Senior Accountant, CSI


Pasadena - Texas - US, TX

Company:  CSI
Job ID:  28178

Senior Accountant

About us:

Control Solutions Inc. is a mid-sized, US-based specialty chemical manufacturer with a long-standing tradition of providing effective and economical solutions to our customers in the Pest Control, Turf & Ornamental, Consumer Products and Professional Animal Health Care markets. 


CSI is one of the fastest growing companies in the industry, and we are a subsidiary of ADAMA within the Consumer & Professional (C&P) Business Units, the 5th largest Agricultural Chemical company in the world!  This thriving partnership enables us to not only offer the largest selection of products, but also to introduce innovative, differentiated products with combination chemistry® and our exclusive access to the broadest array of Active ingredients in the industry!


What we’re looking for:

It’s an exciting time to be part of the team.  Company growth and profitability increase every year.  We’re looking for a qualified Sr Accountant to join our team and help continue our extraordinary growth. 


Reporting directly to the Controller, the Sr Accountant serves an essential role in identifying and implementing efficiencies to support the company’s growth.  Your problem-solving skills will be an important contribution in current and future production and financial planning. 


The successful candidate will be an energetic and experienced Accountant with a desire to contribute ideas and help improve processes, team with a group of experienced Accounting professionals to meet Company and Group deadlines, and partner with the management team to ensure accuracy of financial reporting. 


Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Assist Controller in overseeing all accounts, ledgers, and reporting systems (Microsoft Dynamics Great Plains 2018, GFS (SAP BPC) PIMs, URP, etc.) ensuring compliance with appropriate IFRS standards, company and regulatory requirements.
  • Serve as backup to Billing/AR function and the AP function to identify process inefficiencies implement process improvements (e.g. digitization, BOTS, filing process etc.) looking to accommodate continuous growth.
  • Monitor and resolve federal, state and local tax issues timely. Coordinate and provide information to the respective tax return preparer. Reconciling the GL account and addressing account issues with the various entities and partnering with our tax preparer as needed.  Prepare and complete various tax analysis for CFO and Controller.
  • Monitor and prepare analysis of property taxes and property tax consultant savings performance.
  • Assist in the team effort as needed to develop the monthly forecasts, annual budget and other estimations as needed.
  • Understand customer rebate program and process, rebate calculation software and respective accruals to reconcile the account monthly and report program accruals monthly to the sales managers.
  • Serve as the backup for the global financial system (GFS) reporting for monthly forecasts, quarterly reporting and annul budget reporting. 
  • Assist in analyzing, monitoring and developing backup for customer credit limits and requests.
  • Maintain a strong sense of ownership of the importance for accurate and timely reporting within Corporate and local deadlines.
  • Assist in all audits efficiently and prepare audit support effectively and timely.
  • Understand the financial results and financial accounts/reports through the reconciliation and financial reporting process. 
  • Reconcile assigned balance sheet accounts monthly and accurately and assure that the accounts are effectively analyzed for P&L impact.
  • Champion the Internal Controls program to maintain compliance with foreign compliance regulations (similar to SOX).  At assigned quarterly intervals, prepare and provide all necessary support to Internal Controls team (Entropy) maintaining CSI’s 100% compliance record.
  • Perform monthly financial reporting as assigned by Controller and CFO.
  • Train accounting employees in various tasks as assigned by Controller and CFO.
  • Perform other duties as needed by Controller and CFO.




Team Player:

  • Demonstrate a strong cooperative attitude willing to take on challenging tasks and put forth the effort necessary to figure out and resolve various department issues in a timely manner.
  • Communicate frequently with supervisor to make sure priorities are aligned and progressing on schedule to meet standards and deadlines.
  • Communicate effectively with staff at all levels throughout the organization as necessary to make sure the finance team develops and maintains a high standard of performance.
  • Take on a keen interest in company and department objectives, utilizing training provided, experience, and professional knowledge to train other department team members.
  • Help create and promote a positive, supportive and growth-oriented work environment with all team members.



  • Ability to learn quickly and apply seasoned judgement as necessary to complete tasks and projects timely and correctly with minimal supervision.
  • Solid accounting experience with a history of strong financial controls contributions.
  • Entrepreneurial work ethic via ownership of improving the organization and getting things done.  We strive to be very efficient with minimal overtime and weekends.
  • Personal qualities of integrity, credibility, and unwavering commitment to CSI’s mission; a proactive, hands-on thinker who will own, in partnership with the Controller, the responsibilities of the finance function
  • A track record that supports process improvement and initiative in identifying and accomplishing opportunities to improve processes.
  • Strong technology knowledge with experience in various ERP and interfaced systems.  Must have a mastery skill level of Excel and advanced knowledge of accounting and reporting software
  • Commitment to recruiting, mentoring, training, and retaining a diverse team plus the ability to delegate accordingly
  • Keen analytic, organization and problem-solving skills in analyzing financial results and status.
  • Strong interpersonal and communication experience in effectively communicating key information
  • Ability and desire to translate complex financial concepts to individuals at all levels including finance and non-finance managers.


Qualifications and Experience:

  • Bachelor’s degree in Accounting from a four-year College or University is required.
  • CPA or CMA a strong plus.
  • 5 – 15 years in Manufacturing and/or Chemical Industry a strong plus.
  • Microsoft Office software experience is required.  Above average skills in Excel (pivot tables, V-Look ups, etc.) is required.
  • ERP knowledge and experience are required.  Great Plains is a plus.


CSI is an Equal Opportunity Employer and does not discriminate in recruitment, hiring, training, promotion or any other employment practices for reasons of race, color, religion, gender, national origin, age, sexual orientation, marital or veteran status, disability, or any other legally protected status.


Nearest Major Market: Houston