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Finance Accounting Cost Controlling Specialist

Ansaldo Honolulu JV (AHJV) is looking for an enthusiastic self-motivated Finance Accounting Cost Controlling Specialist to work on our Honolulu Rail Project. As the successful candidate your ideas for continuous improvement and creativity are welcome. The position is based in Honolulu, HI.Who We Are:AHJV is a Hawaii-based Joint Venture between Ansaldo STS and Hitachi Rail Italy, which was awarded $1.4 billion Design-Build-Operate-Maintain (DBOM) contract for the Honolulu Rail Transit Project (Project), the first Driverless Rail Transit System in the USA. AHJV has assembled a team of experienced professionals in order to deliver a world-class rail transit system capable of delivering highly comfortable, reliable, safe and cost-effective transportation.AHJV believes that our key values consisting of customer focus, innovation and excellence, people, team spirit, and integrity will guide our actions and make our companies competitive and effective.Mission:Ensure the application of Controlling Model on project with medium level of complexity.Accountabilities:* Responsible for the establishment, application and updating of the procedures and rules of the economic and financial functions of the administration including issues such as commercial activities, supplier contract management and accounting.

  • Coordinates all local functions of the financial management system comprising budgeting, bookkeeping, accounting and controlling.

  • Responsible for implementation of the financial management system in the company and subsequently make the necessary adjustments in accordance with company requirements.

  • Actively participates in implementation of the computerized financial system, makes recommendations for enhancements as appropriate and is responsible for its correct use by staff.

  • Lead the Budget and Rolling Forecast preparation processes

  • Monitor and control project financials, reporting key variances with regards to costs, revenues, invoicing and cash flows

  • Establish and maintain project WBS cost codes

  • Prepare ad hoc project reporting as required

  • Support management with Cost Estimations for Change Order process

  • Assess risks and opportunities

  • Conduct project review meetings as required

Required Skills/ Knowledge:* Solid analytical skills

  • Detail oriented

  • Proficiency in Excel

  • Knowledge of Project Management and project cost controlling principles

  • Must be highly organized, proactive and capable of working autonomously

  • Able to multi task and deliver quality results in fast paced work environment

  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills

  • Team spirit

  • Discretion and honesty

Desired Skills/ Knowledge:* Competence in SAP* 2- year experience in Project Cost Controlling in large corporations

Education:* Bachelors' DegreeBenefits:AHJV employees enjoy a comprehensive benefits package including Competitive Pay, Medical, Dental and Vision Insurance, Short & Long Term Disability, Life & Accident Insurance, Flexible Spending Accounts, Savings Plan, and Paid Vacation. We also offer a number of Work/Life Programs such as Flextime and a variety of Training and Development opportunities.We thank all applicants for their interest; however, only those under consideration will be contacted. Join us at by StartWire.

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Accountant - Cost Accountant

Boh Bros. Construction Co., L.L.C. is currently accepting applications for a full-time Cost Accountant.

 Reporting directly to the Company's Controller and based at the Corporate Office (730 S Tonti Street in New Orleans), this position will work in coordination with a team of experienced Cost Accountants with emphasis on internal/quality control monitoring as well as detailed job cost analysis.   Requirements: Bachelor's Degree in Accounting Minimum three (3) years of experience working in an accounting role Experience in Construction industry preferred Must be proficient in the use of Microsoft Office suite of products including advanced Excel Experience with the Company's construction software, CMiC preferred Must be able to prioritize and multi-task with strong attention to detail Self-starter with demonstrated critical thinking skills and strong analytical ability Must have the ability to work independently as well as in a team environment Excellent interpersonal and written communication skills required Duties include: Job set ups, focusing on detailed job parameters from inception to completion.

Performs monthly bank reconciliations including analysis and review. Verifies, tracks and funds weekly payroll tax deposits as well as monthly, quarterly and annual tax filings including W-2's. Assists with surety bond invoicing and tracking.

Completes monthly job cost allocations for all departments. Ensures detailed overhead budgeting and analysis reporting is completed accurately and  in a timely manner. Prepares monthly P&L reports.

