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Rotational Intern (Finance/Accounting, Audit, Tax, FP&A)


Houston, TX, US, 77010

Req ID:  83150
Facility:  One Houston Center-130
Department:  Fixed Assets & Capital Administration
Division:  Finance


Basic Function

Rotational Development Program: 
The program enables students to obtain hands-on work experience by rotating into an array of functional teams within the Finance/Accounting 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.   
Department Overview:
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.
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.
Financial Planning and Analysis - Perform budgeting, forecasting, and analysis that supports major corporate decisions of the CFO, CEO, and the Board of Directors.

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


  • 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





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Ensures accountability
Instills trust and exemplifies integrity


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 unlock value for our customers, investors and society. 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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