing products, such as Microsoft Dynamics.
  • Experience with document repository systems, such as OnBase.
  • Excellent Microsoft Application skills.

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