Cost Accounting Finance Analyst

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Location
Montgomery, Alabama
Industry
Manufacturing & Production
Job Type
Full-Time
Salary
US$ 75,000 - US$ 90,000 per year, $75k - 90k per year + none
Ref. Number
S_17063
Contact
Hart,Patrick, Spherion
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Job Description

OVERALL RESPONSIBILITY:
- Prepare and analyze cost accounting data and provide proper financial support to business partners and management
- Act as a strategic partner to functional areas and/or mills supported
- Ensure accuracy of financial and operating results

FUNCTIONS:
- Involvement with key month-end closing activities
- Prepares monthly reporting metrics for presentation to local and business area management
- Analyzes and interprets operating results and makes specific recommendations for cost reduction and profitability improvement
- Prepares and analyzes cost variance analysis reporting and commentary
- Stock evaluations including but not limited to maintenance and consumption of parts analysis
- Performs financial analysis of investment proposals, prepares capital requests and provide proper ROI documentation
- Supports forecasting and budgeting process
- Implements and enforces company policies and controls
- Regular interaction with technical support departments concerning controlling and inventory processes
- Leads or plays key role in cross-functional projects as deemed necessary
- Fulfills the commitment to ensure a safe and healthy work environment
- Fulfills the responsibilities required to achieve the Quality Commitment
- Demonstrates commitment to teamwork by fostering an environment that embodies trust and respect
- Ensures working knowledge of competencies as defined in ISO 14001:2004 and TS 16949:2009

Working hours: 8 a.m. - 5 p.m.

Skills:
EDUCATION & ACCREDITATION:
- Bachelor's degree in Accounting/Finance or related field, or combination of post-secondary education and related experience
- CPA preferred but not required

KNOWLEDGE:
- Seeking 7+ years of cost accounting experience in a large manufacturing environment
- Sound knowledge of GAAP and Cost Accounting standards
- Experience with inventory evaluations and controls, standard cost and variance analysis
- Steel industry experience preferred but not required

SKILLS:
- Ability to research, compile, analyze and interpret data accurately and timely
- Strong work ethics with the ability to multi-task and manage multiple projects and responsibilities concurrently
- Ability to manage responsibilities under strict deadlines
- Strong analytical and problem solving skills
- Proficiency in Microsoft Office products especially MS Excel
- Sound working knowledge of large ERP systems preferably SAP modules FI & CO
- Knowledge of SAP Business Objects preferred but not required

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