Cost Accountant

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Date: Nov 10, 2023

Location: Deer Park, TX, US, 77536

Company: Lubrizol Corporation

About Lubrizol  
The Lubrizol Corporation, a Berkshire Hathaway company, is committed to enabling a sustainable future. Our unmatched science unlocks immense possibilities at the molecular level, driving sustainable and measurable results to help the world Move Cleaner, Create Smarter and Live Better. Our solutions are used by people every day, improving billions of lives around the world. 

We value diversity in professional backgrounds and life experiences. By enabling a consistent, unbiased, and transparent recruitment process, Lubrizol seeks to create a positive experience for candidates so we can get to know them at their best. We recognize unique work and life situations and offer flexibility, ensuring our employees feel engaged and fulfilled in every aspect of life. 

Lubrizol is currently looking for a Cost Accountant to join our Finance organization. This position is located at Lubrizol’s largest manufacturing facility in Deer Park, Texas and focuses on providing information, processes and solutions that enable plant operations to achieve their goals and initiatives. A typical day may include developing and implementing solutions to daily reporting and accounting issues, both in regards to general accounting and inventory/cost accounting. Candidates who are self-directed, enjoy working in and around a manufacturing environment and are able to manage multiple priorities and responsibilities will thrive in this role. This is an exciting position which will allow driven candidates to gain knowledge and experience for advancement to positions of greater responsibility throughout the company.


Essential Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Review and analyze production variances and inventory adjustments on a monthly basis.
  • Develop annual labor and overhead rates.
  • Non-working slow-moving analysis and recording.
  • Ensure accuracy and timeliness of financial reports, sharing analytical perspective as appropriate.
  • Help lead externally audited physical inventories
  • Perform general accounting functions (recorded journal entries, account reviews/reconciliations/analysis and expense analysis).
  • Assist in the annual operating budget and forecast activities (depreciation and plant expenses).
  • Participate in off-site physical inventories.
  • Help lead the monthly inventory close process.
  • Proactively anticipate the needs of internal customers and stakeholders and build plant leadership capabilities by providing coaching and guidance on Lubrizol policies and procedures.  
  • Participate in internal and external audits.
  • Lead and participate in special projects and initiatives which support our operations facilities.
  • Assist in the improvement of SAP reporting and new measurement criteria leading to improved decision processes and overall improvement of plant performance.
  • Perform ad-hoc projects and analysis as requested.


Skills, Qualifications, Experience:                                      

  • Bachelor’s degree in accounting or finance
  • 5+ years of accounting experience
  • Strong cost accounting background
  • Demonstrated strong leadership and change management skills.
  • Proven self-starter with a desire to achieve; strong team focus.
  • Strong computer skills, especially Microsoft Office.
  • Excellent interpersonal and communications skills.
  • Ability to work with a broad range of internal customers ranging from plant management, plant engineering and production operators.


Considered A Plus:                                   

  • Proficiency in SAP, SharePoint, Power BI, or advanced Excel functions.
  • Previous plant, cost accounting, or operations finance experience.


Working Conditions/Travel Required:                               

  • Primarily in an office setting with occasional work done within the plant.
  • Infrequent weekends will be required for physical inventory or special projects.
  • Primary physical location is in Deer Park, Texas
  • Occasional travel will be required for physical inventories.
  • Hybrid work schedule with flexibility


What Lubrizol offers:

  • Competitive salary with performance-based bonus plans
  • 401K Match plus Age Weighted Defined Contribution 
  • Competitive medical, dental & vision offerings
  • Health Savings Account
  • Paid Holidays, Vacation, Parental Leave
  • Flexible work environment

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If you’re interested in the position, we encourage you to apply. Lubrizol is always looking for candidates who embody our cultural beliefs in everything they do. If you’re All In, Lead Decisively, Take Action, Think External, and can Be Courageous, Lubrizol could be the place for you.



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