Project Cost Accountant

Position Summary:

The Project Cost Accountant is responsible for recording and analyzing the costs associated with the manufacturing process, whether external or internal manufacturing. A manufacturing business is any business that uses components, parts, or raw materials to make a finished good. These finished goods can be sold directly to consumers or to other manufacturing businesses that use them for making a different product. This position will be responsible for maintenance and development of production, purchases, import and export, freight, accounts payable, accounts receivable, shipping, documentation, submission of inventory, and accuracy and validity of inventory.

Primary Responsibilities:

  • Manage Project Accounting Construction Deployment for Pavlov Media and subsidiaries.
  • Review EEL documents, Capex billing, and project budgets.
  • Establish project budgets and monitor spend and completion statuses.
  • Process all vendor equipment invoices.
  • Reconcile inventory account by monitoring physical counts and inventory adjustment activity.
  • Reconcile Accrued Purchases Account and monitor UIGD for manufacturing processes.
  • Maintain a complete and accurate WIP schedule and monitor activity for required fields.
  • Provide regular reports to VP Finance and CFO for review.
  • Close projects in accordance with GAAP.
  • Meet with Project Management team members as needed.
  • Attend and actively participate in kick-off and interim meetings.

Short Term Goals:

  • Project budgets for up-to-date reporting and visibility.
  • Track spending and notify stakeholders of budget limitations.
  • Monitor unit cost variance.
  • Implement cost standards for materials and labor.
  • Prepare cost of goods sold and production reports.
  • Reconcile beginning raw materials, work-in-progress, and finished-goods stock.
  • Communicate with ERP team for process changes.
  • Communicate with Logistics team for entries related to inventory workflows.

Long Term Goals:

  • Implement internal manufacturing processes by developing labor standards for internal manufacturing and implementing labor tracking and allocation in ERP.
  • Understanding of BOM, workflows and assignment of inventory.
  • Analyze manufacturing costs and prepare regular reports comparing standard costs to actual production costs.
  • Make estimates of new and proposed product costs.
  • Provide management with reports that specify and compare factors that affect prices and profitability of products or services.

Education and Experience Requirements:

  • Bachelor’s Degree in Accounting required.
  • Minimum of 5 years of accounting experience in a manufacturing environment strongly preferred.

Physical Requirements:

  • Prolonged periods of sitting at a desk and working on a computer.
  • Must be able to lift up to 15 pounds at times.

Desired Skills:

  • General understanding of the three general categories of costs included in manufacturing processes: direct materials, direct labor, and overhead.
  • Strong attention-to-detail, organizational skills, time management skills, and proven ability to meet deadlines with thorough follow through.
  • Excellent communication skills, both written and verbal.
  • Ability to connect with all levels of employees and build relationships.
  • Excellent analytical skills and proven ability to prioritize work in a fast-paced environment.
  • Ability to create professional presentations and communication materials.

Benefits include health care starting on day one, 401(k) savings plans, paid time off and more!

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