This role is responsible for variance analysis, report preparation, inventory reporting, inventory valuation, ESHs reporting, and preparation and compilation of forecasting models.


  • Play a key role in month end close process by managing and tracking plant related close activities. Process these activities in a timely manner in line with close schedule.
  • Prepare journal entries and balance sheet reconciliations.
  • 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 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.
  • 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


  • Plan and develop financial reports and analysis using Excel, Oracle, or / ancillary programs.
  • 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.
  • This role will have the unique opportunity to work with all levels of the operational and financial teams to gather financial information.


  • 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.


  • Education: Bachelor’s degree in Accounting
  • Experience: 2+ years of general 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). Must have experience with ERP systems and financial reporting software, preferably QAD/MFG Pro 8.6


  • 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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