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Manager, Corporate Function Controlling


Houston, TX, US, 77010

Req ID:  85912
Facility:  One Houston Center-130
Department:  Corporate Function Controlling
Division:  Finance


Come Join An Inclusive Team:

The Manager, Corporate Function Controlling is responsible for the budgeting, reporting, analysis and day to day cost activities for corporate functions and operational organizations as well as provide financial support to the functional organization leaders. The position reports to the Sr. Manager, Budget & Fixed Cost Reporting and provides oversight for the Fixed Cost team of 2 direct reports.


The activities of the team include monthly closing duties to confirm costs are reported accurately for organization, forecasting, headcount  tracking, assist organizational leaders with cost control and ensures all internal fixed cost/budget policies and procedures are followed.


In this position, you will need to exhibit strong interpersonal skills and the ability to develop relationships with diverse groups of financial and operating personnel at various levels throughout the organization. 

A Day In The Life:

This position provides leadership and guidance to their team and timely finance support to the operational organizations and corporate functions to manage an annual Fixed Cost budget of ~$6 billion.  The position is responsible for bridging internal reporting needs of their organization with corporate standards.  The position interfaces frequently with Senior Leadership.

  • Develop the annual budget and monthly forecast for internal customers in conjunction with the leadership team, delivering value added analysis and investment decision support analysis.
  • Drive standardization, efficiency and automation on Fixed Cost reporting and analysis and define consistently applied methodologies/definitions for reporting and variance analysis.
  • Generate monthly reporting on trends, budget performance and targets to the executive leadership team.
  • Ability to partner, build trust, communicate with and influence senior executives; ability to make the complex simple and influence through effective story telling.
  • Analyze business function financial cost variances and report findings to address any cost issues and recommend corrective actions.
  • Effective oral and written communication skills, and excellent interpersonal skills.
  • Lead special projects as needed.
  • Develop and manage team of analysts to improve forecasting, planning, reporting and program cost tracking process using SAP and OneStream.
  • Develop and streamline FP&A processes, focused on adding value and allowing us to scale partnership with the business, including planning and forecasting processes, standardizing and automating reporting and improving how we leverage internal systems.

Value You Bring:


  • Finance, Economy, Accounting, or related business degree.
  • MBA/CFA/CPA preferred.

Work Experience:

  • A minimum of 8 years’ extensive FP&A, corporate finance, business analysis or other analytical experience required.
  • Management experience preferred.
  • Strong analytical skills and business acumen with a sound understanding of chemical industry, manufacturing, business, and financial planning & analysis required.
  • Strong ability to manage process changes with finance project management and implementation experience a big plus.
  • Experience in a financial accounting role using Generally Accepted Accounting Principles.
  • Intermediate Excel.
  • Moderate to heavy SAP or comparable system required.
  • Prior experience with OneStream.


  • Proven leadership ability. 
  • Ability to motivate in a team-oriented, collaborative environment.
  • Excellent interpersonal and communication skills to effectively build and maintain solid relationship with internal/external stakeholders, and strong presentation skills to message and communicate results clearly and concisely.
  • Ability to drive and influence change in a functionally driven, diverse, multi-cultural environment.
  • Exceptional service orientation.
  • Strong problem solving skills and solid business acumen.
  • Ability to work under pressure to multi-task, prioritize and effectively manage key stakeholder expectations (both business and finance).
  • Strong analytical, organizational, prioritization and time management skills.

What We Offer:

We offer employees a competitive total compensation package, which includes base pay and variable incentive pay programs. This supports a pay-for-performance culture, recognizing both individual and company performance, as well as benefit programs that are highly attractive and competitive within the markets for which we compete for talent.

  • 401(k) Plan with Company Match
  • Retirement (Pension) Plan
  • Employee Stock Purchase Plan
  • Educational Assistance
  • Choice of Preferred Provider or Consumer Driven Medical Plan including Prescription Drug Coverage
  • Dental, Vision and Employee Assistance Program
  • Flexible Spending Accounts
  • Life, AD&D and LTD Insurance




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We are LyondellBasell – a leader in the global chemical industry creating solutions for everyday sustainable living. Through advanced technology and focused investments, we are enabling a circular and low carbon economy. Across all we do, we aim to champion our employees, and unlock value for customers, investors and society. LyondellBasell places high priority on diversity, equity and inclusion and is strongly committed to our planet, the communities where we operate and our future workforce.  As one of the world’s largest producers of polymers and a leader in polyolefin technologies, we develop, manufacture and market high-quality and innovative products for applications ranging from sustainable transportation and food safety to clean water and quality healthcare. For more information, please visit or follow @LyondellBasell on LinkedIn.


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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