This is a diverse, hands-on role covering a range of responsibilities for on-site accounting, as well as operations support, cost accounting, and FP&A
Essential Duties and Responsibilities include the following. Other duties may be assigned.
Perform and support month-end closing activities (multiple trial balances).
Conduct variance and performance analyses. Ensure timely and accurate reports to internal management and corporate office.
Develop and maintain product cost Standards.
Deep understanding of Manufacturing cost variances. Ensure bill of material and standard costs accurately reflect production operations and analyze and understand material and manufacturing variances generated.
Monitor and control inventory. Ensure accuracy of inventory balances, lead cycle-count activities and annual physical inventory process.
Drive improvements in E&O management.
Perform regular walkthroughs of the plant with business leaders to discuss production and costing issues. Further develop production metrics and reporting to support performance evaluation and improvements.
Develop annual budgets and periodic forecasts at the department and company level.
Support Operations departments with actual spending analysis. Achieve budget objectives by monitoring and controlling expenditures, analyzing variances and initiating corrective actions.
Manage Fixed Assets and Capital spending plan. Manage capital appropriation request process (CAR) and review and prepare requests based on ROI.
Provide oversight and guidance to current integration of acquired business.
Coordinate processes and roles and responsibilities of Accounts Payable, Accounts Receivables, Fixed Assets, General Ledger and other Shared Services support with Corporate Controller staff.
Assist with the implementation of SOX, establish and / or improve policies and procedures and internal controls.
Perform trending, variance and ad hoc financial analyses as required. Assist in special projects as necessary.
Promote teamwork culture within the accounting and finance function, cross-functionally and with shared services.
Motivate, mentor and manage cost accountant.
Must have excellent analytical skills and deep understanding of accounting principles, including Standard cost and Manufacturing Variance reporting principles.
Expert level Excel skills as well as proficiency in Word and PowerPoint.
Must have ERP experience; JDE Enterprise One a plus
Experience with Hyperion Financial Management is preferred, but not required.
Need to have the ability to work cross functionally with other departments and accounting Shared Services structure.
Self-starter. Able to perform job duties with minimum supervision.
To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily. The requirements listed below are representative of the knowledge, skill, and / or ability required.
Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.
Education and / or Experience
Bachelor’s Degree or Master’s Degree in Accounting or Finance; CPA preferred. A minimum of 7 years’ experience in a manufacturing plant environment with cost accounting responsibilities;
aerospace or engineered products industry preferred.