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BASF Business Financial Manager in Charlotte, North Carolina

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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 achieve this through our commitment to continuous improvement and operational excellence, which gives us the opportunity to set and deliver on ambitious, long-term goals.

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. This allows for our employees to innovate and generate new ideas, put them into action, and gain insights from them to further advance our collective expertise.

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 2019. We strongly support the spirit of collaboration through effectively involving team members and colleagues from other relevant units when developing and executing strategies and projects. Come join us on our journey to create solutions for a sustainable future!

Financial Manager, Dispersions & Resins (Coatings & Construction Industries) - (ID: 2101369) -Charlotte, NC

Where the Chemistry Happens

As Finance Manager, you will serve as a key business partner to the organization, providing strategic counsel and support to the business leadership. You will be responsible for the ongoing management of strategic and operating financial plans, reporting & analysis, and ensuring that corporate financial policy and procedures are followed. You will also provide oversight for relevant financial performance assessment, forecasting, and target setting processes. To foster a high performing organization, you will coach staff as appropriate and support capability development.

Key important challenges and opportunities for this position include:

  • Understanding the business segment's product offerings, differentiation in the marketplace, channel to market, and supply chain.

  • Preparing and coordinating various financial reports and economic data. Utilizing financial background to ensure the accuracy and timeliness of the business's financial results. Interpreting the results of external and internal business trends to provide advice and counsel for decision making.

  • Providing oversight for the financial performance assessment, forecasting, and target setting processes, including results summaries for appropriate forums. Advising management on financial and economic planning and guiding management in review of the actuals compared to operational plan, prior year, and/or forecasts.

  • Advising the business team and financial management on the financial consequences of various business decisions and alternatives including pricing scenarios, break-even computations, product mix changes, terms of sale, inventory modeling, capacity expansions, etc.

  • Performing special projects as appropriate including the analysis of major capital appropriations, restructurings, or acquisitions

  • Serving as a change agent within the business, proactively identifying and implementing opportunities for key process efficiencies to improve overall business and financial operations.

  • Leading in the management and development of assigned financial staff to maximize efficiency, ensure clarity in accountabilities, and cultivate spotlight behaviors amongst the team.

  • Represent as a member of the Coatings and Construction leadership team.


  • B.S. Degree in Business, Accounting, Finance, Economics or equivalent is required. M.B.A. and or CPA are preferred. BASF recognizes Institutions of Higher Education that are accredited by the Council for Higher Education Accreditation or equivalent.

  • Eight years of broad-based financial management and/or accounting experience

  • Experience with economic evaluations and cash flow modeling as well as financial planning and adhoc financial analysis preferred

  • Excellent analytical and problem-solving skills; the ability to think and act on both strategic and tactical levels.

  • Must be highly motivated with strong self-directed capabilities.

  • Ability to effectively interact with employees at all levels and exhibit the potential for significant future career growth.

  • Strong communication skills in working with all levels of the organization

  • Ability to present and explain complex financial topics

  • Collaborating with Credit and Commercial team to optimize receivables and increase ROCE

  • Strong PC skills in MS office applications and automated financial systems is essential.

  • Knowledge of SAP software is highly desired

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.

BASF provides interesting and challenging learning and development opportunities to help you make the most of your talents and your job.

Job: CONT - Controlling

Organization: N-EDN/C-Controlling-60000152

Title: Business Financial Manager

Location: NC-Charlotte

Requisition ID: 2101369