Cost Accountant

Job Description
Job Description

Actuant Corporation is a $1.5B diversified industrial company with operations in more than 30 countries. The Actuant businesses are leaders in a broad array of niche markets including branded hydraulic and electrical tools and supplies; specialized products and services for energy related industries and highly engineered position and motion control systems. The company was founded in 1910 and is headquartered in Menomonee Falls, Wisconsin. Actuant business operations are divided into four segments focused on the markets we serve.

CORTLAND (an Actuant company) is a global designer, manufacturer and distributor of custom-engineered electro-mechanical cables and umbilicals, and high-performance synthetic ropes. CORTLAND serves a number of diverse markets, including Offshore Oil and Gas, Commercial Diving, Geophysical Survey, Remotely Operated Vehicles, Defense/Aerospace, and Medical

Business Contribution:

The Cost Accountant will provide key financial and business support for Cortland in the United States. This individual helps identify problem areas throughout the region, drives business improvement measures, and provides financial analysis support to the Sales and Manufacturing Operations groups.

Key Responsibilities:

Prepare and explain financial cost information across various levels of management

Analyze manufacturing costs, including comparisons standard costs and the related variances along with reporting the results to the management team on a regularly scheduled basis

Work with the operations team to improve the standard costing data within the ERP system

Participate in streamlining the data collection process used during manufacturing related to hours and materials

Validation of costs within customer quotations prior to issuance

Assist in preparation and presentation of quarterly forecast and annual budget

Identify/initiate/drive/police cost reduction and cash improvement projects to improve the
financial performance of the region

Oversee the physical inventory count/ cycle count process and hold primary responsibility for the reconciliation to the accounting records

Manage monthly closing of financial records and posting of month end information

Performs reviews of new and existing vendors and purchasing relationships in an effort to secure sales terms beneficial to the business

Perform daily standard cost updates

Prepare and post adjusting journal entries

Prepare and analyze account reconciliations in a timely manner

Create and modify Crystal Reports to support the collection of meaningful operations data

Assist in Sarbanes-Oxley compliance

Ad Hoc analysis as needed by senior management

Required Skills

Qualified accountant with a minimum of 3 years of relevant manufacturing experience including :

A Bachelors degree in accounting

Ability to communicate and explain financial data to all levels within the organization

Highly detailed and analytical in dealing with financial data

Must have excellent work habits, including a willingness to work the hours necessary to get the job done; self motivated

Experience with Macola and Crystal Reports is a plus.

Proficient in MS Office product and high capability in advanced analytics using spreadsheet software.

CPA or CMA certification preferred

We are proud to be an EEO/AA employer M/F/D/V. We maintain a drug-free workplace and perform pre-employment substance abuse testing. Actuant will only employ those who are legally authorized to work. Any offer of employment is conditioned on the successful completion of a background investigation and drug screen.


Cortland Cable

Job Code

State or Province

New York

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