Deciding to outsource isn’t just a numbers and cents game. You not only want to know the team you hire has the expertise you need, but you also want to KNOW them. At The Resource Group, we take client relations very seriously and as such, want to introduce you a member of our team you are very likely to meet when you work with us. Shannah Goins is our Senior Accounting Manager who has more than 24 years of experience in oil and gas accounting. Shannah is an Oklahoma native out of Muskogee and has resided in Tulsa for the last 28 years. She received her Accounting degree from Northeastern State University and is a Certified Public Accountant.
We sat down with Shannah to learn a little bit more about her role and experiences at TRG.
Give a brief overview of your background experience?
I have been in Oil and Gas Accounting for 24 years, starting at Samson Oil and Gas Limited in 1993. In 1996, I moved to Williams and worked there six years in Operations Accounting and Power Trading until I had my second child. I decided to get back into oil and gas on a part-time basis while my kids were young. As they got older, my hours increased. I’ve been with The Resource Group going on 15 years.
How did you get into the oil and gas industry?
I had three offers during my senior year of college – Samson, Texas Comptroller of Accounts and Conoco Phillips. I took the Samson job because it was in Tulsa which is where I wanted to live ultimately so I could stay close to family in Muskogee.
What is your specific role with The Resource Group?
I am one of the Senior Accounting Managers. I manage and touch multiple clients. I do general ledger work, financial reporting, and quite frankly, anything else a client needs. We are a close knit team and wear multiple hats to meet the needs of our clients.
What is the most satisfying aspect of providing outsourcing services to oil and gas customers?
I love the outsourcing model for many reasons. I get to engage with multiple clients and be an extension of their teams. I find great satisfaction in working with clients and providing the best service possible. This job has afforded me the opportunity to see many different aspects of the oil and gas business over the years. I’m very blessed to be able to work with some of the smartest people around both from a client standpoint and the employees at The Resource Group!
Where do you see this industry in five years?
I hope to see a tremendous rebound in the oil and gas industry for all of the hardworking folks that have invested many years in their oil and gas career! I think we will see more companies that are willing to outsource part or all of their various Accounting functions as they look for ways to save money without sacrificing talent. We will see a definite push to utilize all the technology available to us so we can streamline processes and add value.
If Shannah’s experience has got you thinking, “This is the team for me”, reach out for a free consultation. We’d be more than happy to talk about how our accounting services can assist your business and introduce you to the rest of your future accounting team.
At The Resource Group, we use our oil and gas accounting expertise to help simplify and optimize accounting needs for natural gas producers, processing plants and pipelines. Interested in learning more? Contact us today.