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Financial Analyst, Reporting & Internal Controls

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Date: May 12, 2022

Location: Wickliffe, OH, US, 44092

Company: Lubrizol Corporation


The Lubrizol Corporation, a Berkshire Hathaway company, is a market-driven global company serving customers in more than 100 countries. We own and operate manufacturing facilities in 17 countries, as well as sales and technical offices around the world. Through our global sales and manufacturing networks, we are able to deliver the products and services our customers need, where and when they need them.


Lubrizol is currently looking for a Financial Analyst to join our Financial Reporting and Internal Controls teams. In this role, you would protect Lubrizol’s assets and reputation by executing a strong internal controls program, and delivering accurate and compliant financial reporting. This role will be based out of our Global Headquarters in Wickliffe, OH, following a hybrid working model. 


What you will do:

Assist Manager of Financial Reporting and Manager of Internal Controls in performing the following:   

  • Prepare quarterly financial reporting, including financial statements, MD&A, and footnotes for Berkshire Hathaway (parent company)
  • Prepare monthly financial statements and internal management reporting package
  • Prepare annual goodwill and intangible impairment testing
  • Assist in researching and summarizing technical accounting topics
  • Assist in implementation of new accounting standards
  • Assist with annual balance sheet reviews
  • Update and establish accounting policies
  • Administer Lubrizol’s lease accounting software
  • Oversee preparation and submission of government surveys
  • Perform internal control testing for Sarbanes-Oxley compliance
  • Address open control deficiencies including remediation, retesting, and closing of deficiencies with the business.    
  • Complete annual risk assessment, including the identification of risks and corresponding mitigating controls.
  • Prepare and present internal control information to Lubrizol Senior Management and Berkshire Hathaway Audit Director
  • Collaborate with regional internal control coordinators to ensure control requirements are completed timely and accurately.   
  • Manage the quarterly 302 certification process
  • Assist with the quarterly internal controls reporting package to Berkshire Hathaway
  • Ensure annual reviews of third-party providers are completed 
  • Monitor segregation of duties and configured controls in GRC Access and Process  
  • Work to establish internal controls programs at recent acquisitions



What you need:

  • Bachelor’s degree from an accredited college or university, preferably in accounting or finance
  • At least 3-5 years of experience in accounting and/or financial reporting
  • Experience with Sarbanes-Oxley compliance
  • Strong written and verbal communication skills
  • Ability to prioritize tasks and meet deadlines
  • Strong analytical and problem-solving skills
  • Ability to work autonomously, as well as collaborate with others
  • Demonstrates strong ethics and integrity
  • Ability to travel domestically and internationally as needed, up to 10%


What will put you ahead:

  • MBA or CPA
  • Experience in manufacturing environment
  • Experience with GRC (Governance Risk & Compliance) system (Access & Process)
  • SAP, BOBJ, BPC experience


Why Lubrizol?

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

Learn more at benefits.lubrizol.com!


While headquartered in the United States, Lubrizol is truly a global specialty chemical company.  We have a major presence in five global regions and do business in more than 100 countries. Our corporate culture ensures that Lubrizol is one company throughout the world, but you will find each region is a unique place to work, live and play.


Lubrizol is an equal opportunity employer. Qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to sex, race, color, national origin, citizenship, age, religion, marital status, military service, sexual orientation, genetic information, gender identity, or any other characteristic or trait protected by federal, state, or local law.

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Nearest Secondary Market: Akron

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