Cost Accountant II

Location: Lawrenceville, GA
Date Posted: 08-24-2018
We are seeking a talented Cost Accountant 2 to join the company's IMS Accounting team located in Lawrenceville, GA campus. In this vital role you will be performing routine to moderately complex business and/or cost analyses of assigned Group's business operations and along with recommending cost saving or profit generating opportunities and profitability improvement strategies.
Responsibilities include
Essential functions:
  • Monitors, analyzes, and evaluates assigned Group's operating results and financial performance.
  • Reviews and compares assigned Group's operating profit and loss results to established plans, standard costs, and previous actuals.
  • Identifies and investigates factors contributing to variances.
  • Prepares routine to moderately complex analyses to determine standard costing of materials, direct labor, and direct expenses.
  • Collects, compiles information, and prepares routine to moderately complex reports on assigned Group's operational results, profit and loss performance, and achievement of strategic management objectives.
  • Reviews sales, cost of sales, expenses, and inventory transactions.
  • Identifies, researches, resolves discrepancies, and prepares correcting journal entries.
  • Participates in month-end closing by preparing journal entries including accruals.
  • Participates in periodic Sarbanes-Oxley (SOX) and KPMG audits.
  • Interfaces with auditors and provide required documentation and analysis as required.
  • May perform test documentation for the respective internal sub-process controls.
  • Normally receives general instructions on routine work, detailed instruction on new projects or assignments.
  • Daily interaction with internal management and staff in corporate accounting and strategy as well as production control and warehouse in the assigned Group.
  • Interaction normally involves exchanging information and giving guidance and direction on cost accounting procedures.
  • Works on routine to moderately complex issues of moderate scope where analysis of situations or data requires a review of a variety of factors.
  • Exercises judgment within defined procedures and practices to determine appropriate action.
  • Additional responsibilities may be assigned, as required, by management.
Qualified candidates will possess
  • Bachelor's degree in Accounting, Business or Finance.
  • 2-4 years’ experience in financial analysis and/or cost accounting preferably in a manufacturing environment.
  • Working knowledge of cost accounting and business finance principles and processes.
  • Working knowledge of generally accepted accounting principles (GAAP) preferred.
  • International Financial Reporting Standards (IFRS) Certificate preferred.
  • Strong project management (following through on commitments) and organizational skills, accuracy, detailed and deadline oriented.
  • Self-driven, works independently with minimal direction required.
  • Ability to work in a fast-paced environment.
  • Strong mathematical, analytical and business skills; inquisitive/curiosity to investigate data.
  • Comfortable pulling together information from multiple sources and working with large amounts of data; resourceful.
  • Advanced oral, reading and writing skills in English.
  • Ability to communicate professionally with various levels of peers, leadership and customers through written and oral communications.
  • Intermediate MS Office; specifically, Excel. Oracle experience a plus.
AA/M/F/VETERANS/Individuals with Disabilities,
EOE, Drug-Free Workplace
The Patriot Group, Inc. (TPGI)
A California Certified Disabled Veteran Business Enterprise (CA DVBE) 
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