Cost Accounting Manager
Job Classification: Full-Time Regular
An excellent career opportunity exists at our Corporate office for an experienced professional who would like to join a dynamic team. In this position, you will be responsible for managing a team of Cost Accounting professionals. You will apply principles of accounting to reconcile and analyze financial and cost accounting information, assist in the preparation and review of financial data, and provide manufacturing and cost accounting reporting for management review and decision-making. This position requires strong analytical and problem solving skills as well as initiative.
PRINCIPAL RESPONSIBILITIES, DUTIES & TASKS:
-Manages Cost Accounting team of 6 Associates, 3 onsite and 3 offsite.
-Review and approve monthly Journal entries and Balance Sheet Reconciliations.
-Provide monthly Inventory variance analysis as well as analysis for Cap Labor, Overhead and Freight entries.
-Actively participate/ lead cost accounting projects. Projects will be established by the North American Controller and/or the VP of Finance.
-Devise and implement reporting and analysis in order to provide accurate information.
-Organize and coordinate annual physical inventory observations for multiple facilities.
-Ensure that Standards are updated on a Quarterly basis.
-Business partner with Operations.
-Review, analyze and supervise the part components and BOM entry and maintenance process. Identify and make recommendations for changes when necessary. Coordinate and direct material cost changes and maintain the monthly accounting records for proper market cost valuation for commodities and raw material inventory.
-Review and analyze accounting information to identify, correct and maintain the integrity of the accounting data and structure (G/L accounts, default coding, material standards, BOM, COGS, system tables, etc.).
-Establish effective working relationships with the plant locations and other internal stakeholders.
EDUCATION, EXPERIENCE and BEHAVIORAL REQUIREMENTS:
-Bachelor’s degree in Accounting/Finance required. MS or MBA is preferred.
-5-7 years of experience and familiarity with basic and advanced accounting principles as well as GAAP.
-5 years of Supervisory cost experience required.
-Competent in general math calculations.
-Highly proficient in Excel and other reporting tools.
-An articulate and effective communicator who works well in a team environment.
-A logical, proactive person who addresses their work in a calm, organized manner.
-An independent thinker who is detail oriented and possess good analysis skills that can make reasonable assessments.
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