Cost Accountant

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Date: Sep 28, 2022

Location: Marble Hill, GA, US

Company: JM Huber Corporation

Portfolio Business: Huber Engineered Materials 

J.M. Huber Corporation is one of the largest privately held, family-owned companies in the United States. Established in 1883, we are a diversified, global supplier of specialty and commodity chemicals, hydrocolloid solutions, engineered wood products and natural resources to customers spanning a wide variety of industries. With approximately $3 billion in sales and 4,000 employees worldwide, we have a material presence in more than 20 countries.

Position Summary

Provide accounting, costing, production, and financial reporting services to the Huber Specialty Minerals strategic business unit of Huber Engineered Materials.  Responsibilities include financial close and reporting, analysis and explanation of manufacturing variances, management of the product costing process in a standard cost environment, and partnering with operations and plant management to help drive operating decisions.  In addition, this position supports the annual budget process, documentation & analysis for capital investments, and ad hoc special projects, as needed. This position is Hybrid and can be based at any one of our locations (i.e. Atlanta, GA, Marble Hill, GA, Quincy, IL, and Marble Falls, TX). 

Principal Duties & Responsibilities

  • Responsible for cost accounting month-end close. Prepare month-end journal entries and balance sheet account reconciliations. Provide plant-related operating and accounting reports on a timely basis.  Initiate new and maintain existing reports, as necessary.  Prepare analysis and explanation of monthly manufacturing variances.
  • Develop and maintain product-specific standard costs.  This includes developing an understanding of the production processes and working with plant engineers and operations management to ensure that bills and routings are accurately established in the Oracle costing system (Oracle Process Manufacturing or OPM).
  • Ensure adequate internal controls are in place surrounding operations processes, including inventory, production, and purchasing transactions.  Maintain an understanding and working knowledge of inventory (raw materials, finished goods, spare parts, etc) to ensure inventory levels remain appropriate and that valuations are accurate, including analysis of reserves for obsolescence.  Supervise physical inventory counts and assign proper valuation to the inventory.
  • Develop and review site accounting policies and procedures.  Ensure adherence and update as necessary.  Consult with GCC Operations Controller and HEM Global Controller on policies and procedures and keep abreast of problems or changes that might necessitate their assistance.  Prepare schedules and analyses for internal auditors, external auditors, and corporate staff departments, as required.
  • Assist with the development of the annual operating budget for the plants in collaboration with the Plant Managers and Director of Operations.
  • Assist with the development/preparation of Capital Appropriation requests.  Maintain local capital budget tracking system and forecasting.
  • Develop and maintain a working knowledge of plant operations to ensure that inventory and cost systems are relevant, accurate, and revised as necessary to provide reliable management information.
  • Ensure the day-to-day accounting responsibilities are satisfied while being involved in cross-functional plant activities in a challenging and dynamic organization.
  • Develop timely and accurate business and accounting reports used in significant business decisions.
  • Manage information flow assuring timely and accurate reporting and providing the plant management, Financial Managers, Business Leaders, and others with financial data necessary to operate an efficient and profitable business.

Specialized/Technical Knowledge or Required Skills

  • Individuals should be knowledgeable in the following areas: general accounting, capital budgeting and project accounting, cost accounting, budgeting, forecasting, financial analysis, computer models and corporate policies and procedures.
  • Individual should have a minimum four-year degree in Accounting and/or Finance, and three to five years of relevant work experience required.
  • Strong working knowledge of Microsoft Office software required.  Working knowledge of Oracle highly desired.

Our employees are our strongest asset, and their safety, health, and well-being is our highest priority. We respect the individual by providing opportunities for professional and personal development. Our Principles drive us to create an inclusive workplace where employees share core values, show dignity and respect toward others, and work hard to achieve their best performance.  

J.M. Huber Corporation is an EEO / AAP employer. Pre-employment drug screening is required

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