The Brandt Group of Companies is seeking a Plant Accountant at our office located in Regina. The successful candidate’s responsibilities will include the ongoing analysis of product costing in order to provide meaningful and accurate costing information to all levels of management, to enhance the strength and consistency of cost accounting principles and work with cross-functional peers to resolve process issues.
DUTIES & RESPONSIBILITIES
Planning, studying, and collecting data to determine costs of business activity such as raw material purchases, inventory, labor and overhead.
Analyzing data collected and recording results
Analyzing changes in product design, raw materials, manufacturing methods or services provided, to determine effects on cost.
Analyzing actual manufacturing costs and preparing periodic reports comparing standard costs to actual production costs including but not limited to purchase price to cost variance, cost revaluation, invoice to PO price variances and work order variances.
Ensure process integrity within Manufacturing, Intercompany, and Inventory while working with cross-functional peers to resolve process issues.
Recording cost information for use in controlling expenditures
Analyzing audits of costs and preparing reports
Making estimates of new and proposed product costs
Providing management with reports specifying and comparing factors affecting prices and profitability of products or services
Review and analysis of new product costing in conjunction with engineering and manufacturing
Maintaining cost accounting system
Conducts physical inventories and monitors cycle count program
Reconciles finished goods inventories
Other duties as assigned
Requires a CPA; CPA, CA; CPA, CMA; or CPA, CGA with three (3) years of experience of cost accounting in a manufacturing environment.
Experience working with engineering and manufacturing personnel on development and analysis of cost standards.
Must have a strong cost systems background and have excellent analytical skills
Sound understanding of accounting principles.
A high level of written and oral communication skills and a strong sense of business ethics are required.