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Plant Cost Accountant (Financial Lead for the Site)

Company: Smith & Nephew
Location: Oklahoma City
Posted on: February 16, 2020

Job Description:

Job Description

Role Overview

Reporting to the Director, Finance Business Partner, the Plant Cost Accountant is responsible for managing the standard costing function for the site. Areas of support include reporting, analysis, budgeting, forecasting, and capital justification. The candidate for this role must have a high level of expertise in financial analysis, product costing, and be an SAP expert. Strategic thinking and leadership skills are a must. This is a highly visible finance role, which requires significant cross-functional collaboration with supply chain, procurement, operations, and quality. As such, the right candidate for this role will have a strong business acumen, leadership skills, the ability to think strategically, and previous experience working in a cross functional environment. Additionally, this is an exciting opportunity for someone to innovate and optimize processes.

Responsibilities

  • Leverage expertise around SAP transactions and variance calculations (work order flow, WIP transactions, production order variances, scrap variances, and planning variances) to ensure standard costing system is accurate and current
  • Complete necessary month-end closing processes and analysis. Monthly accruals, variance analysis, period closing process, and extensive support of operations with ad hoc analysis are required.
  • Prepare and execute a thorough planning, forecasting and budgeting process
  • Work across multiple initiatives simultaneously and process complex data to generate relevant insight and solve problems. Multi-task in a fast paced and changing environment
  • Evaluate competing scenarios and advise the business leaders to choose the most advantageous path forward
  • Intervene and challenge the business when appropriate
  • Develop and improve business processes
  • Ensure that all decisions are made in accordance with company policies and GAAP.

    Location

    Oklahoma City, OK

    Education

    BA/BS Degree in Accounting or Finance

    Licenses/Certifications

    SAP is a plus

    Experience
    • Minimum 7 to 10 years of manufacturing cost accounting experience in a standard costing environment
    • No less than 5 years knowledge of SAP system

      Competences
      • Strong analytical skills and practical application of finance knowledge required. Areas of support include reporting, analysis, budgeting, forecasting, and capital justification.
      • Keen understanding of general ledger transactions and cost accounting.
      • Excellent communication skills
      • Demonstrated leadership ability and decision making ability
      • Excellent multi-tasking and critical thinking skills
      • Knowledgeable of best practices and how finance integrates with other functions
      • Strong/Advanced in Excel (Macros knowledge is a plus)
      • Ability to solve complex issues in a timely and efficient manner
      • Ability to work in a fast-paced and changing environment.

        Travel

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