NewMarket Services

Corporate Accountant

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. 



Work as a member of the corporate accounting team responsible for the timely and accurate closing of the NewMarket corporate books within the SAP ERP system.  Analyze and reconcile accounts to ensure the accuracy of NewMarket’s general ledger and compliance with US GAAP.  Work closely with the operating subsidiaries to account for inter-entity transactions.  Prepare monthly reporting for NewMarket management and assist the External Reporting team in preparing external reports.




  • Assist in the closing of the books for NewMarket Corporation and several subsidiaries
  • Prepare journal entries and enter into the SAP ERP system
  • Maintain the SAP general ledger for several NewMarket companies
  • Design and prepare reports to meet various internal requirements
  • Perform account analyses and reconciliations
  • Maintain up-to-date knowledge of US GAAP and ensure that NewMarket corporate books are fully in compliance
  • Prepare and submit required governmental (non-SEC) reports
  • Complete special projects as assigned


Required Qualifications:

  • BS Degree in Accounting
  • Minimum of 3 years relevant work experience
  • Experience with SAP ERP software accounting system and Microsoft Office software

Preferred Qualifications:

  • CPA or candidate working towards a CPA
  • Experience with accounting for a manufacturing concern
  • Experience in dealing with accounting for global operations including multiple currencies

Preferred Skills and Abilities:

  • An in-depth understanding of US GAAP and the ability to analyze situations and apply the accounting standards correctly
  • Self-motivated with personal initiative and the ability to work with minimal guidance
  • Effective leadership skills and the ability to function effectively in a team environment
  • Able to handle multiple tasks and projects concurrently
  • Able to cope with multiple work interruptions and to maintain focus on details
  • Able to set appropriate priorities and to organize efforts to meet required deadlines
  • Able to use sound judgment to make appropriate decisions based on available data
  • Effective written and oral communication skills
  • The ability to conceive and implement new ideas to improve performance and results
  • Able to work overtime, as required

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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