SUMMARY: The Cost Accountant assists in the preparation of monthly accounting journal entries and financial reports; analyzes and reconciles general ledger accounts, assists in the preparation of budgets and forecasts; analyzes cost center expenses; reviews and audits inventory, manages CAPEX projects and fixed asset listings and provides assistance to Operations on labor reporting, Sulzer Production System savings calculation and any other reports as requested. . The Cost Accountant ensures the accuracy of data in his/her prepared reports. ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS: Prepares accounting journal entries such as month end accruals, review cost center activity for unusual activity and any other month end duties as assigned. Distributes and discusses with cost center managers their monthly reports explaining variances and tracking unusual spikes to determine causes. Analyzes & reconciles various general ledger accounts Tracks CAPEX projects and converts to fixed assets as necessary. Reviews and updates fixed asset listings with cost center managers. Prepares various weekly, monthly, quarterly and annual financial reports Assists in preparation of forecasts, budgets, and other non-routine analyses and financial report Assists other departments on issues related to cost/general accounting SECONDARY RESPONSIBILITIES: Supports, cooperates with, and participates in company-wide EHS Management System which includes following all safety, health and environmental policies and procedures. Supports and cooperates in company-wide Quality Management effort. Performs other duties as necessary SUPERVISORY RESPONSIBILITIES: None QUALIFICATIONS: Bachelor’s in accounting, finance, or a closely related field; or equivalent education and experience required. Minimum three years’ work experience in accounting/business analysis/forecasting. Past experience in manufacturing environment strongly preferred. Proficient in Microsoft Access database management system, MSWord, MS PowerPoint and intermediate to advanced skills in Microsoft Excel are required. Knowledge of an Enterprise Resource Planning system, SAP preferred. Demonstrated ability to work independently. Ability to work as required to meet deadlines.
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