Sr Cost Accountant

Mannington Mills Calhoun , GA 30703

Posted 4 weeks ago

A Masters of Accountancy or MBA is preferred.


Responsible for all financial information which is necessary for understanding product costing, period results, profitability trends, budget variances, and any other operations performance at the Calhoun Site by performing the following duties:

Essential Duties and Responsibilities

Independently forecast and develop financial data to facilitate rapid analysis, decision support and problem resolutionrelated to plant operations.

Manage all budgets and forecasts related to the Calhoun Site direct charges and R&D cost centers.

Develop and understand weekly and period end KPIs and manufacturing performance analysis.

Achieve team integration and become a valued resource for internal customers by driving business changes through analyses on profitability, product costing and warehousing, etc.

Develop annual production and departmental budgets, forecasts, and variance analysis. Improve actual performance reporting against those goals or targets.

Drives the period end closing process.

Demonstrated experience in effective presentation skills.

Analyze and understand cost/profit relationship at product level for Sales Site plants.

Perform all assigned general ledger account analysis and reconciliations.

Coordinate and manage all physical inventories and test counts.

Prepare all inventory reports related to the Calhoun Site plants and manage reconciliation to general ledger.

Develop costing for all skus produced at the Calhoun Site.

Ability to work extended hours during selected critical time periods, e.g. period closing, budgets, year end

Supervisory Responsibilities



To perform the job successfully, an individual should demonstrate the following competencies:


  • Synthesizes complex or diverse information; Collects and researches data; Uses intuition and experience to complement data.


  • Demonstrates attention to detail.

Problem Solving

  • Identifies and resolves problems in a timely manner; Gathers and analyzes information skillfully.

Develops alternative solutions; Works well in group problem solving situations; Uses reason even when dealing with emotional topics.

Project Management

  • Develops project plans; Coordinates projects; Communicates changes and progress; Completes projects on time and budget; Manages project team activities.

Technical Skills

  • Assesses own strengths and weaknesses; Pursues training and development opportunities; Strives to continuously build knowledge and skills; Shares expertise with others.

Customer Service

  • Manages difficult or emotional customer situations; Responds promptly to customer needs; Solicits customer feedback to improve service ; Responds to requests for service and assistance; Meets commitments.

Interpersonal Skills

  • Focuses on resolving conflict, not blaming; Maintains confidentiality; Listens to others without interrupting; Keeps emotions under control; Remains open to others' ideas and tries new things.

Oral Communication

  • Speaks clearly and persuasively in positive or negative situations; Listens and gets clarification;

Responds well to questions; Demonstrates group presentation skills; Participates in meetings.

Written Communication

  • Writes clearly and informatively; Edits work for spelling and grammar; Varies writing style to meet needs; Presents numerical data effectively; Able to read and interpret written information.


  • Balances team and individual responsibilities; Exhibits objectivity and openness to others' views; Gives and welcomes feedback; Contributes to building a positive team spirit; Puts success of team above own interests; Able to build morale and group commitments to goals and objectives; Supports everyone's efforts to succeed.

Visionary Leadership

  • Inspires respect and trust.

Change Management

  • Develops workable implementation plans; Communicates changes effectively; Builds commitment and overcomes resistance; Prepares and supports those affected by change; Monitors transition and evaluates results.


  • Exhibits confidence in self and others; Inspires and motivates others to perform well; Effectively influences actions and opinions of others; Accepts feedback from others; Gives appropriate recognition to others.

Quality Management

  • Looks for ways to improve and promote quality; Demonstrates accuracy and thoroughness.

Business Acumen

  • Understands business implications of decisions; Displays orientation to profitability; Demonstrates knowledge of market and competition; Aligns work with strategic goals.

Cost Consciousness

  • Works within approved budget; Develops and implements cost saving measures; Contributes to profits and revenue; Conserves organizational resources.


  • Shows respect and sensitivity for cultural differences.


