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Manager Accounting

Company name
Lyondell Chemical Company

Houston, TX, United States

Employment Type

Accounting, Manager

Posted on
Mar 04,2019

Valid Through
Jun 17,2019





Consolidations & Internal Reporting (50000084)


Finance and IT

LyondellBasell (NYSE: LYB) is one of the world’s largest plastics, chemical and refining companies and a member of the S&P 500. LyondellBasell (

) manufactures products at 55 sites in 17 countries.  LyondellBasell products and technologies are used to make items that improve the quality of life for people around the world including; packaging, electronics, automotive parts, home furnishings, construction materials and biofuels.

Basic Function

As part of the finance organization, this position reports into the Senior Accounting Manager-Consolidations and Internal Reporting.

The purpose of this role is to absorb responsibilities within the Internal Reporting group due to integration and prepare/review the reporting of financial results. This highly-visible position will develop and maintain close business relationships with various disciplines throughout the organization including Financial Planning and Analysis, Segment Controlling, Corporate Accounting, External Reporting and Accounting Policy, Treasury, Tax, Legal and the Merger and Acquisitions team.

This person will be a technical accounting advisor in the close process and required to have a strong working knowledge in many of the following areas:

inventory; property, plant and equipment; leasing; impairment; segment reporting; derivatives and hedging; debt and equity securities; equity investments, consolidations, including the preparation of the primary financial statements for both US GAAP and IFRS.

This person will be required to be able to explain complex concepts to non-accountants and lead or influence cross functional teams to resolve issues.

Roles & Responsibilities

Assist with preparation/review of financial statements including Balance Sheet, Income Statement, Statement of Cash Flow, Statement of Stockholders Equity and Other Comprehensive Income.

Assist with preparation/review of various internal management reporting, including supplemental schedules provided to external reporting.

Assist with the various integration activities related to acquisition, including, but not limited to designing and implementing processes to allow absorption of acquires close process, managing PPA entries and legal restructurings in various ERP and consolidated tools, ensuring successful integration of legacy ERP’s and consolidation tools into the LYB platform.

Coordinate and effectively communicate with various departments throughout the company and all levels of management regarding accounting issues.

Monitors standard-setters for latest accounting regulations, analyzes impact of new/emerging regulations on the company and proactively develops policy to address standard adoption and implementation.

Working knowledge of the Company’s financial consolidation tools and reporting frameworks

Maintains strong relationship with external auditors; confers with external auditors on various transactions; documents transactions and decisions.

Strong SEC reporting knowledge needed and the ability to review SEC filings and the IFRS annual financial reporting to provide value-added comments in the process.

Ensure compliance with accounting and reporting standards.

Work with External Reporting to ensure any new disclosures are able to be prepared efficiently through system driven data/solutions.

Work with current staff to ensure validity of financial records through identifying, investigating and resolving discrepancies.

Works with the group in monitoring and maintenance of the internal reporting processes to ensure compliance with Sarbanes-Oxley requirements.

Act as a lead in driving process improvement.

A valuable member of the Finance team who leads by example and contributes to and effectively influences decisions.

Provide leadership on teams and assist on various project assignments that support corporate initiatives.

Drives continuous process improvements to mitigate risks in the financial close and reporting processes.

Provide support to less experience team members on a daily basis.

Foster an environment of strong ethics, morale, leadership and teamwork

Min. Qualifications


Bachelor's Degree required with a major in Accounting or Finance.

Professional Accounting Certification (CPA or Internationally recognized equivalent) is required.

This position requires a minimum of 6 years of financial accounting experience.

Working knowledge of USGAAP essential.

Big 4 or mid-tier Public Accounting experience is preferred.

Working experience with Hyperion and SAP preferred.

Working experience with Microsoft Office suite.

Strong analytical, organizational as well as verbal, written, and presentation skills.

A self-starter with the ability to prioritize multiple tasks and ability to work within tight deadlines.

Ability to work well with others in order to meet the expectations and requirements of internal and external customers.

Ability to apply critical thinking; i.e. ability to determine the necessary processes to accomplish various tasks in a timely manner, understand how to create efficient work flow, and how to simplify processes where applicable.

Ability to use rigorous logic and methods to solve difficult problems and provide effective solutions. Position requires overtime during various times of the month / year. Some travel may be required.

Preferred Qualifications


Builds effective teams:


Cultivates innovation:

Customer focus:

Demonstrates courage:

Drives results:

Ensures accountability:

Instills trust and exemplifies integrity:

Must be at least 18 years of age and must be legally authorized to work in the United States (US) on a permanent basis without visa sponsorship.

LyondellBasell does not accept or retain unsolicited résumés or phone calls and/or respond to them or to any third party representing job seekers.

LyondellBasell is an equal opportunity employer.  We evaluate qualified applicants without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability, age, veteran status, and other protected characteristics.  The US EEO is the Law poster is available here

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