Cost Accountant
Andersen Windows & Doors - Des Moines, IA

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Develop and Lead analysis, interpretations, and implementing complex financial and accounting concepts, or techniques for financial planning and control, by performing the following duties.


  • Interprets and applies corporate financial policies, government legislation, and accounting theory.
  • Monitors the system of internal accounting controls to insure the safeguarding of company assets and compliance with company policies and procedures.
  • Assists in month-end closing, prepare journal entries and balance sheet reconciliations as necessary. Provides monthly close analysis with insights into financial performance including run-rates and trends and identifies and investigates significant variances.
  • Prepares and analyzes the organization’s annual budget and major financial forecasts.
  • Works with business partners and customers on financial analysis, departmental budgets, program analysis, operations results, and project support
  • Provides financial analyses for capital projects, supports the monitoring and reporting of actual spend.
  • Estimates new and proposed product costs
  • Creates and maintains flexible financial models and reports to provide business insight.
  • Responsible for moderately complex financial analysis and reports for department and senior management, evaluating opportunities and providing proactive recommendations for action based off financial/business acumen.
  • Provides recommendations and creative alternatives to improve financial performance and/or reduce cost and complexity.
  • Analyzes revenue, margin (channel, customer, product), future service projections, and new business opportunities.
  • Assists with selling, general and administrative expenses (SGA) supporting Engineering, Quality, Sales, Marketing, R&T, IT, HR.
  • Participates in various initiatives such as continuous improvement and project implementation.
  • Can lead business partners and other financial analysts in compilation and analysis of business unit performance, business case analysis, business transactions, operations results, and inventory accounting.
  • Responsible for financial planning in process management. Facilitates setting targets, compiling inputs, and evaluating results.
  • Involved in business case standardization and interpretation of reporting results.
  • Works with centralized and decentralized business units.
  • Develops and provides ad-hoc analysis to support business partners and initiatives.
  • Other duties as assigned.

  • Bachelor degree in Finance or accounting; CPA or CMA preferred, seven or more years related experience and/or training; or equivalent combination of education and experience.
  • Cost accounting experience required.
  • Excellent computer skills required.
  • Intermediated understand of the business to include Finance.
  • Excellent oral and written communication skills.
  • Problem solving skills
  • Strong initiative and ability to handle multiple projects.
  • Change agent.

Each employee is responsible for upholding these values in their daily activities.



We will build customer trust and loy6alty by understand and caring about exceeding customer expectaitons for enduring quality and responsiveness.

We take pride in our commitment to do the right thing and by demonstarting fairness, integrity and high ethical standards in all of our actions.

We will uphold our legacy of innovation and embrace change in all areas of our business as a means of attainig and sustaining leadership.

We will cultivate successful relationships with everyone in our business circle and strengthen them through shared values, common goals and active participation.


Finance and Accounting

Primary Location

United States-IA-Des Moines


EMCO Doors

Unposting Date


Andersen Windows & Doors - 19 months ago - save job - block
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Windows of opportunity abound for Andersen, a maker of wood-clad windows and patio doors in North America. Andersen offers window designs...