Cost Accountant

Job Locations
BE-Zwijndrecht | BE-Any Location
Position Type
Job Time
Experience Level
Mid Level
Education Level
Bachelors Degree or Equivalent Experience
Travel %
Shift Schedule
Posting Date
7 days ago(1/20/2021 2:46 AM)

Company Overview

Over Dematic  

Dematic is a leading supplier of integrated automated technology, software and services to optimize the supply chain. Dematic employs over 6,000 skilled logistics professionals to serve its customers globally, with engineering centers and manufacturing facilities located around the world. Dematic is one brand under the KION Group of companies and has implemented more than 6,000 integrated systems for a customer base that includes small, medium and large companies doing business in a variety of market sectors.

KION Mobile Automation develops mobile robots, robotic fleet controllers and cloud-based fleet management systems for industrial logistics applications. We are a fast growing team  with locations in the USA, China, Australia, Belgium and Germany.

As part of the international KION Group and company culture you will work in an open, transparent and agile environment and you will be a valuable member of an effective, globally successful organization. You will get to work with the products and solutions through the entire lifecycle from development to installation and service.

The Role

As a member of the US Operations Finance organization, the Manufacturing Cost Accountant plays a key role in the success of the Global Operations function at Dematic.  This role would be supporting a manufacturing facility within a much larger global organization (35,000 employees globally).  This position provides exposure to various levels of management within Dematic and is a springboard to more progressive roles of finance, including management. The role will be reporting to the local Manufacturing Controller.


Key Responsibilities: 

  • 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.
  • Travel requirements up to 5-10% as needed.


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