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Accountant - Senior - 2498 in Houston, TX at Westlake Chemical

Date Posted: 8/28/2017

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    Houston, TX
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Job Description


The Sr. Accountant will play an important role in the manufacturing decision-making process, specifically in relation to accounting, finance, and internal controls. The individual will partner directly with the Compounds Site Management Team under the direction of the Accounting Supervisor to provide accounting support.

The essential duties of this position include but are not limited to:

  • Support various month-end financial closing activities
  • Prepare quarterly/monthly Account Reconciliations
  • Assist Division Controller in maintaining various internal Control and SOX Compliance initiatives.
  • Oversight of all daily “routine” accounting functions (invoice GL coding, ensuring DOA is being followed ,FX calculation, product costing, Plant analysis, etc.)
  • Assist with the development of the annual budget
  • Support ad hoc business analysis and reporting requests from Financial Planning & Analysis, Corporate Finance, Business Unit Leaders, and Divisional Management
  • Coordinate Internal and External Audit Response Preparation
  • Coordinate and analyze Quarterly / Yearly physical inventories
  • Coordinate plant Accounts Payable activities
  • Drive various process and reporting improvements in SAP.


  • A Bachelor's degree with a major in accounting, finance or other related business degree is required
  • CPA certification or Master’s Degree preferred, but not required


The ideal candidate will possess the following essential skills and qualifications:

  • Bachelor's degree in Accounting or equivalent
  • 5 years of demonstrated experience in Finance & Accounting is required.
  • CPA and/or MBA preferred.
  • ERP and data retrieval / analysis experience - SAP and SAP BPC experience is required 
  • Excellent communication, organizational and computer skills, with good working experience in Microsoft applications.
  • Ability to work extended hours during various times of the month/year.


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.  Specific vision abilities required by this job include close vision, distance vision, color vision, peripheral vision, depth perception, and ability to adjust focus.


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 20% including air travel or auto travel.


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