Cost Accountant

We are working with one of the world’s leading manufacturers of Woven and Nonwoven Geosynthetic fabrics. They are privately held with revenues over $180MM+ in the U.S. and another $300 MM+ among their other 6 manufacturing plants internationally. They’re very stable, have extremely low turnover and are very loyal to their employees. They have an experienced team in place that are very supportive and is a fantastic company to work for. Location is approximately 1-hour NE of Atlanta.

Duties & Responsibilities:

  • Calculate and maintain all standard costs for the plant
  • Calculate estimated costs for all product development products
  • Aid the operations team in understanding and improving financial performance through analyses and scenario planning
  • Attend daily manufacturing morning meetings. Lead the weekly operating report review and monthly financial report review
  • Proactively review operating and financial variance reports to identify areas of opportunity for improvement in operations and communicate with manufacturing team
  • Provide reports and data to manufacturing department heads to assist them in managing their department expenses (including, but not limited to spending reports, operating reports, and variance analyses)
  • Lead and support daily financial training needs for the manufacturing team, including formal presentations for offsite meetings
  • Help prioritize improvement projects by quantifying potential returns
  • Aid in closing process by preparation of relevant journal entries for the plant, review of manufacturing variance reports for accuracy and providing summary analyses of relevant variances and plant results
  • Reconcile raw material & WIP inventory accounts to perpetual at period end.
  • Create and maintain slides for the manufacturing portion of the quarterly management review
  • Prepare fiscal year manufacturing budget package
  • Provide manufacturing variance forecast, as needed
  • Facilitate, calculate and maintain data for CIP reporting for operations
  • Assist operations in analysis of current performance and variance from standard/previous performance
  • Prepare financial justification for projects and track achievement of approved savings
  • Lead year-end physical inventories at plant and work with auditor(s) in review of the counts
  • Constant analysis of the operations, looking for trends that need to be addressed or have new potential for a positive financial impact

Reporting Relationships:

  • Reports to the Cost Accounting Manager
  • Works closely with all Manufacturing Managers


  • Accounting Degree or equivalent experience
  • 5+ years of accounting experience in manufacturing setting
  • Manufacturing Cost Accounting experience

All Candidates must be able to provide work related references.

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