Responsible for achieving work results that have impact on both short term and long term business results. Works independently with minimal amount of direction on more complex issues. Recommends and implements changes in processes and procedures as needed. Resolves issues that are differing but related requiring sophisticated analytical or problem solving techniques to identify cause. Anticipates future issues. Devises solutions based on limited information and relies on past experience or precedent to identify solutions or to adapt existing approaches to resolve issues. Requires in depth knowledge and experience in professional discipline. Provide inventory accounting services to various DENSO locations across North America. Acts as a liaison to resolve outstanding issues.
Essential Duties and Responsibilities
Compute cost value of raw materials work in process and finished goods for inventory purposes.
Analyze actual costs versus standard costs and prepares reports of variances.
Compile cost data for preparation of operating budgets.
Prepare estimates of new or proposed product costs.
Prepare lower of cost or market calculation, landed cost calculation, margin analysis and other requested calculations.
Maintain ledgers and financial statements.
Prepare financial reporting for inventory area, as needed.
Monitor inventory adjustments.
Work with other departments to improve physical inventory taking, with support from higher level.
May lead projects or project steps within a broader project or have accountability for ongoing activities or objectives.
Perform other duties as assigned.
Minimum Level of Education and Training Required
Requires a Bachelor’s degree in accounting or finance and 5-8 years of relevant experience. Knowledge of GAAP/IFRS is required, along with an understanding of current accounting operational structure (financial close, gross profit, J-SOX, etc.).
Minimum Level of Knowledge and Skills Required
Strong written and verbal communication skills to discuss or transmit primarily factual information to internal and external customers in the normal course of performing duties
Strong analytical skills to investigate, interpret and reconcile information from several distinct sources in situations where conclusions or resolutions are discernible
Customer service skills to display a service-oriented attitude in addressing and responding to customer issues
Advanced understanding of accounting principles
Cross functional team member
Advanced process improvement (kaizen) mindset