Robert Half Finance & Accounting Cost Accountant in Manchester, Pennsylvania

The goal of the Cost Accountant will be to provide relevant, reliable, and consistent transparency of the value flow chain to the Management team and other decision makers in the organization. The analyst extracts information from software utilized by the company, to build reports driving managers to make informed decisions. This position will work closely with the Finance Team to achieve reporting deadlines and requirements as well as have significant exposure to the senior management team. REPORTS TO: Head of Finance PRIMARY RESPONSIBILITIES

  • Cost Center Analysis o Create and maintain cost center distribution cycles to allocate central costs to the relevant cost center receivers o Review production cost center over/under absorption variances and identify causes for any deviations o Periodically calculate production cost center hourly rates and relevant overheads and implement in SAP o Review capacity and equipment utilization deviations outside of targets o Provide budget vs actual cost center spend reports to department heads, track variances, and spearhead deviations

  • Business Support and Analysis o Key User for QlikView BI software to provide the following information: ? Track, report and comment on Organizational & Departmental Key Performance Indicators (KPI) in an organizational management report ? Provide market and product analysis reports to the sales team and compare actuals to targets ? Maintain analysis of inventory identifying risk of slow and no moving stock by product line ? Conduct manufacturing scrap analysis by product line and model to identify trends in scrap rate ? Supply support function to internal QlikView report recipients with technical assistance o Perform SAP Standard Cost Updates and review deviations o Review Bills of Material and Routing steps for consistency and accuracy in standard cost calculation o Identify deviations in planned vs actual production routing times o Serve as subject matter expert in SAP and Qlikview and provide ad-hoc reports to senior management upon request and perform other duties as assigned

  • Month end Closing Preparation and Procedures o Compare planned order backlog with actual revenues and ensure deviations are justified o Execute SAP Month End sales order and production orders settlement jobs and review resulting Work in Progress calculation o Ensure automatically generated SAP order provisions are relevant and reflect actual situation o Calculate Inventory Risk Reserve o Assist in preparation of monthly reporting package to corporate headquarters PERFORMANCE STANDARDS

  • Accuracy & Transparency in Management Reporting, Operations Reporting and other ad-hoc reports

  • Timely month end procedures and reporting of Key figures in consolidation tools.

  • Allocation and assignment of financial figures to relevant Profit Centers to create product related profit & loss statement and balance sheet

  • Price update in SAP (Standard costing of semi-finished and finished products) and transfer to list pricing (in alignment with Sales/Product Management Teams).

  • Implementation of process costing and work center financial metrics (hourly rates, utilization, etc.) AUTOMONY/ACCOUNTABILITY The Cost Accountant needs to provide several daily, weekly, and monthly reports to the organization and conducts timely SAP CO month end closing procedures. The Cost Accountant must be an SAP Key User for the Controlling module but also proficient in SAP MM, SD, FI and PP modules to connect value flow through all aspects of the value chain. The information provided by the Financial A

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Req ID: 03770-0008846945

Functional Role: Accountant - Cost

Country: USA

State: PA

City: Manchester

Postal Code: 17345

Compensation: $55,000.00 to $60,000.00 per year

Requirements: Cost - Process, Costing