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Senior Accountant

Business Unit:  ESI HQ & Other
Division:  Finance - Business

Business Overview

Element Solutions Inc. (NYSE: ESI) is a leading specialty chemicals company whose operating businesses formulate a broad range of solutions that enhance the performance of products people use every day. Developed in multi-step technological processes, our innovative solutions enable our customers' manufacturing processes in several key segments, including electronic circuitry, communication infrastructure, automotive systems, industrial surface finishing, consumer packaging, and offshore energy.

Customers of ESI’s businesses use our innovation as a competitive advantage, relying on ESI to help them navigate in fast-paced, high-growth markets. The breadth of ESI’s offerings provides strong strategic value to the end markets they serve. With over 5,500 people in operating facilities across more than 50 countries, ESI has established a growing legacy of creating technological advances for customers around the globe.  Our people and technical sales teams are located close to our key markets, allowing us to maintain strong customer relationships and accelerate our product innovation process.

 

Job Purpose

We are looking for highly motivated finance professionals willing to take a step further in their careers by joining our team.

Exciting and challenging opportunity working in an American multinational chemical company. The accounting lead will have a key role in the EMEA Financial Shared Services structure supervising the RTR team functions executed in accordance with the Group Policies, local and US GAAP requirements, agreed service level agreements and key performance indicators.

Reporting to the FSS controller, the successful candidate will actively participate in the team's development, helping with possible implementations/system changes, the transition of activities, and collaborating in the continuous process improvement initiatives to ensure a streamlined and efficient team over the regional FSS function.          

Responsibilities

Service Delivery
 

  • Lead, manage and motivate a team of high-performance accounting professionals
  • Full overview of the Month End Closing, review of reporting packages and ensure deadlines are met
  • Approval of SOX controls
  • Approval of balance sheet reconciliations in Blackline
  • Approval of monthly and quarterly variances interacting with different departments as needed (PTP, OTC, FP&A…)
  • Escalation and resolution of issues
  • Manage relationship with auditors (agreement on calendars, managing to get the engagement letters signed, point of escalation)
  • Ensure Financial statements are presented on time
  • Team management (holidays, performance reviews, backup organization, recurrent 1 to 1, interviews)
  • Design people development plans
  • Take ownership on special projects assigned on top of the daily activities
  • Responding to a significant number of ad hoc queries, and analysis as required, prioritizing work effectively to ensure that these queries are responded to on a timely basis
  • Role may require some travel at times and work on some weekends/public holidays during month/year-end periods

 

Continuous improvement

  • Work closely with the process owners on continuous process improvements
  • Proactively seek feedback from fellow team members and other internal and external customers

Requirements & Qualifications

  • Bachelor’s Degree in Accounting/Finance
  • Over 5+ years of Accounting/Finance experience required
  • Experience leading a team
  • Advanced Excel skills with experience in building and working with complex models and large data sets.
  • Experience with SAP (JDE and HFM is a plus).
  • Leading accounting role in FSS in a large, listed, multinational company is desirable
  • US GAAP and SOX experience

Skills

  • Demonstrable leadership skills, ability to engage, influence and build credibility across diverse stakeholder groups
  • Demonstrable experience in working collaboratively and proactively to address emerging issues and delivering improvements
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills in English and Hungarian (other languages are an advantage)
  • Eager to learn and embraces change

EEO Statement

Element Solutions Inc group of companies are E-Verify Companies and provide reasonable accommodation for qualified individuals with disabilities and disabled veterans in job applicant procedures. Equal Opportunity Employer: Minority/Female/Veteran/Disabled/Gender Identity/Sexual Orientation