NewMarket Services

Accounting Manager

Location US-VA-Richmond



NewMarket Corporation is the parent company of Afton Chemical Corporation and Ethyl Corporation. Afton Chemical is one of the largest global suppliers of lubricant additives and offers a broad line of fuel additives worldwide. 



The Accounting Manager will supervise and develop the Americas accounting team, ensuring the completeness and accuracy of financial data for Afton Chemical Corporation and affiliates’ operations in the US, Canada, Mexico, and Brazil. The immediate focus includes oversight of accounting for leases and fixed assets and managing the accounting teams in Latin America.


  • Lead a team of 10 accountants, including three direct reports, in multiple locations
  • Participate in the development of cost standards for inventory
  • Oversee the accounting for fixed assets, leases in the Americas
  • Manage the monthly, quarterly, and year-end closing process
  • Ensure accurate quantity and valuation of inventory and cost of sales
  • Review account reconciliations, journal entries, and financial reports
  • Respond to internal and external requests, including working with external auditors
  • Oversee compliance with US GAAP, all tax obligations, and statutory audits of Latin American subsidiaries
  • Ensure compliance with internal controls and accounting policies for assigned processes
  • Design and review reports to meet various internal requirements
  • Coordinate with Financial Planning & Analysis team for budget development
  • Support user acceptance testing on IT projects and participate in design and testing of future SAP enhancement projects
  • Complete special projects and support corporate initiatives, as required



  • Bachelor’s degree in accounting
  • Minimum of 8+ years of relevant work experience including 3+ years in public accounting
  • Proficiency with Microsoft Office software
  • Supervisory experience



  • CPA designation
  • Experience with SAP ERP system
  • Experience with accounting for a manufacturing entity



  • An in-depth understanding of US GAAP and the ability to analyze situations and apply the accounting standards correctly
  • Excellent written and oral communication skills
  • Ability to perform work accurately and thoroughly
  • Ability to supervise and develop team members in various geographic locations
  • Demonstrate initiative and ability to work with minimal supervision
  • Ability to analyze processes and implement process improvements
  • Ability to function effectively in a team environment
  • Demonstrate strong analytical skills
  • Able to cope with multiple work interruptions and maintain focus on details
  • Able to handle multiple tasks and projects concurrently
  • Able to set appropriate priorities and to organize efforts to meet required deadlines
  • Able to work overtime as required
  • Able to travel (limited)




Working at NewMarket


Who We Are - We're a diverse, global family of individuals, who share a passion for developing innovative solutions. We build our professional relationships on respect, integrity and a commitment to safety and quality. Just as these values apply to our professional relationships, they also apply to the way we feel about our neighbors and communities.


Our Work - At NewMarket, our innovative R&D programs lead to global growth. Our lubricant and fuel additives are among the most highly developed and widely used in the petroleum industry. Afton is a recognized and trusted supplier of driveline lubricant additives, engine oil additives, fuel additives and industrial lubricant additives.


Benefits / Compensation - We offer competitive compensation and benefit packages that reflect our commitment to our employees. Our employees are our most treasured asset and we have dedicated resources that allow us to reward our employees for their commitment on an ongoing basis - ensuring our compensation packages are competitive in the industry.


An Equal Employment Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer.  All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to the individual’s race, color, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, religion, age, disability, genetic information, status as a military veteran or any other characteristic protected by applicable law.


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