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Plant Cost Accountant

Company: North American Recruiting and Consulting
Location: Richardson
Posted on: June 19, 2022

Job Description:

We have begun a search for a Cost Accountant for one of Our OEM Clients and this position is located in the Garland,Texas area. The description below is from Our Client. Carefully review their description and if you are interested in becoming a candidate, send me a copy of your resume as a word.doc not a pdf and when I receive it, we will set up a time for a conversation.

Presented by: North American Recruiting and Consulting
Position: Cost Accountant
Position Location: Garland, Texas
Job Code: CRT01161

Our Client is a leading innovator of Building Systems and develops integrated systems to ensure superior building performance. For more than 80 years, Our Client has been the trusted source for proven Building Systems.

Since its incorporation in the early 80's, Our Client has grown beyond its roots in California into a national supplier of Building System products. In 1998, Our Client expanded through the acquisition of a leading manufacturer of roof coatings, cements, and driveway maintenance products.

In the last 6 years they acquired a leading manufacturer of moisture control systems for Residential and Light Commercial construction. The acquisition provides Our Client's customers a one-stop-shop for Building Systems for any construction type, in any geography, from the foundation to the roof system.

Position Summary:

The Cost Accountant position will provide accounting and analytical support for Our Client's growing business. This position will consist of performing the standard cost setting process, variance analysis, and month-end close process related to manufacturing for Our Client's fifteen (15) facilities throughout the US. The position will also offer financial insight and guidance to business unit leadership.


Complete all month-end requirements including journal entries for manufacturing, reports (COGS detail report) and variance analysis as required.
Proactive variance analysis and reporting to management including:Review of last in raw material costs and periodically update of actual costs
Review E&O inventory and calculate reserve adjustments
Review work orders for accuracy and investigate variances
Prepare purchase price variance reports
Compile work order data and create labor and overhead performance reports

Reconcile perpetual to G/L Inventory balances on a monthly basis.
Prepare journal entries for month-end closing and supply account reconciliation documentation as required.
Assist in year-end standard cost update.
Review bill of materials and routings for completeness and usability within in JD Edwards.
Lead projects with the Operations group to improve processes and reporting.
Review month end cycle count reports and monitor transactions with large quantities and errors.
Respond to "Cost Accounting Help Desk" tickets on a regular basis.


Standard costing system methodology including variance analysis
MS Office with advanced Excel skills-A MUST
Excellent written and verbal communication skills.
Demonstrated experience working in an ERP system (preferably JDE/Oracle/SAP-moving to SAP in a couple of years)
Experience taking raw data from a trial balance and creating a dynamic P&L by plant, including complex pivot formatting, etc.--Critical
Experience having developed reporting, managing a process (team), and more analysis of variances (closing of work orders, identifying what drove variances, etc.)--Critical


Bachelor's degree in Accounting with strong financial accounting knowledge-Degree is a Must Have.
CPA or CMA is desirable.
Minimum of five years in manufacturing/cost accounting environment.


TeamworkBuilds trust with others by encouraging open dialogue and collaboration. Seeks diverse perspectives to create stronger solutions.

Managing ChangeAble to keep on track despite difficulties or barriers that may be encountered. Addresses conflict to find common ground solutions.

Continuous ImprovementRetains a mindset of always striving to make things better. Applies continuous improvement tools and processes to every aspect of the role.

Customer FocusListens to understand the needs of customers (internal and external). Builds trusting relationships and seeks innovative solutions for all customers. Always has the customer's needs top of mind.

Continuous LearningUnderstands individual strengths and opportunity areas and seeks development opportunities to leverage strengths and lean into opportunity areas. Open to both giving and receiving feedback.

Drive for ResultsAlways has a sense of urgency to solve problems with actions. Seeks to align goals with attainment of organizational strategy. Has a sense of ownership and personal accountability for actions taken.

Strategic ThinkingThinks three to five years ahead or beyond; challenges assumptions and conventional wisdom.

Leading PeopleInfluence's others and empowers team to execute efficiently.

Developing PeopleInvests time in finding, mentoring and coaching talent.


$80-120 K-Fully Depends Upon Experience and Skills as they Apply to the needs of the Client; Excellent Benefits Package; Bonus Potential.


Bob Turner, Ed. D. President

North American Recruiting and Consulting


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