Olin Chlor Alkali Products and Vinyls, a division of Olin Corporation, has an opening at the Plaquemine, Louisiana location for an Accountant. The Accountant performs professional accounting work involving compilation, consolidation and analysis of financial data and applies accounting techniques and standard practices to the classification and recording of financial transactions. Work may include any or all of the following: ledgers and preparation of journal entries; fixed asset or inventory accounting; preparation of trial balance or financial statements; cost accounting; bank account reconciliation. This is intended to be a contributing rather than training position.
Olin Corporation is a leading vertically-integrated global manufacturer and distributor of chemical products and a leading U.S. manufacturer of ammunition. Olin Chlor Alkali Products and Vinyls is the world’s leading producer of chlor alkali products and vinyls, the number one supplier of epoxy materials, the number one global seller of membrane caustic soda and chlorinated organics and the number one North American seller of chlorine, bleach and hydrochloric acid. Winchester's principal manufacturing facilities produce and distribute sporting ammunition, law enforcement ammunition, reloading components, small caliber military ammunition and components and industrial cartridges.
Essential Job Responsibilities:
Performs general cost accounting activities, such as updating standards in SAP, requiring some insight and depth of understanding; work is generally reviewed at completion for accuracy and soundness.
Typical assignments include assisting with journal entries, checking supporting entries, budgeting processes, product costing, physical inventory observations and accurate recording, fixed asset reviews, reporting, analyzing and communicating functional activity and results through well-defined and verifiable steps and analysis.
Adheres to the company's accounting policy and practices and U.S. generally accepted accounting principles (GAAP).
Applies accounting techniques and standard practices to the classification and recording of financial transactions.
Participates in the preparation of segments of statements and reports for financial analysis.
Assists business unit leaders in financial analysis necessary for decision making.
Establishes and maintains ongoing productive working relationships with other business units and functions.
Recognizes cross-functional as well as cross-financial impacts and takes action to address needs.
Builds leadership competencies as well as the ability to identify root causes of issues and discover/implement practical solutions.
Supports Olin’s Continuous Improvement value by proposing new ideas to improve existing work processes.
Bachelor of Science* in Finance, Accounting, or related discipline required; Master’s Degree preferred; Certified Management Accountant or Certified Public Accountant preferred.
Minimum 2 years related accounting experience required; experience to include GAAP understanding, SOX requirements and practices, general ledger systems, and auditing practices; manufacturing environment preferred; chemical industry preferred.
Demonstration of communication, accountability, collaboration, learning agility, results, trust, and work optimization skills are preferred in this role.
Demonstrated knowledge of Microsoft Office Products, including Excel, is required; SAP experience preferred; ERP system experience preferred.
* Degree must be from a school that is accredited by an accrediting agency recognized by the Secretary of Education of the U.S. Department of Education
Olin is an equal opportunity employer and all qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability status, protected veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by law.