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Assistant Controller


INEOS Aromatics

Interested in joining a winning team? A team whose employees share in the ownership of the business and are empowered to make a difference?


INEOS Aromatics

From soft drink bottles to packaging trays, from clothing to carpet, INEOS Aromatics makes the chemicals used to produce many of the things we use in our daily lives.

Our main products include paraxylene (PX) and purified terephthalic acid (PTA). PTA is a raw material used in the manufacture of polyesters used to make fibers, textiles, film, and polyethylene terephthalate (PET) bottles. PX is a feedstock for PTA production. We also produce metaxylene, a feedstock for PX production. 

We are comprised of a diverse team of engineers, scientists and business professionals dedicated to discovering practices to confront some of the world’s biggest issues. We are looking for people who can contribute to our passion for reinvention, have a collaborative spirit and challenge our thinking in our ambition to achieve net zero.

We care about how we deliver these essential products to the world. Above everything, the safety, reliability, and excellence in our operations is fundamental to our success.

Our sites and offices can be found around the world, in the United States, United Kingdom, China, Belgium, Indonesia and Taiwan.

Job Title:

Assistant Controller


Cooper River Plant, Wando, SC

Role synopsis:

The Assistant Controller provides accurate and timely reporting regarding Cooper River operations to the Cooper River and Global Aromatics Finance leadership team.

Supports the Cooper River Finance Manager in the processes of Planning, Forecasting, Performance insight and Reporting of Cooper River performance to support the delivery of strategic agenda and in-year targets.

Provides financial information such as Month End reports, forecast, and other ad hoc reports to stakeholders.

Responsibilities and Accountabilities:

Principal Accountabilities:

  • Responsible for Cooper River site annual planning, rolling forecasts process, ensuring plans are appropriately challenged and providing assurance to Cooper River Finance Manager.
  • Supports strategy refresh activity and 5-year shape through translating strategic programs/ activities into financials to enable the business to fully understand the impacts of decisions, identifying opportunities or risks and providing assurance on the process integrity.
  • Manages the consolidation and supports the review of plan and forecast.  Applies market, competitive and financial lens to evaluate delivery probability, opportunities and risks.
  • Supports annual planning and forecasting processes of Global PTA to ensure plans and forecasts are grounded in the reality of the business and external environment, opportunities and vulnerabilities are articulated and variance vs. strategic objectives and financial framework are highlighted.
  • Coordinate and validate inputs for Variable Cost Forecasting and Budgeting
  • Perform closing activities regarding inventory revaluation (COSA and FCIS)
  • Logistics cost review with commercial department on monthly basis.
  • Responsible for Manufacturing month-end entries such as standard costing updates, consumptions of raw materials, and inventory transfers.
  • Inventory accounts reconciliations.
  • Calculation, analysis, and verification of production metrics including Yields and mass balancing.
  • Intra-divisional billing and receipts process
  • Revenue and COGS accruals. Palladium and precious metal entries for ME
  • Cash Weekly Forecast
  • Support Audits

Behavioral Skills:

  • Strong PowerPoint and Excel skills
  • Strong SAP user
  • Knowledgeable in technical accounting and financial statements
  • Strong communication skills
  • Good grasp of business context and drivers
  • Prioritizes task effectively and works to tight deadlines

Education & Experience:

  • Bachelor’s degree in Accounting, Finance or Business
  • Minimum of 5 years of Finance, Accounting, or related work experience preferably in a Chemical industry environment

Our culture is one of honesty and integrity with an emphasis on safety, health and environmental performance.On our team, people are acknowledged for embracing new practices that help create real value for customers.

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