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Senior Fixed and Variable Cost Analyst


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?

Company: INEOS Aromatics

INEOS Aromatics is a global chemical manufacturing company that produces products the polyester industry uses to make many of the things we use in our daily lives, such as clothes, carpets, furniture, automotive parts and food packaging.

We employ 1,300 employees in sites in the United States, United Kingdom, Mainland China, Belgium, Indonesia and Taiwan, with annual sales of $4 billion. Our diverse team of engineers, scientists and business professionals is dedicated to discovering solutions to some of the world’s biggest challenges.

We care about how we deliver these essential products to the world. Our business has been proud to lead the global polyester industry towards a more sustainable future for some time. Above everything, the safety, reliability and excellence of our operations is fundamental to what we do.

We are looking for people who share our passion for excellence, collaboration and innovation. In return for your excellent skills and abilities, we offer a competitive benefits package including: health, dental & vision insurance, 401K match (up to 9%), STD/LTD, paid dependent care days, Life Insurance/Accidental Death and Dismemberment, 9 paid holidays, 2 personal days and paid vacation.

INEOS Aromatics is part of INEOS, formed in 1998 and already one of the world’s most successful companies, with an annual turnover of over $60 billion and 25,000 employees - over 5,000 of them in the US. INEOS is also one of the safest manufacturing companies in the world, nothing is more important to us.

Job Title:

Senior Fixed and Variable Cost Analyst


Texas City, TX, USA

Role Synopsis:

This role is a key part of the site finance team ensuring the integrity of the P/L and Balance Sheet and partnering with management to provide meaningful analysis and forecasting.

Responsibilities and Accountabilities:

  • Primary owner and an expert on plant reporting and analytics for month end close. Partner with cost center owners in monthly accruals, variance analysis, forecasting.   Work with Commercial and Operations for forecast and annual plan. Prepare monthly summary analysis for site and business leadership.
  • Partner with production engineers to record monthly raw material and utility consumptions, calculate individual unit conversion costs, provide analysis of variances, and ensure all variable costs are recorded accurately.  Ensure inventories are balanced monthly. 
  • Support bill of materials, routing, and product costing in SAP, including formula and contract-ven prices.
  • Manage site service billings, including becoming familiar with term sheets and ensuring rebills and charges are in line with term sheets. 
  • Produce journal entries and perform other closing activities.
  • Understand the Procure to Pay process and facilitate resolutions of bottlenecks with central team as needed.
  • Work with IT, manufacturing, commercial, and the rest of the finance team to simplify processes and lead continuous improvement projects.   Ensure reports and processes are controlled. 
  • Support government surveys, environmental reporting, ad hoc reporting, external audit, and any other activities. 
  • Back up other members of the finance team.
  • Any other activities which may be assigned from time to time, such as cash flow, working capital analysis, capital project analysis. 

Skills and Knowledge Required:

  • Bachelor’s degree in business, Finance, or Accounting or similar with minimum five years of relevant experience.
  • Cost accounting experience in refining or the chemicals industry is preferred. 
  • Strong numerical and analytical skills.
  • Experience with analyzing and explaining variances between budget and actuals.  Able to gather information systematically and organize it to draw conclusions.
  • Strong interpersonal skills to work with operations, commercial, SHE, and management to seek information from others, resolve issues, and present information effectively.
  • Understands the value of procedures and controls. 
  • Actively works to identify improvements. 
  • Professional qualification (e.g. CMA, CSCA, CPA) is preferred.
  • Proficient in spreadsheets and MS Office 
  • Experience with SAP FI-CO modules.

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.