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Cost Accountant (Hybrid)

Company: Benjamin Moore & Co
Location: Montvale
Posted on: May 20, 2023

Job Description:

Job Summary

The Cost Accountant is responsible for the maintenance of the standard cost system, manufacturing accounting and analysis, variance reporting, and accurate bill of materials (BOM)/assemblies in a completely integrated ERP environment. This role is responsible to ensure that the company is adhering to GAAP and company policy and procedures. The ideal candidate will have a record of improving, automating, and streamlining procedures while consistently achieving corporate financial goals.

Key Responsibilities

  • Manage day-to-day operations of the existing cost accounting function from the management of current rates to monthly close and analysis
  • Review cost estimates of new or special products for establishing selling prices
  • Review and analyze cost accounting data and assist with cycle count/physical inventories
  • Perform LIFO reserve calculation for book and tax purposes (Double extension method)
  • Prepare ad-hoc schedules for management
  • Coordinate with Procurement to ensure the accuracy of pertinent information in SAP such as PO price, delivery dates, and quantity.
  • Coordinate with Laboratory to resolve any BOM/Recipe related issues to ensure accurate formula costing
  • Support the technology strategy of the business by assessing the impact of changes as it relates to cost accounting.
  • Provide support during the annual audit process by working with the auditors to answer queries and provide analysis as required in a timely manner.
  • Support and assist internal department reporting requirements such as audit schedules, tax schedules, and others
  • Work closely with the Director of Accounting, to monitor key financial performance indicators and make recommendations to improve performance.
  • Participate in special project work as required.

    Required Skills

    • Bachelor's Degree in Accounting; CPA, CMA and/or MBA preferred
    • 4+ years of Accounting experience, strong technical US GAAP accounting knowledge
    • Prior experience providing financial support to senior leadership
    • Must be highly analytical and inquisitive with strong organizational abilities, keen attention to detail, and ability to meet monthly deadlines and goals
    • Strong working knowledge Microsoft Office
    • Knowledge of SAP and/or Business Objects
    • Excellent organizational, managerial, interpersonal, and communication (written and oral) skills, ability to work in a team-based, continuous improvement environment
    • Expected travel up to 5% in US and Canada, no extended projects. Weekend work as needed
    • Manufacturing cost accounting experience a plus

      Diversity, Equity & Inclusion
      At Benjamin Moore, we believe diversity of culture, talent, and varying perspectives is key to a collaborative, innovative, and successful business. We are committed to driving change within our organization through purposeful Diversity, Equity & Inclusion (DE&I) efforts, while also focusing on our customers and communities in which we serve. Our DE&I efforts allow each of us to authentically live our corporate values of Openness, Integrity, Community, Excellence and Safety. Our Social Impact programming of strategic local and national partnerships, in-kind donations, volunteerism, and more expands our ability to make a difference in the lives of all of our stakeholders. We hope you will join us and become an advocate for diversity and inclusion here at Benjamin Moore.

      At Benjamin Moore & Co, we don't just accept difference - we celebrate it, we support it, and we thrive because it benefits our employees, our products, and our community. We are an equal opportunity employer and value diversity. We do not discriminate on the basis of race, religion, color, national origin, gender, sexual orientation, age, marital status, veteran status, or disability status. Benjamin Moore is proud to be an equal opportunity employer.

      Student Loan Repayment Assistance Program
      Benjamin Moore provides Student Loan Repayment Assistance Program to support eligible active employees who graduated from an accredited post-secondary educational institution. The Repayment Program is intended to contribute to reducing employee's student loans. The Company follows all rules and regulations concerning the taxability of student loan repayments provided under applicable law.

      Company Profile

      The color of pride: Benjamin Moore is proud to be a part of Berkshire Hathaway, which was recognized by Fortune magazine as the world's fourth most admired company. And for more than 140 years we've been a respected leader in the architectural coatings and home decor landscape; creating the products and tools that enrich and beautify thousands of communities each day. We recognize that our associates are the driving force behind our success, and we strive to provide a work environment where hard work, creativity, and purposeful collaboration are fostered and encouraged.
      Join a company where innovation is constantly recognized as we look for individuals who produce world-class products, best-in-class services, and customer experiences, design pioneering paints using the latest technologies and deliver unparalleled value and brand experiences for our customers and retail network.

Keywords: Benjamin Moore & Co, Tenafly , Cost Accountant (Hybrid), Accounting, Auditing , Montvale, New Jersey

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