The Cost Accounting Manager will combine cost accounting duties with other financial accounting responsibilities. Responsibilities will include assisting with standards setting, variance monitoring, cost-of-sales accounting, manufacturing accruals and intercompany profit eliminations. This position will report to the Head of Finance.
Responsible for internal management reporting, cost management, and supporting analysis, including
Product processing yield analysis
Direct labor analysis
Raw material yield (inventory adjustments) analysis
Root cause failure analysis
Automate reporting and analysis using advanced Excel and Access tools, such as pivot tables and queries.
Data management: supports SAP processes and system development.
Responsible for cost models and product pricing studies and new item set-ups.
Responsible for spending and variance analyses.
Responsible for timely and accurate closings.
Responsible for internal controls, financial control documentation and testing, and supporting audits. Ensures that items are correctly classified and statements prepared in accordance with Generally Accepted Accounting Principles (GAAP).
Assists in the analytical and/or strategic function, including the development of budgeting, planning, and forecasting:
Ability to manage function, allocate resources, set priorities, and coordinate many interdependent groups.
Involves varied tasks requiring advance problem solving skills.
Conceives ideas for problem resolution (e.g., supports cost improvement teams).
Assesses feasibility of proposed solutions and participates in the resolution of issues.
Resolves conflict problems escalated by associates.
Education, Experience, and Skills Desired
SAP experience is essential
5+ Years of relevant experience: Minimum of 3-5 years experience in a manufacturing environment
Minimum education required: B.S/B.A. degree in Accounting or Finance
Education desired: CPA or CIMA UK Certified, Master's Degree in Business Administration or Finance preferred
Knowledge, skills, and abilities required: Strong technical and analytical skills in accounting and finance
Excellent financial reporting and forecasting abilities with high-level database and change management skills
Computer proficiency in Windows-based software applications (i.e. Word, Excel, PowerPoint, etc.) Excellent Microsoft Excel and Access skills required