• Cost Accountant, Associate

    Job Location US-MI-Novi
    Posted Date 1 month ago(10/17/2018 12:49 PM)
  • Overview

    Jervis B. Webb Company is a subsidiary of Daifuku North America Holding Company (daifuku.com/us/), a group company of Daifuku in Japan - the largest material handling company in the world. Our advanced systems move everything from car bodies at auto plants to luggage at airports to packaged goods at warehouses. We are known as experts in engineering, manufacturing and servicing innovative automated materials handling systems including conveyors, automatic guided vehicles, automated storage & retrieval systems, and integrated controls.


    The company is currently seeking an experienced Cost Accountant.


    Cost Accountant I 


    Position Summary/ Primary Purpose


    Reporting to the Manager of Cost Accounting, as a part of a cross functional Team, this person supports forecasting, cost and project accounting responsibilities.


    Major Areas of Responsibility 

    • Daily processing of contract orders and changes
    • Monthly review and forecasting of less complex projects and other short cycle orders
    • Maintain project budgets and revenue recognition in ERP systems
    • Ensure compliance with accounting policies and procedures (JSOX)
    • Testing and implementation of special projects as required
    • Contributes to team effort by accomplishing related results as needed
    • Meet regularly with Operations personnel to gage project financial performance
    • Publish various managerial accounting reports
    • Process improvement 


    Basic Broad Knowledge


    • English Language
    • Basic knowledge of cost and US GAAP accounting principles
    • Intermediate computer skills with Microsoft Office (Excel)

    Basic Skills & Abilities


    • Time Management
    • Critical Thinking - using logic and reasoning to identify the strengths and weaknesses of alternative solutions, conclusions or approaches to problems.
    • Analytical ability as it pertains to understanding and explaining manufacturing variances as well as other types of analysis.
    • Judgment and Decision Making — Considering the relative costs and benefits of potential actions to choose the most appropriate one.
    • Monitoring - monitoring/assessing performance of you, other individuals, or organizations to make improvements or take corrective action.



    Basic Skills & Abilities


    • Verbal and Written Expression and Recognition - the ability to listen to, understand and communicate information and ideas presented through spoken or written words and sentences.
    • Information Ordering — the ability to arrange things or actions in a certain order or pattern according to a specific rule or set of rules (e.g., patterns of numbers, letters, words, pictures, mathematical operations).
    • Problem Sensitivity — the ability to tell when something is wrong or is likely to go wrong. It does not involve solving the problem, only recognizing there is a problem.
    • Maintains attention to detail, completing multiple or repetitive tasks.
    • Demonstrate a serious commitment to accuracy and quality while meeting goals and deadlines. Flexibility required to meet reporting deadlines is required.
    • Hands-on style and able to work with minimal supervision. Good verbal and written communication skills, flexibility, punctuality and reliability are required.



    Education & Experience


    • BS degree in accounting, finance or related field and / or equivalent experience in a cost accounting role in a manufacturing and /or Engineer-to-order environment.
    • Experience with manufacturing environment a plus.
    • Experience with SAP a plus


    Demonstrated Physical Abilities

    Remain stationary for 50% of the time; move/traverse throughout the office to access file cabinets and office equipment; operate a computer and other productivity machinery; inspect documents; communicate with others through talking/hearing; read/identify/assess forms and correspondence.




    After qualifications

    Jervis B. Webb Company is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity Employer, and federal sub/contractor. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to their race, gender, religion, ancestry, national origin, sex, sexual orientation, age, disability, marital status, veteran status or medical condition.


    Jervis B. Webb offers an excellent compensation package including great benefits such as excellent medical, vision, and dental insurance, paid vacation time, paid sick time, and paid holidays, 401K, Flexible Spending Programs, and more


    At this time our company only receives applications online. If you need assistance applying online to this position, please call 248-553-1233 and leave a message and your call will be returned.


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