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Accounting Policies Manager

Job Requisition ID:  43178

Eastman’s current hiring policy encourages and prefers new hires be fully vaccinated before reporting to work in this role when possible. 


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


Serves as the technical or process expert for a team, complex multi-functional process or manufacturing site/stream
•    Acts as a resource for teammates throughout the division
•    Leads functional teams or projects with moderate complexity, risks and resource requirements
•    Develops, recommends and implements best practices within areas of responsibility based on knowledge of division processes and operations
•    Performs advanced or specialized work that requires thorough knowledge of accounting theory and principles and Eastman financial and business processes
•    Works independently to perform responsibilities with guidance in only the most complex situations
•    Performs monthly accounting responsibilities such as journal entries, reconciliations, variance analysis, external reporting, key controls, etc. for complex accounting items (pension, environmental, hedging)
•    Prepares global / consolidated reporting for areas of responsibility such as manufacturing or functional areas, financial statement categories such as COGS, SGA, inventory, etc.
•    Completes deliverables required in support of key processes for areas of responsibility and key customers, such as corporate rolling forecast and strategy quantification, cost structure planning or statutory reporting
•    Identifies areas for improvement or productivity gain and makes recommendations regarding methods of achievement



Functional Skill and Capabilities:

•    Strong problem solving
•    Advanced knowledge of accounting principles and concepts
•    Works well under pressure
•    Effectively communicates difficult concepts
•    Negotiates with others to adopt different points of view
•    Manages multiple projects effectively
•    Leads others to solve complex problems
•    Exercises judgment based on the analysis of multiple sources of information and analytical thought processes
•    Works independently with guidance in only the most complex situation
•    Expert knowledge of key systems/tools (SAP, BICL, Excel, etc.)
•    Works to achieve expanded conceptual knowledge in own areas of responsibility and broadens capabilities
•    Analyze possible solutions using experience and judgment
•    Explains complex information to others in straightforward manner
•    Working knowledge of key systems/tools (SAP, BICL, ALPS, IDM, Excel, etc.)
•    Ability to develop trust-based relationships and present different points of view
Education and Experience:

•    BS Accounting/Finance degree is required
•    MAcc preferred
•    10+ years of accounting experience preferred
•    CPA encouraged

Eastman Chemical Company is an equal opportunity employer.  All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to age, race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability, veteran status or any other characteristics protected by law.

Eastman is committed to creating a powerfully diverse workforce and a broadly inclusive workplace, where everyone can contribute to their fullest potential each day.

Nearest Major Market: Asheville
Nearest Secondary Market: Knoxville

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