4 days ago


Downers Grove, IL


Supervision Received/Exercised: Reports to Director Supply Chain Finance/ No Direct Reports

Job Summary:

The position is responsible for monitoring platform cost consolidation, customer purchase price variance reporting and operational metrics. Prepare root cause variance analysis of actual to standard for materials and labor. The analyst is responsible for managing and reviewing the month end cost rolls, participating in the month end close process, forecasting, planning and analysis. The role also assists with developing the annual budget, capital spending proposals and new product costing. The role resides at the corporate office to assist Plant and Platform Managers in the aforementioned metrics.

Job Duties:

Duties may include, but are not limited to the following:

Expert regarding the cost accounting system, upholding internal controls over financial reporting.

Prepare monthly journal entries for inventory related adjustments

Assist platforms and plants with assessment of "continuous improvement" projects and processes. Measure and report progress toward planned goals.

Analyzes manufacturing costs and prepares reporting comparing standard to actual production costs.

Work with leadership team in preparation of pricing quotations for the Sales and Marketing teams, as needed for new projects or engineering revisions.

Prepare financial analysis of new product performance against pricing assumptions

Assist in the preparation of Annual Operating Budget for platform.

Analyze network production capacity, utilization and performance.

Assist with preparation of analysis of capital expense projects, continuous monitoring of spending against CAPEX and ROI assessment.

Responsible for reconciling customer owned inventory, tracking usages and understanding usage drivers.

Assist with month end reporting, understanding overall platform financial performance against budget, participating in cost savings initiatives and project savings calculations.

Assist with the month end closing process, WIP reporting, Bill on Production reconciliation, Lbs. analysis, journal entries and variance to standard reporting.

Track and prepare special billing opportunities, including material and labor costs

Calculate, review and consolidate customer purchase price variance reporting monthly, quarterly and annually.

Position provides multi-platform/plant support

Specific Reporting Requirements:

Labor Performance

Material Usage

KPI Metrics

Monthly/Quarterly Purchase Price Variance

Contribution Margin

Variances by Customer

Required Competencies & Knowledge:

Knowledge of:

Procurement, manufactured products, and production processes

Knowledge of accounting and finance principles

Knowledge and experience with SAP

Cost Accounting or Manufacturing experience

Skill in:

Proficiency in Excel, Word, and PowerPoint.

Strong analytical and interpersonal skills.

Must have ability to effectively interface with plant and corporate office personnel.

Strong oral communication skills required.

Must be able to effectively work as part of a team in a fast-paced environment and handle

multiple assignments simultaneously

Ability to:

Communicate effectively both verbally and in writing.

Successfully multi-task

Ensure collaborative relationships with industry, trade, other associations, regulatory agencies and Hearthside staff.

Lead 'best in class' behaviors with focus on safety, quality, and policy

Proficiency in: MS Office Suite and SAP or ERP equivalent

Work Environment:

Work is primarily done in an office setting.

Infrequent production environment exposure which includes noise, dust, moving machinery, fork lifts, and fluctuations in temperature.

Physical Requirements:

Sitting at a work station for extended periods of time

Stand, walk, climb stairs on an infrequent basis

Must be able to lift 20 pounds on an infrequent basis.

Minimum Qualifications:

Bachelor Degree in Accounting or combination of education and experience. Minimum of five years' experience with Cost Accounting or Supply Chain Finance in an industrial sector, preferably high-volume manufacturing.

Equal Opportunity Employer Minorities/Women/Protected Veterans/Disabled