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SEC Accountant

Job Requisition ID:  46495

 

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 www.eastman.com.

Responsibilities

 

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. 

 

  • Serves as the technical expert for benefits accounting items such as executive compensation, including stock-based awards and short-term incentives, and pension and other postretirement benefit plans.
  • Provides on-going support to management teams for assigned areas, including monthly reporting, variance analysis, and forecasting.
  • 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.

Qualifications

 

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

  • 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.


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Nearest Secondary Market: Knoxville

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