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Senior Cost Accountant

Company: JELD-WEN, Inc.
Location: Union City
Posted on: November 22, 2021

Job Description:

Our Company

JELD-WEN (NYSE:JELD), founded in 1960, is one of the world's largest door and window manufacturers, with more than 22,000 employees operating in 24 countries globally. Headquartered in Charlotte, North Carolina, JELD-WEN designs, produces and distributes an extensive range of interior and exterior doors, wood, vinyl and aluminium windows and related products for use in the new construction and repair and remodelling of residential homes and non-residential buildings.

Our products and services afford us the opportunity to enter peoples' workplaces, homes and daily lives. With this privilege comes great responsibility to ensure that the products we deliver are reliable and enrich the places and lives that they touch. We bring beauty and security to the spaces that touch our lives.

We act with integrity, invest in people, inspire through innovation, deliver on our promises and improve every day. We are seeking talented individuals who share this purpose and values and want to excel in their field of expertise. We offer excellent benefits, a collaborative environment in which to apply your talent and a dynamic and growing company, with exceptional career progression opportunities.


The senior cost accountant provides cost accounting and financial support to the manufacturing facility in our Atlanta, GA operation and support the controlling functions at our Wedowee, Alabama site. The position will be responsible for the direction, review, and management of both cost accounting responsibilities and some controlling responsibilities of their facilities through close partnership with both the finance and operations team. The cost accountant will be responsible for maintaining a cost control environment in SAP that complies with the Company's internal control policies and Sarbanes-Oxley. The cost accountant will directly support the controller at the manufacturing facility in Atlanta and be required to support any ad-hoc analysis and projects as required. The will also spend a part of their time covering controlling functions over the Wedowee, Alabama site. This role will directly report to the Atlanta site controller.

Job Duties

  • Maintaining changes to formulation and/or cost components that affect the selling price of manufactured goods to related companies.
  • Assisting Manufacturing personnel to develop standard costs and managing of standard costs of new products or expansion of manufacturing through support and careful review of costing data provided via capital project process.
  • Reconciliation and valuation of manufacturing inventory as well as finished goods inventory
  • Partner with Site Controller on the financial planning, budgeting and forecasting processes for the manufacturing facility
  • Partners with the site Controller to execute and analyze internal controls as required by Internal Audit for the manufacturing facility in Atlanta
  • Supports controller in finalizing weekly and monthly financial status by collecting information; preparing balance sheet, profit and loss, and other statements
  • Assist controller and plant manager with managing and publishing daily metrics on the daily metrics reporting tools on and off the production floor.
  • Support cost reduction efforts of facility by partnering with finance, accounting and operations
  • Supports controlling in completing in-depth analysis on variances to plan and forecast
  • Develop appropriate processes to ensure internal controls are in place and periodically audited
  • Support the integration and development of the SAP ERP (Enterprise Resource Planning) system.
  • Performs and monitors the plant's monthly closing process in conjunction with the central accounting functions
  • Support the Coordination and oversight of physical inventories and audits of sites
  • Perform other assigned duties as may be required in meeting company objectives.
  • Communicate effectively with other departments within the organization and function within a team environment.
  • Assisting the Atlanta Site Controller and Doors Business Unit Controller with other projects on an as needed basis.
  • Controlling functions, month end close, forecasting, and budgeting for the Wedowee, Alabama site operation
  • Partners with the Plant Manager in Wedowee, AL to execute and analyze internal controls as required by Internal Audit
    • Bachelor's degree in finance, accounting, business management or relevant discipline required.
    • Minimum of 5 years' experience in cost accounting and controlling in a manufacturing environment
    • Financial acumen with demonstrated analytical ability accompanied by knowledge of corporate finance and manufacturing costing principles. Understands P&L, balance sheet and cash flow dynamics.
    • Experience with bill of materials, inventory valuation, standard costing, ERP/MRP systems (SAP)
    • Team player who is organized, a self-starter and pays attention to detail.
    • Excellent skills in the use of Excel, PowerPoint and Word.
    • History of working directly with operations and corporate finance on strategic initiatives and analysis on operational variances vs plan and cost accounting.
    • Ability to prioritize tasks, manage to routine and work remotely without supervision.
      Minimum travel between sites (less than 20%). This role will be shared between the Atlanta, GA and Wedowee, AL sites but will be primarily working out of the the Atlanta, GA facitiy in Union City.

      JELD-WEN is an Equal Employment Opportunity employer and does not discriminate against any applicant for employment or employee on the basis of race, color, religious creed, gender, age, marital status, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability, veteran status or any other classification protected by applicable discrimination laws.

      Unless explicitly requested or approached by JELD-WEN, the company will not accept unsolicited resumes from headhunters, recruitment agencies, or fee-based recruitment services

Keywords: JELD-WEN, Inc., Atlanta , Senior Cost Accountant, Accounting, Auditing , Union City, Georgia

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