Assists the Controller in monthly, quarterly and annual financial statement preparation. Assists with external audit activities including preparation of audit schedules and interaction with outside auditors. Equal Opportunity Employer/Minorities/Females/Disabled/Veterans

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Cost Accountant

The Cost Accountant supports the Plant Controller and Plant Leadership team by completing assigned accounting close tasks, analyzing results, managing the standard cost process, and testing the effectiveness of internal controls including inventory management and valuation. Perform reconciliations of COGS, production, and prepare assigned balance sheet accounts reconciliations and resolve reconciling items. What you will do: * Complete month end close responsibilities including preparing journal entries, reviewing financial statements, and preparing reports

  • 25% * Investigates site variances to provide insight on performance for corrective action for plant controlled costs (e.g. yield, labor cost, variable and fixed overhead) - 15% * Internal Controls

  • Prepare schedules in support of self-testing of key controls as well as support for internal and external audits

  • 10% * Assist in researching book-to-physical inventory variances at the item level and work to resolve missing transactions or counting errors

  • 10% * Prepare account reconciliations and resolve open items

  • 10% * Update standard costs and variances to standard for budgets and forecasts

  • 10% * Complete standard costing for new items

  • 5% * Complete ad hoc analyses as assigned

  • 10% * Implement Lean enterprise process improvement techniques to improve accounting close, forecast, and other processes

  • 5% Qualifications: + B.B.A. or B.S. in business with Accounting, Finance or related major.

  • CPA license / CMA completed or in process preferred but not required KEY ATTRIBUTES / COMPETENCIES: + Strong influence management skills with multiple levels in an organization.

  • Excellent organizational and communication skills.

  • Self-starter with demonstrated initiative to identify and develop improvement opportunities.

  • Ability to work effectively on cross-functional project teams + Computer savvy, knowledge of major ERP systems, and very strong excel skills. PHYSICAL REQUIREMENTS: Computer and phone work; operation of standard office equipment ID: 2017-1424 Shift: 1st External Company Name: Peacock Foods External Company URL:

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Project Cost Accountant

Founded in 1908, Flintco is dynamic construction company with offices in Austin, Albuquerque, Houston, Memphis, Oklahoma City, Northwest Arkansas and Tulsa. Our mission is Building Leaders, and we strive to accomplish it through continuing education opportunities, goal setting and accountability and excellence at every level.

The strength of our success rests in how we take a personal approach to each project, focusing on client goals, understanding the individual markets we serve and maximizing our national resources to their fullest extent. Our culture is based around guiding principles that have been compiled into the Flintco Ethos. Integrity, quality, safety and accountability are tenants that each Flintco employee should exemplify.

The Project Cost Accountant provides professional cost management, accurate project forecasting and cost control, working directly on-site with project teams. They support contract administration with accurate client pay applications, subcontractor cost review and general expense processing. Through the application of policy, procedure, detailed work processes and best practices they help achieve desired financial results on construction projects.

The Project Cost Accountant will have experience with computerized construction financial accounting systems, and how to analyze and forecast construction costs. Essential Duties and Responsibilities All duties and responsibilities include the following, however, other duties may be assigned. To perform in this position successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily.

  • Reads and becomes familiar with owner contract and Flintco subcontract as they pertain to billing, notice requirements, dispute resolution and other commercial considerations.

  • Spreads original estimate and approved change orders onto estimate sheets and into various categories such as pay item, cost code, description, insurance code, man-hours, quantity, unit of measure, labor, material, equipment rental, subcontractors, etc. to allow for data entry into system.

  • Assigns cost code numbers utilizing the established standard codes and assigning miscellaneous codes as required.

  • Participates in project start-up meeting with project team, subcontracting, risk management, and financial services.

  • Owner billings – participates with the Project Manager in developing each owner billing.

  • Issues change orders to the subcontractors when required by alterations from the owner to the Company or from the Company to the subcontractor.

  • Processes information from field personnel, updating the labor productivity reports, project labor percentages of completion and quantities.

