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Cost Accountant (Chicopee, MA)

Area manufacturing company seeks an experienced full time Cost Accountant. The main responsibility of this role is to provide timely and accurate analysis to assist management in its goal of making fact-based decisions. This includes activity related to hedging, month-end close and budgeting support.

Accounting/Finance Process Management
• Contribute to the development and documentation of semi-complex processes 
• Perform routine month-end activities that support account reconciliations and variance analyses
• Maintain and review standard costs in ERP system, to include review of BOM’s, routings and work centers
• Perform routine monthly reporting and analysis
• Voucher general journal entries and accruals 
• Review actual expenses of supported operational groups to identify errors

Functional Business Area Support
• Contribute to the development and maintenance of accurate financial forecasts
• Participate in the analyses of operations and provide information to management in support of efforts to increase efficiency and/or profitability
• Analyze the impacts of projects on historical and future performance
• May support finance and accounting managers during monthly financial forecast reviews
• Assist in the development of departmental budgets and relevant reporting systems.
• Interact with departmental management to identify the business requirements that will be translated into key performance indicators
• Run ad hoc analyses and reports for departmental management as requested

Roles and Responsibilities 
• Perform month end journal entries related to inter-company accounting
• Maintain Cost Accounting procedure manual
• Participate in annual and ongoing standard revaluation of inventory at subsidiaries
• Maintain SAP freight table

Preferred Education and Experience
• BS in Accounting, Finance or Business, or equivalent combination of education and relevant experience
• 2 – 4 years of experience in accounting or finance, with an emphasis in plant accounting, analysis and reporting
• Intermediate knowledge of Excel, Word, PowerPoint
• Previous cost accounting or finance experience in a mid-size or large international manufacturer/distributor
• CMA or other relevant certification
• SAP experience

Interested candidates please submit resume for immediate consideration.