C. R. Bard, Inc.

Plant Accounting Manager

2 weeks ago
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Accounting Manager
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Bard Electronic Systems, Warrendale, PA

Summary of Position with General Responsibilities

The Plant Accounting Manager will support Plant operations. This role will provide Plant variance reporting and forecasting, evaluate inventory management and standard costs and perform financial analysis for the Plant staff and Division management as required. On a regular basis, this role will be responsible for ensuring compliance to Sarbanes-Oxley requirements and Bard accounting policies. 

Essential Job Functions

  • Performs month-end close duties by ensuring all entries are accurate, booked in a timely manner and performing variance analysis with explanation for management review.
  • Publish a monthly financial package, which summarizes the operating results of the Plant, inventory analysis, production activity and headcount details.
  • Perform analytical support to the Plant and Division including: capital analysis, cost improvement project analysis, product cost analysis and other analyses as required.
  • Prepares, analyzes and submits monthly financial forecasts.
  • Works with Finance Manager in the development of the annual operating budget. This includes analysis of material and labor standards, direct labor spending and utilization, indirect spending requirements and headcount summary, overhead application analysis, capital budget requirements, cost improvement goals, new product cost analysis.
  • Provide support on the semi-annual physical inventory.
  • Develop operating procedures/systems to improve financial and management reporting as required.
  • Ensure that all accounting activities follow generally accepted accounting principles, Bard accounting policies and are executed within the appropriate guidelines of internal control.
  • Ensure compliance with Sarbanes Oxley requirements.
  • Manage the facility’s Cost Improvement program (CIP) through coordination of activities with all relevant departments.
  • Assist plant staff to achieve plant goals.
  • Effectively supervise the accounting assistant and manage the plant’s accounts payable. This implies not only the organization of individual tasks for completion in an efficient and timely manner but also the direction and development of the staff.
  • Performs other related duties as required.

Basic Qualifications

  • Familiarity with budget development through past work experience.
  • Experience with developing variance forecasts.
  • Demonstrated ability to multi-task in a fast paced environment.
  • Proven ability to lead projects from conception through to implementation.
  • Willingness to relocate for future advancement within Bard.

Additional Desirable Qualifications Skills and Knowledge

  • MBA and/or CPA/CMA preferred
  • Technical accounting knowledge
  • Excellent computer skills

Education and/or Experience

  • Minimum of 4 years’ experience with 2 years of cost accounting in a manufacturing environment.
  • College graduate with a preferred degree Accounting or Finance.
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