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OneFinance Intern


Houston, TX, US, 77010

Req ID:  80053
Facility:  One Houston Center-130
Department:  Fixed Assets & Capital Administration
Division:  Finance


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.

Basic Function

OneFinance Intern Development Program:

The program enables students to obtain hands-on work experience by rotating into an array of functional teams within the Finance organization.  The internship curriculum allows students to continuously develop, apply and strengthen skills required in a professional setting that will prepare for a full-time career.   

The LyondellBasell Finance organization has team members located between Houston, London, Hong Kong, and the Netherlands.  

  • Finance and Accounting - Provide key Insights into operational results, helping to drive improved business performance.  We specialize in Benefits Accounting, Executive Compensation Accounting, Financial Instruments, Treasury Functions, Hedging and Governance.
  • Financial Planning and Analysis - Perform budgeting, forecasting, and analysis that supports major corporate decisions of the CFO, CEO, and the Board of Directors.
  • Internal Audit - Provide the Audit Committee of the Board of Director, Stakeholders, and Management with an ongoing objective evaluation of the Company's internal control environment, in constructive manner that adds value to the business, by identifying opportunities to improve the reliability and quality of the financial, operational and management processes.  
  • Tax - Responsible for tax compliance, managing cash tax outflow, tax planning to minimize cash taxes and manage risk, tax audits, transfer pricing, tax reporting and support to other departments in making business decisions.

Roles & Responsibilities

‒    Finance and Accounting:

  • Create appropriate report / communications, reconciliations, flux analysis, and contribute on Continuous Improvement Teams
  • Ensure the accuracy of the financial statements for which they are compiling through the application of GAAP and analytical investigation
  • Execute top quality accounting and governance functional performance in areas of complex technical accounting and reporting
  • Identify, initiate, and promote process redesign and improvements to enhance productivity and efficiency
  • Perform processes for identified areas of responsibility including month end process order closure, journal voucher transfers, miscellaneous accruals, cost allocations as designed and 3rd party billings
  • Will be asked to perform audit functions in applicable areas

‒    Internal Audit:

  • Demonstrate teamwork by cooperating with department members, sharing information, utilizing innovations of others, participating in group decision process, and accepting additional assignments as appropriate 
  • Develop the ability to identify and assess key risks and controls within assigned audit areas
  • Expected to participate on teams and various project assignments and identify, initiate, and promote process redesign to enhance productivity, efficiency, and standardization
  • Manages multiple priorities to meet deadlines and commitments
  • Meet with employees in other parts of the business to understand the function being audited, prepare audit work papers and appropriate report / communications, proactively recommend improvements, and participating in Continuous Improvement Teams
  • Must be highly self-sufficient and able to make self-directed decisions as well as support other team members in the department
  • Perform accounting and analytical services for corporate and manufacturing departments including Audit, Fixed Assets, Inventory, and Manufacturing Accounting

‒    Tax:

  • Prepare global quarterly reconciliations and tie-outs
  • Prepare monthly cash tax projections for US federal, state, and consolidated global cash taxes
  • Prepare various book/tax differences for the tax return and quarterly tax accounting calculations such as fixed assets depreciation, accruals, etc.
  • Prepare various workpapers and returns for the consolidated tax return including partnerships, corporations, international, and state returns
  • Various special tax projects

‒    Financial Planning & Analysis:

  • Provide financial and reporting support to the business segments and manufacturing sites
  • Prepare monthly financial forecast for each business segment
  • Plan and implement the annual budget and long-range planning process for the global organization
  • Prepare financial package for monthly Business Review Meeting with CEO
  • Prepare quarterly MD&A Segment Analysis package and earnings release support for External Reporting and Investor Relations
  • Perform corporate modelling for long-range financial scenario planning and monitor the key business drivers
  • Perform ad hoc analyses to drive effective management decision-making and maximize financial performance

Min. Qualifications

  • Must be at least 18 years of age
  • Must be legally authorized to work in the United States without requiring sponsorship for employment visa status
  • Pursuing a bachelor’s degree in accounting, finance, or other business equivalent degree
  • Overall GPA of 3.0 or greater

Preferred Qualifications

  • Ability to work in a fast-paced environment which requires ability to prioritize tasks and multi-task
  • Demonstrate basic knowledge in US GAAP and/or Tax principles
  • Must be able to demonstrate a basic knowledge of GAAP, demonstrate organization and prioritization skills, and have advanced communication and interpersonal skills
  • Must be highly self-sufficient and able to make self-directed decisions as well as support other accountants in the department
  • Possess excellent communication skills, both written and spoken with the ability to work well with others
  • Proficient in Microsoft Office with emphasis in Excel


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

Position not eligible for referral bonus.

Nearest Major Market: Houston

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