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External Financial Reporting Director

Calumet Specialty Products Partners, L.P. Indianapolis Full-Time
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Calumet Specialty Products partners, L.P. is a leading independent producer of high-quality, specialty hydrocarbon products. Our product lines include both naphthenic and paraffinic oils, aliphatic solvents, synthetic lubricants, asphalt, fuels, white mineral oils, waxes, petroleum and hydrocarbon gels. Calumet Specialty Products Partners, L.P. has one of the most diverse specialty hydrocarbon capabilities in the world.

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Performs as the lead support to the Chief Accounting Officer in managing the SEC reporting function (10-K and 10-Q preparation and filing process); coordinates disclosure issues and maintains other responsibilities. Also, this individual provides guidance on complex non-routine accounting requirements of the Corporate group (accounting for business combinations, debt offerings, equity offerings). 


  • Manage the SEC reporting function – preparation and filing of Form 10-K’s and Form 10-Q’s, including MD&A, consolidated financial statements and notes – plan, communicate and coordinate the document-related responsibilities and timing of multiple corporate departments.
  • Responsible for researching fluctuations and drafting MD&A.
  • Responsible for reviewing the tie-out binder supporting the SEC filings.
  • Coordinate disclosure issues – participate in quarterly reviews with key corporate and business unit management – obtain and review quarterly representation letters and other questionnaires from business units and present findings to the company’s Disclosure Committee – complete annual and quarterly disclosure checklists in connection with SEC filings.
  • Assist in reviewing and editing financial-related press releases, conference call scripts and slides, and the company’s Annual Report and prepare supporting documentation – prepare press release financial statements.
  • Maintain and assist in the preparation of accounting policies, procedures and controls.
  • Responsible for reviewing the XBRL submission.
  • Responsible for reviewing quarterly supplemental reporting deliverables and similar ad-hoc, common stock data and commonly used ratios/metrics.
  • Lead quarterly disclosure committee meetings and summary of legal exposure meetings
  • Prepare various accounting disclosure and technical memos
  • Assist in the implementation and improvement of SOX Section 404 compliance procedures as it relates to the external financial reporting process. Including, Establishing, monitoring, and ensuring the effectiveness of internal controls over financial reporting in accordance with SOX.
  • Continually monitor authoritative accounting literature, assess the impact of new and existing pronouncements and apply guidance as applicable.
  • Responsible for reviewing unit-based compensation calculations and journal entries
  • Work with Investor Relations in the preparation, delivery and/or review of monthly, quarterly, and annual investor reporting as well as ad hoc reporting requests.
  • Assist with the quarterly review procedures and year-end audit, including preparation of audit schedules.
  • Provide accurate and timely financial information to other internal departments under specified deadlines.
  • Approves and communicates the quarterly timeline for SEC-related reporting activities to all levels of management throughout the Company.
  • Prepares the assignments for preparing and reviewing various financial statements, notes, and MD&A disclosures in the periodic filings.
  • Assures that reliable and timely information is received from various sections of the Company to substantiate such disclosures.
  • Supervises the conversion and filing of information in the SEC’s EDGAR formats.
  • Supervises and reviews information that supports various Corporate financing activities including debt and equity offerings.


  • Bachelor's or Master's degree in Accounting required


  • CPA preferred

  • 10+ years of progressive experience in both public and industry accounting preferred. Public accounting experience required

  • Experience with accounting and financial reporting in accordance with GAAP, including the preparation and/or review of financial statements and footnotes

  • Experience with SEC filings with exposure to SEC rules and regulations

  • Ability to successfully manage multiple projects with competing priorities and tight deadlines

  • Strong organizational and time management skills /ability to continually prioritize workload and respond to top priorities with a sense of urgency

  • Detail-oriented with both the ambition and willingness to dive into the details necessary to accomplish responsibilities and solve problems

  • Experience researching and documenting accounting treatment for various transactions

  • Exceptional interpersonal skills and the ability to work effectively with all levels of internal and external stakeholders

  • Experience within Big 4 accounting companies 

  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills

Salary and benefits commensurate with experience.
We are an equal opportunity employer. Minority/Female/Disabled/Veteran
Except where prohibited by state law, all offers of employment are conditioned upon successfully passing a drug test.

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  • Pay Type Salary
  • 2780 Waterfront Pkwy E Dr, Indianapolis, IN 46214, USA

Thank you for your application.

Skills required

Internal Controls
Generally Accepted Accounting Principles
Financial Statements
Financial Analysis
Tax Planning
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Calumet Specialty Products Partners, L.P. is a leading independent refiner of high quality specialty hydrocarbon products and fuel products in North America. The company operates 11 facilities in seven states with an aggregate production capacity of nearly 160,000 barrels per day. Calumet's lubricating oils, solvents, waxes, high-purity white oils, asphalts, and fuels are used to develop some of the world's best and most trusted brands.

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