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Senior Accountant- Manufacturing

  • Job ref:

    149497

  • Location:

    Atlanta , United States

  • Sector:

    Accounting & Finance

  • Contact:

    Steve Whiting

  • Published:

    8 days ago

Our client is a leading healthcare organization providing essential products and services. Their back-office operations are critical to the ongoing efficiency and development of the company and they wish to hire a Senior Manufacturing  Accountant to join their accounting team.

Essential daily duties will include:-

• Provide a source of cost and financial expertise to mill, staff planning, and business analysis teams concerning cost information in the SAP system.

• Provide proactive analysis, advice, and counsel concerning cost problems, cost trends and cost improvement opportunities.

• Train and develop others on business / financial principles and will lead or support other projects as required.

• Support a group of large, more complex mills within a designated sector and take work direction from the Assistant Controller, Accounting.

• Review and approve recommended changes and coordinate on the implementation of various costing changes.

• Review monthly operating results, data and statistics, for sector management reporting.

• Complete proactive and accurate internal and external cost analysis for clients by focusing on the key drivers of cost results.

• Provide transaction support, handle inquires, resolve issues and communicate policies, procedures and guidelines.

• Review sector management reporting of month-end operating results and variances with clear, concise insightful comments that aid the client’s understanding of results and trends.

• Review the reconciliation and explanation of changes to standard cost for use by mill management and staff analysts.

• Provide all the information necessary (i.e. master data changes, allocation cycles, rate changes and approvals) to ensure the accurate and timely operation of the system in accordance with business requirements.

• Perform ongoing accounting and / or reporting activities as assigned. These activities may include business unit and staff reporting and / or supporting the forecast / budget process.

• Assist in special projects as assigned or through individual initiative that meet the needs of customers and to enhance efficiencies and streamline department processes and procedures.

• Provide overall leadership in the audit and maintenance of process documentation and policies to ensure accuracy, effectiveness and reliability of the established financial controls.

• Participate in ERP testing activities.

Job Requirements:

• Bachelor’s Degree in Accounting or Finance.

• 5+ years of relevant experience. 

• Advanced knowledge of general ledger accounting and financial reporting processes.

• Strong proficiency in US GAAP reporting and management reporting needs.

• Ability to leverage business systems (SAP, etc.) and tools (MS Office suite, specifically Excel) to support business execution and measurement of results.

• Thorough understanding of cost accounting principles and concepts, as well as, cost analysis experience.

• Proven track record of leading change and implementing continuous improvement projects.

• Strong business acumen and analytical skills with attention to detail, adaptability, self-starter, and high degree of personal accountability is essential.

• Manufacturing and logistics accounting and reporting