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BASF Controller in Southfield, Michigan

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.

Fueled by a passion for color and entrepreneurial spirit, Colors & Effects holds a leading position in the pigments market. The strategic focus on pigments will strengthen as Colors & Effects plans to integrate into the Sun Chemical, a member of the DIC Group in 2020. Colors & Effects fully concentrates on the pigments business and its customers to achieve its goals of growth and cash generation. Based on their chemical expertise in the coatings, plastics, printing, cosmetics and agriculture markets, Colors & Effects experts offer consultative solutions. For our customers and our company: We live colors. We boost effects. For more information about Colors & Effects, visit at .

What You'll Be Doing - The Controller is responsible for the accounting operations of the legal entity, including the financial reporting, maintenance of a system of accounting records, and a comprehensive set of appropriate accounting controls. The Controller aims to mitigate risk for the company and ensures accuracy of reported financial statements in accordance with US GAAP. The position is responsible for all monthly and annual closing duties, any state and US reporting requirements, and tax compliance. Accounting for Fixed Assets, Inventory and Accounts Receivable are all within the Controller's area of responsibility.

  • Timely and accurate closing of the books, monthly and annually.

  • Oversight of Fixed Asset, Inventory, and A/R accounting; ensuring accuracy and timeliness.

  • Timely and accurate reporting, both internal and external.

  • Regular coordination with parent company Controlling and support teams.

  • Coordination with and support of other areas within Legal Entity Controlling group, including Site Controlling and Financial Analysis – includes sharing of resources when necessary.

  • Development of staff to promote growth within Colors & Effects.

  • Interaction with other areas of Colors & Effects to support resolution of problems, including Sales, Supply Chain, and Business Steering.

Coloring Your World: What We Offer You …

We not only provide value to our customers, but to you as well. Through you@BASF, our total offer, you can discover and take advantage of the benefits, perks and other opportunities that best suit you and your family’s needs, no matter where you are in your career.

The “Total Rewards” that you receive as an employee of Colors & Effects goes way beyond a paycheck. In addition to your base salary and incentive program, you receive a competitive array of health and insurance benefit choices that typically represent a significant portion of your overall compensation. You also have retirement benefits that include competitive company-matching contributions to help you save for the retirement you’ve been dreaming of, and much more.

Finally, we know that life is about more than work, which is why we offer flexible work options that can be designed in partnership with your manager to meet the needs of the business and your personal needs.

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

Shine With Colors & Effects! Do You Have What It Takes?


  • Bachelor’s Degree or Business-related degree with relevant accompanying experience.

  • CPA

  • 10 years as Senior Accountant / Controller.

  • Financial management experience required.

  • Must be proficient and experienced working in modern ERP system in a large global company; SAP preferred.

  • Must have full knowledge of US GAAP requirements.

  • Must have experience maintaining system of accounting controls and generating both internal and external financial statements; experience with audits.

  • Must have five years of senior management experience in an Accounting Department; as a Controller preferably.

  • Must be comfortable with the Shared Service concept for transactional work; some work will be done in other areas not under the direct control of the Controller.

  • Must be comfortable working with large datasets and the amount of transactions commensurate with a $350M entity.

Bonus Points

  • Do you have a Bachelor's Degree in Accounting? Great!

  • Financial management experience in a global company is a plus.

  • Accounting experience in manufacturing is a plus.

Job: CONT - Controlling

Organization: G-EDP/CO-Business Mgmt Printing/Spclties/Cosmetic-63019188

Title: Controller

Location: MI-Southfield

Requisition ID: 2000500