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BASF Controlling Leader in Geismar, Louisiana

Now Hiring! Controlling Leader

Geismar, LA (On-site)

Annual bonus / Relocation support

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Where the chemistry happens…

The Controlling Leader plays a crucial role in supporting the Site Controller in overseeing the financial operations and reporting for the North America Geismar Verbund Site. This position entails a diverse range of financial tasks and responsibilities, all aimed at ensuring the provision of accurate and timely financial information, as well as analysis and accurate reporting of the Site's performance. In addition to these core duties, the Controlling Leader will actively participate in various teams that support site services and production units.

As a Controlling Leader, You Create Chemistry By...

  • Supporting the development and maintenance of the site's budget and forecast. Collaborate with various departments to gather relevant financial data and provide insights for budget planning and variance analysis.

  • Monitoring and analyzing costs, expenses, and variances to identify areas for improvement (e.g., cost-saving opportunities). Conduct financial analysis and provide insights on key performance indicators (KPIs) to drive operational improvements and identify financial risks and opportunities.

  • Supporting internal and external audit activities to satisfaction, including the coordination of the annual physical inventory count and ensuring timely completion of inventory reconciliations. Assist in maintaining effective internal controls to support Financial Reporting Compliance and ensure compliance with company policies and requirements.

  • Supporting the month-end and year-end closing processes, including review of cost allocations, accruals, and journal entries when needed. Review and validate site-relevant topics such as fixed asset replacement values, property tax allocations and bill of materials. Support annual reporting requirements (e.g., Responsible Care).

  • Identifying opportunities for automation and streamlining to improve efficiency and accuracy in processes and reporting. Collaborate with our Service Hub (Montevideo) and other Verbund sites to align on digital best practices (e.g., reporting dashboards).

  • Leveraging leadership skills to manage projects and work across multi-disciplinary teams.

If you have...

  • Bachelor’s degree in Accounting/Finance from accredited college or university. CPA and/or MBA a plus.

  • 7+ years of relevant work experience

  • Advanced knowledge of MS Excel, Word, PowerPoint and working knowledge of ERP systems such as SAP, Oracle, etc. Power BI knowledge will be an asset.

  • Knowledge of accounting standards and industry trends

  • Strong sense of accountability and leadership skills, with the ability to influence others.

  • Have good communication skills - including research memos, slides, presentations, and executive summaries.


Create Your Own Chemistry With you@BASF

At BASF, you will have the chance to do meaningful work towards building a more sustainable future. In addition to competitive compensation and benefits, BASF provides you with access to a wide range of elements to help you be your best. It’s what we call you@BASF . We are committed to providing benefits, programs, and opportunities that support our employees’ overall well-being, personal growth, and a safe, collaborative, and inclusive work environment.

Just some of the many benefits we offer include:

  • Flexible work arrangements whenever possible

  • Highly competitive retirement savings plan with company match and investment options

  • Well-being programs that include comprehensive mental health support for you and your household family members

  • Family forming benefits (fertility, adoption and surrogacy reimbursement, maternity/parental leave, and more)

  • Back-up child and elder care with discount programs for families of all ages and stages

  • Mentoring and career development opportunities that allow you to share, learn, and thrive

  • Matching gifts program that allows you to deepen the impact of your contributions to qualified charities

  • Employee crisis support for when the unexpected happens

  • Access to our BASF wine cellar, employee discounts, and much more!

Privacy Statement

BASF takes security & data privacy very seriously. We will never request financial information of any kind via email, private text message or direct message on any social medial platform or job board. Furthermore, we will never send a candidate a check for equipment or request any type of payment during the job application process. If you have experienced any of the above, please contact myhr@basf.com to report fraud.

Equal Employment Opportunities

We are an equal opportunity employer and all qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, age, citizenship, color, religion, sex, marital status, national origin, disability status, gender identity or expression, protected veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by law.

Applicants must be currently authorized to work in the United States on a full-time basis.