BW Packaging Systems, a division of Barry-Wehmiller, has an opportuntiy for a Cost Accountant/Financial Analyst. In this role, you will be responsible for the integrity of the cost accounting for the ERP ‘environment’, providing accurate and timely reporting of financial information to ensure that our financials are properly stated, and that business leaders across the organization have the right financial information and related analyses to achieve their financial goals.
Essential Job Duties and Responsibilities:
Reporting and Operations Support:
Partner with and provide financial guidance to the business unit leaders and operational teams for two facilities, helping them to achieve their financial goals.
Maintain an effective working relationship with key production, purchasing, engineering and service personnel to enhance inter-organization communication and promote attainment of overall organizational goals.
Maintain the tracking of Research and Development (R&D) projects and the accuracy of the R&D project expense reporting.
Provide assistance on special projects, as requested.
Cost Accounting / General Ledger Integrity:
Coordinate the ongoing maintenance of the Cost Accounting elements for all Parts (Make & Purchase) to ensure the basic integrity of the cost accounting system and costing accuracy.
Coordinate the ongoing maintenance of cost accounting Estimates for Machines and Upgrades in to provide the baselines for actual-vs-estimates analysis.
Work with the Controller to maintain all general ledger posting rules in the ERP system.
Maintain and oversee inventory control processes for all inventory categories and reconcile physical assets to the general ledger
Financial Close – Timeliness & Accuracy:
Control the cutoffs and posting Labor, Materials, and Overhead for fiscal month-ends; and post to the general ledger on a timely basis.
Participate in the monthly financial closing
Complete account reconciliations for all product costs and inventory-related accounts, and other balance sheet accounts as assigned.
Consolidate, analyze, evaluate and report product line and business unit/facility support on a monthly basis
Provide regular, timely analysis and evaluation of production and post-production efficiencies. These analyses include, but are not limited to:
Key Performance Indicators relative to labor utilization, warranty spend, product line margin, purchase price variance, and accuracy of cost estimates at time or order acceptance.
Planning & Forecasting Accuracy:
Collaborate with Controller and operational leaders on development of the annual divisional budgeting and monthly forecasting processes.
Maintain and oversee the financial forecasting process for product line margins.
Bachelor's degree in finance, accounting, or other business-related discipline and Minimum 2+ years of experience.
Strong interpersonal skills; ability to effectively communicate and interact with team members at all levels of the organization.
Excellent analytical skills and experience with month end close.
Outstanding leadership, group dynamics, and cross-functional team building skills.
Excellent verbal and written communication skills.
Working knowledge of MAPICS or a similar ERP system and HFM Consolidation
- Experience with Cost Accounting in a manufacturing environment
Demonstrated superior decision making and problem-solving skills required, high energy, team-oriented attitude.
Capable of communicating accounting information to non-accounting personnel.
Working knowledge of Microsoft Word, Excel and Power Point; ability to organize and analyze large amounts of data.
Employment Type: Full Time
Years Experience: 3 - 5 years