  • Issues standard set of cost reports.

  • An onsite member of the project team, the project controller assesses cost performance, completeness and accuracy of reports, change events tracking and forecasting, claims and change order resolution, for both subcontracted and self-perform work.

  • Works with the Finance Manager and Project Manager to review project financial forecasts and track all commercial / financial risks and opportunities to forecasted performance, including pending change orders, disputed items, back charges, insurance claims etc. Supports the successful resolution of these issues.

  • Initiates and completes project closeout of all financial information.

  • Monitors accounts receivable and payable for the project and assures lien waivers are completed. Monitors and forecasts project cash flow.

  • Additional duties and responsibilities + Provides total commitment to continuous process improvement.

  • Supports and adheres to the matrix organizational format.

  • Models and reinforces safety as a top priority of the organization. Always wears a hard hat and other appropriate personal protective equipment while onsite.

  • Ensures client satisfaction, both internally and externally, through positive, pleasant, professional and efficient handling of issues. Exercises good interpersonal skills by gladly assisting others to accomplish work of the organization, even if it is outside the scope of regular duties.

  • Meets schedules and deadlines, adheres to policies and procedures and maintains a good attendance/tardiness record. Performs other duties as assigned by the supervisor.

    Knowledge/Skills/Ability Ability to represent to all persons the Flintco Ethos that encourages the highest level of performance, integrity and morale. Practices good communication skills. Reads, analyzes and interprets documents such as operating and maintenance instructions, and procedure manuals, owner and subcontractor contracts and project manuals.

    Writes routine reports and correspondence. Reads and comprehends simple instructions, short correspondence, and memos. Effectively presents information to groups of clients, employees of organization or top management.

    Adds, subtracts, multiplies, and divides in all units of measure, using whole numbers, common fractions and decimals. Computes rates, ratios and percentages and draws and interprets bar graphs. Interprets a variety of instructions furnished in written, oral, diagram or schedule form.

    Applies concepts such as fractions, percentages, ratios and proportions to practical situations. Defines problems, collects data, establishes facts and draws valid conclusions. Interprets an extensive variety of technical instructions in mathematical or diagram form and deals with several abstract and concrete variables.

    Organizes and manages time, duties and activities efficiently. Education Bachelor’s degree (B.S.) in Accounting or Finance from a four-year college or university or equivalent combination of education and experience. Experience 2-5 years applicable cost accounting experience or equivalent combination of education and experience.

    This experience may have been gained within the construction industry, other longterm contracting environments, or in a senior auditing role. Experience in heavy manufacturing environments with detailed cost accounting will also be considered. Experience with cost control software applications required.

    Physical Requirements + Physical demands are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this position. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

  • While performing the duties of this position, the employee is regularly required to stand; walk; use hands to finger, handle, or feel; reach with hands and arms; climb or balance; stoop, kneel, crouch, or crawl; and talk or hear. The employee is occasionally required to sit and smell.

    The employee must occasionally lift and/or move up to 50 pounds. Specific vision abilities required by this position include close vision, distance vision, color vision, peripheral vision, depth perception, and ability to adjust focus.

  • Hearing and perceiving the nature, intent and meaning of sounds, as in listening to instructions, one-on-one conversations, and/or telephone conversations at job sites where construction and heavy equipment noises are present.

  • Communicating orally and expressing and exchanging ideas through oral communication, as in communicating with project participants at job sites where equipment and construction noises are present, and in a normal office environment. Special Job Dimensions The project site work environment provides a safe and healthy environment, is adequately heated and cooled, is free from exposure and extreme conditions, has appropriate lighting and office furnishings, and is smoke-free and drug-free.

    While performing the duties of this position, the employee is normally exposed to a standard project site environment. Job involves minimal exposure to hazards on the job and occasional exposure to weather conditions. ID: 1455 External Company Name:

    Alberici Constructors, Inc. External Company URL:

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Sr. Cost Accountant

Sr. Cost Accountant # Job details

General information

Reference numberZLS

001-6421 ## Job details

Position title Sr

. Cost Accountant

Employment type Regular

Company Zodiac Lighting Solutions

, a leading manufacturer of lighting products for the aerospace industry is seeking a highly motivated individual for our Accounting Team.


