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AR Analyst

Location: 

Poznań, PL, 60-829

Req ID:  76787
Facility:  POZNAN-6731
Department:  AR EMEA
Division:  Finance

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 2021, LyondellBasell was named to Fortune magazine’s list of the “World’s Most Admired Companies” for the fourth time in a row. More information about LyondellBasell can be found at www.LyondellBasell.com.

Basic Function

  • The AR Analyst position will report directly to the AR Manager/Team lead in Rotterdam/Houston. The position key responsibilities are billing activities, rebates and commission calculations.
  • The AR Analyst position is responsible for third party customer invoices to ensure they are issued timely and accurately and for issuing manual invoices for miscellaneous activities upon request.
  • The AR Analyst position responsibility includes invoice processing and ensuring that output is generated and received by the customer, follow up on non-billed deliveries with internal stakeholders and ensure a smooth month end close process.
  • The AR Analyst position is responsible for creating/maintaining all customer rebate agreements from the entry date to the final settlement and executes commission payments for designated region.
  • The AR Analyst should develop the relationship with business partners such as the Global Credit, Supply Chain, Sales, Tax and drive improvements to AR KPI’s, discuss issues at internal meetings to ensure alignment and manage expectations of internal customers.

Roles & Responsibilities

  • Monitor billing invoice due lists, address issues and ensure resolution of queries prior to month end close.
  • Record Journal entries for miscellaneous 3rd party invoices and file appropriate documentation.
  • Run control reports daily, to check accuracy of E-Billing set-ups and liaise on changes with the Master Data team.
  • Check and envelope invoices for assigned countries and process E-Billing documents.
  • Issue invoices, cancel/rebill and credit/debit notes upon request from Customer Service.
  • Create and review rebate agreements, book appropriate manual accruals, prepare rebate proposals and issue credit notes after approval.
  • Monitor commission balance sheet account and analyze difference between accrual and payout. 
  • Review, maintain, and recommend/implement changes to AR procedures to promote efficiency and to ensure global standardization.
  • Prepares Global AR related Account Reconciliations by analyzing open and aged items. 
  • Perform Joint Venture reconciliations, cash clearings, booking of service claims.
  • Support external Auditors.
  • Reviews the monthly AR KPIs dashboard.

Min. Qualifications

  • Bachelor’s degree preferred. Or 2 – 3  years of related experience and/or training; or equivalent combination of education and experience.
  • Exposure to technical GAAP knowledge (USGAAP, IFRS and local country) related to a wide variety of topics, with the ability to extract appropriate accounting elements from business deals / contracts.
  • Experience in a global, fast-paced, dynamic and deadline driven environment.
  • Experience with Internal Controls and SOX/404 requirements.
  • SAP experience preferred but not required.
  • Strong computer skills and proficient in MS Office Suite including Word, Excel, Visio, PowerPoint and Access.
  • Able to multitask and meet aggressive deadlines.
  • Passion for driving continuous improvement.
  • Excellent interpersonal and communication skills essential given diverse nature of operating landscape and cultural sensitivities.

Competencies

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

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