Senior Lead Accountant, Accounting Policy

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Basic Function

This role will report into the Sr. Manager of Accounting Policy with a dotted line to the Sr. Manager of External Reporting. The purpose of the role is to assist in researching technical accounting matters (US GAAP/IFRS) and assist in the preparation of the Company's periodic financial reporting to the SEC. This position will need to interact with the broader organization, develop and maintain effective business relationships with teams in several Finance functions and the Company's business units.

Roles & Responsibilities

  • Perform technical accounting research and provide interpretation of ambiguous and complex accounting guidance in accordance with LyondellBasell's Corporate Accounting Policies (US GAAP and IFRS).
  • Prepare accounting memoranda providing documentation of the Company's application of accounting principles to specific transactions or events.
  • Review contracts to identify complex accounting matters and provide accounting guidance to the business units and segment controlling organizations.
  • Participate in assessing the impact of proposed accounting pronouncements and regulations (from the SEC, FASB, IASB, PCAOB, etc.) and assist supervisor in formulating the Company's position on proposed accounting standards.
  • Develop recommendations regarding the adoption and implementation of accounting changes for the Company.
  • Assist the supervisor with internal and external audit issues.
  • Assist in the preparation and review of the quarterly and annual SEC filings and the IFRS Annual Report.
  • Compile and review tie-out support for publicly released financial information.
  • Drives continuous process improvements to mitigate risks throughout the organization.
  • Fosters an environment of strong ethics, morale, leadership and teamwork.


  • Bachelor's degree or advanced degree in accounting/finance is required.
  • Professional Accounting Certification (Registered Accountant, Chartered Accountant or CPA) is preferred.
  • Preferred 7+ years accounting experience.
  • Working knowledge of US GAAP and SEC Reporting required.
  • Working knowledge of XBRL preferred.
  • Minimum of 2 years Big 4 public accounting experience.
  • Able to influence others on important, complex and non-routine accounting issues.
  • Willingness to create or change procedures to effectively implement new or existing accounting policies.
  • Ability to work in a fast-paced environment.
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills required.
  • Ability to meet deadline, work well under pressure and produce accurate results.
  • Effective listening skills.
  • Fluent in spoken and written English is required.


Builds effective teams


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Customer focus

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Drives results

Ensures accountability

Instills trust and exemplifies integrity

LyondellBasell (NYSE: LYB) is one of the largest plastics, chemicals and refining companies in the world. Driven by its employees around the globe, LyondellBasell produces materials and products that are key to advancing solutions to modern challenges like enhancing food safety through lightweight and flexible packaging, protecting the purity of water supplies through stronger and more versatile pipes, improving the safety, comfort and fuel efficiency of many of the cars and trucks on the road, and ensuring the safe and effective functionality in electronics and appliances. LyondellBasell sells products into more than 100 countries and is the world's largest producer of polypropylene compounds and the largest licensor of polyolefin technologies. In 2022, LyondellBasell was named to Fortune Magazine's list of the "World's Most Admired Companies" for the fifth consecutive year.

We have the potential - and responsibility - to use this scale and reach to make a positive impact across our value chains. That's why we are working to make meaningful progress to address some of the world's most pressing challenges such as reducing plastic waste in the environment, helping to mitigate climate change and contributing to a thriving society for our employees, the communities where we operate and the people who depend on our products. To learn more, click here.

Must be at least 18 years of age and must be legally authorized to work in the United States (US) on a permanent basis without visa sponsorship.

LyondellBasell does not accept or retain unsolicited resumes or phone calls and/or respond to them or to any third party representing job seekers.

LyondellBasell is an equal opportunity employer. We evaluate qualified applicants without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability, age, veteran status, and other protected characteristics. The US EEO is the Law poster is available here.

Nearest Major Market: Houston
More Information on LyondellBasell
LyondellBasell operates in the Other industry. The company is located in Houston, TX. LyondellBasell was founded in 2022. It has 11371 total employees. It offers perks and benefits such as Flexible Spending Account (FSA), Dental Benefits, Vision Benefits, Health Insurance Benefits, 401(K) and Employee Stock Purchase Plan. To see all 33 open jobs at LyondellBasell, click here.
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