At BASF, we create chemistry through the power of connected minds. By balancing economic success with environmental protection and social responsibility, we are building a more sustainable future through chemistry. As the world's leading chemical company, we help our customers in nearly every industry meet the current and future needs of society through science and innovation.
We provide a challenging and rewarding work environment with a strong emphasis on process safety, as well as the safety of our employees and the communities we operate in, and are always working to form the best team—especially from within, through an emphasis on lifelong learning and development.
And we are constantly striving to become an even better place to work. BASF has been recognized by Forbes Magazine as one of America's Best Employers in 2017. Come join us on our journey to create solutions for a sustainable future!
Where the Chemistry Happens...
The Financial Accounting Manager for the Seneca, SC location contributes to the development of the site, as well as to the accounting and finance community. S/he will be a highly-motivated and trusted professional who is the first point-of-contact for accounting and financial guidance to leadership teams at BASF's manufacturing locations. This role ensures transparency for decision-making for the Site Leadership Team to execute decisions impacting the site. The Manager is a trusted advisor capable of providing financial and accounting guidance and solutions, as well as translating the operational activities at the site into financial results.
On a regular basis, s/he educates local management regarding spending, takes the lead in local audits, ensures compliance with site financial and asset controls, directs the site's operating plan and forecast, and provides core accounting solutions spanning monthly reporting to fixed overhead rate development.
The Financial Accounting Manager leads the process by which the site determines its financial contribution through transparency of cost and opportunity. In doing so, the role ensures the site operates with clear visibility of its cost structures and strategies; supports efforts to drive simplicity and reduce complexity at the site; and responsible for ensuring appropriate reporting and financial controls associate with the site assets. In a governance role, s/he ensures internal and external financial policy and procedures are followed. In a leadership and people development role, the role is actively involved in attracting, retaining, and developing team members.
Provide strategic financial counsel and support to the Site Director and Leadership Team.
Create and communicate relevant financial analyses to associated business management personnel, providing meaningful insight into plant performance
Lead in the management and development of the assigned accounting staff to maximize productivity/efficiency, and to ensure clarity in accountabilities and expectations among personnel.
Interpret, direct, and ensure compliance with Corporate Accounting Policies and procedures. Ensure that adequate internal controls are maintained so that inventories, M&E, and other company assets are protected during all phases of plant operations.
Direct the preparation of the site's Operating Plan/Forecast and assure accuracy and reasonableness of all forward-looking data used for business group projections. Ensure the annual rate development process supports the annual spending plan.
Be responsible for general and cost accounting, which includes systems and procedures to insure the accurate and timely financial reporting of site performance.
Provide support to site management to ensure the availability of data for analysis and reporting.
Through coaching and multiple forms of communication, ensure that site personnel possess sufficient financial knowledge to understand the P/L implications of activities occurring in their area of responsibility.
Champion new ideas and foster a team environment.
Create Your Own Chemistry: What We Offer You...
Adding value to our customers begins with adding value to you. You@BASF is the suite of benefits, perks, programs and unique opportunities we offer to support you—the whole you—in all stages of your life and career. With you@BASF, you create your own chemistry.
The total rewards that you receive as a BASF employee go way beyond a paycheck. From competitive health and insurance plans, to robust retirement benefits that include company-matching contributions, to making sure you never stop learning, we believe investing in you is investing in our success. Working for a large, global organization, you'll have a chance to grow professionally and personally, expand your network and build a rewarding and dynamic career.
At BASF, we create chemistry – and have been doing so for 150 years. Our portfolio ranges from chemicals, plastics, performance products and crop protection products to oil and gas. As the world’s leading chemical company, we combine economic success with environmental protection and social responsibility. Through science and innovation, we enable our customers in nearly every industry to meet the... current and future needs of society. Our products and solutions contribute to conserving resources, ensuring nutrition and improving quality of life. We have summed up this contribution in our corporate purpose: We create chemistry for a sustainable future.