Cost Accountant

New Castle, IN

Posted: 11/27/2018 Industry: Accounting and Finance Job Number: 12404 Pay Rate: $70,000

Job Description:

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.
: 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.
Qualifications:
: Bachelor's degree in Accounting, Finance, or Business Management, or related experience equivalent to such degree with professional qualifications such as CPIM or CEPIM
: Minimum 5-7 years previous 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
: Solid background with computerized ledger and other accounting applications in a multi-user environment
: High proficiency level in all MS Office applications with spreadsheet, word processing, database, presentation and graphic software
: Ability to read, analyze and interpret complex financial information
: This position requires 10% of the time will require travel to other facilities to gather and review key performance data.

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