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Lead Financial Analyst


Houston, TX, US, 77010

Req ID:  79701
Facility:  One Houston Center-130
Department:  Planning & Analysis
Division:  Finance


Basic Function

As the Lead Financial Analyst in the FP&A Corporate Function Controlling Group, you will be responsible for providing the analysis and reporting of Cash Fixed Costs to senior management. You will also be responsible for various aspects of the annual global budget process. You will partner directly with cost center owners and play a crucial role in providing the right level of data and analysis to support management decision making by providing key information on historical/budget trends and related cost analysis at a detailed level.  You will also assist with various aspects of the global budget process as needed and as time permits.

Roles & Responsibilities

  • Analyze cost variances and report findings to Senior management for monthly BRM and monthly cost reporting. 
  • Provide Finance support and guidance to budget coordinators.
  • Selling, General & Administrative analysis (SG&A). 
  • Coordinate, compile, and analyze Global annual budget. 
  • Coordinate with the Accounting Department and Budget Coordinators to improve processes and reporting. 
  • Support cost center master data clean-up and headcount reporting. 
  • Track fixed cost from origination to the consolidated P&L. 
  • Prepare ad hoc analysis.
  • Act as Super User for Fixed Cost systems. 
  • Conduct Fixed cost budget training presentations to all organizations in the company. 
  • Lead profit center allocation process for the annual budget process to provide allocated G&A cost to the business. 
  • Provide as needed support to the overall annual budget process.  
  • Lead special projects as assigned.

Min. Qualifications

  • Bachelor's degree in Accounting, Finance or related Business Degree with a minimum of 5 years of financial accounting or business-related experience. 
  • Good understanding of accounting principles and financial analysis. 
  • Must be able to take action in solving problems and gain support from budget coordinators and management. 
  • Ability to work both independently and in a team environment. 
  • Analytical skills with a strong desire to research and understand underlying cost drivers. 
  • Team player who can work in a collaborative environment and across borders, with the ability to handle multiple tasks/assignments at the same time and work independently. 
  • Excellent communication and interpersonal skills, ability to communicate internally with stakeholders at multiple levels of the organization. 
  • Ability to deal with ambiguity, time pressures and deadlines and to adapt to a rapidly changing business environment. 
  • Strong analytical, organizational, prioritization, and time management skills. 
  • Solid experience using SAP, BW, OneStream, Analysis for Office and BPC is a plus. 
  • Intermediate knowledge of MS Excel and PowerPoint.

Preferred Qualifications

  • CFA/CPA/MBA a plus, but not required.





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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.


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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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