FLSA Designation: Salaried/Exempt
Supervision Received/Exercised: Reports to Plant Controller/ No Direct Reports Job Summary: Reporting into the plant controller the position is responsible for assisting the controller with developing and monitoring plant costs and operational metrics. The cost accountant is responsible for managing the month end cost rolls, participating in the month end close process as well as interpretation of operational reporting, monitoring of actual results, forecasting, planning and analysis. The role also assists the Controller with developing the annual plant budget, capital spending proposals and new product costing.
Job Duties :
Duties may include, but are not limited to the following:
Analyzes manufacturing costs and prepares reporting comparing standard to actual production costs. Work with Plant Controller/Plant Operations in preparation of pricing quotations for Sales and Marketing team, as needed for new projects or engineering revisions. Prepare financial analysis of new product performance against pricing assumptions Assist in the preparation of Annual Operating Budget for the plant Assist in the monitoring and reporting of profitability vs. budget. Preparation and review of production metrics on a daily, weekly and periodic basis. Assist with the analysis of production line capacity and utilization and line performance. Responsible for creating SAP Routings as well as managing the month end cost roll job for Grand Rapid plants. Assist with preparation of analysis of capital expense projects, continuous monitoring of spending against CAPEX and ROI assessment. Responsible for reconciling customer owned inventory, tracking usages and understanding Usage drivers across the Grand Rapid locations. Monitor both the frozen and current standards within the system, ensuring the current routing data matches playbooks. Assist controllers with month end reporting, understanding overall plant financial performance against budget, participating in the HCRs and savings calculations. Assist controllers with the month end closing process, month end journal entry preparation, cost center reviews and GL account coding. Track and prepare special billing opportunities. Assist controllers in reconciling weekly reporting results to final full month result Assist the Controller, Plant Manager and Corporate SC in cost analysis and research relevant Position provides multi-site support
Required Competencies & Knowledge :
Knowledge of: Hearthside procurement, products, and production processes Knowledge of accounting and finance principles Knowledge and experience with SAP
Skill in: Proficiency in Excel, Word, Visio/Flowcharting Software, and PowerPoint. Strong analytical and interpersonal skills. Must have ability to effectively interface with plant and corporate office personnel. Strong oral communication skills required. Must be able to effectively work as part of a team in a fast-paced environment and handle
multiple assignments simultaneously
Ability to: Communicate effectively both verbally and in writing. Successfully multi-task Ensure collaborative relationships with industry, trade, other associations, regulatory agencies and Hearthside staff. Lead ‘best in class’ behaviors with focus on safety, quality, and policy focus
Proficiency in : MS Office Suite and SAP or ERP equivalent
Work Environment : Work is primarily done in an office setting. Infrequent production environment exposure which includes noise, dust, moving machinery, fork lifts, and fluctuations in temperature.
Physical Requirements : Sitting at a work station for extended periods of time Stand, walk, climb stairs on an infrequent basis Must be able to lift 20 pounds on an infrequent basis.
Minimum Qualifications : Bachelor Degree in Accounting. Minimum of five years’ experience with Cost Accounting/General Accounting in an industrial sector, preferably high-volume manufacturing.
Note: This job description is not intended, nor should it be construed to be an exhaustive list of all responsibilities, duties, skills, or working conditions associated with a particular job. It is intended only to be a general description of the essential functions common to positions of this type.
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Answer the following questions to determine whether a worker is misclassified as an exempt administrative employee:
1. Is the employee’s primary duty performing office or non-manual work directly related to the management or general business operations of the employer or the employer’s customers?
2. Does the employee exercise discretion and independent judgment with respect to matters of significance? That is, does he evaluate and compare possible courses of action and then make a decision or recommendation after considering the various possibilities?
3. Is the employee paid the equivalent of at least $455 per week on a salary basis?
If you answered “No” to any of these questions, you may have misclassified the worker as an exempt administrative.