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Cost Analyst

Date: Jan 11, 2023

Location: USA: Pasadena, TX, US, 77506

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!



Chevron Phillips Chemical Company is seeking to fill an onsite Accounting Cost Analyst position at its chemical plant in Pasadena, 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, production reports, and trends
  • Coordinate and prepare site variable expense budget for the plant, including development of plant variable 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

Responsibilities (continued)

  • 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
  • Assist with the preparation and delivery of presentations for senior management as needed

Responsibilities (continued)

  • 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
  • Ability and willingness to respond quickly to customer needs. Demonstrated ability to develop and maintain trusted customer relationships. Uses tact and diplomacy
  • Cooperates with team members and groups outside the immediate team. Open to coaching, suggestions, and guidance from supervisor. Willing to share information with others and seek assistance from appropriate resources
  • Ability to apply new technologies to improve business processes or solve business problems
  • Ability to sustain high productivity through prioritization, multitasking and takes initiative to handle requests independently.  This person needs to be self-motivated and be able to self-direct their schedules and timelines to achieve desired results 

Required Qualifications

  • Bachelor’s degree in Accounting, Finance or Business OR at least 5 years of relative experience
  • Accommodate extended hours due to closing schedules, budgeting cycles, & special projects
  • Strong proficiency with MS office, specifically Excel (MS Word, Excel, PowerPoint and Outlook)
  • Demonstrates a solid understanding of accounting principles, ability to apply pertinent accounting policies and practices. Ability to recognize, define, analyze, & resolve issues and transactions with financial implications
  • Conveys ideas and information both written and oral to a wide range of customers. Active listener to ensure accurate understanding

Preferred Qualifications

  • At least three to five years related Finance experience or two years of Chemical, Oil & Gas, or Energy industry experience
  • Experience with SAP FI/CO module or other ERP systems
  • Experience with PowerBI, SharePoint, Blackline, Planful, or AORA (Aspen Operations Reconciliation and Accounting)


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

Closing Date: 01/29/2023

Nearest Major Market: Houston

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