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Financial Analyst

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Datum: 26-mrt-2021

Plaats: Westerlo Oevel, BE, 2260

Bedrijf: Lubrizol Corporation

Lubrizol, a Berkshire Hathaway company, is a market-driven global company that combines complex, specialty chemicals to optimize the quality, performance and value of customers’ products while reducing their environmental impact.   Lubrizol produces and supplies technologies to customers in the global transportation, industrial and consumer markets.  These technologies include lubricant additives for engine oils, driveline and other transportation-related fluids, industrial lubricants, and additives for gasoline and diesel fuel.  In addition, Lubrizol makes ingredients and additives for home care and personal care products and pharmaceuticals, and specialty materials, including plastics technology and performance coatings in the form of resins and additives. 

For our Oevel Plant we are looking for a Financial Analyst.


Summary of Responsibilities

The Financial Analyst is an active participant in the execution of business strategy and delivering relevant short-term and long-term financial analyses to support profitable business growth.  In addition, this role is responsible for goal setting, providing updates on financial progress, improvement initiatives, budgeting, and financial reporting.


Essential Job Functions  

  • Monitor financial performance of the business, including income statement, balance sheet and cash flow.
  • Support monthly financial reporting and the monthly business review process.
  • Provide timely, concise, and actionable financial information to the business, including gap analyses.
  • Proactively collect information from manufacturing plants, procurement, supply chain, etc. to forecast near-term results.  Use “rolling forecast” methodology to accommodate updated requests.
  • Assist in the coordination and development of the business’ annual operating plan, strategic plan, and trajectory.
  • Prepare month-end closing deliverables.
  • Manage rebate and commission agreement accruals and payments.
  • Provide pricing and profitability analysis.
  • Perform financial analysis for capital investments, including cash flow forecasts.
  • Highlight any taxation or treasury issues arising on transactions within the business to the appropriate corporate departments.
  • Support adherence to documented internal controls and assist with development of new controls.
  • Ad hoc projects as needed.


Skills, Qualifications, Experience, Special Physical Requirements:

  • Bachelors degree in Accounting, Finance, Economics, or educational equivalent
  • Minimum 3 years of financial experience in a multinational company
  • Fluent in English with strong written and verbal communication skills
  • Strong computer skills including Microsoft Office Suite
  • Well-organized, flexible, ability to prioritize work
  • Proactive, self-starter with the desire to achieve
  • Ability to work well under pressure
    • Masters degree
    • French and/or Dutch language skills
    • SAP, Power BI, and BW knowledge
    • Cost accounting experience


The Oevel production plant is with more than 160 employees the largest plant of Lubrizol Advanced Materials in Belgium. We make two plastics: Estane® thermoplastic polyurethane, and TempRite® chlorinated polyvinylchloride. These products are distributed from Oevel in the form of pellets or powders to our customers around the world, whereupon it is processed to a wide range of applications: leisure products and textile, sprinkler systems, medical material, water piping, cables and wires, textile,…
There are several departments present in this plant, Warehouse, Production, Maintenance, Quality- and application labs, Marketing, Engineering, Finance, HR, HS&E, Planning, Purchasing, Sales etc. In short, on this site you will find colleagues from diverse backgrounds who work in a larger context of an international American company. They are hard-working teams with enthusiastic colleagues, who’s personal development is encouraged by coaching and training and getting responsibility in their job. The site is located in the industrial area of Oevel next to the highway E313 and the Albert Canal.

Banensegment: Financial, Financial Analyst, ERP, Warehouse, Engineer, Finance, Technology, Manufacturing, Engineering