Site Controller – Seneca, SC
At BASF, we create chemistry through the power of connected minds. By balancing economic success with environmental protection and social responsibility, we are building a more sustainable future through chemistry. As the world?s leading chemical company, we help our customers in nearly every industry meet the current and future needs of society through science and innovation. We achieve this through our commitment to continuous improvement and operational excellence, which gives us the opportunity to set and deliver on ambitious, long-term goals. We provide a challenging and rewarding work environment with a strong emphasis on process safety, as well as the safety of our employees and the communities we operate in and are always working to form the best team?especially from within, through an emphasis on lifelong learning and development. This allows for our employees to innovate and generate new ideas, put them into action, and gain insights from them to further advance our collective expertise.And we are constantly striving to become an even better place to work. BASF has been recognized by Forbes Magazine as one of America?s Best Employers in 2017. We strongly support the spirit of collaboration through effectively involving team members and colleagues from other relevant units when developing and executing strategies and projects. Come join us on our journey to create solutions for a sustainable futureSite Controller (1900122) ? Seneca, SCWhere the Chemistry HappensWe are seeking a professional like you to contribute to the development of the site, as well as to the accounting and finance community. Being highly-motivated and trusted, you are the professional who is the first point-of-contact for accounting and financial guidance to leadership teams at BASF?s manufacturing locations. You will ensure transparency for decision-making for the Site Leadership Team to execute decisions that impact the site. You will be a trusted advisor; capable of providing financial and accounting guidance and solutions, as well as capable of translating the operational activities at the site into financial results.On a regular basis, you will educate local management regarding spending, take the lead in local audits, ensure compliance with site financial and asset controls, direct the site?s operating plan and forecast, and provide core accounting solutions, spanning monthly reporting to fixed overhead rate development. You will lead the process by which the site determines its financial contribution through transparency of cost and opportunity. In doing so, you will ensure that the site operates with clear visibility of its cost structures and strategies; support efforts to drive simplicity and reduce complexity at the site; and is responsible for ensuring appropriate reporting and financial controls associated with the site assets. In your governance role, you ensure internal and external financial policy and procedures are followed. In your leadership and people development role, you will be actively involved in attracting, retaining, and developing members of your team.Formula for SuccessDriving strategic financial decisions for the organization, you will ensure the Site Leadership Team, BU Controlling, and other key personnel, will have the necessary knowledge and information to understand the Profit-and-Loss implications of their business activities.Your knowledge of management accounting and inventory control methods will serve you well as you educate local management regarding spending, take the lead in local audits, and ensure compliance with site financial and asset controls.Using your advanced problem-solving and analytical abilities, you will create and communicate relevant financial analyses to the associated business management personnel, providing meaningful insight into plant performance.Leveraging your education in Accounting, Finance, or a related discipline combined with your experience with relevant accounting understanding and/or auditing within site, business, or functional units, you will ensure the site operates with clear visibility of its cost structures and strategies, support efforts to drive automation, simplicity, and reduce complexity and manual processes at the site while maintaining appropriate reporting and financial controls associated with the site assets.Relying on your experience and/or ability to develop, direct, and motivate individuals and teams, you will lead in the management and development of the accounting staff to maximize productivity/efficiency and to ensure clarity in accountabilities and expectations among personnel.Utilizing your ability to interpret, communicate, and apply company policy in a multi-Business Unit (BU) site environment, you will interpret, direct, and ensure compliance with Corporate Accounting Policies and procedures. Additionally, you will ensure that adequate internal controls are maintained so that inventories, M&E, Precious Metals, and other company assets are protected during all phases of plant operations.Demonstrating your strong business acumen, you will direct the site?s operating plan and forecast, as well as provide general and cost accounting solutions, spanning monthly reporting to fixed overhead rate development.Your demonstrated relationship management, team development, and organizational agility will be a valued asset as you champion new ideas and foster a team environment.Leadership Expectations: As a leader at BASF, you will play a key role in creating value for the company through people. Our top candidate will be expected to enable greater personal success among our employees through quality people development, coaching, and performance management. Leaders at BASF are role models to help employees develop the competencies needed to implement BASF's strategy. Our expectation is that leaders will coach and develop team members to reach their full potential, and support relevant development assignments, opportunities and moves while motivating and challenging employees to drive high performance. Our leaders must be committed to “hiring the best” internally and externally at the same time they are creating an inclusive environment which embraces and derives value from diversity. Finally, a leader at BASF must establish and support our safety culture in which all accidents are preventable.Create Your Own Chemistry: What We Offer YouAdding value to our customers begins with adding value to you. You@BASF is the suite of benefits, perks, programs and unique opportunities we offer to support you?the whole you?in all stages of your life and career. With you@BASF, you create your own chemistry.The total rewards that you receive as a BASF employee go way beyond a paycheck. From competitive health and insurance plans, to robust retirement benefits that include company-matching contributions, to making sure you never stop learning, we believe investing in you is investing in our success. Working for a large, global organization, you?ll have a chance to grow professionally and personally, expand your network and build a rewarding and dynamic career.BASF provides interesting and challenging learning and development opportunities to help you make the most of your talents and your job.Apply for this job.