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Company Name:  Lyondell Chemical Company

Houston, TX, US, 77010

Req ID:  71956
Facility:  One Houston Center-130
Department:  I&D
Division:  Finance

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

Accountant – Volumetric Accounting

This position will support the Refining Segment Senior Lead Accountant by performing volumetric accounting functions, including mass balancing, variance analysis, and interfaces with manufacturing and supply chain personnel. The position is responsible for all volumetric accounting, reconciliation, analysis and reporting for materials at selected plants and/ or storage locations.  The position is responsible for ensuring accurate, complete and timely volumetric mass material balancing with consistent application of global mass material balancing procedures (in line with policy).    This position has cross functional interface responsibilities with key functional areas such as Supply Chain, Manufacturing, Refining, and various Engineering groups.

Roles & Responsibilities


  • Deliver efficient and effective volumetric mass material balancing services on behalf of local sites and in accordance with corporate policies and legislative requirements.
  • Design, support and implement agreed global and regional process improvement initiatives.
  • Implement and maintain desk top procedures for area of responsibility.
  • Perform SOX controls and maintain evidence of control for area of responsibility.
  • Support applicable cross functional initiatives.
  • Maintain effective business relationships with key stakeholders including Supply Chain, Manufacturing and Segment Controllers. 
Min. Qualifications


  • Bachelor’s degree in Accounting with at least  1 year of related accounting experience in volumetric accounting (mass material balancing and yield analysis and problem solving).
  • Demonstrated experience in process (in particular KPI and benchmarking).
  • Experience with Internal Controls and SOX/404 requirements.
  • Experience in a global, fast-paced, dynamic and deadline driven environment.
  • Understanding of the business and finance processes within the Petrochemicals business model, highly desirable.
  • Excellent interpersonal and communication skills essential given diverse nature of operating landscape and cultural sensitivities.
  • Ability to multi task and meet aggressive deadlines.
  • Ability to work under pressure analytically and systematically.
  • Passion for driving continuous improvement.
  • Excellent interpersonal and communication skills essential given diverse nature of operating landscape and cultural sensitivities.
  • Ability to operate with a high degree of integrity and will be expected to work on confidential projects. 
  • Ability to influence management decisions and behaviors that have an impact on process effectiveness.
  • Strong computer skills and proficient in MS Office Suite including Word, Excel, Visio, PowerPoint and Access
  • Extensive user of ERP systems (ideally SAP).
  • Ability to participate in the configuration, design and testing of SAP Financial Application experience preferred.
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.

Nearest Major Market: Houston

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