Costing Supervisor reports directly to the EIMEA and North America Costing Manager and indirectly to the Global Costing Director.
This is a critical role in finance with responsibility and involvement across a broad range of financial and management areas.
The primary objective of this position is to compile and prepare reasonable and accurate cost information in a timely and useful manner.
This position is an active contributor to the development of the day-to-day operations of the business. Specific activities include compliance and control, continuous process improvements, efficient and accurate transaction processing among others.
Maintain the models that calculate the cost of products, including preparing or reviewing cost models on a monthly basis, updating cost models periodically to ensure costing accuracy, routinely reviewing inputs into costing models and developing and overseeing improvements to costing methods and practices.
Work directly with EIMEA and North America Costing Manager on process improvement and globalization of costing activities.
Work with business and operation partners to understand the impacts on costing for actual and sequential historical results.
Oversee routine cost accounting and inventory / deferred preservation cost functions, including physical and cycle counts of inventory to support balance sheet accounts, recording of routine monthly accruals for procurement related costs.
Strategic costing advisor and owner of standard cost setting, approval and activity rates.
Manage Monthly Period Close
Coach, train, manage, review and / or approve costing analysts in performing complex tasks accurately and efficiently in the monthly close process.
Participate in processes as needed.
Responsible for the Periodic Standard and Moving Average Cost Development
Coach, train, manage, review and / or approve, the development and streamlining of processes for the calculation of standard / Moving Average costs
Develop tools for analysis, review, and delivery of data for multiple plants.
Collaboratively drive, develop, and sustain standardized processes and best practices
Facilitate cross-pollination of best practices
Build and improve processes, training, and feedback to ensure data integrity and process effectiveness
Drive process improvements that are consistent with US GAAP, Sarbanes Oxley compliance and Lean Six Sigma (LSS) methods.
Understand ERP system processes, capabilities, and limitations, and develop ERP processes that calculate, analyze, and ensure accuracy and completeness of data for Product Costs.
Review and approve Material Price Variances, Monthly Cost Revaluation, Manufacturing Variances.
Research underlying data in ERP system to understand processes and data. Seek to improve data integrity through working with plants to implement solutions to improve the accuracy of costs and variances.
Manage Inventory Counts
Partner with Operations to plan, coordinate, monitor and ensure execution of the physical counts at all required locations.
Ensure Sarbanes-Oxley compliance
Ensure internal control environment and practices are performed in compliance with requirements as prescribed in Sarbanes Oxley (SOX) management testing and monitoring processes
Liaise with external auditors and other professionals to ensure compliance with all matters relating to statutory and USGAAP requirements.
Be a key player in the SAP implementation project
Gap determination, data gathering and configuration ensuring that business and statutory requirements are followed
Interact with commercial business partners and commercial team to ensure proper costs are reflected on our management systems
SAP Costing experience (FI / CO and MM). Familiar with relevant computer programs like Hyperion, Accpac, JDE is a plus.
4 Year College Degree in Accounting or Finance
Fluent in English both verbal and written
4 years experience in Accounting, Cost Accounting is preferred
Supervision, work direction and experience
Strong accounting skills (knowledge of complex accounts and detailed debits and credits)
Very strong IT skills in Database Development and Design, Microsoft Access and Excel and / or other database query tools, and ad-hoc report development software skills
Excellent communication skills (verbal and written)
Excellent documentation skills
Strong interpersonal skills
Ability to work in a team environment on a cross functional basis.
Able to develop others and build a strong cohesive team
Avid learner of new knowledge, technologies, and techniques to improve processes
Strong adherence to ethical code of conduct
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