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External Reporting Manager


Houston, TX, US, 77010

Req ID:  79252
Facility:  One Houston Center-130
Department:  External Reporting
Division:  Finance


Basic Function

This role, which reports to the Senior Manager of External Reporting, plays an integral role in the success of the core team responsible for the Company’s U.S. GAAP financial reports, including annual and quarterly SEC filings as well as earnings release and other external reporting requirements and special projects. This position is responsible for fostering an environment of strong ethics, morale, leadership and teamwork, driving quality and efficiencies in the reporting process and developing and maintaining strong relationships across many departments in this multi-national organization, including Corporate Accounting, Investor Relations, Finance, Legal and Treasury.

Roles & Responsibilities

  • Prepare and review quarterly and annual SEC filings, including the consolidated financial statements, footnotes and management's discussion and analysis of financial condition and results of operations.
  • Ensure US GAAP and SEC compliance for externally reported materials. 
  • Prepare and review the Company’s XBRL exhibits in Workiva Wdesk.
  • Review financial results, variance analysis and related explanations for accuracy.
  • Compile and review tie-out support for publicly released financial information.
  • Review earnings releases and other investor presentations to ensure compliance with Regulation G and consistency with SEC filings. 
  • Assist with assessing the reporting requirements of complex business transactions. 
  • Develop and maintain strong working relationships with individuals in other departments, both locally and globally, including Legal, Investor Relations, Corporate Accounting and FP&A teams. 
  • Identify and leverage opportunities to streamline the financial reporting process and enhance productivity.
  • Assist Legal with various periodic SEC reporting requirements as needed.
  • Provide coaching and mentoring to less senior staff members.

Min. Qualifications

  • CPA is required.
  • Bachelor’s degree in Accounting required.
  • Strong knowledge of U.S. GAAP and SEC reporting requirements is required.
  • Minimum of 8 years of relevant experience in financial accounting/reporting, with a minimum of 3 years of industry experience in a SEC reporting role. Big Four experience is a plus. 
  • Excellent communication skills, both oral and written are essential.
  • Deadline driven and detail-oriented; ability to work efficiently and achieve results in a dynamic and fast-paced environment, while maintaining high quality.
  • Must be well organized, able to prioritize and have excellent analytical and problem-solving skills to drive continuous improvement, streamline processes and ensure achievement of Company goals. 
  • Ability to work extended hours during various times of the year as needed. 

Preferred Qualifications

  • Working knowledge of XBRL, SAP and HFM is preferred; IFRS is a plus. 
  • Proficient in Microsoft Office; Workiva Wdesk is a plus.





Builds effective teams
Cultivates innovation
Customer focus
Demonstrates courage
Drives results
Ensures accountability
Instills trust and exemplifies integrity

LyondellBasell (NYSE: LYB) is one of the largest plastics, chemicals and refining companies in the world. Driven by its employees around the globe, LyondellBasell produces materials and products that are key to advancing solutions to modern challenges like enhancing food safety through lightweight and flexible packaging, protecting the purity of water supplies through stronger and more versatile pipes, improving the safety, comfort and fuel efficiency of many of the cars and trucks on the road, and ensuring the safe and effective functionality in electronics and appliances. LyondellBasell sells products into more than 100 countries and is the world's largest producer of polypropylene compounds and the largest licensor of polyolefin technologies. In 2022, LyondellBasell was named to Fortune Magazine's list of the "World's Most Admired Companies" for the fifth consecutive year.


We have the potential — and responsibility — to use this scale and reach to make a positive impact across our value chains. That’s why we are working to make meaningful progress to address some of the world’s most pressing challenges such as reducing plastic waste in the environment, helping to mitigate climate change and contributing to a thriving society for our employees, the communities where we operate and the people who depend on our products. To learn more, click here.


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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