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Corporate Cost Accountant

Job Requisition ID:  47183

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



*** Our corporate office location in Kingsport TN is preferred, however, remote candidates in eastern and central time zones will be considered *** 

We are currently seeking a Corporate Cost Accountant to be a member of our Corporate Cost team, which is based in Kingsport, TN, at our global headquarters.  This position is for a specialized individual contributor in which the individual serves as the technical or process expert for specific processes. This position requires conceptual and practical expertise in own discipline and basic knowledge of related disciplines and works to build consensus and consistency in areas of responsibility. Responsibilities of this position will include oversight and stewardship of a global process primarily related to COGS and Inventory.  Some examples of processes managed by this team include EEOA, NRV, LIFO, Intercompany Profit Elimination, Trade Intransits, COGS analysis and trouble-shooting, coordination of annual physical inventory and cycle count process, corporate support of transfer pricing process, coordination of global cost estimate updates, and inventory reporting needed to support Tax filings, SEC reporting, and other corporate needs.

In addition to individual inventory and COGS responsibilities, the role will also include corporate support to facilitate the CO closing process and specific troubleshooting and issue resolution.


•    Serves as the technical or process expert for a specific process or processes relating to inventory or COGS
•    Acts as a resource for team members with less experience
•    Lead small projects within areas of responsibility with manageable risks and resource requirements
•    Applies knowledge of best practices and how own area integrates with other areas
•    Applies accounting principles and standard practices to the classification and recording of financial transactions
•    Creates analyses of the tangible and intangible benefits and costs related to various situations and participates in determining the most appropriate course of action
•    Works independently to perform responsibilities with minimal guidance and oversight
•    Prepares global / consolidated reporting for areas of responsibility such as COGS, OCOGS, or inventory processes, etc. 
•    Completes deliverables required in support of key processes for areas of responsibility and key customers, such as corporate rolling forecast and strategy quantification and cost structure planning 
•    Identifies areas for improvement or productivity gain and makes recommendations regarding methods of achievement




Education and Experience

•    Accounting/Finance degree
•    MAcc preferred
•    5+ years of cost accounting experience
•    SAP Actual Costing/Material Ledger 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.

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