SEC Accountant

Job Requisition ID:  49261

Who we are


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



******  Remote candidates considered who are within regional driving distance to Kingsport, TN and have flexibility to be onsite as needed *******


The SEC Team is responsible for all financial filings with the Securities and Exchange Committee. In addition, the team handles complex accounting areas such as restructuring, environmental, variable compensation, pension and other post-employment benefits, derivatives and hedging, goodwill and intangibles, leases, joint ventures/investments, and acquisitions/divestitures. The team is comprised of highly visible roles that require significant judgment and communication skills. 


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


Reporting Value Contribution– Work within SEC Team to:

•    Work with business finance and investor relations to develop the narrative for key drivers of business results 
•    Develop and review support for SEC filings on Form 10-Q, 10-K, etc.
•    Advise, consult, and develop other team members based on assigned areas of responsibility of financial statements
•    Take on complex transactions entered by the Company assisting in development of policies and procedures 
•    Coordinate with areas of the Controller’s organization to ensure compliance with all SOX controls
•    Coordinate with supply chain, procurement, and business finance to ensure all long-term agreements are being monitored and reported accurately on a quarterly basis
•    Manage assigned accounting responsibilities for complex accounting processes, including variable compensation accounting
•    Record and reconcile journal entries as necessary


Technical Accounting Value Contribution - Work with Accounting Policies Manager to:

•    Assist in project work to determine accounting treatment for various projects
•    Assist in accounting for entity formations/JV partnerships
•    Assist in M&A/divestiture activities
•    Assist in technical accounting research and application to Company transactions
•    Consult internally and externally to Controller’s organization regarding all aspects accounting and reporting to accurately and timely account and report for these items

We would love to hear from people with


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

•    Strong problem solving
•    Effectively communicates difficult concepts
•    Works well under pressure
•    Manages multiple projects simultaneously
•    Works independently with minimal guidance
•    Analyzes viable solutions using experience and judgment
•    Ability to develop trust-based relationships and present different points of view
•    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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