United States, Bay Point, CA, Adhesive Technologies

Cost Accountant


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  • Overall responsibility for the Cost and General Accounting activities for multiple manufacturing facilities, inclusive of monthly review and analysis of the results of operations, departmental spending (plan vs. actual), operating variances, and financial reporting. 

  • Analyze all SAP transaction generated data relating to departmental spending, production volume, scrap, material usage, all period variances (PPV, Cycle Counts, etc.), obsolete, slow moving inventory (OSMI), allocations, for accuracy. 

  • Perform comprehensive analysis of cost variance(s) to ensure accuracy of standard costs, identify manufacturing trends (both positive and negative), and follow up on the trend analysis with appropriate actions with operations personnel.

  • Direct responsibility for the annual development of standard costs for the manufacturing facilities, inclusive of ensuring that bills of material, routings, and raw material costs are current.

  • Maintain continuous communication during the year with Business Controlling relative to budgets, forecasts, variance analysis, cost accounting issues, and financial reporting issues.


  • Bachelor’s degree in Accounting/Finance with 3 - 5 years of Cost Accounting experience.

  • Demonstrated competency in cost analysis PC skills including spreadsheet and word processing SAP a plus

  • Ability to be flexible and handle pressure in a positive manner

  • Advanced credentials such as MBA, CPA, or CMA are a plus. 

  • Experience with SAP a plus. 

Henkel is an equal opportunity employer. We evaluate qualified applicants without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, disability, veteran status, and other legally protected characteristics.

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JOB ID: 190005NU
Contract & Job type: Full Time, Regular
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