Cost Accountant

Position Summary: This position has responsibility for the cost of the different products manufactured and assembled at the Lexington Operations site. Partnering with Engineering, Materials group, and Operations for the accuracy of routings, BOM, labor, and OH rates. Joint Responsibility with Materials for the accuracy of Inventory, supports decision making for inventory stocking levels, prepares inventory reconciliations in JDE and SAP, and performs other inventory related activities. This position also has responsibility for identifying and driving efficiency improvements in the manufacturing processes. This individual is responsible to identify, troubleshoot and analyze input, output and accounting transactional data to ensure the integrity of the data transfer between business systems (JD Edwards and SAP).
Core Responsibilities:
  • Preparation of operational reports for supporting business decisions
  • Analyzing actual manufacturing costs and preparing periodic reports comparing standard costs to actual production costs
  • Prepare and coordinate routings within JDE
  • Coordinate BOM changes for manufacturing
  • Making estimates of new and proposed product costs
  • Performs time studies to ensure the accuracy of routings and BOM
  • Performs analysis, forecasting, reconciliations, and journal entries related to Inventory
  • Coordinates and troubleshoots transactional flows from JDE to SAP
  • Supports standard costing of product (including setting standard labor and OH rates) and annual product cost roll
  • Assists in cycle count program
  • Performs other duties, tasks and responsibilities as assigned by management to support Volvo Penta goals and objectives
Skills and Knowledge Required:
  • Communication: Listening effectively, transmitting information accurately and understandably and actively seeking feedback non-defensively
  • Analytical Skills: Recognizing patterns in data, information or events, drawing logical conclusions and making recommendations for action
  • Attentions to Detail: Monitoring adherence to standards and actively checking for accuracy of data received or generated before passing it on
  • Problem Solving/Decision Making: Taking a well-ordered approach to solving problems and acting despite obstacles or resistance

About Us

The Volvo Group is one of the world’s leading manufacturers of trucks, buses, construction equipment and marine and industrial engines under the leading brands Volvo, Renault Trucks, Mack, UD Trucks, Eicher, SDLG, Terex Trucks, Prevost, Nova Bus, UD Bus and Volvo Penta.

With Volvo Penta, a world-leading supplier of engines and complete drive systems for marine and industrial applications, you will be part of a global and diverse team of highly skilled professionals who works with passion, trust each other and embraces change to stay ahead. We make our customers win.

Volvo Group North America is an Equal Opportunity Employer
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