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

Job Purpose

The duties of the Accountant include a specific range of accounting functions including processing journal entries, preparation and processing of account reconciliations, assisting the Manager with the maintenance of all headquarter reporting units while ensuring compliance with SOX controls and company policies.  The Accountant assists the Manager with preparation and review of all financial reporting, including but not limited to monthly and annual closing preparation, interim and annual audit requests and monthly revaluations of foreign denominated loans, interest and invoices. Our US FSSC consists of a professional staff whose objectives are to provide the US business units with specialized services including accounts payable, travel expenses, cash application, asset management, general ledger, financial reporting and SOX / governance controls. 

Job Responsibilities

  • Assist with monthly financial close activities.
  • Assist with creation and parking of journal entries and the gathering of supporting documentation and approvals.
  • Assist with the reconciliation of monthly intercompany account imbalances using HFM and  further research.
  • Prepare or assist with preparation of balance sheet account reconciliations in BlackLine, including attachment of all required supporting documentation; flag all variances and recommend corrective action.
  • Prepare for and participate in internal and external audits. Gather supporting documentation and upload to shared sites, as applicable.
  • Prepare monthly SOX control documentation and maintain storage of these documents.
  • Assist with entering new fixed assets and maintaining the accounting for them.
  • Create monthly checklists and monthly file set-up for close-related activities.
  • Upload monthly results into HFM and complete all supplemental and roll forward schedules as needed.

Requirements & Qualifications

  • Bachelor degree in Accounting with 0-3+ years of exp. OR Associates degree with 5+ years exp. OR High School diploma with 8+ years exp. 
  • Ideal candidate will have experience and knowledge of general ledger, debits/credits, balance sheets, assets/liabilities, bank reconciliations, inter - company reconciliations worldwide
  • Accounting for corporate entities and holding companies
  • Knowledge of foreign exchange, currency conversions  
  • Technical Skills: MS Excel; macros, pivot tables, advanced formulas. SAP,  HFM, and Backline


Bachelor's Degree or equivalent experience
Associate's Degree in Relevant industry

EEO Statement

Element Solution Inc is an E-Verify Company and provides 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

Nearest Major Market: New Haven
Nearest Secondary Market: Hartford