Project Accountant

Date:  Sep 17, 2023
Posting End Date: 

St. Louis, MO, US, 63111

Company:  ICL Specialty Products Inc

Job Description


As the Project Accountant, you will work closely with project managers, financial analysts, and other stakeholders to ensure the successful financial management of ICL's new LFP (Lithium Iron Phosphate) plant in St. Louis.


I’m interested! What will I get to do in this position? 
•    Provide financial support for the construction and commissioning of the new LFP plant in St. Louis, including budgeting, forecasting, and cost control.
•    Ensure accurate and timely recording of project transactions in the Department of Energy system, including monitoring project questions & reimbursements.
•    Prepare and analyze project financial reports, including project performance reports, cash flow projections, and variance analysis.
•    Ensure accurate and timely recording of project transactions in the ICL accounting system, including monitoring project expenses, revenues, and capital expenditures.
•    Coordinate with project managers and other stakeholders to review and approve project-related purchase orders, invoices, and payment requests.
•    Assist with the preparation of monthly, quarterly, and annual financial statements and reports, ensuring compliance with ICL's accounting policies and procedures and relevant accounting standards.
•    Work collaboratively with the finance team to ensure accurate and timely completion of month-end and year-end closing activities, including preparation of journal entries, account reconciliations, and accruals.
•    Participate in ad-hoc projects and other duties as assigned.

What skills and experience do I need to be successful in this role? 
•    Bachelor's degree in Accounting or Finance required, CPA or CMA preferred.
•    Minimum of 5 years of progressive accounting or finance experience, preferably in a manufacturing or construction environment.
•    Strong analytical and problem-solving skills, with a demonstrated ability to identify and resolve issues effectively.
•    Excellent communication and interpersonal skills, with the ability to interact effectively with project managers, engineers, and other stakeholders.
•    Strong proficiency in Microsoft Excel and experience with ERP systems, preferably SAP.
•    Ability to work independently, prioritize multiple tasks, and meet deadlines in a fast-paced environment.
•    Knowledge of GAAP and IFRS accounting standards.
•    Experience with government grant reporting and/or project management will be beneficial.

ICL Job Level: 15 - 16 commensurate with skills and experience


Salary Range: $71K - $165K/year


Annual Bonus Target: 7%, subject to plan provisions.


Location: St. Louis, MO (Carondelet Plant & Creve Coeur HQ)

We've Got You Covered
ICL is committed to offering you a comprehensive set of benefits to empower you and your family physically, mentally, emotionally, and financially. The benefits we offer to our diverse and inclusive workforce include:
•    Competitive base pay and performance bonus
•    Medical, dental, vision, and life benefits that start quickly – the first of the month after hire
•    Tax-advantaged health savings and spending accounts (when applicable)
•    Wellness Incentive Program to lower your health insurance cost
•    Generous Leave and FMLA policies
•    Prescription program that provides most generic maintenance medications at no cost (including Insulin products & EpiPens)
•    401k eligibility from day one of employment with a generous company matching contribution. 100% vested after one year of service
•    Employee Student Loan Assistance Program
•    Free membership to a program that offers various discounts for travel, entertainment, groceries, and much more

Who is ICL? 
ICL is a leading global specialty minerals and chemicals company that creates impactful solutions for humanity’s sustainability challenges in global food, agriculture, and industrial markets.  ICL leverages its unique bromine, potash and phosphate resources, its passionate team of talented employees and its strong focus on R&D and technological innovation to drive growth across its end markets. Our agricultural products feed the world’s growing population, our food additives enable greater access to higher quality food, our potash and phosphate products are essential components for the pharma industry and our bromine-based materials and phosphates contribute to a more energy efficient and environmentally friendly planet.  


ICL’s operations are organized under four segments: Industrial Products (Bromine), Potash, Phosphate Solutions and Growing Solutions. With approximately 12,000 employees worldwide, ICL operates mining and production sites located in Israel, Europe, North and South America and China which are supported by worldwide distribution and supply chains. Due to strong synergies between its business units and their mutual support, ICL benefits from its advantageous size, geographical spread, and operational flexibility. With a culture based upon leadership, innovation, and sustainability, ICL is well positioned to be an Employer of Choice within the communities in which we operate. To learn more about ICL, click here.


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