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Manager - Accounting

Location: Houston
Posted on: January 17, 2020

Job Description:

Westlake Chemical offers you the potential to enrich your work life and career experience in an entrepreneurial environment. We work together to enhance peoples' lives through our products and presence in the communities in which we operate. Westlake Chemical is an Equal Opportunity Employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to any characteristics protected by applicable legislation.
If you are an active Westlake Chemical employee (or an employee of any Westlake Chemical affiliates), please do not apply here. Please go to your Workday homepage and click on the \\"Careers\\" worklet and view \\"Westlake Career Opportunities\\".
SUMMARYManage Corporate Accounting staff and functions to include general accounting, coordination with Operations accounting regarding accounting close and reporting matters, consolidations and monthly reporting. Position also has contact with independent auditors.DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIESMay include, but are not limited to, the following:Manage all Corporate Accounting functions, including general accounting of corporate entities.
Lead the close process for all corporate entities.
Direct monthly close matters with Operations accounting.
Lead monthly consolidation process, ensuring it is performed accurately and timely.
Lead the reconciliation process of GL and bank accounts and review completed reconciliations and provide feedback to staff.
Oversee accounting for stock-based compensation.
Direct the analysis of critical accounts and balances, review results and provide feedback to staff.
Direct preparation of monthly internal Management reporting package and other analyses as needed.
Direct the preparation of critical SEC supporting reports and documents.
Coordinate and direct the development of monthly forecasts and year-end CAO s Department budget processes.
Primary contact with outside audit firm on quarterly reviews and year-end audit of corporate accounts and key analysis.
Train and develop staff in their areas, as needed. Provide performance feedback and coaching.
Keep current with technical accounting pronouncements and trends, analyzing their impact on the Company, and application of new accounting pronouncements.
Ensure appropriate and adequate controls in the corporate accounting functions. Enforce control compliance by staff.
Fully support Company goals of continuous improvement and operational excellence at strategic and tactical levels including reviewing area of responsibility for improvement opportunities.
Any additional responsibilities or special projects as assigned, including M&A activities as they relate to the Corporate Accounting function.

EDUCATION, EXPERIENCE AND QUALIFICATIONSCPA and or MBA with ten plus years of progressive accounting experience in both public accounting and the private sector is required, preferably with a chemical or refinery company.
Knowledge of SAP and SAP BPC is critical to the position.
Knowledge of GAAP, general and cost accounting, financial statements preparation and SEC reporting rules and regulations is critical.
Must be proficient with Microsoft Office, including Excel and Word.
Self-motivated, team-oriented, enthusiastic individual who works well under tight deadlines.
Strong organizational and time management skills, capable of managing multiple projects at once.
Willing to work extended hours when working towards reporting deadlines.
Previous managerial experience is required.

PHYSICAL DEMANDSWhile performing the duties of this job, the employee is frequently required to sit; stand; walk; use hands to touch, handle, or feel; reach with hands and arms; and talk or hear. The employee is occasionally required to stoop, kneel, or crouch. The employee must regularly lift and/or move up to 10 pounds. Specific vision abilities required by this job include close vision, distance vision, color vision, peripheral vision, depth perception, and ability to adjust focus.WORK ENVIRONMENTThe noise level in the work environment is usually moderate as normally based in an open office concept. Some of the work may be required in the operating units which can require usage of required PPE including safety glasses, hearing protection, etc. May also result in exposure to outside elements and may require usage of stairs and elevators.
Westlake Chemical is an Equal Opportunity Employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to any characteristics protected by applicable legislation.
If you are an active Westlake Chemical employee (or an employee of any Westlake Chemical affiliates), please do not apply here. Please go to your Workday homepage and click on the \\"Careers\\" worklet and view \\"Westlake Career Opportunities\\".

Keywords: WESTLAKE CHEMICAL, Houston , Manager - Accounting, Executive , Houston, Texas

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