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Cost Accountant II

Company: Manpower Engineering
Location: Cedar Rapids
Posted on: March 16, 2023

Job Description:

Core Values

  • Continuously exhibit and set the example for others in display of Company values: Customer Centric, Ambitious, Proactive, Innovative, Collaborative and AccountableAccounting activities
    • Manage standard cost process for site by accurately costing multiple finished goods on an annual and periodic basis
    • Manage plant allocation process that drives business unit/product line reporting
    • Support month-end close activities including plant monthly variance reporting and ensure proper presentation of financial results
    • Analyze cost trends and variances and propose recommendations for cost savings
    • Prepare and analyze cost reports
    • Ensure best-practice financial controls are in place, being followed and align with financial control framework
    • Promote a culture of high performance and continuous improvement that values learning and a commitment to quality.
    • Prepare all standard costs for site produced items including bills of materials and routings. All costs, bills and routing are entered into the ERP system
    • Assist with costing at other facilitiesProcess Improvement
      • Identify and lead process improvements/projects
      • Develop system reports for manufacturing and financePlanning
        • Assist with annual operating budget development, RM and FG cost standards and capital budget by established deadlines with detail sufficient to assist in analysis.
        • Assist with monthly and quarterly forecasting requirements by established deadlinesAnalysis
          • Proactively pursue cost reduction opportunities and plant efficiency improvements.
          • Ensure all material variances are analyzed, documented and discrepancies documented with recommendations as appropriate
          • Assist in the development of rolling IBP forecasts providing analysis and insight on changing cost / business parameters
          • Assist with establishing cost standards for all new products and analyze proposed changes in existing productsHuman Resources
            • Comply with HR policies and procedures
            • Comply with relevant employment lawsOther
              • Assist Corporate Finance department with ERP system upgrades and testing
              • Assist in managing and identifying ERP changes and related queries
              • Other duties as assigned QualificationsA combination of the listed skills and knowledge is preferred
                • Bachelor's degree in accounting with emphasis in general and cost accounting areas
                • Minimum of 3 years' costing experience in a manufacturing company
                • Knowledge of ERP systems
                • Experience managing costs for over 100 finished goods and raw materials
                • Strong reconciliation, analytical, attention to detail, problem solving and organization skills
                • Effective use of interpersonal skills to achieve common organizational objectives
                • Experience working with Microsoft Office, Excel, general ledger systems and Power BI reporting

Keywords: Manpower Engineering, Cedar Rapids , Cost Accountant II, Accounting, Auditing , Cedar Rapids, Iowa

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