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Senior Lead Accountant, Corporate Accounting


Houston, TX, US, 77010

Req ID:  80637
Facility:  One Houston Center-130
Department:  Corporate Accounting
Division:  Finance


Basic Function

Position is for a Senior Lead Accountant working as part of the Corporate Accounting leadership team. The Senior Accountant will be responsible for analysis of subsidiary financial statements; oversee government reports; monitor, report audit fees, Statutory reporting, financial statement and report preparation, strong analytical and communication skills, support accounting of contingencies, ARO, environmental and account reconciliations.

Roles & Responsibilities

  • Provide supervision and guidance to departmental staff personnel in the completion of government reports, periodic legal entity reviews and monthly and quarterly balance sheet account analysis, including reviewing or completing related reconciliations.  
  • Support legal entity directors through preparation and reporting of periodic financial statements. 
  • Prepare in-depth analysis and presentations to senior leadership team for board meetings including, fees paid to LyondellBasell’s independent auditors.
  • Liaise with LyondellBasell resources, as necessary, to ensure appropriate accounting and compliance with all financial, environmental, legal & regulatory policies and requirements.
  • Lead in the preparation and supporting audits of various statutory financial statements.
  • Continuously evaluate opportunities to further standardize and streamline process and drive best practices.
  • Collaborate and communicate effectively with various departments throughout the organization including serving on key projects when necessary.  Develop and implement standardized global legal entity reviews for operating and non-operating legal entities.
  • Perform SOX controls and maintain evidence of control for areas of responsibility.
  • Provide financial analysis on accounts as required.
  • Prepare quarterly and annual SEC/IFRS reporting disclosures.
  • Accounting oversight of monthly close activities such as review of journal entries, analysis of general ledger account balances Perform Sox controls and maintain evidence of control for areas of responsibility.  
  • Collaborate cross functionally and communicate effectively with various departments throughout the organization including serving on key projects.
  • Assist in the restructuring of entities through the IFA process.
  • Provide day to day management, direction, development, leadership and support to the corporate accounting team.

Min. Qualifications

  • Bachelor’s degree in Accounting or Finance with a minimum of 8 years of related accounting experience.  
  • In-depth understanding of technical US GAAP and IFRS knowledge.
  • Experience with Internal Controls and SOX/404 requirements.
  • Experience in a global, fast-paced, dynamic and deadline driven environment.
  • Excellent interpersonal and communication skills, both oral and written are essential.
  • Must be well organized, able to prioritize and have excellent analytical and problem-solving skills to drive continuous improvement and ensure achievement of Company goals.
  • Strong computer skills and proficiency in MS Office Suite including Word, Excel and PowerPoint required.
  • Knowledge of SAP or other large ERP systems and Hyperion required.
  • Ability to work extended hours during various times of the month/year.
  • Ability to apply and research technical US GAAP and IFRS requirements.
  • Ability to work independently and solve non-recurring problems and drive continuous process improvements.
  • Ability to apply strong analytical, evaluation and problem-solving skills.
  • Demonstrate leadership ability with proficiency in mentoring, team development and project planning.  Strong sense of ownership, urgency and accountability.
  • Ability to develop innovative improvements to functional processes and reporting. Ability to operate with a high degree of integrity and will be expected to work on confidential projects.

Preferred Qualifications

  • Professional certification (e.g. CPA) is highly desirable.
  • Public accounting experience is a plus.




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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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