Accountant I at Westlake Chemical Corporation (Houston, TX)

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Westlake 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.

SUMMARY

Perform required General Accounting functions for WRBP Roofing & Stone divisions. Position has contact with all levels of management as well as independent auditors.

ESSENTIAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES
  • Support all General Accounting functions for the WRBP Roofing & Stone Divisions
    • Prepare Reporting & Journal Entries in support of Monthly Close schedule
    • Journal entry prep & authorization compliance
    • Prepare Fixed Asset & Lease Accounting reporting and J/E's as required
    • Analyze/ prepare Sales Rebate / Warranty / Commissions / Sales Returns / Payroll / Plant Op Exp / E&O / LCM Reserves & Accruals. All other liability accruals as needed. Submit to Senior Accountant for review & approval
    • Prepare Monthly Balance Sheet Reconciliations for accounts directly assigned. Submit to Senior Accountant for review & approval
    • Assist in Monthly Trial Balance preparation & submission to Corporate as needed
    • Preparation of supporting schedules for Roofing & Stone Monthly/Quarterly/Annual financial reporting packs as needed
  • Prepare supporting SEC data and other regulatory reporting and filing data as necessary. Submit to Senior Accountant for review & approval
  • Work closely with external auditors and provide data and analyses as needed.
  • Prepare schedules / analyses for the assembly of the quarterly review, annual audit kit and internal audit data for both the external and internal auditors as needed
  • Prepare supporting data/schedules for the Annual Budget in coordination with Corporate Planning & Budgeting group as needed. Submit data to Senior Accountant for review & approval
  • Adhere to internal controls in the accounting and reporting areas. Comply with all SOX process controls
  • Responsible for keeping current with technical accounting pronouncements and trends, analyzing their impact on the Company, and application of new accounting pronouncements in accordance with Westlake policy and as directed by the Manager of General Accounting ans Senior Accountant
  • Contribute to the identification of major performance areas for enhancement / process improvement
  • Perform the primary thinking encompassed by this job description.
  • Comply with all Company policies and procedures.
  • Fully supports Company goals of continuous improvement and operational excellence at strategic and tactical levels including reviewing area of responsibility for improvement opportunities to initiate projects or communicate ideas to management as well as active participation on project teams.
  • Strive to attain established goals & objectives. Provide feedback to Manager & seek assistance/coaching when needed.
  • Any additional responsibilities or tasks as assigned.


SUPERVISORY RESPONSIBILITIES

None

EDUCATION and/or EXPERIENCE

Bachelors in Accounting with at least five plus years of progressive accounting experience in both public accounting and the private sector is preferred, preferably with a manufacturing background.

MBA is a plus

Previous experience with financial reporting & analysis, budgeting and general accounting is preferred

Knowledge of computerized accounting systems, preferably SAP, is critical to the position. Must be proficient with spreadsheet programs, including Excel.

PHYSICAL DEMANDS

While 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, frequently lift and/or move up to 25 pounds, and occasionally lift and/or move up to 50 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 ENVIRONMENT

The noise level in the work environment is usually moderate as normally based in an office. 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. Travel up to 10% including air travel or auto travel.

Westlake 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 employee (or an employee of any Westlake affiliates), please do not apply here. Please go to your Workday homepage and click on the "Careers" worklet and view "Westlake Career Opportunities".
More Information on Westlake Chemical Corporation
Westlake Chemical Corporation operates in the Biotech industry. The company is located in Houston, TX. Westlake Chemical Corporation was founded in 1986. It has 9500 total employees. It offers perks and benefits such as Flexible Spending Account (FSA), Disability Insurance, Dental Benefits, Vision Benefits, Health Insurance Benefits and Life Insurance. To see all 36 open jobs at Westlake Chemical Corporation, click here.
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