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Sr. Lead Accountant, External Reporting


Houston, TX, US, 77010

Req ID:  80736
Facility:  One Houston Center-130
Department:  External Reporting
Division:  Finance


Basic Function

The principal responsibilities for the External Reporting Sr. Lead Accountant will include assisting in the preparation and qualitative review of the company's external financial statements, including annual and quarterly SEC filings as well as the earnings release and other external reporting materials.

Roles & Responsibilities

  • Prepare the quarterly and annual consolidated financial statements and ensure compliance with US GAAP and SEC reporting requirements.
  • Participate in the preparation and review of the Company’s XBRL exhibits in Workiva Wdesk.
  • Compile and review tie-out support for publicly released financial information.
  • Review financial results, prepare variance analysis and related explanations as necessary.
  • Review earnings releases and other investor presentations to ensure compliance with SEC regulations and consistency with other public documents.
  • Research disclosure requirements as defined by US GAAP and SEC regulations.
  • Develop and maintain strong working relationships with individuals in other departments, both locally and globally.

Min. Qualifications

  • A Bachelor's degree with a major in accounting is required.
  • A minimum of 5 years of relevant experience.  
  • Working knowledge of U.S. GAAP and SEC Reporting is required. 
  • Working knowledge of XBRL is preferred, but not required.
  • Excellent communication skills, both oral and written are essential.
  • Deadline driven and detail-oriented; ability to work efficiently and achieve results in a dynamic and fast-paced environment, while maintaining high quality. 
  • Must be well organized, able to prioritize and have excellent analytical and problem-solving skills.
  • Proficient in Microsoft Office. 

Preferred Qualifications

  • CPA is a plus.
  • Workiva Wdesk is a plus.
  • Big Four experience preferred.




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

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.

Nearest Major Market: Houston

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