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Manager, Corporate Function Controlling


Houston, TX, US, 77010

Req ID:  80802
Facility:  One Houston Center-130
Department:  Finance & ITS Controlling
Division:  Finance


Basic Function

The Manager, Corporate Function Controlling is responsible for the budgeting, reporting, analysis and day to day cost activities for Chief Financial Office and Chief Innovation Office (IT, Procurement, Governance Planning, Digital Transformation and Cybersecurity) 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 over 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 organization 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. The Manager, Corporate Function Controlling is preferred to have Finance and Information Technology organization knowledge and expertise.  

Roles & Responsibilities

This position provides leadership and guidance to their team and timely finance support to the CIO and CFO organizations to manage an annual Fixed Cost budget of $500-$600 million.  The position is responsible for bridging internal reporting needs of their organization with corporate standards.  The position interfaces frequently with ITS and Finance Leadership.

Specific areas of responsibility and influence include:


  • Develop the annual budget and monthly (or quarterly) forecast for CIO and CFO departments 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 CIO and CFO leadership team
  • Interpret and present fixed cost performance to leadership 
  • Analyze business function financial cost variances and report findings to address any cost issues and recommend corrective actions
  • Work with the ITS Project Management Office (PMO) to manage financial results for capital, expense and amortization projects and support Delegation of Authority (DOA) & ITS governance for funding requests
  • 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.

Min. Qualifications

  • A Bachelors degree in Finance, Economy, Accounting, or related business degree
  • A minimum of 8 years’ extensive FP&A, corporate finance, business analysis or other analytical experience required
  • Strong analytical skills and business acumen with a sound understanding of chemical industry, manufacturing, business, and financial planning & analysis required
  • Experience in an financial accounting role using  Generally Accepted Accounting Principals
  • Intermediate Excel 
  • Moderate to heavy SAP or comparable system required

Preferred Qualifications

  • Management experience preferred
  • Strong ability to manage process changes with finance project management and implementation experience a big plus
  • MBA/CFA/CPA preferred





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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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