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Project Accountant

South Bend, Indiana 46628

Post Date: 09/22/2017 Job ID: 953 Company: KW- South Bend

Koontz-Wagner - South Bend

Project Accountant 

Summary:  Based in the manufacturing plant they are a key member of the operations team. His/her major responsibility is to understand the different cost components and understand and explain variances to the project budget. He/she will assist the plant manager in the decision making process by providing timely analysis to achieve expected profitability.

Reports to the Vice President Finance and has dotted line responsibilities to the General Manager.

The most important metric for our plants is gross profit margins and this position makes an important contribution to, based on the following:
  • Measuring production efficiencies
  • Control direct and indirect spending
  • Waste, warranty and rework
  • Purchase price variances

Essential Functions/Key Job Responsibilties:
  • Proactively support plant management in decision making
  • Continuous analysis of project performance
  • Analyze and explain variances
  • Establish and update weekly, monthly, quarterly and annual budgets
  • Review and approve invoices
  • Determine profitability of CAPEX projects
  • Establish monthly reports as defined by plant management and corporate accounting
  • Responsible for identifying areas for improvement processes
  • Assist in inventory management analysis
  • Understand and trouble shoot the ERP system (Epicor)
  • Ensure timely and accurate financial closing
  • Responsible for month end reporting as assigned

Technical Skills:
  • Proficiency in Excel and Microsoft Applications
  • Solid working knowledge of enterprise resource planning ERP tools 
  • Solid working knowledge of information technology, finance, accounting principles, compliance and communications

Behavioral Skills:  
  • Seasoned communication skills with ability to network with key decision makers
  • Strong oral and written communication skills including professional presentation capabilities
  • Proactive in presenting results to accounting and plant management; good team worker (plant, supply chain, corporate accounting, sales), flexibility required some periods of the year (budget) and month (closing); strong personality to discuss issues with plant management.
  • Effectively operate as part of the plant management team
  • Personal qualities which include a focus for continuous improvement, quality driven, high energy level and collaborative style
  • Willingness to make decisions, exhibit sound and accurate judgment and make timely recommendations and decisions

Supervisory Responsibilities:   Not applicable

Education:    BA or BS 

Experience:  5-8 years experience in Project and General Accounting

Physical Requirements: 
  • Ability to sit for prolonged periods of time
  • Ability to type on a keyboard
  • Ability to converse over a telephone
  • Ability to work in office and perform in corporate/business unit environments
  • Ability to physically climb stairs

This job description is a general description of essential job functions.  It is not intended to describe all duties someone in this position may perform.  All employees of Global Power and subsidiaries are expected to perform tasks as assigned by supervisory/management personnel, regardless of job title or routine job duties.

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