Cost Accountant

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Overview

Ladson, SC
  1. Finance, HR and Administration
  2. Permanent
1085848
75000

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Job Summary:

The Cost Accountant is responsible for further developing, implementing, and maintaining cost accounting standards for the North American operations. He/she is responsible for performing regular variance analysis and identifying opportunities for operational cost improvements. He/she is responsible for creating cost models in scenario analysis to assist management in strategic decision-making. The cost analyst also works on or assists in special projects in the finance department.

Essential Functions:

• Calculates cost center rates and overhead rates based on corporate cost model
• Creates scenario cost models for future/strategic planning purposes
• Regularly reviews and validates standard cost rates
• Annually plans internal cost allocations and maintains actual cost assessment cycles in SAP
• Performs CO closing activities at month-end and year-end and variance analysis
• Supports colleagues in work relating to product controlling, plant controlling and FP&A as needed

Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

Specific Skills:

1. Highly proficient or advanced in Microsoft Excel
2. Familiar with the functionality of the CO module of SAP
3. Strong understanding of cost accounting or management accounting
4. Strong analytical and problem solving skills
5. Detail- and process-oriented
6. Strong oral and written communication skills
7. Continuous improvement oriented
8. Highly self-motivated
9. Can work well with a team

Supervisory Responsibility

None


Work Environment

Office


Physical Requirements:

The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to
successfully perform the essential functions of this job.

1. Must be able to walk/move about a 125,000 sq ft manufacturing facility: 20% of the time
2. Must be able to stand/walk/move about specific work area: 50% of the time
3. Must be able to bend/reach/twist/stoop: 0% of the time
4. Must be able to lift up to 15lbs on a frequent basis: 0% of the time
5. Must be able to lift over 15lbs on an infrequent basis: 0% of the time
6. Must be able to sit at a work station: 80% of the time
7. Must be able to work and operate a computer terminal: 80% of the time
8. Vision is required to analyze and process work; and to work on computer terminal/machine centers, etc.
9. Hearing is essential for safety reasons; and to communicate with employees, supervisors, managers, vendors, suppliers and customers via conversation, group meetings, and/or phone conferences
10. Ability and willingness to travel domestically and internationally as required
Position Type / Expected Hours of Work

Fulltime, 40 hours per week
Willing and able to work overtime during when necessary


Travel

Minimal travel required

Required Education and Experience

• Bachelor’s degree in accounting, finance, or business administration with advanced training in management accounting
• 3-5 years of cost accounting or cost controlling experience in a manufacturing environment


Preferred Education and Experience

• Cost accounting experience with a German organization
• Further education in the area of finance and accounting (CMA, MBA, masters)
• German language skills helpful

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