Plant Accountant
ACCO Brands - Ontario, CA

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ACCO Brands Corporation, one of the world's largest suppliers of branded office products, with annual revenues of nearly $1.9 billion, is seeking an experienced Plant Accountant for our Ontario, California location. This position will be responsible for providing financial and cost analysis for local plant management, while supporting our corporate headquarters' team in a dynamic and fast paced environment.

Responsibilities will include:
  • Develop summaries of financial results for presentation to the plant and senior management on a monthly basis, while maintaining the general ledger, creating and processing journal entries, and preparing reconciliation of balance sheet accounts
  • Compile and track key measures and statistical data for use in preparing financial statements
  • Analyze plant labor, scrap, operational spending and inventory transactions against optimal manufacturing levels and to identify and recommend to plant management, key areas needing improvement
  • Lead development and analysis of quarterly standard costs, including managing the physical inventory and cycle count programs
  • Assist staff in preparing and analyzing capital expenditure requests, including tracking and reporting actual spend versus the budget
  • Responsible for forecast and analysis of manufacturing costs for the plant, while leading the communication of these results
  • Create and review annual budget and monthly forecast with plant management team and corporate finance. This will include tracking spending to budget and forecast and review of variances with management teams to support the goals of the business.
  • Take a leading role in supporting lean initiatives by providing the information to support expected cost savings and tracking improvements in a way that would substantiate management decisions
  • Establish, monitor and enforce internal controls and ensure compliance with corporate policies and procedures and SOX; including assisting in the ccoordination of internal and external audits
  • Special projects as needed

Position Qualifications:
  • Bachelors degree in Accounting or Finance required
  • Minimum of three (3) years cost accounting experience required
  • Plant/manufacturing experience is required
  • Experience with Lean manufacturing/inventory management principles is preferred
  • Strong analytical abilities with knowledge of manufacturing standard cost, costing and accounting systems, are required
  • Demonstrated ability to plan, organize and implement various projects simultaneously
  • Self-motivated, flexible and organized
  • Strong written and verbal communication skills
  • The candidate must also have the interpersonal skills and leadership abilities to successfully collaborate with others to implement recommendations and change initiatives
  • Ability to disseminate data and make timely decisions required
  • Ability to meet/exceed deadlines required
  • Local Candidates Only

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