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Cost Accountant
Winamac, IN

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Cost Accountant – Winamac Area 

Do you have a passion for numbers and a knack for problem-solving? We’re a thriving, family-owned manufacturer with a rich 80-year history, seeking a talented Cost Accountant to join our team. This is a fantastic opportunity to learn and grow in a supportive, collaborative environment!

Why You’ll Love Working Here:

  • Fast-paced learning: Gain valuable experience in cost accounting, with opportunities to expand your knowledge across different areas.
  • Supportive culture: We value teamwork, integrity, and personal growth. You’ll work alongside experienced professionals who are dedicated to your success.
  • Stability and growth: We’re a well-established company with a strong future and a commitment to employee development.
  • Competitive benefits: We offer a comprehensive benefits package, including tuition reimbursement.

Who We’re Looking For:

  • Bachelor’s degree in accounting/finance (or related field) with 2-3 years of experience preferred.
  • Strong analytical skills and proficiency in Microsoft Excel.
  • A detail-oriented approach with a commitment to accuracy.
  • Excellent communication and collaboration skills.

What You’ll Do:

  • Assist with core cost accounting functions, including inventory, labor, and overhead costs.
  • Prepare cost reports and invoices to support financial decision-making.
  • Participate in physical inventory counts and reconciliations.
  • Analyze cost data to identify areas for improvement.
  • Assist with month-end closing and annual audits.

Having the technical skills and ability to maintain all costing functions including inventory, labor hours, outside service, freight, and other costs as identified.  Responsibilities will also include assisting with all accounting functions. The responsibilities of this position are to perform daily shipping, inventory, invoicing, and cost transactions.  Additionally perform subsequent process improvements and costing integrity including site testing, auditing, and training of all production, inventory and costing functions. 

 

         Provide costing and invoicing functions.

         Compiles and analyzes financial information to prepare entries to accounts, such as general ledger accounts, documenting business transactions.

         Provides site period end balancing information, reconciliation, and entries.

         Provides financial decision-making tools for the management staff.

         Provides annual audit support.

         Participates in process and material audits per audit schedules.

         Maintaining daily reports, managing data integrity of production data, invoicing, rebate, credit & debit memos process and audits.

         Coordinates physical inventory cycle counts for Prime RM, WIP (in process and stockroom), and purchased finished goods. Resolves any issues and reconciles to accounts. Documents cycle counts and reconciliations.

         Manages year end physical inventory count and reconciles to financial records.

         Performs analysis and reconciliations of balance sheet accounts.

         Performs analysis of ABC cost sheets and determines appropriate cost pools and drivers to match costs to production.  Completes quarterly analysis to verify accuracy.

         Assists in forecasting of monthly expenses and revenues, including actual versus budget analysis and determining reasons for variances.

         Prepares and maintains all other information associated with customer orders: i.e. on time deliveries, cycle times, yields, direct hours, etc.

         Assists in evaluation of reports and recommends new approaches, policies, and procedures to effect continual improvements in departmental functions.

         Perform other duties and assignments as assigned.

 

 

WHAT YOU’LL NEED TO SUCCEED:

 

·         Bachelor’s degree in accounting/finance or related field; experience of 2 – 3 years preferred; equivalent combinations of education and experience considered. 

·         Must be a master level with Microsoft Excel and have advanced data mining abilities.

·         Needs to have at least 2 – 3 years’ experience in accounting with a manufacturing facility.

 



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