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Cost Accountant EMEA

Job Requisition ID:  44131

Founded in 1920, Eastman is a global specialty materials company that produces a broad range of products found in items people use every day. With the purpose of enhancing the quality of life in a material way, Eastman works with customers to deliver innovative products and solutions while maintaining a commitment to safety and sustainability. The company’s innovation-driven growth model takes advantage of world-class technology platforms, deep customer engagement, and differentiated application development to grow its leading positions in attractive end markets such as transportation, building and construction, and consumables. As a globally inclusive and diverse company, Eastman employs approximately 14,000 people around the world and serves customers in more than 100 countries. The company had 2021 revenues of approximately $10.5 billion and is headquartered in Kingsport, Tennessee, USA. For more information, visit

The role

The EMEA cost controlling function is a key component of Eastman’s Finance Organization, supporting 8 manufacturing locations and several sales offices.

The cost controlling teams are based in Belgium, Germany, Finland and UK and are supported by a Corporate Cost Controlling Team.

In order to facilitate growth and drive automation/standardization, a new position has been created within the EMEA compliance center for a 
Cost Accountant – EMEA located in Ghent, Belgium.


The Cost Accountant reports to the Operations Controller EMEA, has strong connects with the Corporate Cost Controlling Team and Regional (Cost) Accountants and will:

•    Be extension of the Corporate Cost Controlling Team in EMEA: responsible for Coordination and Support of Monthly Closing Process, Yearly Budget Process, Physical Inventory Counts, Sox controls, …
•    Be driving standardization, automation and implementation of best practices across the regional Cost Accounting teams, 
•    Be an advisor to EMEA cost accountants
•    Be responsible for
    o    Cost Estimates and Transfer Pricing 
    o    First review of Actual Material Costs, Purchase Price Variances,…of the various plants in EMEA 
•    Play a key role in various ad hoc cost accounting projects.


•    Master degree in accounting preferred
•    3+ years of relevant accounting experience in a multinational company 
•    Fluent in English both written and spoken (French is a plus)
•    Has a "can-do" attitude, pro-active, flexible mind-set
•    Proficient in Microsoft Excel and preferred knowledge of SAP (FI/CO);
•    Possess analytical and problem-solving skills
•    Process automation experience and thinking preferable
•    Is able to work in a dynamic environment and meet tight deadlines
•    Team player, good interpersonal and communication skills
•    Individuals should be self-motivated and have the initiative to resolve problems with minimum supervision;


We offer

•    Permanent contract within an open-minded environment and strong corporate culture
•    An attractive remuneration package and a competitive salary
•    The chance to develop yourself


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