Senior Accounting Analyst

Every day, Braskem’s 8,000 team members work to improve people’s lives by creating sustainable solutions through chemicals and plastics. In alignment with our commitment to a circular economy, we focus our global sustainable strategy in three key areas: sustainable processes to reduce waste; an innovative product portfolio; and solutions to support our clients and communities.

We pride ourselves on a culture that promotes diversity and inclusivity (D&I) encouraging its team members to be who they are, following the motto: “You are free to be you.” This mindset adds value to the organization by unlocking untapped potential. Braskem promotes collaborative behaviors that encourage new ideas and different perspectives. As a global organization, Braskem offers competitive employee benefits such as parental leave and educational reimbursement. We strongly encourage people with all different backgrounds and experiences, of all races and ethnicities, abilities, and people from the LGBTQIA+ community, to apply.

Braskem America is an indirect wholly owned subsidiary of Braskem S.A. headquartered in Philadelphia. The company is the leading producer of polypropylene in the United States, with six production plants located in Texas, Pennsylvania and West Virginia, an Innovation and Technology Center in Pittsburgh, and a new operation in Boston focused on leveraging groundbreaking developments in biotechnology and advanced materials. For more information, visit http://www.braskem.com/usa.

Overview:

The primary duties of the Senior Accounting Analyst  are:

  1. Execute monthly close activities, which take place prior, during and after the closing period; and
  2. Be responsible for the Fixed Asset & Capital Projects activities

Responsibilities:

  • Prepare and post manual journal entries in SAP system, such as revenue adjustment, accruals, and reclassifications
  • Prepare monthly reconciliations of balance sheet GL accounts and comment on relevant changes
  • Perform SOX internal controls
  • Run Fixed Asset activities, which includes depreciation and capitalized interest
  • Run Capital Project activities, which includes creation, retirement and close of projects in SAP, per information provided by the Investment Team
  • Assist the Investment Team on the conclusion of the classification of projects (capital vs expense)
  • Act as focal point in local and global projects that require accounting knowledge and expertise
  • Support local and global departments with accounting knowledge and expertise
  • Support Headquarters in Brazil with spot demands

Requirements:

  • BS Degree in accounting
  • 5 years experience in accounting Experience with SOX – Sarbannes Oxley internal controls
  • Advanced experience with Microsoft Office, especially Excel
  • Strong written and verbal communication skills
  • Strong critical and analytical skills, as well as organization skills
  • Strong team spirit skills
  • Good problem solving skills
  • Able to quickly adapt to change
  • Process oriented

Preferred skills:

  • Audit Firm experience
  • Experience in ERP system SAP
  • Experience with IFRS – International Financial Reporting Standards

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