Staff Accountant

Company Name:
Celanese
Company Description:
Celanese Corporation is a global technology leader in the production of specialty materials and chemical products which are used in most major industries and consumer applications. Our products, essential to everyday living, are manufactured in North America, Europe and Asia. Known for operational excellence, sustainability and premier safety performance, Celanese delivers value to customers around the globe with best-in-class technologies. Based in Dallas, Texas, the company employs approximately 7,600 employees worldwide and had 2011 net sales of $6.8 billion, with approximately 73% generated outside of North America. For more information about Celanese Corporation and its global product offerings, visit www.celanese.com.
Responsibilities:
The Staff Accountant will carry out assigned responsibilities to facilitate accurate and timely closing of general ledgers each month, including:
Recording accruals and other adjustments using journal entries.
Reviewing assigned accounts to ensure accuracy.
Preparing / reviewing balance sheet account reconciliations.
Reviewing legal entity/plant expenses using financial reports to identify potential errors.
Communicating issues to internal customers (plant/business line controllers, corporate accounting) or other functions, as needed.
Identifying, solving and/or escalating accounting issues to Team Lead/Manager.
Continuously improving closing processes and quality
Ensuring compliance with policies/procedures and internal controls.
Assisting with special projects as needed.
Qualifications:
Required Knowledge/Skills/Abilities:
0-3 years Experience
Bachelors Degree in Accounting
Microsoft Excel - Intermediate skill level
Desired Knowledge/Skills/Abilities:
Strong knowledge of basic accounting concepts, including cost accounting.
SAP (or other ERP) experience is helpful.
Curious to understand "why" and questions existing processes.
Exhibits a positive, can-do attitude and approaches responsibilities with an open mind
Demonstrates a healthy skepticism and effective problem solving and analytical skills.
Follows through on commitments and demonstrates ownership of results.
Advanced degree or CPA a plus

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