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Cost Accountant

Company: Kreg Tool Company
Location: Ankeny
Posted on: January 15, 2022

Job Description:

Join us at Kreg Tool!Headquartered in a beautiful new campus in Ankeny, Iowa, Kreg is proud to be a growing employee-owned company that manufactures a wide variety of tools, accessories, and equipment for woodworkers and do-it-yourselfers. We create products that are available throughout North America in the nation's major home improvement stores, such as Lowe's, Home Depot, and Menards. Our employees work as a team to make Kreg customers raving fans through quality service and innovative products.Kreg is focused on providing a positive employee experience where team members work to co-create their futures together. We are committed to offering each member of the Kreg Team opportunities to achieve personal growth and success while contributing to the betterment of our community and economy. In addition to a competitive benefits package including medical, vision, and dental coverage, we offer a "dress for your day" dress code, onsite fitness center, volunteer time off, paid parental leave, annual bonus opportunity, and tuition and wellness reimbursement. If you are interested in building a long-term career with a great company, look no further than Kreg Tool!
Cost AccountantThis person partners with business leaders to analyze and review effective and financially feasible cost options. They are responsible for establishing the accounting standards that maintain margins for executing strategic objectives. The person selected for this role will have strong analytic skills, positive mindset, and a collaborative approach.
So, What's the Gig?
Essential Job Functions:

  • Effective and proactive liaison with other relevant functions/departments to gather input, identify and share data analysis, for decision making & successful project completion.
  • Responsible for establishment, implementation, and improvement of policies which impact flow of costing information.
  • Implement, maintain, and communicate cost & inventory control systems to ensure cost data is allocated correctly.
  • Prepare, analyze and interpret cost, MDI board, & inventory audit findings to suggest clear action steps.
  • Classify direct and indirect costs associated with each business function and assign labor & overhead rates accordingly.
  • Set up and maintain operational processes that capture accurate unit cost.
  • Interpret and report costing variances to all stakeholders.
  • Partner with Operations to analyze all results and variation to budget or standards.
  • Partner with Operations to review trends on all expenses and recommend appropriate action to drive profitability.
  • Prepare, analyze and update financial budget and forecast.
    What We're Looking For:
    • Bachelor's degree in finance, accounting or equivalent experience.
    • 2+ years cost accounting experience.
    • Advanced computer skills specifically in Microsoft Office and ERP system.
    • Standard cost accounting and various allocation of labor and overhead.
    • General knowledge/experience in a lean manufacturing environment.
      Other Skills and Abilities We're Looking For:
      • Requires self-directedness, able and willing to prioritize and take initiative.
      • Strong written, verbal and interpersonal communication skills.
      • This position requires considerable interaction and proactive involvement with all levels in other departments
      • Must have strong analytical skills with particular attention to detail.
      • Challenge conventional ideas in group & one-on-one settings
      • An ability to work independently with attention to detail and the ability to work on multiple projects at a time are essential.
      • Committed to company values.
      • Must be able to respond flexibly to changing circumstances.
      • Projects self-confidence, enthusiasm, and a positive, can-do attitude.
      • Must be committed to the success of the entire organization.
        Competencies:
        • Technical/Professional Knowledge and Skills
        • Decision Making
        • Business Acumen
        • Building Partnerships
        • Planning and Organizing
        • Collaborating

Keywords: Kreg Tool Company, Ankeny , Cost Accountant, Accounting, Auditing , Ankeny, Iowa

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