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Senior Cost Accountant

Company: Hill & Smith, Inc.
Location: Garland
Posted on: May 23, 2023

Job Description:

Hill & Smith Inc. is an industry leading provider of highway safety products, software and services. Our mission is to keep the traveling public safe while providing an enriching and satisfying work environment for our team members.--- This is a full-time Sr. Cost Accountant position that can be located at either our Columbus Corporate Office or Garland, TX facility.--- We offer a comprehensive benefits package which includes the following three components: Health and wellness benefits (e.g., medical, dental, vision, etc.) Vacation benefits, financial security benefits (e.g., 401(k), life insurance, etc.).Essential Job Functions:--- Collaborates with Operations & Engineering to ensure the accuracy of standard costs in JDE--- Partners with the management team in the development of annual plant budget--- Reviews monthly budget performance and related performance measures. Identifies issues and offers recommendations for improvement.--- Proposes cost reduction opportunities via review of cost of goods sold in addition to shop floor observation--- Performs make vs. buy analysis as needed--- Partners with Operations to execute a robust cycle count process--- Conducts monthly slow-moving & obsolete Inventory reviewEssential Skills and Experience:--- Bachelor's degree in accounting or finance required. Minimum 5-7 years of previous accounting/finance experience in a manufacturing environment--- Full understanding of Accounting systems and procedures--- Good understanding of Cost Accounting Principles and Procedures related to product costing, modular bills of materials, manufacturing routings, and inventory control--- Data Analysis - Good systems retrieval and data interpretation skills.--- Budgeting and cost control - Understands budgets, flex budget concept and cost control theory--- Financial Analysis - Good understanding of all the elements that make up a financial P&L--- Advanced Excel skills--- Proficient with ERP systems such as JDEEssential Attributes:--- Team Player - Contributes effectively to team performance and supports team members.--- Problem Solving - The ability to work through details of a situation to reach a solution.--- Adaptability, Resilience, and Organization - Can comfortably shift among multiple tasks and initiatives.--- Communication: - Can relay complex accounting concepts in layman's termsAbout Hill & Smith Inc.Hill & Smith Inc. is an industry leading manufacturer of a wide range of transportation safety products. Headquartered in Columbus, Ohio, Hill & Smith Inc. is a member of the HS Roads & Security division of Hill & Smith Holdings PLC, based in Birmingham, England and publicly traded on the London Stock Exchange. Our worldwide Group Purpose is to "Create sustainable infrastructure and safe transport through innovation."Hill & Smith Inc. operates four manufacturing facilities in the US and sells a wide array of transportation safety products around the world. Such products include roadside safety hardware (steel barriers and attenuators), work zone safety products (arrow boards, message boards, and speed trailers) and ITS smart work zone solutions (roadside data collection equipment and software).We are an equal opportunity employer. All applicants will be considered for employment without attention to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, veteran, or disability status.

Keywords: Hill & Smith, Inc., Garland , Senior Cost Accountant, Accounting, Auditing , Garland, Texas

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