Hunter Hamilton

Cost Accountant

Location
Overland Park, KS
Posted
Sep 19, 2019
Closes
Oct 19, 2019
Ref
1_553879
Contact
Hunter Hamilton
Category
Accounting
Job Type
Employee
Employment Status
Full Time
 

If you’re driven, smart, someone who figures things out, this is a fantastic opportunity to advance your career in Finance! If you also love the challenge of working both independently and collaboratively with different levels of employees and business partners, and if you want to support a business in bringing innovative, versatile and industry-leading products to market, then you might just have what it takes to join this growing organization!

 

What you will do:

  • Perform month-end closing responsibilities including reconciling accounts, reporting and analyzing variances to budget and forecast, and generating closing entries and reports.
  • Oversee the product database for standard costs, description, bill of materials and routings of all products distributed. Ensure accurate material costs, labor rates and burden rates.
  • Review daily transaction batches as they relate to inventory adjustments, transactions, receipts, and work order variances.
  • Coordinate and conduct annual physical and cycle count inventory programs. Investigate material variances and resolve discrepancies.
  • Prepare forecasts and annual budgets for production costs and absorption through the coordination of information from sales, operations, and finance. Make recommendations to the business to improve processes, output and business results.
  • Identify and prepare special projects and analyses in the areas of product profitability, product costs, inventory optimization, freight expenditures and cost savings.
  • Manage the reconciliation of all cost of goods sold account monthly.
  • Assist in ensuring compliance with Sarbanes Oxley and Corporate policies.
  • Lead the accounting of capital expenditures and fixed assets.
  • Prepare and distribute regular and ad hoc management and financial reporting on operations efficiency and inventory effectiveness.
  • Seek out overall process improvement opportunities for increased efficiency/service and decreased costs.
  • What you need to succeed:

  • Bachelor’s Degree in accounting, finance, or equivalent job experience.
  • Typically requires a minimum of 5 years of cost accounting experience which includes preparing forecasts and annual budgets for production, analyzing inventory and discrepancies and making recommendations for process improvements.
  • Strong understanding of manufacturing operations, inventory and cost accounting.
  • Advanced knowledge of Generally Accepted Accounting Principles and Cost Accounting Standards.
  • Demonstrated skills and abilities in making business recommendations based on analysis which can be impactful to business results.
  • Proficiency in using the Microsoft Office Suite, JDEdwards, Business Objects, OneStream or similar systems.
  • Strong analytical skills and financial modeling techniques, with ability to build and convey business insight.
  • Excellent interpersonal and communication skills to effectively collaborate with finance, operations, sales and other internal teams as needed.
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