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Cost Accountant

Location: Gallatin, TN
Job Type: Direct Hire
Salary: $65,000.00 - $75,000.00
Date: 2/18/2019
Job ID: 02654140
Job Description

Cost Accountant

We are currently seeking a Cost Accountant in the Gallatin, TN area.

Responsibilities and Requirements: 
The Cost Accountant will direct and manage all of the plant financial reporting and cost accounting activities.
This position has a strong focus in cost accounting, inventory control and production planning capacity. The candidate should have strong experience in manufacturing cost accounting, cost variance reporting, inventory control, scrap reduction efforts and in working with Plant Management in helping to make the facility cost efficient. This role is responsible for the plant financials to include plant analytics, dashboards and plant KPI’s and internal control procedures.

Looking for candidates in the 3+ years range of experience having experience working with large multinational companies in plant financial cost management capacities.
 Key Responsibilities:

  • Control of the plant costs factors of labor, overhead and freight

  • Control the plant waste of scrap, raw and finished goods inventory and control of material variances

  • Performs product line profitability analysis and analyze the daily job variance with plant supervisors

  • Tracks and monitors production capacity

  • Prepares and reviews various daily operating metrics to monitor business performance

  • Analyzes and reviews bills of material to ensure accurate product costing

  • Prepares actual versus budget analysis, manufacturing profit variance analysis, and actual to standard cost comparisons

  • Performs product line profitability analysis

  • Organizes and leads the annual physical inventory and manages the cycle counting process as appropriate and monitor of inventory levels (raw material, WIP and finished goods)

  • Prepares month end manufacturing variance reports

Job Qualifications: 

  • BS Degree in Accounting / Finance

  • 3+ years of cost accounting experience in a manufacturing environment providing Cost Accounting oversight and experience in larger manufacturing plant settings

  • Strong experience with inventory control, plant reporting metrics, capacity planning and providing and preparing operations financial analysis tools

  • Solid plant operations experience including key plant metrics drivers, cost containment, inventory and scrap control

  • Demonstrated experience as a business partner and financial leader to Plant Managers / General Manager of Business Units

  • Dynamic and outgoing personality

  • Experience with larger ERP manufacturing fully integrated software’s; SAP preferred

  • Strong Excel skills

  • A desire to progress and further advance in career with internal opportunities

  • Excellent communications skills; verbally and in writing


Please submit your resume for this Cost Accountant position.


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