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G. Scott Soles, CPA, CGMA

G. Scott Soles, CPA, CGMA

Director, Audit

Languages: Spanish, English, conversant in Italian |  ssoles@pkftexas.com | 

  • What I Do For Clients
  • Experience
  • Associations
  • Thought Leadership

Scott has extensive business experience working with organizations located in over 50 countries, with a concentration on integrated Oil and Gas and related support services. Through his roles, Scott has collective insight into a number of business hot spots, such as understanding the impact of cultural norms on doing business globally, joint venture operations, business process improvement, efficiency and effectiveness of operations, financial accounting and reporting cycles; corporate governance, risk and compliance initiatives; Foreign Corrupt Practices Act matters; start-up operations; environmental, safety, revenue accounting, division of interest, oil and gas production, refining, marketing and distribution, inventory, capital programs, maintenance programs, ERP implementation and use.  Major consulting projects have included SOX 404 compliance and consulting, risk assessment framework creation and facilitation, controls evaluation, internal control reviews, fraud investigations, financial due diligence and business transformation management.


Industries Served:

  • Oil and Gas Universe
  • Energy & Chemicals
  • International
  • Construction
  • Manufacturing
  • Professional Services

Designations:
CPA, Certified Public Accountant
CGMA, Certified Global Management Accountant


Experience:
Pannell Kerr Forster of Texas, P.C., Houston, TX
Director, Audit

Gainer, Donnelly & Desroches, LLP, Houston, TX
Partner, Energy and Risk Services Practices Leader

Ernst & Young Global Energy Center, Houston and San Antonio (Ernst & Whinney), TX
Business Risk Services and External Audit (San Antonio)

Arctic Slope Regional Corporation, Anchorage, Alaska
Corporate Controller, Chief Accounting Officer

Atlantic Richfield Company, Los Angeles, CA
Global Audit Services

Occidental Petroleum Corporation and Subsidiaries, Los Angeles, CA
Expatriate Finance & Accounting, Special Projects, Mergers & Acquisition, Int'l Oil & Gas Budgeting & Financial Reporting, Internal Audit Services


Education:
Southwest Texas State University, San Marcos, TX
Bachelor of Business Administration, Accounting

Current Commitments:

  • Texas State Board of Public Accountancy
  • American Institute of Certified Public Accountants
  • Institute of Internal Auditors

Professional Achievements:

  • Ernst & Young National High Achievement Award, 2006\


Speaking Engagements:

  • Houston Chapter AICPA CFO and Controllers Conference – “Governance and Risk” – Speaker/panelist


Publications:

  • "Solving the Iraqi Oil Crisis" – Lead co-author on joint internal white paper with Ernst & Young, 2008 – written with the New York City office and Middle East representatives as thought leadership oil and gas solutions for Iraq
  • "Following basic principles can reduce risk for small businesses" –  Houston Business Journal – August 28-September 3, 2009 issue
  • "The Art and Science of Advanced Excel Use" – Addressed useful features of Excel and the ability to use artistic flair and good organization to provide adequate controls – Internal publication at Arctic Slope Regional Corporation and for internal training as instructor at Ernst & Young.

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