Operations Accountant (ME) Lewiston, Maine
Job Ref: 37970
nDirect Hire with Benefits
nTitle: Operations Accountant
nThe Operations Accountant at is responsible for supporting 2 plant operations & Logistics (Trucking). Accountabilities include cost accounting and asset control which involves B/S reconciliations, month end closing process, RNV, variance analysis, forecasting, financial reporting, cost reductions, developing and auditing inventory control procedures, physical inventory support, standard setting, BOMs/Routes, and item set up. Become lead SME for COGNOS & NBD setup at site.
no Develop and maintain standard cost data for new and existing products and ensure accurate inventory valuation. Heavy NBD costing set ups required at MBBM. Ensure packaging and liquid costing is accurately set up. Establish and verify component costs, labor costs and overhead costs used for inventory valuation and COGS posting. Gather and provide the invoicing documentation required for Third Party co-pack production so that revenue can be realized. Understand and backfill when needed the SYS21 Item Master set up processes. Coordinate consistency between the Operational Cost System and the Managerial Costing System.
no Support the plant leadership and provide analyses of plant operations, financial results budgets, & major investments. 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 in compliance with 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.
no 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.
no 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.
no 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.
no Maintain accurate reconciliation of Federal Excise Tax payment activity relative to the system generated inventory movement activity to ensure alignment of the financial statements. Ensure adherence to all 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.
no Work with operations to establish meaningful, timely and immediate metrics to help manage the business and measure performance.
no Establish and follow development plan to achieve career development and/or advancement
no Work with manager to identify skill development needs; create and execute a plan for improving one skill area each year.
no Ability to manage multiple projects at one time
no Demonstrate the ability to work as a team as well as self-directed
no Self-motivated, innovative and solution-oriented mindset
no Strong analytical and technical skills
no Strong analytical and technical skills
no 2 years experience in GL reconciliation processes, at least
no Ability to communicate with all levels of an org
no Excellent oral & written communication skills
no 3 years cost accounting experience in a manufacturing environment (minimum)
no Requires Experience with B/S reconciliation and production metrics
no 5 years accounting experience (minimum)
no Bachelor's Degree in Finance or Accounting or relevant experience.
no Requires Experience with inventory control, perpetual inventory and budget process.
no Working knowledge of MS Office Products (Word, Excel and Outlook)
no 2 years Budgeting, planning and/or financial analysis experience.
no Requires Experience in Alcohol Beverage Industry or CPG overall
no Requires Experience in development of query programs on AS400 or similar proficiency