Manufacturing Cost Accountant

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Position:Manufacturing Cost Accountant

Primary locationTerneuzen (NLD), Netherlands

Schedule:Full time

Date Posted:Mon, 15 Nov 2021

Job Number:R2023910

Additional Locations:

Boehlen (DEU)

Rheinmuenster (DEU)

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Dow has an exciting opportunity for a Manufacturing Cost Accountant (m/f/d) . This position is located in Terneuzen (The Netherlands).

Dow Hydrocarbons purchases and processes feedstocks for use in Dow's global operations, and work to identify alternative and renewable feedstock sources.

The Manufacturing Cost Accountant will oversee and manage overall financial and cost analysis related to the Crackers, the Aromatics and Butadiene units.

Responsibilities / Duties:

+ You record, monitor, report, and communicate business results, and ensure activity is accurate, complete, and compliant to accounting standards.

+ You are responsible for the product costing of materials, review for variances, and correct/communicate result to business/plant management.

+ You perform product inventory reviews and fixed asset reviews.

+ You provide financial analysis to business management teams as needed for project studies, options analysis, and productivity/benchmarking measurements, and establish and maintain an ongoing working relationship with other sub-processes and functions.

+ You prepare the budget and support monthly estimate process.

+ You demonstrate technical accounting ability through at least five years of directly applicable experience.

+ You interact with many functions such as Business Finance, Plant Engineers and Production Leaders, Supply Chain Managers, Technology Center…


+ You have a bachelor’s degree in business administration with a focus on controlling, finance, accounting, or similar discipline

+ You already have 5 years of professional experience in controlling and cost accounting in a manufacturing company.

+ You have an excellent written and oral communication skills across all levels and are a team player.

+ You have good proficiency in written and spoken English

+ You have experience in working with ERP systems (SAP)

+ You have strong analytical skills.

+ You have the ability to work legally in the Netherlands. No visa sponsorship/support is available for this position.

Other Competencies:

+ Interpersonal Effectiveness, Teamwork and Initiative- You will work closely with multiple team members and must have strong interpersonal skills to work effectively with them. You will often be required to take independent action and influence others.

+ Technical Knowledge and Analytical Thinking- You will need to understand the technology and operating conditions of our units. To ensure the integrity of financial data, you must have a solid understanding of financial concepts and principles and the ability to apply them. In performing analysis work, you must understand the issues/break down the problem and formulate alternative options and potential solutions. You will also need to be able to identify and quantify the key risks/value drivers which impact the analysis.

+ Reporting- You must be able to summarize data from an evaluation into meaningful information to be used by business management.

+ Business Acumen and Strategic Thinking- You must be able to understand the business strategy and markets in which the business operates, understand the most critical and relevant issues and readily recognize or suggest viable alternatives.

+ Leadership and Consulting- You must be able to provide financial leadership and consulting to the business.

+ Learning- You must be a quick learner and willing to proactively tackle a steep learning curve.

Dow Offers:

+ A robust total rewards program, including: competitive base pay, variable pay that rewards individual, team, and Company performance, and comprehensive benefits

+ On-going learning opportunities within a diverse, inclusive and rewarding work environment

+ Career experiences that can span different Dow businesses and functions with opportunities for personal and professional growth

+ The chance to work within a global company and interact with colleagues from around the world

+ Opportunities that spark your imagination and ignite your passion to help others

About Dow

Dow (NYSE: DOW) combines global breadth, asset integration and scale, focused innovation and leading business positions to achieve profitable growth. The Company’s ambition is to become the most innovative, customer centric, inclusive and sustainable materials science company, with a purpose to deliver a sustainable future for the world through our materials science expertise and collaboration with our partners. Dow’s portfolio of plastics, industrial intermediates, coatings and silicones businesses delivers a broad range of differentiated science-based products and solutions for its customers in high-growth market segments, such as packaging, infrastructure, mobility and consumer care. Dow operates 106 manufacturing sites in 31 countries and employs approximately 35,700 people. Dow delivered sales of approximately $39 billion in 2020. References to Dow or the Company mean Dow Inc. and its subsidiaries. For more information, please visitwww.dow.comor follow@DowNewsroom (https://twitter.com/DowNewsroom) on Twitter.

As part of our dedication to the diversity of our workforce, Dow is committed to equal opportunities in employment. We encourage every employee to bring their whole self to work each day to not only deliver more value, but also have a more fulfilling career. Further information regarding Dow's equal opportunities is available onwww.dow.com.


Dow (NYSE: Dow) combines the power of science and technology with the “Human Element” to passionately innovate what is essential to human progress. The Company connects chemistry and innovation with the principles of sustainability to help address many of the world’s most challenging problems such as the need for clean water, renewable energy generation and conservation, and increasing agricultural productivity. Dow’s diversified industry-leading portfolio of specialty chemical, advanced materials, agrosciences and plastics businesses delivers a broad range of technology-based products and solutions to customers in approximately 160 countries and in high growth sectors such as electronics, water, energy, coatings and agriculture. In 2010, Dow had annual sales of $53.7 billion and employed approximately 50,000 people worldwide. The Company’s more than 5,000 products are manufactured at 188 sites in 35 countries across the globe.

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