Management Business Solutions is actively seeking a Cost Accountant for a manufacturing company located in Grand Rapids, MI. The ideal candidate will have cost accounting experience in a manufacturing environment with complex BOMís. This person will be responsible for all financial and labor efficiency reporting through a standard based costing system, recommending process improvements and working with internal business partners to implement change.
Ensure timely and accurate monthly financial close with adequate controls and reviews in place. Oversee and perform various cost accounting functions including full absorption standard costing, analysis and setting of labor and overhead rates, pricing, volume and efficiency variance analysis. Develop departmental labor & overhead rates. Propose and help implement strategies to improve efficiency and reduce cost. Validate and track cost reduction projects. Roll standards at least annually. Maintain inventory reserve analysis for excess and obsolete inventory. Year-end Physical Inventory Count. Partner with new product development, operations and sales / product line planning and analysis to prepare cost models for prospective products. Partner with the engineering groups to review and audit BOMís and routings, to ensure accuracy. Manage and execute special projects as assigned by the Plant Controller. Partner with external auditors to maintain GAAP and IFRS compliance. Prepare annual budget and forecast schedules across multiple units.
Bachelorís Degree in Accounting required. Masters degree, CPA and/or CMA designation preferred. Minimum of 5 Yearsí Experience in Cost Accounting required. Experience using cost accounting modules of JD Edwards in a manufacturing environment is required. Experience in Lean/Six Sigma a plus. Advanced skills in an AS400 environment desired. Advanced skills in Excel, PowerPoint & Word, data mining, SQL/ODBC, Kronos, etc.
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