Assistant Controller

Island Energy Services (IES) exists to make life better for everyone in Hawai‛i. We are proud to be a local company and a leader in the logistics and distribution of energy products through our network of terminals. IES safely and reliably operates a large distribution system across four islands consisting of six terminals. At the heart of IES, are our four core values:  Kīnāʻole, Aloha, Lōkahi, Hoʻohana.  These core values are embedded into how we work, live and achieve operational and financial  excellence.

IES is currently seeking an Assistant Controller to join our Finance team!  The Assistant Controller’s responsibilities include preparation of financial statements, reviewing/reconciling account balances and bank statements, maintaining general ledger and preparing month-end close procedures. Assistant Controller’s duties also include ensuring accuracy of reports and effectiveness of controls. Assistant Controller will be collaborating and/or managing a team of Accounts and/or Junior Accountants.


Education and Experience
1. Certified Public Accountant
2. Bachelor’s Degree in Accounting
3. One to three years of experience in public accounting and/or three to five years of experience in financial accounting
4. Advanced Excel skills (including pivot tables, macros, etc.)

1. Ability to uphold to strict ethical standards: integrity, objectivity, and confidentiality
2. Proficient Microsoft Office Suite skills, including editing and proofreading
3. Ability to maintain automated and manual record keeping systems
4. Strong sense of team spirit and ability to transfer it to others
5. Ability to work independently
6. Ability to evaluate information and exercise good judgment in making decisions.
7. Ability to maintain high level of confidentiality
8. Problem solving—the individual identifies and resolves problems in a timely manner and gathers and analyzes information as appropriate
9. Interpersonal Skills—the individual maintains confidentiality, remains open to others’ ideas, and exhibits willingness to try new things
10. Oral communication—the individual speaks clearly and persuasively in positive or negative situations and demonstrates group presentation skills. Ability to provide excellent customer service and customer relations
11. Written Communication—the individual edits work for spelling and grammar, presents numerical data effectively and can read and interpret written information
12. Planning/organizing—the individual prioritizes and plans work activities, uses time efficiently and develops realistic action plans
13. Quality control—the individual demonstrates accuracy and thoroughness and monitors own work to ensure quality
14. Adaptability—the individual adapts to changes in the work environment, manages competing demands and can deal with frequent change, delays or unexpected events
15. Dependability—the individual is consistently at work and on time, follows instructions, responds to management direction, and solicits feedback to improve performance and meets deadlines on a consistent basis
16. Safety and security—the individual actively promotes and personally observes safety and security procedures and uses equipment and materials properly

Desirable Skills
1. Excellent understanding of governmental guidelines, tax laws that affect the company
2. SAP System Experience
3. PDI System Experience
4. Supervisory Experience
5. Oil and gas business

Other Requirements
1. Willingness to commit to The Island Way (IES core values) of Kīnāʻole, Aloha, Lōkahi and Hoʻohana
2. Understand and practice the 4Bs (as taught by Dr. Betty Jenkins): Believe, Behave, Belong and Become
3. Pass background check including periodic job-related physical abilities testing as required
4. Ability to obtain a Transportation Worker Identification Card (TWIC) within sixty days of hire
5. This is a safety sensitive position and random drug testing is required
6. Valid driver’s license with clean abstract
7. Willingness to devote the time as needed to meet project and task deadlines
8. Willingness to maintain or increase skills



Major Responsibilities include but not limited to:

1. Coordinates month, quarter, and year end closing
2. Coordinates and prepares monthly, quarterly & annual financial reports and compliance requirements. Including preparation of schedules and supporting files for management and bank reporting
3. Coordinates and review monthly and quarterly balance sheet reconciliations
4. External audit coordinator
5. Helps with the preparation of plans, forecasts, and capital budgets
6. Assisting with billing and tax documentation preparation
7. Maintains general ledger, profit center and cost center master data in the system
8. Assists in maintaining and strengthening internal controls
9. Ensures accurate maintenance of financial data in compliance with generally accepted accounting principles (GAAP), tax and regulatory requirements and corporate policies
10. Collaborating with the IT department to maintain financial records and system processes
11. Excellent oral and written communication skills
12. Teamwork – Works effectively with coworkers and others by sharing ideas in a constructive, positive manner; listening to and objectively considering ideas and suggestions from others; keeping commitments; keeping others informed of work progress and issues; addressing problems and issues constructively to find mutually acceptable and practical solutions; and respecting the diversity of the IES workforce in actions, words, and deeds
13. Maintains commitment to a high standard of safety, comply with all safety laws and IES safety policies/rules, and reports actual and potential safety violations to appropriate supervisory or management personnel to further IES core value of safety. As a supervisor, trains, mentors and coaches employees regarding safe work practices and documentation.

Other Duties:

1. Performs special project assignments; analysis, budgets, forecasts, and special reports as requested.
2. Keep the team aware and updated on new accounting standards that would affect the company’s books.
3. Performs other duties consistent with the scope of the position.

Physical Demands:

The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions. While performing the duties of this job, the employee is regularly required to sit. The employee frequently is required to use hands, hands to finger, handle, or feel objects, tools or controls to talk or hear. The employee is occasionally required to stand; walk; reach with hands and arms; and stoop, kneel, crouch or crawl. The employee must frequently lift and/or move up to 20 pounds and occasionally lift and /or move up to 30 pounds. Specific vision abilities required by this job include close vision, color vision, depth perception and the ability to adjust focus.


Desired competencies include proven senior level accounting experience with a high degree of accuracy and attention to detail. Ideal candidate must be able to establish priorities under tight deadlines and have a proven track record as a motivated, self-starter who can work on multiple projects and priorities within a fast-paced environment.  Incumbent is expected to have sound knowledge of generally accepted accounting principles, and tax regulations as well as competency with SAP and Microsoft Office Suite programs. Prior relevant experience in oil and gas, manufacturing industries are preferred.


Island Energy Services offers a competitive salary that commensurate with qualifications and experience. The hiring annualized salary range for this position is $150,000 to $180,000. IES offers a comprehensive health and welfare package to include up to full family medical, dental and vision from day one of employment, paid vacation, paid sick leave, holidays, 401k plus generous employer matching, group life and AD&D, supplemental voluntary insurance options, flexible spending, and much more!

It is the policy of this Company to hire only U.S. citizens and noncitizens who are authorized to work in this country. As a condition of employment, you will be required to produce original documents establishing your identity and authorization to work, and complete the U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Service's Form I-9.

IES 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, disability, or status as a protected veteran.