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Senior Accountant - Vinyls - 2461 in Houston, TX at Westlake Chemical

Date Posted: 9/3/2017

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    Houston, TX
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Job Description

The Senior Accountant  is responsible for the comprehensive revenue accounting functions of specific manufacturing assets.  These duties include recording, reporting, analyzing and communicating financial activity and results.  This position will be located in our Houston office, Corporate Headquarters for Westlake.


  • Responsible for the revenue accounting and related activity of specific manufacturing plants and product lines.
  • Preparation and recording of inter company sales and inventory activity.
  • Prepare and record journal entries for various accrual and other activity.
  • Analyze and reconcile general ledger accounts.
  • Support accounting activities and analysis across locations and departments.
  • Manage multiple deadlines (including period-end close) and respond quickly to management requests.
  • Prepare and maintain detailed desk procedures for respective areas of responsibility.
  • Identify and lead continuous improvement initiatives.
  • Ensure adherence to and effectiveness of internal control in own area of responsibility.
  • Facilitate internal and external audit needs.
  • Application of company policies, procedures and US GAAP requirements.
  • Special projects as assigned.


  • Knowledge of financial and cost accounting principles, inter company transactions, inventory accounting, general ledger analysis and reconciliation is required. 
  • Excellent written and oral communication skills are required.  Must be comfortable presenting to Management and communicating results across multiple levels within the organization.
  • 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 including Excel.
  • Knowledge of SAP and BPC accounting systems preferred. 


  • Bachelor’s Degree in Accounting with a minimum of five years of progressive accounting experience. 
  • Public accounting experience, CPA designation and chemical industry experience is a plus. 


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 10% including air travel or auto travel.


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