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Accountant II - 2788 in Houston, MO at Westlake Chemical

Date Posted: 12/10/2017

Job Snapshot

  • Employee Type:
    Full-Time
  • Location:
    Houston, MO
  • Job Type:
    Accounting
  • Experience:
    Not Specified
  • Date Posted:
    12/10/2017

Job Description

SUMMARY 

Responsible for the comprehensive accounting functions of a specific manufacturing asset.  Duties include recording, reporting, analyzing and communicating financial activity and results.

ESSENTIAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES

  • Responsible for the accounting of a specific manufacturing plant including complete ownership of the P&L, Manufacturing Statement and Balance Sheet accounts.
  • Execution of monthly closing activities.
  • Preparation of monthly variance analysis and reporting packages for various Management teams.
  • Responsible for monthly forecasting and annual budget preparation.
  • Manage multiple deadlines and respond quickly to management requests.
  • Ensure adherence to and effectiveness of internal control in own area of responsibility.
  • Any additional tasks requested by supervisor

QUALIFICATIONS

  • Knowledge of cost accounting principles, financial statement preparation and analysis is required.
  • Excellent written and oral communication skills are required.
  • Ability to multi-task, meet tight deadlines, and perform self-review of work product for quality in a dynamic environment.
  • Must be proficient with Microsoft Office, specifically Microsoft Excel.
  • Knowledge of SAP and BPC accounting systems preferred.

EDUCATION and/or EXPERIENCE

Bachelor’s Degree in Accounting / Finance is required, with a preference for three plus years of experience in accounting within the chemical industry.

PHYSICAL DEMANDS

While performing the duties of this job, the employee is frequently required to sit; stand; walk; use hands to touch, handle, or feel; reach with hands and arms; and talk or hear.  The employee is occasionally required to stoop, kneel, or crouch.  The employee must regularly lift and/or move up to 10 pounds, frequently lift and/or move up to 25 pounds, and occasionally lift and/or move up to 50 pounds.  Specific vision abilities required by this job include close vision, distance vision, color vision, peripheral vision, depth perception, and ability to adjust focus.

WORK ENVIRONMENT

The noise level in the work environment is usually moderate as normally based in an office.  Some of the work may be required in the operating units which can require usage of required PPE including safety glasses, hearing protection, etc.  May also result in exposure to outside elements and may require usage of stairs and elevators.  Travel up to 10% including air travel or auto travel.

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