Senior Accountant

Job Requisition ID:  47102

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 

The Role


The EMEA and APR controlling departments are a key component of Eastman’s finance organization supporting over 5 billion dollars of revenue, manufacturing plants and several sales offices. The EMEA and APR controlling departments are based in The Netherlands, Belgium, and the UK (EMEA) and in Singapore, China, Japan, Korea, Thailand, Taiwan and Malaysia and is supported by our Finance Department in India (Hyderabad). The controlling departments in EMEA and APR are responsible for the general ledger accounting of Eastman businesses in EMEA and APR.

Location: Belgium, The Netherlands or Germany




  • Manage accounting transactions of specific legal entities
  • Manage the month-end, quarter-end, and year-end closing process for complex legal entities
  • Prepare corporate income tax calculations and entries 
  • Manage the group and statutory audits of the entities in the scope including liaising with external auditors
  • Support special projects and assignments in accounting aspects
  • Liaise with the other finance departments, namely Business Finance, Credit control, Corporate accounting, Tax compliance teams
  • Act as contact person with local service providers and resolve issues as required
  • Acts as subject matter expert 
  • Any other ad hoc tasks





  • Master’s degree in Accounting
  • Preferably a CPA or CA degree
  • 5+ years of relevant accounting or auditing experience in a multinational company or experience in the Big Four
  • Process automation experience and thinking preferable
  • Fluent in English and German, both written and spoken
  • The preferred candidate will have knowledge in German & US GAAP, German tax 
  • Has a "can-do" attitude, pro-active, flexible mind-set 
  • High level of accounting knowledge
  • Working knowledge of key systems (SAP, Excel, Powerpoint, Power BI etc.)  is essential
  • Can work in a dynamic environment and meet tight deadlines
  • Good interpersonal and communication skills
  • Possess analytical and problem-solving skills
  • Able to make sound and independent judgements





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