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Cost Accountant

Business Unit Carrier Job ID 01284898 Date posted 01/14/2019 City Ashland State Massachusetts Country United States

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United States of America


CAFMA: FS Kidde Fenwal Ashland MA 400 Main Street, Ashland, MA, 01721 USA

General Overview:
Responsible for the control, reporting and analysis of inventory, inclusive of but not limited to, ensuring accuracy of standard cost system, manufacturing and purchase price variance analysis, inventory reconciliation, coordination of physical inventory process, cycle counting, cost accounting budget activities and participating in business team goals / objectives to reduce costs.

Detailed Overview:
 - Ensure reliability and accuracy of standard cost system.
 - Including the coordination of the annual cost roll
 - Review and approve work order variances and institute methods to reduce future variances by working with Production and Manufacturing Engineering
 - Report and analyze direct labor productivity
 - Perform daily reconciliation of inventory and cost updates on new parts

Month end close process:
- Ensure all entries (direct labor accrual and etc.) are completed and are accurate.
- Provide PPV analysis, identifying and understanding major cost trends
- Provide analysis of manufacturing costs and production related variances.
- Provide support and direction to company cycle count program
- Produce various month end reports and distribute.
- Provide forecast of manufacturing variances based upon trend and knowledge of future events.

Business Team Meetings:

 - Participate in group projects designed to yield product cost savings and improve operational efficiency.
- Contribute to annual budget preparation process by providing support to margin determination, variance updates, spending trends, year over year standards change, etc.
- Provide support to Manufacturing organizations to assure that policies and procedures in regards to the control of inventory are adhered to and if necessary develop and institute enhanced procedures.
- Develop and monitor controls on all remote inventory locations

Education and Experience Requirements:

 - Bachelor of Science in Business Administration with concentration in Accounting.

 - Minimum of three to five years experience in a manufacturing environment using a integrated operating system
 - Proficient with personal computers and Microsoft Office software.
 - Responsible detail oriented individual with solid organizational skills.

 - Good interpersonal and communication skills and ability to interact and communicate effectively with employees at all levels.
 - JD Edwards experience is a plus

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