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Cost Analyst / 11331-9

Location : South Pittsburg
Job Type : Direct
Reference Code : 11331-9
Hours : Full Time
Required Years of Experience : 3-5 in manufacturing accounting
Required Education : Bachelors Degree in Accounting or Finance, CMA or CPA preferred
Travel : No
Relocation : No
Job Industry : Manufacturing
Job Category : Accounting/Auditing

Job Description :

The Cost Analyst is responsible for assisting the Controller in all areas of accounting including accounts receivable, accounts payable, inventory, balance sheet account reconciliations, and month-end closing. Other responsibilities will include completion and submission of daily/weekly/monthly reports and project assignments as needed. Ensure accuracy of detail, organization, and timeliness of completion, in all areas of responsibility. Communicate clearly and promptly with plant and corporate office to insure control & compliance with company policies and procedures.

Required Qualifications :

Principal Accountabilities •

Assume personal responsibility to learn and grow into Controller role within 3-5 years.

Hands on approach to all plant inventories to include physical inventories, cycle counting, accurate valuation and improvement of all related processes. Must be plant's leading expert in all inventory procedures and systems.

Take on responsibility for all tasks assigned in the areas of monthly close, AP, AR and balance sheet reconciliations. Decision Making The Cost Analyst must be able to recognize and respond to situations that require a sense of urgency or are the result of non-compliance with corporate policy(s). This person should have the ability to assess various situations and environments objectively. The Plant Accountant must always understand the importance of acting ethically and appropriately in all business situations.


Month end close (10%) review open PO reports; prepare and enter monthly expense accruals; review all expense accounts for errors and correct as needed; prepare and maintain monthly & quarterly balance sheet reconciliations; review and analyze production order variances after settlement routinely during the month and at month end; prepare/review production order variance and cycle count reports and analyze significant variances on a daily basis and summarize at month end. Management information (15%) - provide complete, accurate and timely financial support to operating management as needed; participate in annual planning process; monitor and report on capital expenditures. Disbursements (30%) - ensure proper authorization and approval of locally purchased items; review and code approved invoices with appropriate account number and cost center; ensure timely submission of PO's / invoices and proper backup to corporate accounting; monitor and update Accounts Payable PO log; communicate with vendors regarding any issues with invoices; monitor GR/IR balances and aging and investigate unusual items; maintain and reconcile plant petty cash. Inventory Oversight (25%) timely verification of production postings to ensure proper finished and semi-finished inventory is reported; assist production to ensure orders are closed and goods issue errors are corrected; monitor bills-of-material for accuracy and coordinate changes with SAP Master Data group; assist in researching and resolving cycle count variances. Other (25%) engage in manufacturing analytics and help interpret key performance indicators for the plant; assist in any continuous improvement projects that tie to the plant's financial performance. Help in other duties that are assigned.

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