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Sr. Plant Accountant, 100%

Einritt: asap
Region: Baselland
Stelle: Kaufmännisch
Art: Dauerstelle

Do you have a flair for numbers and organizational skills? Then you are in the right place!


Our customer, a chemical company based in the aera of Basel, needs reinforcement. For a permanent employment we are looking for a

Sr. Plant Accountant, 100%

Job Purpose:

This position reports to the Senior Manager FP&A EMEA and is responsible for all plant related accounting and product costing, cost center management, capital project accounting and tracking and inventory management. This would include general ledger accounting, cost accounting and manufacturing variance management, capital and inventory accounting, toll accounting and financial reporting. This position will also assist the Senior Manager FP&A EMEA with the preparation of the sites’ annual plan. Success can be measured by continuous improvement as it relates to concepts such as ‘no-surprise fast-close’, delivering fast and reliable/accurate financial and management information as it relates to plant performance and including clear explanation for operating variances from target.

Major Accountabilities:

 Product Costing

  • Review variances on a routine basis, discuss with manufacturing personnel and make any necessary adjustments to costing modules
  • Prepare and maintain standard cost as needed etc.


  • Reconcile inventory accounts by warehouse on a monthly basis
  • Review all inventory activity and, if necessary, prepare any inventory accrual entries necessary
  • Ensure timely and accurate internal and external reporting of inventory and related cost data etc.

Toll Accounting

  • Manage and maintain all aspects of accounting for 3rd party tolling agreements – resolve all issues with toll processor (receipts, shipments, adjustments)
  • Reconcile (and adjust as needed) monthly accounts for all toll contracts

Projects Capital

  • Review Capital Authorisation Requests and Summarise issues for the Senior Manager FP&A EMEA
  • Manage the workflow of all capital projects
  • Ensure data integrity of SAP project accounting

Other Responsibilities

  • Assist preparation of the annual budget and monthly forecast projections
  • Review all operating expense and challenge questionable items
  • Maintain integrity of general ledger and master data


  • B.A. in Accounting or another relevant field
  • Certified Accountant preferred
  • Two to five years of plant accounting experience
  • Manufacturing background
  • Strong analytical, presentation and communication skills
  • Proven teamwork qualities
  • Profound SAP know how
  • Fluent in English and German
  • High level of proficiency in Excel spreadsheets and SAP required
  • Strong financial and cost accounting analysis skills
  • Strong communication, computer and presentations skills
  • Strong interpersonal skills requirded
  • Ability to organise and manage projects
  • Attention to detail
  • Comfortable working towards a deadline
  • Proficient knowledge of US-GAAP
  • Chemical industry experience is desirable, though not at the expense of a broad base of experience

For questions

… please contact Mr. Renato Imboden by phone on 061 269 90 60

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