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Senior Cost Accountant

Kent, IL 61044

Posted: 01/12/2024 Employment Type: Permanent Industry: A -Professional Job Number: R 633093110 Pay Rate: $60000-100000 / year

Job Description

Position Overview:  Join this organization as a Senior Cost Accountant and embark on a rewarding career path with a clear growth trajectory. The Senior Cost Accountant position is a pivotal role with a potential growth plan into a Controller role for the right candidate. Reporting directly to the CFO, you will serve as the Finance and Accounting Leader and Finance Business Partner for the Plant Manager. This role is crucial in driving financial accountability, cost efficiency, and strategic decision-making within the plant.
Key Responsibilities:
  1. Month-End Close Activities
    Cost Analysis & Savings
    Variance Analysis
    Master Data Management
    Internal Controls
    Plant Reporting and Performance Management
    Budgeting and Forecasting
    Inventory Management

Desired Skills & Experience:
  • Bachelor’ s degree in Accounting or Finance.
  • 2-3 years of experience in manufacturing finance or Public Accounting.
  • Demonstrated knowledge of cost accounting principles in a manufacturing environment.
  • Experience with ERP systems (SAP preferred).
  • Advanced skills in MS Office, especially Excel.
  • Leadership and cross-functional collaboration skills.
  • Excellent communicator at all staff and management levels.
  • Strong analytical and problem-solving skills with high attention to detail.
  • Process innovator with the ability to create, reinvent, or formalize processes.
  • Fluent oral and written English is required; Spanish is a plus.
This is a salaried role and offers full benefits, including medical, vision, dental, life insurance, short/long term disability, 401K, vacation and personal time.Please apply directly or contact Rachel at or 815-997-1417 with any questions.

Meet Your Recruiter

Rachel Thomann
VP, FurstProfessionals

Year Started: 2011

I wanted to be a physical therapist when I grew up.


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