Cost Accountant - Pomona, CA

Recruiter
Nucor Skyline
Location
Diamond Bar
Salary
Competitive
Posted
22 Aug 2019
Closes
24 Aug 2019
Job role
Accountant
Contract type
Permanent
Hours
Full time
Nucor Skyline is North America?s largest steel foundation construction products company, and a wholly owned subsidiary of Nucor Corporation (NUE), North America?s largest steel manufacturer. Skyline?s Business Development team is responsible for identifying and developing strategic opportunities for growth of the market for steel foundation products.

Nucor Skyline is seeking a Cost Accountant to join our team in Pomona, Ca.
The Cost Accountant will be based at the plant and will be the liaison between operations and accounting. His/her major responsibility is to understand the different cost components, develop/adjust standard cost in order to reflect the product cost, make sure the whole value chain is properly reflected in the product cost, understand and explain variances to budget/standards. He/she will have to assist the plant manager in the decision making process by providing timely the relevant KPI?s and help optimizing the cost at the plant. Additionally, the cost accountant will be actively involved in project management as well as in a new ERP implementation.
Budget Responsibility (direct): responsible for budgeting and forecasting the plant cost (fixed and variable), calculate cost savings and explain variances
ORGANIZATION STRUCTURE:
The plant is vertically integrated in the Nucor Skyline business: the plant is responsible for the cost optimization, the timely delivery and the quality of the products manufactured.
The Cost Accountant reports to the plant manager and have a dotted line to corporate accounting.
The plant is considered a profit center and the performance of the plant is measured by operating KPIs. Moreover, the plant will have a positive or negative contribution to the company?s gross profit, based on the following (mainly):?? 1) rate of overhead absorption; 2) rate of scrap generation; and 3) purchase price variances for the coils.

BASIC FUNCTIONS:?
  • Establish annual budgets
  • Determine standard cost per product
  • Project management
  • Review and approve invoices that relate to plant expenses
  • Establish relevant KPI?s for business management
  • Analyze and explain monthly variances
  • Proactively support plant management in decision making based on metrics
  • Determine profitability of CAPEX projects
  • Perform ad hoc economic analyses to support decision making
  • Interface with corporate accounting
  • Establish monthly reports as defined by plant management and corporate accounting (Production, Inventory, PPE, and Tax)
  • Responsible for payroll and future improvement processes
  • Aid in inventory management/adjustments
  • Play active role in new ERP implementation including role as a ?super user?
  • Month end journal entries
  • Manage I/CO transactions with Nucor
  • Scrap billing
  • Production master set up
  • Production surveys
  • Billing and order management w/contractors
  • Travel as required
  • Other duties as assigned
MINIMUM REQUIREMENTS:
  • Proactive in presenting results to plant management; good team worker (plant, supply chain, corporate accounting, sales), flexibility required some periods of the year (budget) and month (closing); strong personality to discuss issues with plant management.? Will be part of the plant management team
  • Degree in accounting/business; Cost accounting and general accounting experience: 10 years
PREFERENCES:
  • Bilingual English/Spanish
Nucor Skyline is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer ? M/F/Disabled/Vets ? and a drug ? free workplace

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