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
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.
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
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.
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