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Accounting Cost Analyst

Date: Jan 12, 2023

Location: USA: Cedar Bayou, TX, US, 77521

Company: CPChem

You may not realize it, but you’ve likely used a product today made possible by the plastics and chemicals manufactured by Chevron Phillips Chemical. From medical supplies and electronics to food packaging and cosmetics, we create the building blocks for more than 70,000 consumer and industrial products.


Even as a global company with 5,000 employees, we maintain a “small company feel” and uphold a culture of respect, diversity, and inclusion. Ask any Chevron Phillips Chemical employee what they like best about their job, and universally, the answer is “the people I work with!” We value work-life balance, and love to see our employees thrive both professionally and personally. There has never been a better time to work for Chevron Phillips Chemical. If you’re ready to grow with us and become part of our vision of being the premier Chemical Company, apply today!



The Finance Department aims to be a trusted partner that adds value by protecting the company’s financial integrity, guiding sound business decisions and offering enriching careers in a collaborative workplace.  Finance oversees financial planning and fiscal management for Chevron Phillips Chemical including accounting, financing activities, planning, and tax compliance. The department provides financial information, policy analyses and recommendations that drive sound decision-making.

Chevron Phillips Chemical Company is seeking to fill an onsite Accounting Cost Analyst position in the office of its chemical plant in Baytown, TX. This position requires a solid accounting foundation, encompassing both the necessary education and relevant experience. This person frequently interacts with plant leaders, commercial managers, and other members of the Accounting Department in performing analysis of operations and implementing plans to improve business processes. The Accounting Department aims to be a trusted partner that adds value by protecting the company’s financial integrity, guiding sound business decisions and offering enriching careers in a collaborative workplace.


This Accounting Cost Analyst will be responsible for the following functions:

  • Prepare and analyze monthly cost results and prepare monthly forecasting of operating expenses for the commercial business units and the plant
  • Coordinate and prepare site budget for the plant, including development of plant operating expenses, consulting with cost center owners, summarizing information for the facility, preparing presentation materials, and responding to inquiries
  • Actively engage with engineers, operations and maintenance personnel to understand finance related priorities, needs, and communicate insights into solutions
  • Collect, transform, and analyze required data to address ad-hoc requests, or to test ideas and identify opportunities
  • Develop and maintain dynamic reporting tools
  • Work closely with the commercial business units, various plant personnel including the plant leadership team, and personnel in various Finance Department roles at Headquarters to improve business processes, set up new processes or to accomplish job responsibilities
  • Assist cost center owners and project managers with monthly accruals and other cost estimates
  • Analyze and execute distributions and assessments of support costs to production units
  • Prepare third party billings including interpretation of products and services contracts
  • Review SOX documentation and perform/evaluate annual testing
  • Assist with the preparation and delivery of presentations for senior management as needed
  • Perform quarterly audits of required processes 
  • Assist with special projects as assigned, including governmental reports and manufacturing department reports such as those related to benchmarking, gap closure analysis, capacity utilization and lost profit opportunities

Required Qualifications

  • Bachelor’s degree in Accounting or Finance (CPA or masters level education is a plus)
  • At least two years of Chemical, Oil & Gas, or Energy industry experience
  • Strong Excel and PowerPoint skills
  • Strong business analytical skills, accuracy and attention to detail are required
  • Thorough understanding of accounting principles, in particular plant operating cost accounting, along with the ability to make appropriate application of pertinent accounting policies and practices to specific situations
  • Must possess strong interpersonal skills and be able to demonstrate the ability to communicate with employees at all organizational levels
  • Should be a self-starter, be an active participant on teams, and proactively meet with customers to meet their needs
  • Capable of recognizing, defining, and resolving issues. Ability to apply new technologies to improve business processes or solve business problems

Preferred Qualifications

  • Strong working knowledge of MS Office (MS Word, Excel, PowerPoint, and Outlook)
  • Experience with Accounting SAP FI/CO module or other ERP systems.
  • At least three to five years related Accounting/Finance experience
  • Experience with PowerBI, SharePoint, Blackline, TRACK and Planful


Chevron Phillips Chemical offers competitive salaries, a comprehensive benefits package and at most locations, alternate work schedules. To learn more about Chevron Phillips Chemical and to be considered for a position, please visit us online today at


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Chevron Phillips Chemical Company is an Equal Opportunity / Affirmative Action employer.  All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, gender identity, sexual orientation, national origin, ancestry, age, disability, veteran status or marital status.


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Travel Requirements: Up to 10%

Eligibility for Relocation: Yes (Internal Candidates Only)

Closing Date: 02/05/2023

Nearest Major Market: Houston

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