Manufacturing Cost Accountant

Diversified Sourcing Solutions
October 8, 2021
Houston, TX
Job Type


Cost Accounting responsibilities:

  • Prepares monthly margin analyses by reviewing and analyzing inventory, conducting research on Bills of Materials (BOM’s) and Manufacturing Orders (MO’s) to perform analytical studies regarding cost analyses and profitability
  • Reconciles and reports monthly on various accounts such as inventory receipts, outside services, and WIP accounts
  • Analyzes actual costs versus standard and average costs, prepares variance reports and proposes adjustments
  • Monthly review and reporting on inventory adjustments
  • Analyzes excess and slow-moving inventory
  • Analyzes consumables cost and value in inventory
  • Oversees the inventory control function to ensure integrity of inventory by conducting analysis and researching transactional level details. Identifies opportunities for improvement
  • Works with Material Group to identify and resolve Bill of Material issues, understand and improve the bill of materials and costing
  • Prepares and analyzes various inventory reports as needed
  • Prepares analyses to calculate the effects of cost increases from suppliers and determine price increases to customers
  • Identifies cost savings opportunities in manufacturing processes by using financial data to work with other departments to increase efficiencies in the production process and prepares analyses to forecast the effect of cost cutting initiatives
  • Analyze cost changes associated with changes in product design, raw materials, manufacturing methods or services
  • Assist with cycle count scheduling and analyze results
  • Serves as the lead from the finance team for the Annual Physical Inventory

Financial Reporting responsibilities:

  • Plays a significant role in the period-end close processes by owning assigned accounting processes, journal entries, and variance analysis.
  • Maintains month end close checklist and deadlines
  • Prepares detailed account analysis and JE’s as needed to reconcile sales, cost and inventory, liability accounts
  • Prepare ad-hoc reports and schedules as needed during audits, taxes, etc.
  • Must be able to adapt to new and different computer programs and participate in system implementation projects across all departments
  • Assists with system administration and works with Sage consultant as needed to develop tools and solutions
  • Acts as a resource for system issues and improvements, maintenance, and development to other departments such as production, purchasing, accounts payable, accounts receivable, receiving, shipping, and others.
  • Ensure validity and accuracy of ERP through periodic analysis, internal audit, and coordination with Materials, Production, Sales and other departments
  • Work on special projects as required

Minimum Qualifications:

  • Bachelor’s degree in accounting
  • Ability to apply knowledge of Generally Accepted Accounting Principles
  • ERP system experience required; experience with implementations and system administration, Sage 300 a plus
  • Experience with Average Costing and cost rolls
  • High Proficiency in Excel and Microsoft Office products
  • Excellent written, verbal communication and collaborative skills
  • Strong organizational and communicational skills
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