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Cost Accountant

Company: SCHOTT North America Inc.
Location: Scranton
Posted on: June 25, 2020

Job Description:

SCHOTT Advanced Optics, with its deep technological expertise, is a valuable partner for its customers in developing products and customized solutions for applications in optics, lithography, astronomy, automotive, consumer electronics, life sciences and industrial applications. With a product portfolio of more than 120 optical glasses, special materials and components, we master the value chain: from customized glass development to high-precision optical product finishing and metrology.--Your TasksSCHOTT is seeking a Cost Accountant who will be responsible for timely and accurate review of all aspects of product cost analysis. This includes materials, department spend-ing and utilization, as well as production performance (yields, hours charged and defects). The chosen candidate will utilize SCHOTT standard metrics and tools, as well as additional analytics to support operations in defining improvement intiatitives and understanding their ac-tual performance.Your TasksAssists the Site Controller in all aspects on the financial planning processes for the Advanced Optics Business Unit.Assists the Site Controller with the monitoring of actual site revenues and expenses compared against plan. When appli-cable is instrumental in the assistance of the development and implementation of corrective action plans.Performs special financial analysis as necessary to provide information needed for key decisions.Provides valuable support to the Site Controller in regard to all internal and external audits.Maintain and ensure integrity of general ledger system, according to US GAAP and IFRS standards.Prepare and analyse reports on production and key performance indicators.Collect data to determine costs of business activity such as raw material purchases, inventory and labor to assist in busi-ness decisions.Review cost center reports and follow-up with cost center managers regarding deviations in spending relative to site finan-cial plan/expectations.Review excess and obsolete status of inventory on hand. Work with purchasing and operations to optimize inventory balances.Support cycle count process.Prepares monthly reports which help to monitor, control and maximize standard margins and guarantee the efficient use of all site inventories. Prepares and reviews inventory reports with the MRP Controllers in order to insure an effective flow of WIP.Acts as a link between the finance department and all of the various SAP module owners. Is responsible for the maintan-ance of the material master which is a major driver of the SAP System.Perform other duties as assigned.Your ProfileMinimum three years in a similar position in a fast paced manufacturing business with SAP as well as Intermediate proficiency with Microsoft Excel.Strong analytical and problem-solving abilities.Self motivated and results oriented.Ability to handle multiple requirements, deadlines and changing priorities.Good judgement and decision making abilitiy.Effective interpersonal skills resulting in the ability to create effective working relationships with a diverse group of personaities.Able to solve problems and analyzie complex business activities and transactions.Ability to use required system tools (Excel, SAP, Outlook, other).Excellent written, oral and interpersonal communication skills.

Keywords: SCHOTT North America Inc., Scranton , Cost Accountant, Accounting, Auditing , Scranton, Pennsylvania

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