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Cost Accountant

Company: Atkore International
Location: Phoenix
Posted on: May 27, 2023

Job Description:

DescriptionCost Accountant
Who we are:
Atkore is forging a future where our employees, customers, suppliers, shareholders, and communities are building better together - a future focused on serving the customer and powering and protecting the world.
With a global network of manufacturing and distribution facilities, Atkore is a leading provider of electrical, safety and infrastructure solutions.
Who we are looking for:
We are currently searching for a Cost Accountant for our Phoenix, Arizona facility. Reporting to the Accounting Manager, this position will have responsibility for various accounting responsibilities including the development, maintenance, and analysis of plant standard costs by reviewing manufacturing related impacts and cost changes.
The ideal candidate will have a Bachelor's Degree in Accounting or related field with up to 2 years relevant experience with in a manufacturing environment. Experience in lean manufacturing or business system-based company is a plus.
What you'll do:

  • Support development, maintenance and analysis of plant standard costs
  • Review updates of BOMs, routings and impacts of cost changes
  • Analyze annual standard costs updates
  • Analyze standard to actual cost variances. Recommend corrective actions as indicated by performance to meet P&L and working capital targets.
  • Review and perform JDE manufacturing accounting closing of production work orders
  • Perform financial analytics pertaining to month-end close
  • Participate in monthly operations accounting close and reporting activities in a timely and accurate manner
  • Assist Accounting Manager in the preparation of the Monthly Operations Review deck
  • Analyze & prepare monthly purchase price variance accounting
  • Prepare journal entries and balance sheet reconciliations
  • Work with plant staff on various ad hoc requests
  • Maintain strict confidentiality of company information, financial or otherwise
  • Work closely with the Operations Management team on various ad hoc requests

    What you'll bring:

    • Bachelor's degree in Accounting or Finance or equivalent work experience.
    • Advanced skills in Microsoft Office, particularly with excel (VLOOKUP, Pivot Tables)
    • Ability to quickly learn and utilize various software applications and financial reporting data
    • Strong attention to detail
    • Ability to quickly and efficiently research and interpret financial data
    • Business acumen sufficient to perform analysis independently.
    • Capacity to perform at a high level in a fast paced multi-tasking environment.
    • Excellent communication skills (written and verbal)
    • Experience with JDE software preferred

      Within 3 months, you'll:

      • Complete your Atkore immersion program.
      • Understand how your job will deliver Atkore's strategy.
      • Gain an understanding of the Accounting team and how we support and deliver results.
      • Gain an understanding of the manufacturing process and materials needed to produce products for our customers.

        Within 6 months, you'll:

        • Build effective working relationships across all levels of the organization.
        • Fully understand the planning, scheduling, procurement, and inventory processes as well as labor planning for production.
        • Begin to develop, report and provide meaningful data needed to analyze cost metrics.

          Within 12 months, you'll:

          • Deliver on projects that positively impacts the business.
          • Provide support for key initiatives that deliver Atkore's strategy.
          • Help find opportunities and bring new solutions with a focus on continuous improvement.

            Atkore is a recipient of a Great Place to Work certification and a Top Workplaces USA award! We're committed to creating an engaged and aligned workforce that drives collaborative culture. Our team strives for breakthrough results, stays focused on being standout leaders, and fully supports decisions of the Company. We consistently live the Atkore mission, strategic priorities, and behaviors, all in a way that's consistent with our core values. Together, we build strong leaders that continually endeavor to move us forward.
            Join our team and align yourself with an industry leader!

            Equal Opportunity Employer/Protected Veterans/Individuals with DisabilitiesThe contractor will not discharge or in any other manner discriminate against employees or applicants because they have inquired about, discussed, or disclosed their own pay or the pay of another employee or applicant. However, employees who have access to the compensation information of other employees or applicants as a part of their essential job functions cannot disclose the pay of other employees or applicants to individuals who do not otherwise have access to compensation information, unless the disclosure is (a) in response to a formal complaint or charge, (b) in furtherance of an investigation, proceeding, hearing, or action, including an investigation conducted by the employer, or (c) consistent with the contractor's legal duty to furnish information. 41 CFR 60-1.35(c)

Keywords: Atkore International, Phoenix , Cost Accountant, Accounting, Auditing , Phoenix, Arizona

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