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Sr. Accounting Analyst (EB) - Beachwood, OH Job

Date: Aug 3, 2017

Location: Beachwood, OH, US

Company: BASF

Sr. Accounting Analyst (EB) - Beachwood, OH-1702935

We are an equal opportunity employer and all qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, age, citizenship, color, religion, sex, marital status, national origin, disability status, gender identity or expression, protected veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by law.

Description
At BASF, we create chemistry through the power of connected minds. By balancing economic success with environmental protection and social responsibility, we are building a more sustainable future through chemistry. As the world’s leading chemical company, we help our customers in nearly every industry meet the current and future needs of society through science and innovation.

We provide a challenging and rewarding work environment with a strong emphasis on process safety, as well as the safety of our employees and the communities we operate in, and are always working to form the best team—especially from within, through an emphasis on lifelong learning and development.

And we are constantly striving to become an even better place to work. BASF has been recognized by Forbes Magazine as one of America’s Best Employers in 2016. Come join us on our journey to create solutions for a sustainable future!

Where the Chemistry Happens…

The Senior Accounting Analyst position exists to ensure the accurate and timely collection, analysis, and reporting of cost accounting data for the plants of assigned responsibility. The role will interface with corporate accounting to ensure compliance with Generally Accepted Accounting Principles (GAAP) and International Financial Reporting Standards (IFRS). S/he will maintain internally developed controls and an environment of continuous improvement in the plant accounting areas. The incumbent will provide financial analyses and reporting as requested by the site or business group, as well as accounting support and guidance to Plants, Business Unit (BU) Operations, Supply Chain, and the Master data team. In addition, the position will track, analyze, and report on inventory activity for the EB business, (i.e., scrap, material ledger analysis/adjustments, raw material pricing, freight accruals, inventory adjustments, obsolescence, inventory by location/business line), and manage and report on the cycle count program for all EB locations.

Senior Accounting Analyst (EB) (1702935) – Beachwood, OH

Formula for Success: You Will…
- Analyze, reconcile, summarize, and report plant costs monthly to site and corporate management.
- Observe and verify annual physical inventories, ensuring that corporate guidelines are followed.
- Track and analyze valuation for raw materials, intermediates, and finished goods in COBALT.
- Provide economic analysis as requested by the site or business groups.
- Assist plant management in the preparation of annual operating plans for the plant(s) under their responsibility and forecasting of monthly variances
- Prepare special analyses of production or service costs. These analyses are of a confidential nature and are utilized both at the site and at the business group level.
- Provide accounting support to teams within their plant responsibilities.
- Track, analyze, and report on inventory activity for the EB business, (i.e., scrap, material ledger analysis/adjustments, raw material pricing, freight accruals, inventory adjustments, obsolescence, inventory by location/business line).
- Manage and report on the cycle count program for all EB locations.

Create Your Own Chemistry: What We Offer You…

Adding value to our customers begins with adding value to you. You@BASF is the suite of benefits, perks, programs and unique opportunities we offer to support you—the whole you—in all stages of your life and career. With you@BASF, you create your own chemistry.

The total rewards that you receive as a BASF employee go way beyond a paycheck. From competitive health and insurance plans, to robust retirement benefits that include company-matching contributions, to making sure you never stop learning, we believe investing in you is investing in our success. Working for a large, global organization, you’ll have a chance to grow professionally and personally, expand your network and build a rewarding and dynamic career.

Qualifications - BASF recognizes institutions of Higher Education which are accredited by the Council for Higher Education Accreditation or equivalent

Ingredients for Success: What We Look for in You…
- Bachelor’s degree required, preferably in Accounting or Finance; an advanced degree, CPA, and/or CMA is desirable.
- A minimum of 3 years of experience in Site Accounting/Controlling, Business Accounting/Controlling, and/or Corporate Accounting/Controlling.
- General understanding of General Accepted Accounting Principles (GAAP) and IFRS, and internal control techniques.
- Knowledge of Management accounting and inventory control methods and/or BASF Systems (COBALT, MARIS, COBUS, OCEAN).
- Ability to communicate effectively with all levels of personnel and management, including oral and written presentations.
- Must have the skills, training, and motivation necessary to work independently to accomplish objectives; must have the business acumen to support an environment of continuous improvement.
- ERP experience required; SAP data mining expertise preferred.

Primary Location: US-OH-Beachwood
Function: TAFI - Tax & Finance
Job Type: Standard
Shift: Day Job
Organization: N-FFN Finance North America


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