  • Maintain and improve ERP business process management software settings. Ensure adequate and efficient usage of ERP across departments • Assist Controller/CFO to ensure company full compliance with group chart of accounts and standards, including overall group Master Data Management (MDM) • Participate and Assist Controller/CFO in month-end, quarterly and year-end closing, Forecast, Budget and Business Plan exercises. • Process, consolidate and validate weekly, monthly, quarterly and annual group reporting • Prepare monthly performance reviews for Controller / CFO to be presented to company management and corporate • Monitor, improve and develop company leading indicators, on financial and operation performances • Standard cost and overheads rates – calculate, monitor and revaluate standard cost.

    Ensure proper inventory valuation and FIFO adjustment. • Inventories management - Ensure physical counts completeness and good accuracy of inventories. Monitor actual inventory level and trends by inventory type and product lines and gap with targets. Suggest/implement corrective actions to meet company and group targets on working capital improvement • Revenues and margins – support Controller/CFO and Sales department head in monitoring actual revenues vs. budget, forecast and business plan.

    Perform gap analysis, volume and mix, by products, customers, product lines and aircraft platforms • Manufacturing Variances – support Controller/CFO and Operations in improving industrial performances and efficiencies, through adequate reporting, analysis and indicators using data mining and problem solving methodologies • Product development and Program management – support Controller/CFO and department heads by monitoring development costs with adherence to budget and forecast. Track product actual margin vs. estimated target used for RFP, BID and product's business plan when applicable.

. ADDITIONAL RESPONSIBILITIES • Perform other related tasks and projects as required by Controller and/or CFO. • Support Controller and/or CFO on answering Corporate inquiries (Group, Branch and Division) • Follow all company safety policies and procedures. • Notify proactively the Controller/CFO, on ways to save money and cut unnecessary costs.

Qualifications QUALIFICATIONS To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily and autonomously with minimum supervision and support from Controller/CFO. The requirements listed below are representative of the knowledge, skill, and/or ability required: • Must be a business partner to the Controller/CFO • Must be a business partner to company key supervisors, managers and directors. • Must have strong analytical skills and ability to effectively communicate meaningful trends and cost issues • Must demonstrate proficiency in conducting effective meetings • Must have strong cost accounting and manufacturing knowledge, with clear understanding of manufacturing processes • Candidate with proven track record of increasing responsibility and/or contribution to overall department and company performance strongly preferred • Solid experience in manufacturing industry strongly preferred.

Aerospace and/or Automotive experience a plus • Experience in challenging business, such as turnaround, a plus • Experience in managing individual a plus EDUCATION and/or EXPERIENCE • Bachelor's degree (B.A) in Accounting or Finance with eight (8) to ten (10) years in the Accounting field. • Master (M.S) in Accounting and/or MBA in Accounting or Business with a minimum of five (5) to eight (8) years in the Accounting field. • Six Sigma certification or any other certification in continuous improvement a plus SKILLS, ABILITIES AND OTHER REQUIREMENTS • Excel in using and improving business process management software (ERP) • Familiar with group consolidation software (SAP) • Advance level of Excel and Microsoft Office. Visual Basics skillset will be an advantage • Data Mining – ability to process large databases from single or multiple tools, to generate information from different perspectives and summarizing it into useful information • Familiar with continuous improvement and problem solving methodology a plus #LI-GL1 ## Job location

Job location Americas, USA, Washington, REDMOND ## Candidate criteria

Degree BA / BS / 4 year degree

Min. experience level required 6-10 years

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Iphq- Cost Accountant

*Description/Job Summary

  • Position: Cost Accountant I Major Job Responsibilities: * Routines: Process material adjustments, finished goods inventory adjustments, scrap adjustments, purchase requisition approvals and A/R write-offs.

  • Perform month-end and year-end closing. Process expense transfer and correction, maintain cost tables, maintain expense queries, prepare cost reports and management reports, work with Division Office for budget setup.

