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Senior Cost Accountant


Manufacturing and Production

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Bonus Structure, Great Benefit

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Branch Information

Monroe, LA - (USA) 1669 Louisville Avenue LA Monroe , LA - 71201 Phone : 318-323-4475



Job Description

Manpower is seeking a professional like you to serve a Senior Cost Accountant for one of our large chemical manufacturing companies here in North Louisiana. This is a great permanent job for the right person if you are looking for a change!

job for the right person if you are looking for a change!

Job Responsibilities

* Understanding plant results

- SAP-Cost Center Variance Analysis

- SAP-Production BOM & Routing creation

- SAP-Product Variance Analysis, Raw materials, conversion costs

* Inventory

- Standard Cost Valuation, including reserves

- Cost Rolls and Inventory revaluations

- FIFO, Lower of Cost or Market

- Physical Control

- Counts and reconciliation

* Capex

- Supports new proposals, CARS, approvals

- Committed spend

- Actual spend/impact on total project/variances and drivers

- Reviews close-out of projects and depreciation (correct timing, amounts, cost, center, etc)

- Tracks performance of past projects

* Financial Closing & Reporting

- Closing production & maintenance orders

- Month-end accruals

- Adjusts reserves

- Calculates production variances

- Determines capitalized inventory variances

- Reconciles accounts

- Ensures financial reporting follows GAAP

- Ensures appropriate internal controls are in place

- Assists with annual audit

- Develops Plant budget and provides thorough analysis of variances

- Manages inter-company transfers of products

* Support Plant Departments

- Assists with freight analysis, cost center reports, cost element review

- Assists with reporting of savings projects

* Leadership

- Manages performance of team

- Assists in hiring as needed

- Training and development

- Processes and policies

- Maintains strict confidence with financially sensitive information, and demonstrates a high level of integrity

* Control environment

- Goods receipt/invoices receipt (un-invoiced receipts)

- Reviews accounts payable/expense

- Manages internal controls

- Assists with local taxes, regulatory filings as needed

* Documents process and policy implementations and changes

* Tracks projects and reporting, including ad-hoc reporting as needed

Job Requirements

* Bachelor's in Accounting

* 10+ years' experience with manufacturing cost accounting

* Previous role as Plant Controller or Cost Manager or Senior Cost Accountant within manufacturing, including leading a team

* Strong analytical background

* Strong SAP background

* Provide examples of process improvement within previous roles

* Strong written and verbal communication

* Proficient with MS Office, especially Excel

* Ability to build professional relationships with internal and external clients

Job Preferences

* Master's degree in Accounting or CPA a plus but not required

* Experience in process chemical background a plus, finite manufacturing with multiple products, BOMS and Routings, standard costs acceptable.