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BASF Financial Analyst 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 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 .

What You'll Be Doing - The Financial Analyst supports the Finance and Controlling function within BCE USA by providing analytical support for senior management as well as for other management and personnel across the LLC. The Financial Analyst is responsible for analyzing variances, resolving challenging problems that could result in misleading financial statements, and for presenting results and accompanying recommendations to management. The Financial Analyst has a wide variety of expertise across areas such as Capital and Fixed Assets, Product Profitability and sales impact, Forecasting and Budgeting, and more.

  • Forecasting and Budgeting, both top-line and Fixed Costs

  • Product profitiablity analysis; being aware of all the various impacts on product costs and their downstream impacts

  • Capex, Fixed Asset, Inventory analysis and support

  • Support Industry Managers and Sales Managers with forward-looking analysis and presentations

  • Support for Sales Incentive Plan

  • Ad-hoc project support for Site Controllers as needed

  • Support for Accounting team as needed

  • Support for Controlling team in Mexico as needed

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

  • 5-8 years relevant work experience as a Financial Analyst or similar role

  • Manufacturing environment experience

  • Global company experience

  • Intellectual curiosity - to realize through analysis when something does not look correct or looks out of range - and pursue, within appropriate guidelines, to resolve the issue

  • Experience with Financial statements and analyzing variances, preferably in a manufacturing environment

  • Knowledge of Capex approval processes and the ability to evaluate new projects

  • Ability to communicate effectively in a global company, with multiple reporting chains, some international and some domestic

  • Forecasting and Budgeting, including assembling projections from multiple sources and presenting results to various levels of management

  • Familiarity with Accounting and the tasks of the Accounting team - Analyst may be called upon to support and work closely with that team

  • Flexibility amidst changing priorities - transition to Sun Chemical

Bonus Points

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

  • Direct SAP experience is highly preferred

Job: CONT - Controlling

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

Title: Financial Analyst

Location: MI-Southfield

Requisition ID: 2100017