Senior Cost Accountant

  • DöhlerGroup
  • Chicago, Illinois
  • Jan 13, 2021
Full time Book Keeper and Accountants Cashier

Job Description

Summary/Objective

The Senior Cost Accountant is responsible for directing activities of product costing, product manufacturing analysis, and cost center spend analysis. The Senior Cost accountant is also responsible for providing recommendations to senior management in support of the achievement of Company goals.

Essential Functions

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

  1. Perform month end close activities related to Cost Accounting, Product Costing, and Supply Chain Controlling.
  2. Business Partner with Cost Center owners to develop cost forecasts and budgets, analyze actuals to various comparison points and drive overall cost reductions, mitigations, and optimization.
  3. Record cost information for use in controlling expenditures.
  4. Prepares estimates of new and proposes product or services costs.
  5. Prepare actual vs. plan (budget) analysis; prepare various financial analysis related to manufacturing costs, material re-valuations, and expense information as needed for decision making support.
  6. Develop and maintain standard costs of finished goods and production components in a worldwide SAP system. Responsible for Tariff calculations, rates, and annual rolling of cost standards. Maintain periodic cost rolls/updates in addition to preparing cost estimates for new products/services.
  7. Analyze changes in product design, raw materials, manufacturing methods, or services provided, to determine effects on costs; analyze actual production costs and prepare periodic reports comparing standard costs to actual production costs.
  8. Recommends cost efficiencies in new product layouts.
  9. Analyzing available control KPIs (recognizing trends, deviations between target/actual etc.), proposing additional control KPIs, deriving possible optimization measures and managing their success.
  10. Provide management with reports specifying and comparing factors affecting prices and profitability of products or services.
  11. Develop and maintain standard costs of finished goods and production components in a worldwide SAP system.
  12. Maintain and improve process and controls associated with manufacturing cost and inventory valuation.
  13. Ensure validity and accuracy of SAP through analysis, internal audit, and coordination with inventory control, production and work order processing.
  14. Assist in developing and documenting policies and procedures, including system requirements and internal controls.
  15. Represents Finance/Accounting on teams designed to improve operations, reduce costs, etc.

Competencies

  • Motivation and initiative to take ownership, set aggressive business goals and drive results.
  • A sense of urgency in all business matters.
  • Able to effectively multi-task and handle multiple projects.
  • Strong Attention to Detail skills.
  • Excellent communication, organizational, and problem solving skills with a strong customer focus
  • Self-starter who is able to work independently and interface with all relevant internal teams and external business partners as needed
  • Ability to initiate and champion change
  • Demonstrated understanding of relational data and using analytics to drive solutions
  • Documentation of process flows and driving process improvements
  • Comfort working in a fluid and oftentimes ambiguous environment; capable of making adjustments in both day-to-day and large-scale activities based on new information and developments
  • Proven ability to meet deadlines while managing multiple projects

Supervisory Responsibility

None


Work Environment
This job operates in a professional office environment. This role routinely uses standard office equipment such as computers, phones, photocopiers and fax machines.


Physical Demands
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.

While performing the duties of this job, the employee is regularly required to talk or hear. The employee frequently is required to sit; stand; walk; use hands to finger, handle or feel; and reach with hands and arms.


Position Type/Expected Hours of Work
This is a full-time position with regular office hours of 8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m., Monday through Friday. Hours may vary on occasion depending on work load.


Travel
Less than 10%


Required Qualifications

  1. Bachelor's degree in Business Administration
  2. 5+ years of professional experience in a manufacturing environment


Safety/ Food Safety:

Döhler USA, Inc. is committed to providing a safe and secure work environment for all employees. It is the duty of all employees to ensure that a safe working environment and safe working practices are maintained at all times. It is also the responsibility of management to do so.

Employee should comply with all policies and procedures, including safety, food safety/security and GMPs.

Employee should report any unsafe conditions immediately to supervisor or designated party.

AAP/EEO Statement
Döhler USA, Inc. provides equal employment opportunities (EEO) to all employees and applicants for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, age, disability or genetics. In addition to federal law requirements, Döhler USA, Inc. complies with applicable state and local laws governing nondiscrimination in employment in every location in which the company has facilities. This policy applies to all terms and conditions of employment, including recruiting, hiring, placement, promotion, termination, layoff, recall, transfer, leaves of absence, compensation and training.

Döhler USA, Inc. expressly prohibits any form of workplace harassment based on race, color, religion, gender, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, national origin, age, genetic information, disability, or veteran status. Improper interference with the ability of Döhler USA, Inc.'s employees to perform their job duties may result in discipline up to and including discharge.

Other Duties
Please note this job description is not designed to cover or contain a comprehensive listing of activities, duties or responsibilities that are required of the employee for this job. Duties, responsibilities and activities may change at any time with or without notice.