Cost Analyst

Job ID: 2018-12425
Career Level: experienced
Relocation: yes
Location: Queensbury,New York,United States
The Glens Falls Operation is known as Bards' Technology Center of Excellence. The plant has been in the Queensbury/Glens Falls area since the 1940s. It's Bard's largest domestic manufacturing facility employing approximately 700 people in a three shift operation. The plant is only 15 minutes north of Saratoga off I-87, conveniently located near lots of shopping and amenities. For those out of the area, the site is approximately 50 miles north of Albany, in close proximity to the Adirondack Mountains, the resort town of Lake George, and historic Saratoga Springs, famous for its health, history and horses. The Glens Falls Operation manufactures over 20 product lines serving all Bard divisions and serving OEM customers.
Summary of Position with General Responsibilities:
Supports the Finance function with extensive analysis of inventory, manufacturing variances, internal controls and standard costs. Accurately measures, analyzes and communicates plant performance to all levels of division and plant management teams. Publishes monthly operating reports to plant, division, and corporate management. Maintains required financial processing in ERP system. Assists Cost Manager in preparation of yearly plant budget and costing of products/processes.
Essential job Functions:
Perform financial close activities, updating general ledger, and analysis of manufacturing variances and reporting of results to facility on an ongoing basis.
Support the monthly financial forecasting process
Review and analyze inventory, support cycle count program.
Assist with the preparation of annual operating budget for the facility.
Assist compiling Cost Improvement Programs, Team Goals, and Monthly Forecasts.
Act as primary liaison to the Manufacturing Teams in fulfilling information and educational needs and providing assistance to meeting the Teams' goals.
Maintain all financial data in ERP system, review and audit input, and initiate corrective action where necessary.
Support the business in product cost estimates and financial impact of Engineering changes
Bring to attention of Cost Manager issues surrounding internal controls, key processes and profitability.
Compile and manage Capital Asset requests and month end Fixed Asset and depreciation reconciliations.
Perform labor reconciliations and labor rate analysis
Support team on various balance sheet accounts
Perform various projects and ad hoc reporting as required.
Basic Qualifications:
Excellent verbal, written, and interpersonal skills.
Strong analytical and accounting skills
Strong proficiency in Microsoft Office: Excel, Access and Word.
Working knowledge of ERP systems. JD Edwards and Hyperion a plus.
Must be willing to relocate for a growth opportunity within the Finance organization
Additional Desirable Qualifications Skills and Knowledge:
Background in lean manufacturing/six sigma a plus
Education and/or Experience:
Bachelors Degree in Accounting or Finance.
CPA/CMA/MBA a plus.
1+ years experience in manufacturing cost
Physical Demands:
Work permits employee to remain seated with some fatiguing posture. Occasional lifting between 1-5 lbs.
Work Environment:
Physical surroundings are pleasant and comfortable, with little or no exposure to injury or other health hazards

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