Accounting Specialist II - Pensions

Fulltime, Finance Functions

Texas, Houston, United States Apply Now Apply until: Open until further notice

 

Nouryon has an outstanding opportunity for an Accounting Specialist Pensions Tax in Houston, TX.

 

  • Lead the pension accounting for Specialty Chemicals
  • Manage the pension retiree / medical accounting with Towers Watson
  • Liaison between environmental and accounting

 

Key Responsibilities

  • Ensure appropriateness of cost absorption in pension and post-retirement benefits accounts.
  • Produce pension and post-retirement benefits cost experience reports.
  • Serve as a member on the Pension Plan Administrative Committee
  • Ensure appropriateness of environmental costs expensed or charged to provision accounts in Americas companies.
  • Produce detailed reports of environmental spend by project in the Americas companies.
  • Advise and guide engineers in proper accounting coding of various types of environmental spend.
  • Assist with AR composition for environmental spending.
  • Resolve payment issues for environmental costs invoices.
  • Assess legacy matters to determine whether they are appropriate Nouryon costs.
  • Provide guidance for proper accounting coding of legacy matters.
  • Provide replies to auditor inquiries regarding pension, post-retirement benefits, environmental and legacy accounting.
  • Understands and has knowledge of IFRS and FEM
  • Identify opportunities to improve and automate processes and controls and drive continuous improvement
  • Drive changes in policies (e.g. training / SOP / policy / communications)

Job Qualifications

  • Bachelor’s Degree in Accounting or Finance and 7+ years of relevant accounting work experience.
  • MBA/CPA preferred
  • Knowledge of direct and indirect Tax required
  • Knowledge in specialized accounting areas such as pensions, retiree / medical, environmental
  • Strong understanding of general accounting principles and IFRS
  • Experience in SAP; proficient in  Microsoft Office (Excel, Word and Outlook); experience with Hyperion Financial Management a plus
  • Excellent communication skills, both written and verbal
  • Highly analytical; accurate with an attention to detail
  • Ability to build relationships with customers/stakeholders in a multi-national environment
  • Drive standardization across BUs in the region and guards the integrity and quality of the delivered accounting in the specific area
  • Ability to work in a fast-paced team environment and meet strict deadlines and manage pressure. Overtime may be required during month end close, tax deadlines and other critical projects.

Vacancy data
Closing date
Open until further notice
Vacancy number
N0003427
Organization
Continent
North America
Country
United States
State/Region/Province
Texas
Site
Houston
Business
Finance Functions
Job characteristics
Job family
Finance
Hierarchy level
Professional/Experienced/Specialist
Full time/part time
Fulltime
Contract type
Permanent

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