  • Treats people with respect; Keeps commitments; Inspires the trust of others; Works with integrity and ethically.

Upholds organizational values.

Organizational Support

  • Follows policies and procedures; Completes administrative tasks correctly and on time; Supports organization's goals and values; Supports affirmative action and respects diversity.

Strategic Thinking

  • Develops strategies to achieve organizational goals; Understands organization's strengths & weaknesses; Analyzes market and competition.


  • Displays willingness to make decisions; Exhibits sound and accurate judgment; Supports and explains reasoning for decisions; Includes appropriate people in decision-making process; Makes timely decisions.


  • Sets and achieves challenging goals; Demonstrates persistence and overcomes obstacles; Measures self against standard of excellence; Takes calculated risks to accomplish goals.


  • Prioritizes and plans work activities; Uses time efficiently; Develops realistic action plans.


  • Approaches others in a tactful manner; Reacts well under pressure; Treats others with respect and consideration regardless of their status or position; Accepts responsibility for own actions; Follows through on commitments.


  • Demonstrates accuracy and thoroughness; Looks for ways to improve and promote quality; Applies feedback to improve performance; Monitors own work to ensure quality.


  • Meets productivity standards; Completes work in timely manner; Strives to increase productivity; Works quickly.

Safety and Security

  • Observes safety and security procedures; Determines appropriate action beyond guidelines; Reports potentially unsafe conditions; Uses equipment and materials properly.


  • Adapts to changes in the work environment; Manages competing demands; Changes approach or method to best fit the situation; Able to deal with frequent change, delays, or unexpected events.


  • Is consistently at work and on time; Ensures work responsibilities are covered when absent; Arrives at meetings and appointments on time.


  • Follows instructions, responds to management direction; Takes responsibility for own actions; Keeps commitments; Commits to long hours of work when necessary to reach goals; Completes tasks on time or notifies appropriate person with an alternate plan.


  • Volunteers readily; Undertakes self-development activities; Seeks increased responsibilities; Takes independent actions and calculated risks; Looks for and takes advantage of opportunities; Asks for and offers help when needed.


  • Displays original thinking and creativity; Meets challenges with resourcefulness; Generates suggestions for improving work; Develops innovative approaches and ideas; Presents ideas and information in a manner that gets others' attention.


To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily. The requirements listed below are representative of the knowledge, skill, and/or ability required. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

Education and/or Experience

Position requires a bachelors degree in accounting or finance.

A Masters of Accountancy or MBA is preferred.

Minimum of three to five years progressive financial experience in a manufacturing environment, specifically cost accounting.

Language Skills

Ability to read, analyze, and interpret general business periodicals, professional journals, technical procedures, or governmental regulations. Ability to write reports, business correspondence, and procedure manuals. Professional development and delivery of presentations to both small and large groups and to your team.

Mathematical Skills

Ability to calculate figures and amounts such as discounts, interest, commissions, proportions, percentages, area, circumference, and volume. Ability to apply concepts of basic algebra and geometry.

Reasoning Ability

Ability to solve practical problems and deal with a variety of concrete variables in situations where only limited standardization exists. Ability to interpret a variety of instructions furnished in written, oral, diagram, or schedule form.

Computer Skills

To perform this job successfully, an individual should have knowledge of Microsoft Office Products (Excel; Outlook; Word, and PowerPoint); Proven experience with SAP costing module; and a strong user of PC based analytical tools, e.g. spreadsheets, financial modeling, TM1 & BI tool.

Certificates, Licenses, Registrations


Other Qualifications


Physical Demands

The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

While performing the duties of this Job, the employee is regularly required to talk or hear. The employee is frequently required to sit. The employee is occasionally required to stand; walk; use hands to finger, handle, or feel; reach with hands and arms; climb or balance and stoop or kneel. The employee must occasionally lift and/or move up to 25 pounds.

Work Environment

The work environment characteristics described here are representative of those an employee encounters while performing the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

The noise level in the work environment is usually quiet.

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