Perform month end close activities related to Cost Accounting.
Prepare actual vs. plan (budget) analysis. Prepare various financial analysis related to
manufacturing costs, inventory, and expense information for various customers as needed for
decision making support.
Set up new raw material, packaging, WIP, and FG items; create and maintain production
BOMs; maintain periodic cost rolls/updates
Analyzes changes in product design, raw materials, manufacturing methods, or services
provided, to determine effects on costs. Analyzes actual production costs and prepares periodic
reports comparing standard costs to actual production costs.
Records cost information for use in controlling expenditures.
Prepares estimates of new and proposed product or service costs.
Recommends cost efficiencies in new product layouts.
Provides management with reports specifying and comparing factors affecting prices and
profitability of products or services.
Develop and maintain standard costs of finished goods and production components in a
worldwide ERP system.
Maintain and improve processes and controls associated with manufacturing costs and
Lead and manage the monthly excess and obsolete inventory review process.
Ensure validity and accuracy of ERP through analysis, internal audit, and coordination with
inventory control, production and work order processing.
Assist in developing and documenting policies and procedures, including system requirements
and internal controls.
Represent Finance/Accounting on teams designed to improve operations, reduce costs, etc.
Setting standard costs of manufactured goods
Establishing costs of business processes such as administration, labor, shipping, etc.
Performing account reconciliations
Preparing audit reports and presenting their findings to management
Recommending changes to the company's processes and policies to reduce cost and maximize profit
Advising executives and upper management on appropriate costing based on financial data
Supporting other company accountants with invoicing and capital expenditure
NI BU accounting duties - strong involvement with monthly close process and reporting to BNSM. Maintain general ledger accounts with in-depth account reconciliations including inventory, manufacturing variances, sales and deferred revenue accounts. Month-end accruals and deferred revenue journal entries. Internal financial package preparation. Commission calculations for NI sales force in Europe and Asia. Support BU controller. Respond to requests for financial information through-out the organization.
Revenue reporting and forecasting - active involvement for NI, AFMi and nanoIR BU revenue reporting and analysis. Review and follow-up on revenue issues to insure proper revenue recognition with legal entities world-wide. Work with Service on deferred revenue accounting items. Perform backlog analysis.
Quote analysis & Special Product Requests (SPR's) - cost and margin analysis on the majority of NI quotes. Cost estimates and pricing on new products and SPR's without a BOM.
Forecasts, Budget and Strat Plan - support with schedule preparation.
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