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Business Controller, Transparent Specialties

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Business Controller, Transparent Specialties

Aurora, Illinois, United States

INEOS Styrolution America LLC

Our Company:

  • The global leader in styrenics: No. 1 leader in styrenics with a focus on Styrene Monomer, Polystyrene, Acrylonitrile Butadiene Styrene Standard and Styrenic Specialties
  • Employees: 3,600 worldwide
  • Production sites: 20 manufacturing sites in 10 countries
  • Customer base: Customers in 106 countries
  • Sales: 6 billion EUR in 2021

Safety remains and always will be our number one priority at INEOS. Our US locations are following the INEOS Covid protocols for new hires as a condition of employment:  

  • Candidates must be fully vaccinated prior to start date, and
  • Provide proof of Covid-19 vaccination, or
  • Willingness to obtain the vaccine before hire date and must be fully vaccinated prior to commencement of employment

The Position: Business Controller, Transparent Specialties -This position reports to the head of business partnering Standard Products and Specialties and is the financial business partner for one of 4 (ABS, PS, SPEC enhanced, SPEC transparent) polymer units in the Americas region. The role leads the financial processes of the unit to ensure that Sales Directors and BU Leadership have clear visibility of its P&L performance, cost structure, and KPI’s and supports the business team in decision making. He/she is responsible for the analysis of margins, costs, budgets/forecast and proactively supporting the BU in strategy and investment decisions. In addition, a key component of the role includes process improvement and implementing automation. 

What you will do:

  • Serve as the main finance contact for the respective business.
  • Monitor business and economic trends and partner with the business to plan for anticipated business changes.
  • Provide analysis for pricing changes based on commodity feedstock forecast. 
  • Support the month-end close process for the business unit and the region as required.
  • Prepare and communicate financial results in an engaging manner to various levels of management.
  • Prepare and coordinate the monthly finance forecast and annual budget and present roll up data to the business and regional management.
  • Work cross-functional with sales, procurement, logistics and site operations to develop, validate and improve item/customer profitability.
  • Prepare ad hoc financial modeling and analysis to support the business unit/regional/global financial goals. 
  • Seek out and implement process improvements and automation to enhance consistency and reduce complexity across the financial and non-financial environment. 
  • Provide technical expertise and guidance for both internal policies and external reporting requirements (IFRS & GAAP) as necessary.
  • Support Audit requirements at the local level from all sources: Internal Audit, External Audit, or Income Tax Audit.
  • Support, adopt, implement, adhere to, and promote all company policy and procedures. 
  • Comply and enforce INEOS Styrolution responsibilities, authorities and policies, including, but not limited, to: ISO 9001, ISO 14001, ISO TS 17025, IATF 16949, GMP, Code of Conduct, SHE Policy, Environmental Policy, Quality Policy, Integral Responsibility Management System (SARI), Golden Rules, 20 Safety Management Principles, IGGN's, Clean Sweep, Life-Saving Rules, OEA and C-TPAT.

What you will bring:

Level of education & knowledge:

  • Bachelors/Undergraduate Degree in Accounting, Finance or Economics. An advanced degree, MBA, or CPA is highly desirable
  • Fluency in English required. Bilingual in Spanish a plus

Experience in general:

  • 5-7 years of progressive financial planning and analysis experience, including experience in a manufacturing and sales & marketing type company, Chemical Industry preferred
  • Experience with segment reporting and profit center controlling / accounting.

Technical skills:

  • Expertise in SAP financial modules (FI & CO), and a good understanding of the integration with other modules.
  • Controlling experience in a manufacturing business environment
  • Knowledge of SAP BPC, BI/Business Objects, Essbase, EDWH or other reporting tools.
  • Demonstrated experience with cost accounting/reporting, IFRS/GAAP, Supply Chain, Planning and Forecasting and the ability to interpret and apply company policies and procedures.
  • Advanced knowledge of MS Office Products: Excel, Power Point, Outlook, Power BI a plus

The Location: This opportunity is located in Aurora, Illinois, only 10 minutes from downtown Naperville.

What we offer to you: 

  • Competitive salaries, performance-related pay, and bonuses.
  • A comprehensive benefits package with low premiums including health, short term disability, and life and accidental death insurance plans
  • Retirement savings with company match + contributions
  • Fitness and tuition reimbursement
  • Flexible work environment
  • Career development and progression

We are INEOS Styrolution because:

It does not matter where you come from, who you are or how you see yourself. We have an inclusive approach that is open and transparent and welcomes talent first and foremost. At INEOS, we believe a diverse business provides the right platform for open and innovative thinking, and that’s where the best ideas come from. We are an equal opportunity employer and champion diversity.

We are excited to hear from you and share more about our organization.

All the best,

The INEOS Styrolution Talent Team


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