  • Prepare and analyse cost information/report. Responsbile for profit/loss variance analysis, find the root cause for cost abnormality, work with related parties to find resolution.

  • Reconcile accounts: monitor and maintain major accrual balance, reconcile cost related accounts.

  • Prepare audit information: work with auditor for the required information and reports for auditing, responsible for providing explanation, follow up and adjustment, perform annual physical inventory for internal and external auditing purpose.

  • Prepare tax information and in charge of use tax and state tax filing:prepare tax package for Tax Dept, prepare Sales by State Report, file Use Tax and NJ state sales tax, prepare property tax information, perform tax research.

  • Perform payment processing: progressive payment, purchase payment, FPC material payment and other inter-company or intra-company payment, freight and duty payment, reconcile discount vendor's A/R aging statement, respond to vendors' payment inquiries.

  • Willingness to travel to plant locations throughout the country.

  • Perform other duties or special projects as directed. QUALIFICATIONS * Bachelor's degree in Accounting.

  • Strong computer proficiency in Microsoft Office (Word, Outlook and PowerPoint), especially Microsoft Excel (strong analytical tools knowledge and experience, i.e. spreadsheets, formulas, pivot tables, Vlookups, etc.) * Ability to work overtime during month-end closing and year-end closing

  • Ability to travel to domestic sites and or plant locations for physical inventory projects or for other special projects as needed

  • Must have regular, reliable attendance as well as the ability to work outside the regular schedule as required.

  • Demostrate exceptional teamwork and customer service; behave professionally; treat others with respect and dignity.

  • Physical requirements include duties common to a regular office environment.

  • Must have good oral and written communication skills.

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Project Cost Accountant

Who Are We? ForeFront (Fair Haven, NJ) is a global technology consulting firm. Our expertise enables enterprise-wide digital transformation through cloud strategy, systems integration, agile delivery and change management of custom applications. We work with technology disruptors to accelerate business transformation and solve some of the industry’s most complex challenges in the life sciences, retail, media, and high-tech. Our commitment is to keep your business at the forefront. Why Join Us? We were voted as one of 2017's Best Places to Work in NJ. Our team loves it here because of our environment, the various challenging projects they get to engage in at once, and the investment we make in training and growing our people. What Will You Be Doing? The Project Cost Accountant will provide support to the financial department by managing daily accounting tasks.

  • Performs all computer data entry to generate and review related reports and routine financial statements + Verifies data entry activity completed to ensure 100% accuracy + Maintains all related accounting and bookkeeping records and accounting files in a neat, orderly and timely manner + Post and process journal entries to ensure all business transactions are recorded + Update accounts receivable, including preparation of company’s invoices, submitting and following up with customers for timely payments + Update accounts payable, including preparing statements for Credit Card recording and processing, vendor payments and reconciliation

  • Assist with reviewing of employee expenses and policy compliance

  • Assist in the processing of balance sheets, income statements and other financial statements per legal and company accounting and financial guidelines

  • Assists in analysis of profitability of projects + Support development of overhead rates used for project costing and quoting + Coordinate with Sales & Marketing Team to assist in obtaining timely and accurate data to support the financial forecasting process + Perform ad-hoc reports, projects and/or research as directed by the Senior Accountant + Ensure accounting and finance activities are compliant with Generally Accepted Accounting Principles (GAAP) and internal policies and procedures + Proactively raise issues to senior accountant regarding financial or operational metrics

  • Assist senior accountant in the preparation of monthly, quarterly, & yearly closings

  • Assist with other ad hoc accounting projects as they arise Requirements What You Need for this Position: + Bachelor’s degree in Accounting, Finance or Business Administration

  • 1-2 years of relevant experience + Proficient in Excel is must + QuickBooks or other Accounting software experience a plus + Salesforce experience a plus + Fast-learner + Detail-oriented + Driven mentality + Attention to Details + Able to multi-task and prioritize work effectively + Strong communication skills to collaborate effectively with internal team Benefits What's in It for You? Great growth opportunity with a nice work-life balance and competitive salary, medical benefits, paid vacation and much more: + Great learning and growth opportunities! + Great Benefits and Perks – Medical/Dental/Vision, matching 401k, Profit sharing and bonuses, Continuing Education/Certifications, Company Trips, Community Events, Philanthropies and lots of Team building!

