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Senior Accountant (Fixed Assets)

Company Name:  Lyondell Chemical Company

Houston, TX, US, 77010

Req ID:  72379
Facility:  One Houston Center-130
Department:  Fixed Assets
Division:  Finance

LyondellBasell (NYSE: LYB) is one of the world’s largest plastics, chemical and refining companies and a member of the S&P 500. LyondellBasell ( manufactures products at 55 sites in 17 countries.  LyondellBasell products and technologies are used to make items that improve the quality of life for people around the world including; packaging, electronics, automotive parts, home furnishings, construction materials and biofuels.

Basic Function

Located at LyondellBasell’s headquarters in downtown Houston, TX, the fixed asset senior accountant position is responsible for ensuring accurate, complete and timely transactional processing with consistent application of global accounting policies and procedures.

Transactional responsibilities include, but are not limited to, capital vs. expense rulings, monitoring construction work in progress, depreciation posting and variance analysis, asset creation, retirement, sales, transfer, capital project closure, financial account reconciliations and reporting, resolving fixed asset issues globally, SAP implementation and testing in the asset and project systems modules, and preparing 10K disclosures

Roles & Responsibilities
  • Deliver efficient and effective processes on behalf of all stakeholders.
  • Build and maintain relationship with our business partners.
  • Initiative and self-directed performance is encouraged. Escalate unresolved issues.
  • Participate in cross functional teams representing process area to ensure appropriate implementation of agreed improvement solutions.
  • Seek, provide, support and implement process improvement initiatives agreed to by the Process Leader.
  • Deliver expectations and take appropriate actions to continuously meet expectations of customers and governance functions in provision of accounting services.
  • Deliver to the expectations of the Process Leader in performing the respective processes ensuring tasks, activities and sub-processes are standardized and aligned across the team.
  • Provide decision support and analysis to the Process Leader to ensure information/analysis provided is properly evaluated and supported.
  • Bring suggestions and provide support to the Process Leader for tracking implemented performance indicators and metrics and explaining trends in performance.
  • Perform SOX controls in accordance with internal control guidelines and maintain evidence of control for area of responsibility.
Min. Qualifications
  • Bachelor’s degree in Accounting or Finance with a minimum of 4 years of relevant experience.
  • Finance Professional certification (e.g. CPA, CIMA) is highly desirable.
  • Experience with Internal Controls and SOX/404 requirements, preferred.
  • Knowledge of configuration, design and testing of SAP asset module and/or project systems module preferred.
  • Demonstrated experience operating in a metric driven environment preferred.
Preferred Qualifications
  • Experience in a global, fast-paced, dynamic and deadline driven environment.
  • Exposure to technical knowledge in USGAAP and IFRS accounting principles related to a wide variety of topics.
  • Experience of working in different international geographical regions preferred.
  • Excellent interpersonal and communication skills are essential.
  • Dedicated to driving continuous process improvements.
  • Ability to multi-task and meet aggressive deadlines.
  • Ability to work under pressure analytically and systematically.
  • Ability to influence management decisions and behaviors that have an impact on process effectiveness.
  • Strong computer skills and proficiency in MS Office including Word, Excel and PowerPoint.
Builds effective teams
Cultivates innovation
Customer focus
Demonstrates courage
Drives results
Ensures accountability
Instills trust and exemplifies integrity

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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