Benefits Accounting Manager

Job Requisition ID:  49103

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 14,500 people around the world and serves customers in more than 100 countries. The company had 2022 revenues of approximately $10.6 billion and is headquartered in Kingsport, Tennessee, USA. For more information, visit 


Join us and make a difference


This full time position is currently based out of our corporate offices in Kingsport TN and may be open to a remote opportunity.  

The SEC Reporting team provides technical accounting for complex areas and coordinates the development of the quarterly and annual financial statements and disclosures in accordance with US GAAP and SEC Rules and Regulations. Additionally, this team has corporate oversight, analysis, and forecasting responsibilities for complex areas such as benefits accounting, including short-term incentives, long-term incentives, and pension accounting, goodwill and intangibles, derivatives and hedging, and environmental accounting. 

How you'll help us innovate to build a better world


  • Serves as the technical expert for benefits accounting items such as executive compensation, including stock-based awards and short-term incentives, and global pension and other postretirement benefit plans.
  • Provides on-going support to management teams for assigned areas, including monthly reporting, variance analysis, and forecasting.
  • Collaborates with Treasury and Human Resources to determine financial impact of proposed decisions regarding benefit plans.
  • Collaborates with local accountants across the world to bridge the gap between local gaap and US GAAP for reporting purposes.
  • Perform necessary duties for the monthly closing process, such as monitoring results of assigned general ledgers and PA assessments and taking proactive steps to ensure accurate financial results.
  • Ensures consistent application of corporate policies and procedures as they relate to accounting for employee benefits and SEC disclosures.
  • Actively participates in the development and coordination of the quarterly and annual financial statements.
  • Identifies areas for improvement or productivity gains and makes recommendations regarding methods of achievement.
  • Consults internally and externally to Controller’s organization regarding accounting and reporting for assigned areas.

We would love to hear from people with



BS/BA – Accounting or equivalent educational background required. Certificates and advanced degrees are considered a plus.


  • Foundational accounting
  • Strong analysis, planning, and organization skills
  • Strong verbal and written communication skills
  • High level of initiative and good judgment
  • Ability to work with different personalities, cultures, and levels of management
  • Experience/exposure to SEC rules and regulations
  • Advanced spreadsheet skills
  • 5+ years’ accounting experience preferred

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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