Manager, Cost Accounting in Green Bay Willowbrook WI

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Manager, Cost Accounting
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Green Bay Willowbrook WI
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Job Types:
Accountant, Cost Accountant, Financial Management
Employee Type:

Full time


WI Green Bay Willowbrook

Job Type:

Finance Cost Accounting

Job Posting Title:

Manager, Cost Accounting

Job Description:

Roles & Responsibilities:
  • Is a key resource for identifying and improving the overall cost accounting systems, processes, and procedures. Assists the Senior Manager in the development of new tools to help evaluate costs to improve processes, including data downloads and analysis. Participates in the implementation of SAP ERP at manufacturing plants along with THS acquisitions and divestitures.
  • Reviews and approves the offshore cost accounting team's prepared consolidation reports for inventory reconciliations, inventory cycle count reporting, inventory reserve reporting, Material Ledger, journal entries, & reconciliations including correlated internal controls for the company.
  • Manages the team (onshore and offshore) having oversight of Treehouse's commercialization and material master data management workflow tools. Collaborates with the Costing Pool team within the Company to ensure standard procedures and adherence to costing guidelines.
  • Oversees and manages the development of standard and actual costs of both new and existing products, partnering with the Warehouse Accounting team on various projects as needed.
  • Participates in cross-functional team meetings focusing on financial analysis/costing for Sales & Marketing, Operations, Research & Development, Quality Assurance, and Purchasing.
  • Provides insightful cost analysis and decision support to our internal customers on new business proposals and rationalization of existing customers/products. Communicate financial ramifications of these decisions by Division, product category, and cost driver. Educates cross-functional teams on financial implications. Develop further business models to allow the business to understand impact from both current and future cost aspects.
  • Manages the preparation and presentation of the annual operating plan. Includes coordinating with various cross-functional areas and plants to review and understand cost changes in purchased components, labor, overhead, warehousing, and capital projects.
  • Understands and drives analysis of cost changes by Division, product category, and cost drivers to THS Management group.
  • Performs job duties while maintaining Sarbanes-Oxley controls and THS policy compliance, and leads in internal and external audits as requested.
  • Provides timely, constructive coaching and feedback regarding performance, including metrics management and addresses performance issues.
  • Partners with key global business service leaders to drive success in KPIs and SLAs.
  • Manages the performance and development of the global team members both directly and indirectly with the offshore leadership team.

Qualifications & Experience:
  • Bachelor's degree in Accounting or Finance required
  • CPA certification preferred
  • Minimum of 6 years of progressive accounting roles with cost accounting and inventory experience required
  • Leadership of a global team preferred
  • Experience in the manufacturing industry preferred
  • Experience with SAP preferred
  • Must be a highly motivated, results driven, and self-starting individual who can use their work experience to guide and prepare manufacturing cost analysis
  • Exceptional organizational skills with the ability to perform multiple tasks in a fast-paced environment consistently meeting deadlines with accurate and detailed results
  • Ability to analyze and interpret information, support strategic projects, and effectively present information professionally to organizational leadership
  • Possess a process improvement mindset
  • Cultural acumen
  • Strong MS Office skills (Excel, Word, PowerPoint, and Teams)
  • Demonstrates an energetic, hands-on work style learning and managing multiple ERP systems
  • Occasional travel may be required (10%)

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