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POST DATE 9/2/2016
END DATE 11/5/2016

Olin Chlor Alkali Products Freeport, TX

Freeport, TX
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The Olin Corporation has an opening for a Senior Manufacturing Accountant to support the Global Manufacturing and Engineering (M&E) function with a focus on Maintenance Repairs & Operations (MRO) inventories, as well as supporting management reporting and analysis for the M&E function. The role will be located in Freeport, TX.

The Senior Manufacturing Accountant will serve as a global subject matter expert for MRO inventory and will directly manage MRO inventory accounting in North America. The role will also be responsible to ensure accounting activity recorded within the company's records and books are accurate and complete and to provide routine and ad hoc financial reports and analysis. This role is expected to adhere to the company's accounting policy and practices as well as the country Generally Accepted Accounting Principles (GAAP).

Core Responsibilities:

* Ensure accounting activity for MRO inventories including accurate quantity and standard costs are recorded within the company's books and records

* Budgeting, product costing, physical inventory observations, recording, reporting, analyzing and communicating functional activity and results

* Adherence to the company's accounting policy and practices and U.S. generally accepted accounting principles (GAAP)

* Ensures financial statements accurately reflect results of operations and the financial position of the company

* Assist the function management team in financial analysis necessary for decision making

* Records, monitors, reports and communicates function/business results. Ensures activity is accurate and complete

* Ensure compliance with accounting standards

* Complete product costing of materials, review for variances and correct/communicate results to business/plant management. Perform product inventory reviews and fixed assets reviews

* Provide financial analysis to function/business management teams as needed for project studies, options analysis and productivity/benchmarking measurements

* Integral to this role is establishing and maintaining an ongoing working relationship with other sub-processes and functions

* Demonstrated technical accounting ability through greater than six years of directly applicable experience

* Demonstrated leadership and initiative competencies as well as the ability to identify root causes of issues and discover/implement practical solutions

* Open to and proposes new ideas to improve existing work processes

* Helps to drive change to reduce complexity

* Uses customer/client information to improve work processes

* Recognizes cross-functional as well as cross-Finance impacts and takes action to address needs

Required Qualifications:

* A minimum 4 years of relevant experience

* Good understanding of US GAAP requirements

* Demonstrated technical accounting ability in a manufacturing environment

* Superior communication skills are important in this role

* Initiative and ability to implement solutions with little to no guidance from immediate manager

* Strong coaching and interpersonal skills

* Excellent knowledge of work processes, ERP system, and other accounting and planning computer applications

* Good knowledge of Microsoft Excel and other Microsoft tools

* Good Analytical Skills

Preferred Qualifications:

* CPA with Public Accounting experience

* Strong foundation in SAP/ECC accounting system and processes

* Experience in the chemical industry

* Ability to quickly learn the organizational structure and to collaborate with colleagues (functional and business)


* Bachelor's Degree or higher in Accounting or closely related subject