Support Services

Our global team of support service groups works to ensure that our products are effectively marketed and sold; our IT infrastructure is up and running; our finances are healthy; and our goods are efficiently manufactured and transported around the globe. Following is a list of Halliburton's support service groups and an explanation of how they fit into the organization.

Accounting & Finance

Halliburton's Finance group offers relevant, value-added financial guidance and insight to ensure that our business goals are met in a financially responsible manner. Finance manages a broad range of business and financial issues that enable our internal clients to make critical business decisions. Major functions of the Finance group include:

  • Financial Reporting
  • Consolidations
  • Manufacturing Accounting
  • Corporate Accounting
  • Financial Planning and Analysis
  • Financial Controls
  • Audit Services
  • Treasury
  • Investor Relations
  • Division/Region Finance and Accounting
  • Tax Compliance, Reporting and Transactions
  • Tax Global Operations and Planning

Accountants and auditors typically begin their professional careers in one of four Finance groups: Internal Audit, Accounting, Tax Accounting or Treasury.

  • Accountants are responsible for providing the meaningful, timely and accurate operational results and forecasts that facilitate management decisions and meet statutory reporting requirements. You'll also provide accounting services and financial advice to Halliburton's business units and product service lines around the globe.
  • Auditors evaluate internal controls; document processes; evaluate potential control gaps, and assess locations to detect financial, operational or strategic risks that may prevent management from reaching its objectives. You'll also develop recommendations to help management in mitigating identified risks.

We're looking for candidates with a business, finance/accounting or related degree who want to do more than just crunch numbers. If you have strong leadership qualities and excellent communication skills, you have the potential to become a trusted business and financial advisor at Halliburton. You should have a bachelor- or master-level degree in business, finance/accounting or a related area.

Halliburton’s Accounting Rotation Program enables select new hires to spend their first eight weeks rotating through four or five Accounting functions. This rotation enables participants to gain a better understanding of the various departments and learn how each functions within the Company, and to gain exposure to some of the numerous opportunities available within Finance.

Business Development & Marketing

Business Development works closely with our customers and with our product service lines to offer the best Halliburton technologies and solutions for our customers' biggest challenges.

In addition to opportunities for experienced professionals, Business Development offers select new graduates the opportunity to participate in the Field Associate Program. This program provides a broad operational view of Halliburton's product service line offerings, and has the specific goal of providing the trainee with a working knowledge of the processes, basic job procedures, operational factors, personnel functions and customer responses at the point of delivery. Once the 18-24 month rotational program is completed, trainees have the opportunity to advance into positions within our Sales and Operations departments.

Our Central Marketing group plans, produces and delivers innovative, high-impact marketing campaigns, print and online collateral, and events that align with the Company's strategic objectives.

Corporate Affairs

Corporate Affairs helps to build relationships between Halliburton and various stakeholders, including our employees, our customers and the communities in which we operate. The group consists of three primary departments – Community Relations, Employee Communications and Public Relations:

Community Relations strives to improve the quality of life in communities where Halliburton operates through financial contributions, employee giving and employee volunteering.
Employee Communications creates and delivers professional print, online and multimedia communications to Halliburton employees.
Public Relations interact with the media and help to preserve and manage Halliburton's reputation and image with stakeholders.

Human Resources

Human Resources recruits new employees and provides current employees opportunities such as training, career development, benefits and other resources to help them work well and live well as a member of the Halliburton team. Major departments in the Human Resources group include:

  • Talent Acquisition
  • Training
  • Benefits
  • Compensation
  • Employee Relations
  • Human Resource Information Systems
  • International Human Resources

Information Technology

Information technology (IT) graduates are at the core of everything we do at Halliburton. Not only have they been fundamental to our ability to deliver a wide variety of powerful solutions to our customers, but they will also play a major role in our future, as we develop and deliver more high-tech solutions to increase the return on investment for exploration efforts, maximize long-term production for existing fields, and decrease the time it takes to bring a new field to production.

Halliburton's IT organization is large and diverse. We span the globe, covering enterprise resource planning and business systems development, wellsite engineering, data acquisition development and corporate infrastructure implementation. As such, Halliburton's IT team offers numerous and varied career opportunities for new graduates. Following are some of the responsibilities you might have in each IT group:

  • Application Services – Provide application development, support, security and integration across a wide range of systems from world-class enterprise resource planning systems to specialized systems at remote wellsites.
  • Architecture and Strategy– Create an overall vision for technologies in the embryonic, developing and even mature stages with a focus on data and information, network access, information security, software development and Web strategy.
  • Enterprise Infrastructure– Implement the fundamental IT backbone, focusing on:
  • Enterprise data center operations
  • Back-office operations
  • Database administration and digital consulting services
  • Research and development support, enterprise management
  • Security services
  • Converged network operations
  • Global ServicesAlign closely with business needs by focusing on business process optimization and training, real-time operations and commercial IT (consulting services) support.
  • Project Services and Project Management– Focus on IT portfolio management and communications with a consistent approach to change management, stakeholder communications and project reporting.

Information Technology professionals provide the business architecture, process improvements and systems to support and build upon Halliburton's internal and external IT environment.

We're looking for people who are skilled at working on complex technical issues, effectively communicating complex information, solving problems and meeting the needs of internal customers at all levels of the organization. You should have a bachelor-level, IT-related degree in a discipline such as computer science, information management, project management, software/applications programming or various areas of engineering.


The Law Department provides legal support for Halliburton's worldwide business activities. With lawyers based in offices around the world, the Law Department represents the Company's legal interests in all jurisdictions and with regard to all issues. The Law Department is made up of the following practice areas:

  • Code of Business Conduct
  • Commercial
  • Corporate Governance
  • Employment
  • Environmental/Real Estate
  • Intellectual Property
  • International Trade Compliance
  • Government Relations
  • Legal Business Services
  • Litigation
  • Public Law
  • Records and Information Management

Supply Chain

Supply Chain Management is the largest support group within Halliburton. This team of global professionals is responsible for procuring, handling, managing, manufacturing and transporting materials and finished goods to both internal and external customers at our locations around the world. As a member of Halliburton's Supply Chain organization, you'll work with one of two groups: Manufacturing or Procurement, Materials and Logistics (PM&L). Each plays a critical role in implementing strategies to ensure that the goods are at the right locations, at the right time, in the proper quantity and at an acceptable cost.

You'll develop and implement strategies to ensure that the materials we need around the world arrive at the right locations, at the right time, in the proper quantity and at an acceptable cost. Collectively, these tasks can have a significant impact on the Company's profitability. Some of your responsibilities might include:

  • Managing supplier relationships
  • Sourcing goods and services globally
  • Effectively planning for production and demand
  • Managing inventory
  • Managing product movements
  • Ensuring material quality

Supply Chain offers select new graduates an opportunity to participate in the Supply Chain Management Program (SCMP). In this innovative 2½-year program, participants rotate through five six-month assignments in different Supply Chain functional groups across the globe. The SCMP candidates are given high-value, high-impact projects to give them broad exposure to Halliburton's $4 billion Supply Chain organization. This program puts graduates on the fast track to leadership roles within Halliburton and international assignment opportunities.

We're looking for critical thinkers with a strategic mindset, effective communication skills and a strong commitment to providing outstanding service. You should hold a bachelor- or master-level degree in supply chain, industrial engineering, mechanical engineering, industrial management or business.

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