Operations Accountant-PERM-Lewiston, ME in Lewiston, ME at Vaco

Date Posted: 6/30/2020

Job Snapshot

  • Employee Type:
    Full-Time
  • Location:
    Lewiston, ME
  • Job Type:
  • Experience:
    Not Specified
  • Date Posted:
    6/30/2020
  • Job ID:
    OPERA48098

Job Description

Salary is negotiable depending on experience
Permanent
Lewiston, ME

The Operations Accountant MBBM is responsible for supporting operations and finance with the primary goal being cost and asset control. Accountabilities include balance sheet reconciliation, month end accounting and closing process, variance reporting and analysis, forecasting, cost reduction support, developing and auditing inventory control procedures, physical inventory leadership, standard cost setting, data integrity (BOMs, Routes, Item Set Up), and financial reporting. This role reports to the Operations Controller, and is based out of Louisville, KY.

Develop and maintain standard cost data for new and existing products and ensure accurate inventory valuation. Establish and verify component costs, labor costs and overhead costs used for inventory valuation and COGS posting. Coordinate consistency between the Operational Cost System and the Managerial Costing System.
Support the plant leadership and provide analyses of plant operations, budgets, and financial results. Communicate, assist and advise department heads in the Monthly Variance Analysis. Provide action plan leadership. Ensure timely and accurate month end close and reconciliation of balance sheet. Ensure that all financial activities are following all laws and GAAP. Continuously improve the handling, recording and reporting of all financial data. Recommend and implement process improvements including streamlining the close process, financial reporting, account analysis, etc. Identify areas for improvement in operations.
Develop and maintain daily inventory control validation, cycle count programs, auditing of procedures, and communication of issues related to inventory accuracy. Coordinate and oversee physical inventory counts and investigate and resolve count issues each period. Control the overall assets of the plant related to inventory, fixed assets, spending controls, and cost reductions.
Maintain a customer service mindset and attitude to help control the business, be a valued business partner with all functions of the business, and provide accurate and timely data to help make good business decisions. Understand & backfill when needed the Master Data set up processes in SYS21.
Promote functional efficiency so that non value added work is reduced or eliminated, so that it is easier to complete tasks, etc.. Work with cross functional teams as well as Costing functional partners to promote consistency in operations. Detect cost reduction opportunities and lead cost reduction efforts. Ensure adherence to Personal Safety, Food Safety, Quality and Environmental Policies and Practices.
Provide assistance to external auditing organizations. Interact with external audit and prepare required audit documentation. Maintain proficiency of US tax rules for Federal Excise Tax (FET) as it relates to product inventory location and movements.
Work with operations to establish meaningful, timely and immediate metrics to help manage the business and measure performance.
Establish and follow development plan to achieve career development and/or advancement.
Work with manager to identify skill development needs; create and execute a plan for improving one skill area each year.
Qualifications/Requirements:

Required:
Bachelor Degree in Accounting, Business, Logistics or related
5 years accounting experience
3 years cost accounting experience in a manufacturing environment
Experience with inventory control, perpetual inventory and budget process.
Proficient in Microsoft office products
Experience with B/S reconciliation and production metrics
Preferred:
Experience in the alcoholic beverage industry
Experience in development of query programs on AS400 or similar proficiency

Job Requirements

Salary is negotiable depending on experience Permanent Lewiston, ME The Operations Accountant MBBM is responsible for supporting operations and finance with the primary goal being cost and asset control. Accountabilities include balance sheet reconciliation, month end accounting and closing process, variance reporting and analysis, forecasting, cost reduction support, developing and auditing inventory control procedures, physical inventory leadership, standard cost setting, data integrity (BOMs, Routes, Item Set Up), and financial reporting. This role reports to the Operations Controller, and is based out of Louisville, KY. Develop and maintain standard cost data for new and existing products and ensure accurate inventory valuation. Establish and verify component costs, labor costs and overhead costs used for inventory valuation and COGS posting. Coordinate consistency between the Operational Cost System and the Managerial Costing System. Support the plant leadership and provide analyses of plant operations, budgets, and financial results. Communicate, assist and advise department heads in the Monthly Variance Analysis. Provide action plan leadership. Ensure timely and accurate month end close and reconciliation of balance sheet. Ensure that all financial activities are following all laws and GAAP. Continuously improve the handling, recording and reporting of all financial data. Recommend and implement process improvements including streamlining the close process, financial reporting, account analysis, etc. Identify areas for improvement in operations. Develop and maintain daily inventory control validation, cycle count programs, auditing of procedures, and communication of issues related to inventory accuracy. Coordinate and oversee physical inventory counts and investigate and resolve count issues each period. Control the overall assets of the plant related to inventory, fixed assets, spending controls, and cost reductions. Maintain a customer service mindset and attitude to help control the business, be a valued business partner with all functions of the business, and provide accurate and timely data to help make good business decisions. Understand & backfill when needed the Master Data set up processes in SYS21. Promote functional efficiency so that non value added work is reduced or eliminated, so that it is easier to complete tasks, etc.. Work with cross functional teams as well as Costing functional partners to promote consistency in operations. Detect cost reduction opportunities and lead cost reduction efforts. Ensure adherence to Personal Safety, Food Safety, Quality and Environmental Policies and Practices. Provide assistance to external auditing organizations. Interact with external audit and prepare required audit documentation. Maintain proficiency of US tax rules for Federal Excise Tax (FET) as it relates to product inventory location and movements. Work with operations to establish meaningful, timely and immediate metrics to help manage the business and measure performance. Establish and follow development plan to achieve career development and/or advancement. Work with manager to identify skill development needs; create and execute a plan for improving one skill area each year. Qualifications/Requirements: Required: Bachelor Degree in Accounting, Business, Logistics or related 5 years accounting experience 3 years cost accounting experience in a manufacturing environment Experience with inventory control, perpetual inventory and budget process. Proficient in Microsoft office products Experience with B/S reconciliation and production metrics Preferred: Experience in the alcoholic beverage industry Experience in development of query programs on AS400 or similar proficiency

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