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Hornbeck Offshore Staff Accountant in Covington, Louisiana

While much of our business happens on the water, none of it would be possible without our shoreside teams. With offices in south Louisiana and ports of call across the globe, a shoreside career with Hornbeck Offshore gives you the opportunity to constantly broaden both your personal and professional horizons with our dynamic team that fosters a culture of integrity, commitment, excellence and teamwork.


The Staff Accountant is responsible for assisting with the accounting and financial reporting process including, but not limited to, making general ledger journal entries, performing reconciliations and gathering data to support financial statement disclosures.


The duties of the Staff Accountant shall include, but are not necessarily limited to the following:

  • Assists management with accounting for moderately complex transactions, and reports and recommends to financial management any opportunities for improvement in accounting policies and procedures.

  • Prepares general ledger journal entries and reconciliations for certain moderately complex accounts on a monthly, quarterly, and annual basis.

  • Assists with various functions such as tracking of project costs, customer billing, accounts receivable interfaces, fixed asset accounting and certain statutory filings.

  • Assists management in the preparation, analysis, and distribution of financial statements and supporting data on a monthly, quarterly, and annual basis.

  • Prepares and maintains written memorandum and adequate accounting records for all accounting tasks/processes performed

  • Works with internal and external auditors in providing support for financial statements or the appropriate operation of internal controls and processes.

  • All other duties as assigned by management.


    Education: Bachelor’s degree in Accounting required. Advanced business degree preferred.


  • Microsoft Office Suite applications – Excel, Word, Outlook is required.

  • Working knowledge of Lawson accounting application is preferred.

  • Ability to get along well with others.

  • Certification: Certified Public Accountant (or eligible to sit for) preferred

  • Must be willing to board and ride vessels to increase understanding of how this role supports our business.

    Ethical Responsibility:

    The Staff Accountant has an obligation to the Company, their profession and themselves to maintain the highest standards of ethical conduct. The Staff Accountant is expected to adhere to the Code of Ethics established by the Company.


    Problem Solving

    • Anticipates the impact of decisions and actions on others

    • Identifies recurring problems and offers solutions based on facts and data

    • Seeks out expert opinion when making decisions and solving problems

    • Is thorough and attentive to detail

    • Keeps his/her manager involved on important issues and/or problems

    Work the Plan

    • Achieves closure and follows through on tasks and projects

    • Effectively multi-tasks and efficiently manages time

    • Delivers a timely, complete, and accurate work product

    • Clearly communicates what he/she needs from others to get the job done

    • Follows established policies and procedures

    Inspire Trust

    • Demonstrates a strong service orientation to both internal and external customers

    • Takes personal responsibility for decisions and mistakes; does not shift blame

    • Is approachable and easy to deal with; handles pressure in in a calm manner

    • Deals with people in a candid, straightforward, and respectful manner

    • Acts with the highest level of integrity and professionalism and demonstrates a strong work ethic

    Personal Learning

    • Seeks professional development, training, and relevant certifications

    • Remains open and non-defensive to feedback

    • Demonstrates a willingness to learn new things and take on more responsibility

    • Asks for feedback from his/her managers on how to improve


    • Keeps open lines of communication with others

    • Works collaboratively with people within and across departments to accomplish objectives

    • Is understanding of others’ time demands and work load

    • Builds personal relationships with people across the company

    • Is quick to offer help to others in getting the job done


    • Remains open-minded to others’ ideas, input and new ways of doing things

    • Makes suggestions on how to improve processes and create efficiencies

    • Demonstrates flexibility to changing priorities and work demands

    • Fully supports company decisions and initiatives


    Eyesight: Functional, correctable to 20/20

    Hearing: Functional, correctable to normal to perceive sounds at normal speaking levels with or without correction; Ability to receive detailed information through oral communication and to make the discriminations in sound.

    Speech: Ability to express or exchange ideas by means of the spoken word.

    Mobility: Unencumbered by physical limitations to perform vessel survey and inspection duties to include: Walking, climbing, crawling, lifting, pulling, reaching, vehicle driving and should be skilled in typing.


    Standard office hours are Monday through Friday, 8:00am until 5:00pm and may be adjusted with approval by the department supervisor. Some work-related travel and weekend work may be required, subject to company operational requirements. Regular and reliable attendance as well as self-transportation are required.

Walk-ins will be accepted by appointment only

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