Cost Accountant

North Wales, PA

Posted: 05/22/2019 Industry: Staff Accountant Job Number: JN -052019-10788
Cost Accountant

SRG offers flexible staffing solutions with a national presence. We provide contract, contract-to-hire, direct hire and executive search services. SRG utilizes an innovative approach to identify and qualify talent that is unique to the Staffing industry, featuring a cutting-edge platform that allows us to rapidly and precisely match professionals to client requirements. We have a proprietary database of over one million candidates and maintain continuous contact with our qualified talent.
  • Title: Cost Accountant
  • Location: North Wales, PA
  • Industry: Pharmaceutical
  • Shift: Monday Friday; 8:00 am 5:00 pm
  • Salary: $25.00-$31.00 hour paid weekly with benefits options
  • Employment Type: Contract 12 months with possible extension or conversion
Environment: This client is a worldwide leading generic pharmaceutical company and one of the top 15 companies in the industry. With over 45,000 employees in 60 countries worldwide, they are proud to say that our employees are the reason for our success . They believe in empowering employees, presenting them with new challenges and letting them grow and develop professionally. Isn t this the type of company you want to work for?
Job Scope:
  • Monitor day to day reporting of plant transactions.
  • Review transactions related to creation of products (i.e. receipts, scrap, transfers, production batches, cost variances, obsolescence and cost of sales) to ensure sub ledger accuracy.
  • Maintain subledger account set up to ensure transactions are posted timely and accurately.
  • Work closely with Plant Controllers to analyze obsolescence by creating reports and attending monthly meetings discussing plant activities.
  • Create and maintain schedules for at risk inventory and obsolescence inventory at the plant level on a monthly basis.
  • Responsible for importing specific plant cost subledgers and inventory reconciliation to GL. Also reconcile other related balance sheet accounts for specific plants.
  • Perform allocations based on finished good receipts monthly for mass cost changes as well as LOH apportionment review.
  • Review and reconcile inventory at the plant level related to R&D activities as well as Manufacturing activities.
  • Monitor inventory at outside mfgr s to ensure transactions are completed accurately and inventory is reconciled.
  • Create plant level schedules regarding sku level details of required inventory and COGS information for the Plant Controllers.
  • Reconcile on hand and in transit inventory reports to GL monthly.
  • Reconcile uninvoiced inventory monthly for all products received in distribution facilities.
  • Submit completed reconciliations using online tools monthly.
  • Create inventory and COGS flux analysis for specific plants monthly.
  • Build and analyze standards in multiple ERP systems. Build cost comparison reports and explain YOY changes.
  • Maintain good relationship with stakeholders to ensure reports are shared timely and there is collaboration across countries and departments to solve issues quickly and accurately.
  • Other duties as assigned or as business needs require.
  • Bachelor s degree in Accounting or Finance
  • 5+ year s general accounting experience in a mid to large multi-national public company with a recent emphasis on Plant manufacturing
  • Oracle (11.5.10 or greater)
  • SAP/JDE Background preferred
  • Excel (2007 or higher) complex functions and formulas (pivot tables, lookup tables, graphs, importing and exporting)
  • Access (2007 or higher) (ability to manage large databases, create queries and forms)
  • Ability to read and interpret documents, such as operating instructions, standard accounting and corporate procedure manuals
  • Standard/Actual Costing
  • Ability to present information clearly to management through written reports and correspondence as well as clear oral communication
  • Ability to communicate to others around the world whose second language is English
  • Ability to calculate complex cost accounting formulas such as: inventory turns, net realizable value, gross margin, inter-company eliminations
  • Ability to manipulate large databases
  • Ability to interpret a variety of instructions furnished in written, oral, diagram or schedule form
  • This position has regular contact with others requiring tact and courtesy to avoid friction
  • Ability to collaborate in a team environment

Accoutant, Cost Accountant, cGMP, GMP, FDA, Pharmaceutical
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