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					NEXEN INC.
PLEASE APPLY ONLINE @ WWW.NEXENINC.COM/CAREERS by October 3, 2010

Campus Grads: CA Training Opportunity
Location: Calgary, AB, CANADA
Job Category: Accounting
Industry: Oil and Gas Producers
Number of Positions: TBD
Company URL: http://www.nexeninc.com

At Nexen, it’s not just what we do that makes us a leader in our industry – it’s how we do it.
Nexen is a Canadian-based energy company with international assets. We’re building a
sustainable future with unconventional resource developments and world-class operations. We’re
at the forefront of industry innovation with our oil sands, shale gas and deep-water projects.
We’ve earned a global reputation for doing the right thing, giving us the edge in many
challenging locations around the world. Our company cares. That means we build relationships
with stakeholders based on integrity and open dialogue. We strive to minimize the impact of our
activities on communities and the natural environment. And we do all we can to ensure our
employees and contractors go home safely at the end of every work day. Our workplace is
exciting, challenging and fun. We encourage initiative and welcome innovative ideas from
everyone at any level. www.nexeninc.com

The Canadian Institute of Chartered Accountants (CICA) is making a strategic shift in education
from only public practice training to best overall training. Under this proposal, carefully selected
corporations and government departments are eligible to be CA Training Offices. Public
accounting training will continue to be offered only by CA firms.

Given the public recognition for Nexen's governance, ethics, and integrity, Nexen was one of the
first companies from across Canada to be approved as a Chartered Accountant (CA) Training
Office in January 2008. We currently have six employees pursuing their CA with us.

We are proud to offer the following:

- a corporate culture that expects our accounting and finance people to be strategic partners for
the businesses they support. You will learn the oil and gas business whether you are a member of
the Canadian, International or corporate teams. You will support Nexen's activities through
strategic advice, analysis and the development of key reports through which the financial health
of the organization can be determined and critical business decisions can be made;
- a diverse company with operating activities in Canada, the US, Yemen and the UK which
provides exposure to US, Canada and International general accounting principles;
- a growth company with expansion into new energy development frontiers including: synthetic
crude and shale gas, which translates into exposure to gathering and reporting project accounting,
systems development, budgeting and approaches to evaluating and improving the effectiveness of
new growth area risk management, controls and governance processes;
- a best-practice company that strives to improve reporting capabilities through enterprise wide
systems such as SAP;
- a company that is traded on both the New York and Toronto stock exchanges and is a leader in
corporate governance, integrity, disclosure and financial reporting.
CA Training Program Information:

Nexen’s CA Training program will be structured. All current academic standards, prerequisites
for admission to the profession, and professional education program requirements promoted by
the CICA remain unchanged. All CA students will write the same Uniform Evaluation (UFE),
which will continue to be the same rigorous exam as in the past. The practical experience
requirement takes 3 years to complete and requires set development assignments through
departments offering relevant experience that matches the CICA competency requirements.
Qualified CA’s will be provided as mentors to the CA in training and these mentors will be
responsible for over-seeing the CA student’s progress and assisting the CA student with their
reporting to the provincial institute.

Education/Experience Requirements:

PLEASE INDICATE YOUR GPA AND RATING SCALE (I.E. GPA OF 3.5 OUT OF 4)
WHEN APPLYING FOR THIS POSITION.

INCLUDE A COVER LETTER AS THE FIRST PAGE OF YOUR RESUME IN ONE
WORD DOCUMENT.

- Students graduating in 2011 or recent graduates with a Bachelor's degree (Accounting,
Business, Economics) and a desire to further your education through on the job learning, and/or
pursuing a professional accounting designation;

Additional Requirements/Preferences:
- A motivated self-starter;
- Some exposure to the oil and gas industry, would be an asset but not necessary;
- Microsoft software skills (Excel, Word, and PowerPoint);
- Exposure to SAP, or other integrated computer systems, would be an asset.
- Eligible to work in Canada.

Key Core Competencies:

Adaptability/Managing Change: Ability to embrace new technologies, meet emerging market
demands, respond effectively to changing conditions, apply continuous improvement techniques
and create new business opportunities.

Teamwork: Knowledge, skill and ability to work effectively with others to achieve optimal
collective results.

Communication: Ability to speak and write clearly and succinctly in a variety of settings and
styles; ability to secure information, listen effectively and get messages across that have the
desired effect.

Technical/Operating Skills: Possession of appropriate technical and operational knowledge, skills
and experience to ensure performance at a high level of accomplishment.

Initiative: Think critically and act logically to evaluate situations and generates required steps to
ensure success.
Nexen Inc. offers a competitive compensation and benefits package and excellent opportunities
for growth and advancement. No agency or telephone inquires please. Only resumes of
candidates being considered will be acknowledged.

				
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