Cost Accountant

chattanooga, TN 37421

Posted: 05/04/2018 Job Category: Accounting/Finance Job Number: 1858

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The Cost Accountant partners with corporate leaders to provide financial analytics that drive business results in support of the short-term and long-term goals and objectives of the department and the corporation. The position delivers analysis as part of finance, linking financial results to operational performance drivers

  • Provide decision support by financial modeling, business case analysis and financial/management reporting.
  • Evaluate financial implications of specific business decisions/opportunities and advise management accordingly to support targeted financial performance achievement.
  • Exercise judgment to determine appropriate course of action and prepare business recommendations based on sound financial analysis.
  • Create analysis using the business information system to drive the financial performance of the business.
  • Participate in financial planning, budgeting and forecasting processes.
  • Participate in the monthly closing process with the rest of the Accounting team.
  • Provide insightful analytics that anticipate change and drive decision making.
  • Provide effective and timely financial information, thoughtful business insights/analytics and business performance evaluations to support corporate leaders’ effectiveness in creating and executing strategy and operating plans.
  • Work across organizational boundaries at all levels of the company to achieve corporate objectives.
  • Implement and monitor cost / management accounting system and procedures.
  • Evaluate and ensure accuracy of cost of sales and related variances.
  • Provide appropriate valuations of all inventories.
  • Provide oversight for plant costing activities including material, labor and overhead standards.
  • Gather, compile and analyze sales, material, labor and overhead information to be used in annual budgets and periodic forecasts.
  • Analyze changes in product design, raw materials and manufacturing methods to determine effects on cost and recommend alternatives as appropriate.
  • Update product costs during annual cost roll and throughout year where needed.
  • Analyze purchase price variance and prepare reports for purchasing departments with recommendations.
  • Analyze manufacturing variances and prepare reports for operations/continuous improvement with recommendations.
  • Perform cost analyses and develop models for special projects including free cash flow analysis.
  • Provide management reports analyzing drivers impacting profitability of products and processes.
  • Participate with various departments in economic decisions (make vs buy; minimum order, standardization and improvements, etc.) to improve profitability.
  • Provide cost support for quoting equipment, service and parts.

  • Advanced excel skills.
  • High organization and analytical skills.
  • Analytical skills with high problem solving and process improvement orientation.
  • Interpersonal, verbal and written communication skills.
  • Ability to maintain data integrity.
  • Ability to make independent decisions and sound recommendations based upon compiled data.

  • Bachelor Degree in Accounting.
  • 3-5 years Cost Accounting experience.
  • Progressive Financial Analysis experience preferred.
  • Experience in cost accounting in a manufacturing environment.
  • Experience with ERP systems  highly desired.

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