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Senior Lead Accountant


Houston, TX, US, 77010

Req ID:  80275
Facility:  One Houston Center-130
Department:  Financial Instruments & Hedge Accounting
Division:  Finance


Basic Function

The Financial Instruments & Hedge Accounting team is responsible for overseeing the guidance research of US GAAP and IFRS, accounting, close process, policy development and maintenance,  and financial reporting for financial instruments and hedge accounting applications, including commodities, foreign currency, and debt. This role will require execution of routine accounting and close process procedures, researching related accounting issues, documenting hedge accounting programs, and assisting in the preparation of communications to senior management and coordinating with various departments utilizing hedge accounting applications.

Roles & Responsibilities

  • Lead the completion and perform reviews of month, quarter, and annual accounting entries specific to our scope, including reviewing or completing related reconciliations.
  • Lead the completion and review of quarter and annual financial reporting packages for key areas assigned.
  • Perform SOX controls and maintain evidence of control for areas of responsibility.
  • Provide financial analysis on accounts as required.
  • Initiate gather support and draft hedge accounting documentation.
  • Provide significant input into communications to senior management.
  • Assist in development of hedge accounting programs.
  • Lead the completion and perform review of balance sheet analysis for areas within scope.
  • Assist and provide draft conclusions as accounting research matters arise for both US GAAP and IFRS within scope.
  • Lead in the preparation and supporting audits of various statutory financial statements, where applicable.
  • Seek continued development of knowledge of financial instruments and hedge accounting applications.
  • Collaborate and communicate effectively with various departments throughout the organization including serving on key projects when necessary.


Min. Qualifications

  • Minimum bachelor’s degree in Accounting, or similar, required.
  • Minimum of 5 years accounting experience.
  • Advanced skills in Excel and working skill in Word required.
  • Excellent analytical and problem-solving skills.
  • Flexibility to multi-task and consistently meet deadlines.
  • Excellent interpersonal and communication skills, both oral and written are essential.
  • Well organized and able to prioritize, adjusting focus as needed.
  • Ability to work extended hours during various times of the month/year.

Preferred Qualifications

  • CPA preferred.
  • Big Four or hedge accounting experience is a plus.
  • Experience with SAP and Onestream is preferred.


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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.


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.

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