Cost Accountant

Florida, Sarasota-Bradenton

Post Date: 10/26/2017 Job ID: 9858 Industry: Accounting and Finance Pay Rate: Up to $70,000.00

Job Summary

Applies principles of cost accounting to conduct studies, which provide detailed cost information not supplied by general accounting systems. Under general supervision, responsible for conducting moderately complex cost audits and preparing and analyzing cost reports. Financial liaison with finance, manufacturing and logistics operations staff to analyze product costs and job variances.

Essential Duties and Responsibilities

  • Computes product/project costs, compares actual costs to estimates and analyzes variances. Must be able to communicate, coach and support finance, manufacturing and logistics staff to greater understanding of Mfg. Variances in both process manufacturing and process improvements.

  • Prepares the recording and calculation of unit costs for products and services related to a specific SKU, job or project. This can include collection of raw material purchases, yields, inventory, labor and overheads.

  • Assists Plant Management, Process Systems and R & D in the development and tracking of metrics pertaining to yield and quality variance and improvements, usage variance, rework measurement and other shop floor activities. Will require the ability to be on the shop floor daily and working knowledge of the shop floor.

  • Assist plant team leader for the Oracle Process Manufacturing system implementation. This responsibility consists of the following:

  • Become integral part of the OPM team.

  • Fully understand the manufacturing process and assist with the setup/configuration of the software.

  • Develop scripts to test the system that allows us to fully understand the financial transactions that are being generated.

  • Execute test scripts

  • Examines cost that seems contrary to past experience.

  • Analyzes changes in production design, raw material, manufacturing methods and prepares periodic report comparing standard costs to actual production costs. Participate actively in problem identification and solutions.

  • Assist in the preparation of operation s budget, monitor performance and recommend improvement.

  • Analyzes, investigates and corrects accounting entries as needed.

  • Performs reconciliations of complex transactions

  • Organizes cost functions prior to physical inventory and supplies necessary documentation for audit of the inventory assets.

  • Other projects supporting operations as needed and direction from the operation managers.

  • Prepare and implement analyses and modeling that identify inefficiencies and areas of growth with respect to operations. Provide data extraction, trend analyses, cost/benefit analyses, ROI analyses, and various other strategic to support to operations management. The resulting information is used by management to assist in the decision-making process.

  • Administer and maintain Ross Renaissance Cost System and Oracle

  • Maintain standard raw material, ingredient and supplies costs

  • Maintain labor and labor overhead classes and rates

  • Develop Plant Overhead Rates

  • Load Weekly Cost data where applicable

  • Develop additional reports as required

Education and/or Experience

  • Bachelor s degree in Accounting, Finance or Business Management or professional

  • qualifications, e.G. CPIM, CFPIM

  • Minimum 5-7 years of experience in manufacturing accounting role where responsibilities

  • were maintained for MRP, budgeting and costs analysis, inventory control and management.

  • Involvement in ERP Project or Project Management highly desirable.

  • Working knowledge in a highly complex relational software such as Oracle or SAP highly

  • desirable.

  • Must have a solid background with computerized ledger and other accountant applications in a multi-user environment and have ability to work successfully on multiple tasks at same time. Demonstrate high degree of PC literacy (in Windows environment) with spreadsheet, word processing, database, presentation and graphic software.

  • Must have strong skills in analysis of financial information.

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