Responsible for all day-to-day activities of the cost accounting function for the organization and will act as the liaison between the plant and accounting. In this highly visible position, the incumbent's expertise will be challenged as they interface regularly with the Production Planner Manager, as well as, a wide range of leaders within the organization.
Responsibilities Plan, organize and direct all activities of the cost accounting Lead the day to day operations of the existing cost accounting function from management of current rates to monthly close of analysis Support the Project Cost Team in the development of a costing system Assist the transition from the existing cost environment to a new standard cost system Develop and maintain current costs Perform monthly closing activities including preparation of the COGS statements along with supporting analysis Proactive analysis of variances and communication of issues and opportunities to operations management Develop metrics and tracking system for major cost drivers Assist maintenance and inventory records or products Oversee the following activities for operations: Analysis of monthly manufacturing variances Analysis of inventory Analysis of labor and manufacturing overhead rates Analysis of fixed vs. variable overhead rates Analysis of labor operation hours Monitor changes of bills of materials Monitor monthly inventory levels and implement cycle count programs Lead physical inventory process
Conducts studies and submits recommendations for improving the organization's cost accounting procedures Perform all other ad hoc duties as assigned by Corporate Controller
Qualifications Minimum of five (5) or more years of cost accounting experience within a manufacturing environment Experience with Microsoft Dynamics (ERP) Experience in Lean Manufacturing Bachelor's degree in Business, Accounting, Finance or another relevant field Excellent analytical skills Strong interpersonal and communication skills Proven experience in driving process improvement Demonstrated leadership skills