Our EAG Spotlight for the month of May is Stephanie Davis! Stephanie is a Manager at EAG with 17+ years of upstream oil and gas experience, specializing in the functional areas of Cost Accounting, Revenue Accounting, Master Data Management, and Financial Reporting. Throughout her career, she has led system implementation projects, application support initiatives, provided end user training, and software enhancement testing.
Stephanie is also a super user of key industry software, including Enertia Software, OpenInvoice, EnergyLink, Hyperion, and more. In addition to her project experience, Stephanie has also been responsible for managing an Accounts Payable department, and has assisted with joint interest and outside audits. Her extensive project experience, combined with her vast knowledge of industry software makes Stephanie a key team player at EAG.
How would you describe EAG?
EAG knows oil and gas. We are truly a team, and we add value to every client engagement.
What’s been one of your proudest moments working at EAG?
My first project at EAG was an “Enertia Health Check”. The scope was only to evaluate and offer recommendations. I think my expertise brought value to the project. We were asked to present a statement of work for a second project. Returning clients make me proud.
What advice do you have for prospective candidates that want to join EAG?
Bring your “A Game”. Have a positive attitude. Be willing to learn new skills. Start learning SQL if you haven’t already and brush up on your algebra before taking the assessment test (LOL).
What’s one thing – either industry-related or not – you learned in the last month?
I’m addicted to LinkedIn Learning right now. In the last month, I upgraded my PowerPoint skills and took a deeper dive into PowerPivot, PowerQuery, Smart Sheets, and Power BI. I highly recommend it.
What do you like to do in your free time? Any favorite places you like to visit?
Last year I started painting. Fluid art lets me tap into my creative side and take a break from life for a few hours.
Also, I recently moved back to the Houston area, and I’ve enjoyed getting to know the city again. It’s changed so much in just a few years, there are so many new restaurants and things to do.
Tell us something that might surprise us about you.
When I was the controller for an oil and gas company in Dallas, I bought some work boots, flew to the mountains of West Virginia, and spent a week out in the field. They gave me a hard hat and off we went, some days in the pouring rain. I toured field offices, yards, rig sites and compressor stations. That trip brought a whole new perspective to my job and to the financial statements.
How do you balance your career and family?
I’ve come a long way in this area. Early on in my career, work came first. I realize now how important it is to balance career and family. Instead of working holidays and weekends, I make sure to spend that time connecting with family and friends.
Who or what inspires you and why?
Creative people who find their passion and live and work doing what they love.
Your life motto?
I create my own reality, and everything is always working out for me.
What’s your superpower? (What are you confident in knowing that you’re good at)
I’m not sure if this is a superpower, but I am confident in my knowledge of Enertia. I’m also a good oil and gas accountant. I understand the needs of my clients and think I do a good job of bridging the gaps when consulting on a software implementation or making recommendations on a health check.