Accounting Manager
Batesville Casket Company 3.771 reviews - Vicksburg, MS

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Company Summary

Batesville Casket Company is the world's largest manufacturer and distributor of death care products, with annual revenues of approximately $650 million. Batesville's products include metal and hardwood burial caskets, cremation products, technology solutions, and innovative casket containers. Batesville operates as a subsidiary of Hillenbrand, Inc. and is publicly trade on the NYSE (NYSE: HI). The combination of an iconic brand, a truly consultative sales approach, innovative products and services, outstanding customer support and service, and best in class logistics footprint enables Batesville to drive value and profitability.

Batesville is a nationally recognized, award winning manufacturing organization. We attribute this success to the people we employ and the values which are engrained as part of our culture. These values are demonstrated in the fact that:

We are a high performance, lean organization known for its leadership excellence.

We are focused on employing the principles of continuous improvement in all facets of our business.

We have a long history of developing talent and valuing our people's diversity.

We are demanding yet compassionate, treating our associates with dignity and respect.

We communicate openly and honestly with our associates, believing they have a right to know how their business is performing and conducting itself.

We have a highly engaged workforce that helps make Batesville Casket Company a great place to work.

We are the market leader with a focus on serving our customers effectively and profitably, enabling us to continually grow shareholder value.

We recognize that who we are, what we do, and how we do it matters to our people, our customers, and our shareholders.

Roles & Responsibilities

Financial Analysis

Analyzes actual manufacturing costs and prepares periodic report comparing standard costs to actual production costs

Maintains general and subsidiary ledgers, accounts receivable, revenue distribution, depreciation, cost, property, and operating expenses, and insurance records

Reconciles general ledger accounts with activity

Financial Reporting

Completes daily, weekly and monthly Financial reports, include key metrics and reviews financial results with management personnel

Prepares statements and reports of estimated future costs

Prepares external audit materials and external financial reporting

Directs the installation and maintenance of accounting records to show receipts and expenditures

Business Plan, Budget, & Forecasting

Participates in annual budget preparation and reconciliation

Layered Audit

Conducts internal audits involving review of accounting and administrative controls

Inventory & Cycle Count

Reviews and authorizes and posts cycle counts. Ensures counts are completed by associates for assigned areas

Process Improvement (Lean/Continuous Improvement)

Establishes system controls for new financial systems and develops procedures to improve existing systems

Assists in the development and implementation of goals, policies, priorities, and procedures relating to financial management, budget, accounting, cost accounting, and/or payroll

Other Duties


Plans and directs accounting activities within the plant accounting by supervising and performing various accounting duties

Reviews capital expenditure project completion with project managers

Directs the installation and maintenance of new accounting, timekeeping, payroll, inventory, property, and other related procedures and controls

Other duties may be assigned


Education and Experience Required


Bachelor's degree (B.A. or B.S.) from four-year college or university in Accounting or Finance

Five plus (5+) years of related accounting experience and/or training

Solid understanding of GAAP

Prior experience in a manufacturing environment

Advanced Microsoft Excel skills with Intermediate PowerPoint and Word

Strong written and verbal communication skills

Ability to write reports, business correspondence, and procedure manuals. Ability to effectively present information and respond to questions from groups of managers and customers

Ability to solve practical problems and deal with a variety of concrete variables in situations where only limited standardization exists. Ability to interpret a variety of instructions furnished in written, oral, diagram, or schedule form

Preferred Skills & Experiences


ERP System experience, specifically JD Edwards

Financial software experience; specifically Hyperion

Demonstrated leadership/management skills

Strong working knowledge of inventory practices and controls within a manufacturing environment. This includes managing product inventories, scrap, WIP, BOM, and cycle counts.

Ability to train/manage/lead Lean/CI activities

Primary Batesville Competencies -

To perform the job successfully, an individual should demonstrate the following competencies


Analysis/Decision Making - Uses logic and insight to solve difficult problems and create effective solutions; uncovers hidden problems; is excellent at analysis; looks beyond the obvious and seeks root cause of problems; makes decisions in a timely manner, under tight deadlines and pressure; able to make tough decisions; supports calculated risk-taking; influences others to build support for decisions; includes others (as appropriate) in decision making.

Action/Results Oriented - Achieves high level, sustainable performance and results; is bottom-line oriented; steadfastly pushes self and encourages others to grasp ownership for achieving timely, quality, agreed upon results; is highly energetic; not fearful of acting with less than complete data and planning; seizes opportunities and acts upon them; displays a sense of urgency

Communication - Presents ideas in a style that is clear, fluent and to-the-point; keeps the attention of others; clearly articulates the key points of an issue; takes recipients' perspectives into consideration when communicating; listens to and understands views of others; knows who needs what information and communicates information in a concise, timely and straight forward fashion; not afraid to communicate difficult messages.

Team Player - Supports team efforts; cooperates and works well with others in the pursuit of team goals; builds group cohesiveness by emphasizing team objectives and reinforcing cooperation; creates strong morale in his/her team and across functions; shares wins and successes; brings a feeling of participation and belonging to the team.

Integrity - Is widely trusted; provides direct and honest performance feedback; presents the unvarnished truth in an appropriate and helpful manner; adheres to HI standards of business conduct and acts within those values; practices what they preach; keeps confidences; admits mistakes; doesn't misrepresent himself/herself for personal gain.

To all recruitment agencies

: Batesville does not accept unsolicited resumes. Please do not forward resumes to our employees or any other company location. Interested candidates must apply online at

At Batesville, we strive to build a diverse work force through equal opportunity employment that embraces and leverages the differences each individual has to offer.








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3.771 reviews
Batesville Casket Company is headquartered in Batesville, Indiana; a small town with strong Midwestern values that guides the way the...