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Site Accounting Lead - Sauget, IL

Job Requisition ID:  34701

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 2019 revenues of approximately $9.3 billion and is headquartered in Kingsport, Tennessee, USA

Job Responsibilities



• Responsible for the plant controlling function for the four Tire Additives US sites
• The position is based at the W.G Krummrich Plant (Sauget, IL) and reports to the AFP Operations Controller with a dotted line to the Plant Managers
• Responsible for the monthly financial close related to product costing, inventory pricing, material ledger processing, along with reconciliation of Cost of Goods Sold
• Ensures accurate master data,  product costing, and provides analysis of variances
• Provides deliverables in support of monthly corporate rolling forecast, annual business planning, and corporate strategy quantification processes
• Provides financial guidance for plant third-party operations
• Works Independently with minimal guidance
• Decisions are well grounded with experience


• Responsible for monthly accounting activities
• Performs / oversees month end closing activities such as journal entries, product costing, review of plant fixed and variable costs, inventory adjustments, production postings and material ledger, variance analysis and reconciliations
• Coordinates and supports key aspects of inventory accounting such as new GMN set up, physical counts, key valuation reserves such as EEOA
• Provides timely, accurate and relevant reporting & analysis of manufacturing costs and production volumes
• Handles financial communication with the third- parties including invoicing third party operations for monthly services and capital spend
• Provides financial explanations and supporting financials to third parties as appropriate. Follows and enforces contract guidelines
• Acts as the local liaison for the Fixed Assets ledger review and supports internal and external audits 
• Completes deliverables required in support of the monthly rolling forecast, the annual business plan, and the strategy quantification
• Ensures compliance with Corporate accounting policies and procedures and SOX404 requirements
• Participates in site projects. Identifies areas for cost reduction/yield improvement. Validates cost savings. Tracks and reports progress on all cost saving initiatives
• Enables site leadership team decision making by analyzing and resolving specific decision situations for both rubber chemicals business and third-party operations.
• Continuously seeks for system and process improvements




  • Foundational accounting
  • Strong working knowledge of key systems/tools  (SAP FI/CO/MM, BICL, Excel, PPT, PowerBi etc.)
  • Cost center structure and activity based costing
  • Strong analytical mindset and good  judgment
  • Takes initiative and solves problems
  • Synthesis of inputs into clear explanations
  • Ability to develop trust-based relationships
  • Ability to work under pressure
  • Capability to work in team environment with varied departments and diverse personalities and ability to facilitate
  • Detailed oriented with excellent written and oral communication skills.
  • Ability to adapt to changing circumstances quickly to deliver results in the most effective way
  • Understand the importance of protecting sensitive, confidential data



  • BS Accounting/Finance degree REQUIRED
  • Masters of Accountancy highly PREFERRED
  • 5 years of cost accounting/ financial analysis experience required


Eastman Chemical Company is an equal opportunity employer.  All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to 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: St Louis

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