Cost Accountant

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Entry Level
Education Level
Bachelors Degree or Equivalent Experience
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Posting Date
1 month ago(12/24/2020 8:50 PM)

Company Overview

Dematic is an intralogistics innovator that designs, builds and supports intelligent, automated solutions for manufacturing, warehouse and distribution environments for customers that are powering the future of commerce. With engineering centers, manufacturing facilities and service centers located in more than 25 countries, Dematic’s global network of 8,000 employees have helped achieve more than 6,000 worldwide customer installations for some of the world’s leading brands.

Headquartered in Atlanta, Dematic is a member of KION Group, a global leader in industrial trucks, supply chain solutions and related services, and a leading provider of warehouse automation.

Dematic entered into China in 1996 and now has more than 400 employees in China. Headquartered in Shanghai, Dematic China develops its business with professional automated warehouse solution consultation, warehouse system construction, project implementation and provide high quality after sales service.

The Role

  • In partnership with the local Manufacturing Controller, manage costs, inventory, and metrics in Dematic’s manufacturing plant. Provide analysis, support, and strategic finance guidance to the Plant Manager, Floor Supervisors, and other key leadership on site.
  • Create financials for the factory including forecasts, monthly review of actual to forecast and plan, and support the annual budget process for that location.
  • Calculate, review, and ensure accuracy in standard costs including reviews of purchase price variance and production variances.
  • Support daily costing process and annual standard cost setting as required.
  • Prepare upcoming workload for manufacturing site both backlog (booked work) and new business.
  • Drive the SQDC (Safety Quality Delivery Cost) mentality in the plant with the plant manager and communicate the financial performance of the plant on a daily basis.
  • Review all key metrics of labor on a daily basis.
  • Support the forecast of inventory in the plant.
  • Calculate factory inventory reserves and evaluate the effectiveness of reserves on a quarterly basis.
  • Maintain and ensure compliance of all financial controls for the plant are followed including inventory management and cycle counts.
  • Participate in reviews of pending bids for new project work along with project turnover meetings.
  • Identify and drive process improvements in the business working with the plant manager.
  • Ability to be flexible with tasks and support other functions as needed for special projects.
  • Other tasks as assigned as required.

What We Are Looking For

  • Bachelor’s degree with a concentration in Finance or Accounting is required.
  • Requires 5 + years of relevant experience preferably in a Manufacturing environment.
  • Exposure to standard cost is required.
  • Ability to work independently and make decisions as required.
  • Strong communication skills including an ability to explain results to Management and make recommendations as necessary.
  • Working knowledge of SAP is preferred.
  • Demonstrated proficiency in Microsoft Suite of products and various ERP systems.
  • Have a good command of both spoken and written English.


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