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Financial Analyst-1702643

We are an equal opportunity employer and all qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, age, citizenship, color, religion, sex, marital status, national origin, disability status, gender identity or expression, protected veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by law.

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 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.

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 2016. Come join us on our journey to create solutions for a sustainable future!

Where the Chemistry Happens…

This position will be based in Southfield, MI is responsible for supporting the Finance Supervisor and Business Unit (BU) Controller Americas in all areas, with focus on monthly closing activities and financial reporting supporting North America. In this role, the focus is on business partnering and continuous improvement.

The job is very analytically focused and requires close cooperation with supervisor and team.

Financial Analyst (1702643) - Southfield, MI

Formula for Success: You Will…
- Execute the monthly closing, reporting, analysis, and forecasting activities in support of the BU Finance Supervisor and the BU Controller Americas.
- Maintain and update forecast import files including customer lookups, volume files, and revenue/costs critical to the monthly forecast process.
- Participate in special projects and other duties as required.
- Have focus on continuous improvement in all areas.
- Perform cost center reporting and analysis.
- Provide balance sheet forecasting and actual results.
- Develop standard ad-hoc reporting as assigned.

Create Your Own Chemistry: What We Offer You…

Adding 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.

Qualifications - BASF recognizes institutions of Higher Education which are accredited by the Council for Higher Education Accreditation or equivalent

Ingredients for Success: What We Look for in You…
- Bachelor's degree or higher in Finance, Accounting, or a related field required.
- A minimum of 2 years of experience in a financial position that includes Excel-based data analysis and focused attention to detail. Examples of relevant experience:
- Sales price/volume/mix analysis
- General ledger account analysis
- Balance Sheet analysis and forecasting
- Cost center spending analysis (vs prior period, budget, trend, etc.)
- Cost accounting/product cost analysis
- Internal audit
- Strong hands-on computer skills; Excel expertise required, SAP highly desirable.
- Ability to analyze working capital KPI's such as DSO and DIV.
- Good communication and interpersonal skills.
- Demonstrated planning and follow-up skills and results focus.
- Sound analytical skills.

Primary Location: US-MI-Southfield
Function: CONT - Controlling
Job Type: Standard
Shift: Day Job
Organization: CC-Catalysts

About BASF Corporation

BASF SE, formerly BASF AG, is a Germany-based chemical company. The Company has six business segments: Chemicals, Plastics, Performance Products, Functional Solutions, Agricultural Solutions, and Oil & Gas. Chemicals segment offers products in the chemical, electronic, construction, textile, automotive, pharmaceutical and agricultural industries. Plastics segment offers a range of products, system solutions and services. Performance Products help its customers to improve their products and processes. Functional Solutions segment bundles system solutions and products for customers and industries. During the year ended December 31, 2008, the Company acquired Revus Energy ASA (Revus), an oil and gas exploration and production company. On September 26, 2008, it acquires Attapulgite Mining, Inc. On December 15, 2008, it acquired the concrete admixture business of Kejie Admixture Science & Technology Co. Ltd. (Kejie). On December 19, 2008, BASF AG acquired Sorex Holdings Ltd.

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