Cabot Corporation

  • General Ledger Accountant

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    Regular Full-Time
  • Position Summary

    The General Ledger Accountant will assist the site Accounting Manager in the recording and accounting for transactions in the legal entity general ledgers, as per supporting documentation, accounting policies and internal control requirements. The General Ledger Accountant will be responsible for part of month-end closing activities and reconciliations of accounts.



    Job Responsibilities

    • Prepare and execute month end closing activities, including reconciliations
    • Accurately maintain the fixed assets accounts (additions, depreciations, disposals)
    • Reconcile inventory, accounts payable, accounts receivable, and other accounts in close coordination with local site Accounting Manager
    • Ensure compliance of accounting transactions and activities of the businesses in accordance with appropriate global accounting standards (policies, processes, procedures, work instructions)
    • Contribute to and promote a culture that supports Cabot Values, team work, and high safety health and environmental (“SH&E”) standards
    • Ensure compliance with all policies, procedures and standard business practices, as they pertain to the general ledger function, as well as, the Business Service Center, including internal control procedures and Sarbanes-Oxley regulations


    • Service oriented and team mindset
    • Knowledge of standard accounting principles
    • Fluent in English
    • Familiarity with general ledger, financial reports and analysis
    • University degree in accounting, finance or similar discipline
    • 1 – 3 years of professional experience in the field of accounting
    • Practical experience with ERP will be considered an advantage

    About Cabot

    Founded in 1882, Cabot Corporation (NYSE: CBT) is a global specialty chemicals and performance materials company, headquartered in Boston, Massachusetts. The company is a leading provider of rubber and specialty carbons, activated carbon, inkjet colorants, cesium formate drilling fluids, fumed silica, aerogel and elastomer composites.


    Our Business Service Centre in Riga, Latvia employs more than 150 enthusiastic and talented team members who are responsible for proving financial, IT, purchasing and customer services support for Cabot’s 21 locations in Europe the Middle East and Africa. At Cabot Latvia, our people are our biggest asset, they make Cabot a great place to work. We have a passion for the work we do, which inspires us to achieve great results. We encourage culture based on respect, integrity, responsibility and excellence. We also believe that time spent at work should be both rewarding and interesting. Our passionate employees have built an active social life within the company that is driven by several committees, regular team building and social events. We are proud of our culture and work environment that we can ensure to our employees.



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