BASF Sr. Accounting Analyst - Freeport in Freeport, Texas

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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 and are always working to form the best team—especially from within, through an emphasis on lifelong learning and development.

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 2015. Come join us on our journey to create solutions for a sustainable future!

Where the Chemistry Happens…

We are seeking a Senior Accounting Analyst to join our team.

Senior Accounting Analyst

Formula for Success: You Will…

  • Perform cost accounting related functions including product valuation pricing, manufacturing and spending analyses, and identification of opportunities for cost reduction and efficiency increases

  • Provide accounting support to build and maintain a business partnership with the various Utilities/Site Services/Operations Areas (must become familiar with product flow, process interrelationships, and cost drivers)

  • Coordinate, communicate, and collaborate with respective Operations/Supply Chain/Production Associates throughout the month, and specifically during the closing process, to ensure that timely, accurate, and representative data populates the SAP system

  • Serve as an information source regarding Capital Policy

  • Evaluate economic portfolios to determine feasibility of Lean/Six Sigma projects

  • Utilize and support the Non-Trade Billing process

  • Participate in Operations review meetings and Accounting Team meetings

  • Compile, reconcile, analyze, summarize, and present/report costs on a monthly basis to site/business/corporate management

  • Guide and support management in the preparation, review, and analysis of annual operating plans and monthly forecasts

  • Provide transparency of costs to businesses and be able to provide suggestions for fixed and variable cost control efficiency

  • Prepare journal entries and service allocations

  • Create accounting controls and control spreadsheets to complete service allocations and residuals analysis and adjustment

  • Fully participate in the physical verification and reconciliation of raw materials, work-in-process, finished goods, and catalyst inventories on an annual basis

  • Assist management in proper necessary financial, accounting, and controlling procedures and any accounting related areas

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 Degree (BS or BBA) in Accounting or Finance from accredited college or university with 5 years of relevant work experience is required.

  • Knowledge of accounting principles, practices and procedures with emphasis in cost accounting preferred

  • Ability to develop, analyze, and interpret accounting information for management in forms of costs, operating plans, policies, and trends

  • Self-starter and self-motivated; must be a consummate team player willing to actively support efforts outside of their defined areas of responsibility

  • Must have initiative and must assume the responsibility to get tasks completed accurately and on time; must be able to handle multiple tasks simultaneously in a fast paced environment

  • Excellent PC skills (MS Excel, Access, Word); excellent interpersonal skills and ability to communicate professionally and effectively with all personnel among the various levels


  • CPA, CMA, or MBA

  • Previous site cost accounting experience

  • SAP and Audit experience preferred

Job: TAFI - Tax & Finance

Organization: N-FFN Finance North America

Title: Sr. Accounting Analyst - Freeport

Location: TX-Freeport

Requisition ID: 1700368