This role is responsible for product costing, variance analysis, inventory reporting, inventory valuation, ESHs reporting, quote costing support, budget reporting, and preparation and compilation of select budgeting and forecasting models.

ESSENTIAL JOB FUNCTIONS/DUTIES
  • Maintain monthly inventory valuation models, generate monthly inventory reports, coordinate annual physical inventory counts, prepare annual inventory audit schedules, and work to introduce cycle counting procedures.
  • Calculate inventory obsolescence on a monthly basis. Work to ensure obsolete inventory is identified and relieved from inventory when appropriate.
  • Analyze and maintain inventory, material, and work center standard costs.
  • Analyze and provide monthly margin analysis by part, customer, and product line to upper management.
  • Play a key role in month end close process by managing and tracking plant related close activities, such as raw material counts, and execute inventory valuation process for final recording in financial statements. Process these activities in a timely manner in line with close schedule.
  • Calculate and report month end cost variance analysis for all cost centers within the company. Report monthly gains and losses to management team; note any differences that relate to BOM issues.
  • Account for and review tooling and pattern job analysis, identify and track losses and reconcile cost at the end of each month, provide updated weekly reporting to upper level management.
  • Assist in the calculation of activity, overhead, and standard rates for each cost center based on budget, actuals, and anticipated production hours.
  • Work with engineering and manufacturing to maintain appropriate costing structure. IE: Are multiple rates needed in cost centers, are work cells being deployed and costed appropriately, or if new equipment has been deployed and if it changes costing structure.
  • Create and provide production earned standard hours reports to departments on a timely basis.
  • Assist controller with providing meaningful analysis for management including monthly reporting on departmental budgets, inventory, and other ad hoc items as requested.
  • Compile financial data from multiple sources in a reporting format adequate for management to effectively analyze business trends, make informed long-term and short-term decisions, determine effects of costs on the business, compare actual costs to estimates and identify reasons for variances.
  • Provide financial analysis and support for quoting, price negotiations, comparisons to budget and other ad-hoc requests. Design automated reports and create efficiencies to support requests.
  • Participate in financial planning and budget preparation as well as follow-up controls related to both short-term and long-term plans. This includes setting up and coordinating budgeting and planning processes and reports for use by persons with department management responsibility.
  • Participates and/or assists with cross training activities and training of new hires.
  • Acquire additional certifications and credentials as required for work or career development
  • Maintain a clean, organized work area
  • Comply with all safety, DOT, HAZMAT and environmental policies and procedures
  • Ability to work overtime
  • Attendance
  • Work on/participate in special projects as needed or assigned by Management

KEY DIMENSIONS
  • Inventory reports are generated every month
  • Margin analysis by part, customer, and product line provided to senior management.
  • Report month end cost variance analysis for all cost centers within the company every month.


KEY RELATIONSHIPS & LEADERSHIP
  • Reports to Controller
  • Works with manufacturing on inventory, STD evaluation, etc.
  • Works with engineering on BOM’s and STDs.
  • Works with purchasing, accounting, and IT.
  • Has some direct interaction with members of the executive staff.

QUALIFICATIONS
  • Education: Bachelor’s degree in Accounting
  • Experience: 2+ years of cost accounting, manufacturing experience preferred
  • Certifications/Licenses: N/A
  • Other Required Knowledge, Skills & Abilities: Must be proficient with Microsoft Office Suite and possess strong Excel skills (i.e. V-lookups, pivot tables, “IF” and “SUMIF” statements). experience with Oracle is a plus.

WORKING CONDITIONS
  • Working Environment:   Indoor working environment within various areas of a foundry facility/Office environment
  • Physical Demands:    Sitting/standing, using a computer screen, keyboard and mouse for extended periods of time, ability to lift up to 20lbs, walking
  • Travel Requirements:
  • Required PPE:     PPE varies throughout the plant, check with area Supervisor to ensure proper PPE is being used
  • Safety Glasses:    Needed in all areas of the plant
  • Steel toe shoes:  Needed in all areas of the plant

This is a non-management position
This is a full time position

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