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Cost Accountant

Provides program financial analysis support on assigned programs. Performs analysis and prepares reports for overall program performance and profitability visibility. Ensures accurate data is provided in a timely and effective manner for management visibility of program financial health.

  • Develops annual financial operating plan on assigned programs, forecasting sales, margin, and cash + Provide quarterly program profitability analysis + Provide monthly variance analysis to deviations from program baseline + Bachelor's degree or equivilant (Degree in Accounting or related field preferred) + 3 - 5 years Accounting or Finance experience + Strong working knowledge in Microsoft Excel and PowerPoint + SAP or other ERP system application experience a plus + Strong self motivation

  • Demonstrated ability to think independently + Ability to work in teams well and within a matrixed environment + Excellent oral and written communication skills are required with the ability to interact effectively with all levels of management Requisition Number: 13128 Security Clearance Required?: No

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Sr. Cost Accountant

This position is for Pactiv, a company of Reynolds Group Holding Inc. At Pactiv, continuous innovation and development has secured our place as one of the world's largest manufacturers and distributors of foodservice and food packaging products. Pactiv currently produces custom and stock foam, plastic, aluminum, pressed-paperboard, PE coated board, and molded-fiber packaging. Our global force of almost 12,000 team members allows us to supply packers, processors, supermarkets, restaurants, institutions and foodservice industries around the world. Over the years, Pactiv has consistently outpaced the competition in safety, innovation and strategic acquisitions. Want to learn more? Visit

  • Responsibilities:* * Responsible for the annual material budget process

  • Responsible for 12 months material forecast

  • Work with plants to ensure correct standard costs

  • Establish annual transfer costs to RCP * Develop Corporate & Closed plant budgets

  • Responsible for FIFO inventory valuation (Calculation, Review, Allocation) * Approve monthly standard cost changes with Master Data

  • Track and report on all vendor rebate programs

  • Work with internal and external auditors to provide data on inventories and standard costing

  • Update and publish the monthly material dashboard report

  • Assist with month-end closing journal entries

  • Ensure department is SOX compliant with policies and procedures

  • Conduct month-end Balance Sheet account reconciliations

  • Assist in explaining manufacturing variances versus budget and prior year

  • Monitor and update monthly inventory obsolescence reserves

  • Ad hoc reports and assignments as needed * *Requirements: * Bachelor’s degree in Accounting, Finance or Business * CPA or CMA certification is a plus * 5+ years of experience in accounting within a manufacturing environment

  • Advanced Microsoft Excel & PowerPoint skills * SAP or other ERP experience Equal Opportunity Employer EEO AA M/F/Vet/Disability. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, disability status, protected veterans status, or any other characteristics protected by law.

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Sr. Cost Accountant

Sr. Cost Accountant Location:

Asheboro, NC Salary: $80 - 100K range Position reports directly to CFO who relies heavily on his staff to handle their responsibilities without micro-management. The position is responsible for the accuracy of the inventories in ES, Mexico, DOR and Asheboro, including quantities and dollar values. (with short travels to locations about 3 times/year) Position serves as system expert on costing and inventories within the Now system and supports management in all issues regarding standard costs, providing direction to develop checks and balances to detect errors in transfers, issues, etc. Understand NOW system in depth, serve as system expert relative to costing,cost sheets in support of Sales and Product Development and inventory.

Resolve all Material % sales issues on a timely basis and take over review and adjustment of cut off issues at month end. Position serves as primary cost accountant for Asheboro and ES, supporting manufacturing management as expert in expenses and will lead all physical inventory processes, month, quarter and year. Systems/Knowledge requires an expert in NOW System, utilize MAS 90 GL,AP. We feel a textile background would be very helpful.

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