Sr Lead Business Finance Analyst, Sasol


Full Time
Houston, TX
Posted 2 months ago
Company Name:  Lyondell Chemical Company
Location:  Houston, TX, US, 77010
Req ID:  73848
Facility:  One Houston Center-130
Department:  O&P Americas Business Finance
Division:  Finance

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 2020, LyondellBasell was named to Fortune Magazine’s list of the “World’s Most Admired Companies” for the third consecutive year.

This position serves as the focal point for periodic profit/cash flow budgeting, forecasting and business performance analysis and reporting activities for the Sasol JV, which rolls up to the North American Olefins and Polyolefins segment. This position is responsible for coordinating, consolidating and analyzing significant portions of the annual sales, production, and variable & fixed cost budgets, and is a critical liaison on all budget related issues.
The incumbent will be considered an expert in the use and operation of the company’s financial systems. He/she acts as focal point for General Ledger/SAP accounting issues as they relate to properly assigning costs and revenues to cost centers and profit centers, and provides guidance to members of the Finance department often through the process of coordinating a joint work product. Strong interfaces exist with business management, operations staff groups and within the CFO organization.
General responsibilities include performing:
Analysis and insight essential in developing the business unit’s overall strategy and evaluating a diverse range of opportunities
Monthly financial analysis and ad hoc special business performance analysis
Annual budget preparation
Monthly forecasting and planning of income statement, balance sheet and cash flows
Work with the business to identify and measure KPI’s
Business unit working capital management
BA in a financial/business field or relevant experience with minimum five years of financial or business analysis experience preferred.  MBA, CPA, CFA or equivalent experience valued.
Strong analytical, evaluation and judgment skills.
Thorough understanding of financial and manufacturing accounting principles and procedures (US GAAP and IFRS), and financial performance indicators (e.g. margin, ROCE).
Interpersonal skills necessary to work effectively as a team member, and achieve results through the contributions of other people within and outside the immediate organization.
Excellent verbal, written and presentation skills.
Advanced PC skills, including spreadsheets, database, graphics, statistical forecasting, and modeling. Expertise in SAP, BPC and HFM preferred.
Ability to work independently and solve non-recurring problems and drive continuous process improvements and exhibit strong analytical, evaluation and problem solving skills.
Ability to assert innovation and creativity to improve business and functional processes and reporting whilst adhering to a strong control environment.
Attention to detail to ensure accounting and financial information is timely, accurate and complete.
Ability to manage conflicting priorities (multiple tasks) and support business unit management with sound business and financial counsel while constantly challenging to drive the team to optimize results and add value.
Exhibits a strong sense of urgency and accountability

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.


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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.

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