Operations Accountant

Date Posted: September 19, 2019
Closing Date: January 27, 2020
Reports To: Operations Accounting Supervisor
Duration: Full-time

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Position Summary

Supports the Operational Accounting Supervisor and the finance function in operating the financial & asset management systems for Methanex Geismar operations.

Supports the Operations Accounting Supervisor in preparing financial reporting & analysis, and management of the following areas: AR/Billing, Intercompany balances & transactions, Fixed assets, and Major Contracts.

Position Responsibilities

  • Conducts activities related to product costing, cost analysis, and standard rate calculations.
  • Provide high level analysis of cost drivers for variable costs.
  • Manage freights invoices & accurals. 
  • Validate costs per the feedstock contract for the Methanex Geismar facilities.
  • Rebills other Regions for all costs paid on their behalf by Methanex USA as per Intercompany Billing Procedure.
  • Receives, analyzes and distributes for approval, all intercompany invoices received from other regions.
  • Prepares monthly reconciliations of intercompany balances; follow up on outstanding amounts for collection and/or payment.
  • Update receipts in PeopleSoft.
  • Coordinates the maintenance of the tax and accounting fixed asset registers.
  • Liaises with the project owners to ensure the timely closure of AFE’s and addition of new assets onto the fixed asset register.
  • Coordinates the completion of depreciation schedules for fixed assets and ensure that depreciation is calculated accurately.
  • Prepares and enters depreciation journals into the general ledger on a monthly basis.
  • Responsible for administration of all major contracts at the Geismar facility (e.g. Natural Gas, Utilities, Electricity).
  • Prepares and enters month end journal entries, as required.
  • Reconciles balance sheet general ledger accounts as required.
  • Prepares and maintains relevant Sarbanes Oxley narratives for position.
  • Prepares and maintains relevant written procedures for position.
  • Provide back up support for the Financial Accounting Teams in relation to tax compliance, month end reporting, & accounts payable if deemed necessary.
  • Assists in the development of the Geismar Site Production Plans & Variable Cost Budgets.
  • Contributes to the organizational vision of Global Methanol Leadership and as a team member demonstrates the core values of integrity, trust, respect and  professionalism.
  • Conducts all business in a manner which supports the Responsible Care® ethic.
  • Networks with other Methanex sites to the mutual benefit of all sites.
  • Responsible for ensuring awareness of all controlled documents relating to this position from Document Management Database.
  • Contribute to the ‘operational excellence’ for Methanex Geismar as an effective member of the Finance department.

Position Qualifications

  • Bachelor’s Degree in Finance, Accounting or other relevant discipline from an accredited institution required.
  • 3-5 years of cost accounting experience in a manufacturing environment desirable.
  • Sound knowledge of cost accounting and solid understanding of IFRS.
  • Knowledge and experience with PeopleSoft financials or other ERP desirable.
  • Good analytical skills with an ability to question information and not accept it at face value.
  • Sound knowledge of management accounting and reporting desirable.
  • Advanced MS Office application knowledge including Word, Excel and Power point.
  • High level of interpersonal skills (communication, listening and reliability).
  • Good public relations skills to interface with both internal and external customers.
  • Proactive in identifying opportunities to improve team or process efficiency.
  • Ability to maintain utmost confidentiality.
  • Ability to work well under pressure.

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