The plant accountant position functions as a business partner with plant and financial management to effectively manage and control the local operations. They are accountable for plant–level responsibilities including general accounting, cost accounting, bill of materials, business analysis, and financial reporting. Will also liaison with corporate financial staff, as required.
Responsibilities Prepare monthly reports of results, monthly forecasts and annual operating plan. Responsible for internal controls at the plant for operations and finance. Analyze and accurately report current month's financial results to the plant and corporate management in accordance with corporate format and time requirements. Present monthly results to management and be able to discuss results on operating variances and over / under spending clearly and concisely to senior management. Be a key member of the plant leadership team and provide data, metrics and business case analysis for projects. Ensure accuracy of the physical inventory and reported results. Investigate and explain book to physical adjustments. Perform audits of bills of materials to ensure product costs are accurate and accounted for properly. Ensure timely and accurate input of bill of material and standard cost changes. Attend daily plant production meetings. Perform walkthroughs of the plant with the Plant 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 and finance management personnel to discuss all plant issues. Document and understand ERP/MRP systems, hardware, and reporting conventions. Analyze potential excess and obsolete inventory items. Reconcile all inter–company accounts monthly. Analyze internal controls to ensure assets are adequately safeguarded and results are accurately reported. Assure adherence to Generally Accepted Accounting Policies. Resolve questions of GAAP and internal controls with corporate financial management. Assist in the completion of special projects or any other duties as assigned.
Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform these essential functions.
Bachelor's degree in Accounting or Business Administration, minimum 2 years of experience in a similar role in a manufacturing environment with an emphasis on cost accounting. High level of proficiency with Microsoft Excel and ERP/MRP systems.