Senior Management Accountant

West Des Moines, Iowa, United States
Competitive salary
16 Sep 2020
19 Sep 2020
Experience level
Qualified accountant
Glen-Gery, one of the nation's leading brick manufacturers, has an opening for a talented Sr. Management Accountant. This person will have responsibility for overall administration of the accounting function for the plant.

About the Company

Glen-Gery Corporation is a wholly-owned subsidiary of Brickworks Limited. Brickworks Limited ("The Group") is a large Australian-listed group of companies. The Group has been in operation since the early 1900s, has a market capitalization exceeding $2.5 billion, and operates across 3 core business segments: Building Products, Land & Development, and Investments. The Group employs more than 2,000 FTE employees and operates nationally across Australia, recently acquiring Glen-Gery Corporation to add operations in the USA.

Founded in 1890, Glen-Gery Corporationis one of the nation's largest brick manufacturers and operates nine brick manufacturing facilities and one manufactured stone facility.Glen-Gery products are sold nationally through a network of over 500 distributors as well as in Canada.


The Sr. Management Accountant role will have responsibility for overall administration of the accounting function for the Adel plant. These responsibilities include month-end closing, variance reporting/analysis, standard cost creation and maintenance, and assist with weekly profit estimates and annual budgets. In addition, the Sr. Management Accountant will be a key business partner to the plant management team.


  • Assist Regional Plant Controller with annual budgets and forecast preparation

  • Create and maintain standard costs used in production and assist management with periodic reviews of product cost component accuracy and consistency as well as over/under absorption of actual costs

  • Month end closing:
    • Review and analyze monthly physical inventory variance and identify trends and root cause analysis of variances

    • Preparation and posting of various accruals and other journal entries as required in compliance of IFRS accounting standards

    • Review of expense accounts ensuring accuracy and provide detail of variances and high impact items to Regional Controller

    • Prepare monthly financial statement for value added products compared to budget and forecast for review with Plant Manager and Regional Controller

    • Reconciliation and review of balance sheet accounts ensuring accurate representation of current assets and liabilities

    • Maintain cost center distribution matrix to allocate proper costs (i.e. labor) to respective departments

  • Provide business support and analysis to plant and senior management:
    • Conduct production scrap analysis by product to identify trends in scrap rate

    • Execute monthly inventory aging analysis to identify inventory turns by product, slow and no moving stock, and corresponding trends associated with inventory by various product groups

    • Track, report and comment on organizational KPI's weekly and monthly

    • Review and report on monthly manufacturing costs by department to plant management and identify potential costs savings areas

    • Review production cost variances compared to standard costs and report findings and present possible remediate actions

  • Support Plant Manager and Regional Controller in preparation of weekly profit estimates:
    • Provide month to date profit statement transparency

    • Identify future expenses by analyzing open PO's, labor forecast, trends, and communicate one- time impacts

    • Compare weekly estimate to actuals and identify causes and trends for continuous improvement in forecast accuracy

  • Ensure compliance with key controls and policies at all times


  • Well-developed analytical skills and experience in forecasting, budget preparation, and variance reporting preferred

  • Proficiency in Excel, Word and PowerPoint

  • Experience with a larger ERP solution such as JD Edwards


  • BS/BA Degree in Accounting or Finance

  • Relevant experience (3 to 5 years) in a manufacturing environment

  • Must be willing to travel as necessary to assist Regional Controller provide support to the plant managers, attend physical inventory counts and review controls

This job description is not intended to be all inclusive and as such, the employee will also be required to perform other reasonably related business duties as may be assigned by the immediate supervisor and/or other management personnel as required.

Glen-Gery offers a competitive salary and benefits including medical, dental, vision, life and disability insurance and 401(k) plan.