Manager, Operational Accounting

Fond du Lac
Full time

Job Details

Description

Summary:

This position is responsible for operations accounting, which includes but not limited to standard costing, inventory, plant level financial statements and budgets.

Essential Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Prepare monthly reports of financial results (monthly forecasts, annual operating plan and strategic planning).
  • Responsible for internal controls at the manufacturing plants for operations, inventory and standard costing.
  • Analyze and accurately report current month’s financial results to the plant, sales and corporate management in accordance with corporate format and time requirements.
  • Monitor, enhance and strengthen cycle count program at each facility.
  • Perform audits of bills of materials to ensure product costs are accurate and accounted for properly and report audit results monthly.
  • Ensure timely and accurate input of bill of material and price code changes.
  • Ensure bill of material and costing accurately reflect production operations.
  • Maintain a perpetual inventory of finished goods and reconcile this perpetual to production, shipping and returns daily.
  • Attend daily plant production meetings.
  • Perform daily walk-throughs of the plant with the General Manager to discuss production and costing issues.
  • Review labor reporting and cost, material costs, manufacturing overhead, distribution cost, returns and inventory levels.
  • Conduct formal meetings with manufacturing, finance and sales management personnel to discuss all plant issues; develop and publish a formal agenda and recap with actions to be taken.
  • Document and understand ERP/MRP systems, hardware and reporting conventions and serve as the on-site subject matter expert (SME).
  • Conduct investigative studies in areas of excess cost to determine the cause and initiate corrective measures.
  • Manage and obtain approval for all requests for capital expenditures and maintain controls on all plant processes within required budget and prepare reports to summarize all business activities.
  • Responsible for identifying variances and developing plans to mitigate future adverse financial effects.
  • Prepare month end closing entries and inventory related account reconciliations.
  • Assist in JSOX compliance efforts and internal audits involving a review of accounting and general controls surrounding inventory, standard costing, and payroll.
  • Examine and reviews unusual cost records and ensures cost data is accurately accounted for.
  • Other job activities as assigned.


Essential Education, Knowledge, Skills, Abilities and Experience:

  • Bachelor’s degree; preferably a BBA with an emphasis in Finance or Accounting; 7-10 years of cost accounting experience; 3-5 years of experience managing others
  • Previous aftermarket product management experience with engine management parts desired.
  • High degree of accuracy in work performed.
  • Effective verbal and written communication skills with the ability to be viewed as approachable and as a mentor to people on accounting issues.
  • Advanced proficiency in Excel and Access.
  • Ability to identify and extract data for analysis using query-based programs such as Access.  


Equipment Used:

  • Computer and other office equipment


Personal Protective Equipment/Clothing Required (PPE):

  • Safety glasses and hearing protection as required.
  • ESD smock and grounding equipment as required.


Physical Demands:

(Not Applicable, Occasionally [1-33%; 0-2.5 hrs./day], Frequently [33-66%; 2.5-5.5 hrs./day], Constantly [>66%; 5.5+ hrs./day])


Physical Abilities

  • Stand – Occasionally
  • Walk – Occasionally
  • Sit – Constantly
  • Climb – Not Applicable
  • Crawl – Occasionally
  • Squat – Occasionally
  • Kneel – Occasionally
  • Bend – Occasionally
  • Twist – Occasionally
  • Use of Hands/Fingers – Frequently
  • Reach Outward – Frequently
  • Reach Above Shoulder – Occasionally


Lift/Carry

  • 10 lbs. or less – Occasionally
  • 11-20 lbs. – Occasionally
  • 21-50 lbs. – Occasionally
  • 51-100 lbs. – Not Applicable


Push/Pull

  • 10 lbs. or less – Occasionally
  • 11-20 lbs. – Not Applicable
  • 21-50 lbs. – Not Applicable
  • 51-100 lbs. – Not Applicable


Sensory Requirements

  • Speech – Yes
  • Vision – Yes
  • Touch – Yes
  • Hearing – Yes
  • Smell – No

Qualifications

Education

Required

Bachelors or better in Finance.

Experience

Required

7-10 years: Cost accounting

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