Cost Accounting Manager

Posted on Dec 11, 2018 by Cascades

Schenectady, NY 12301
Accountancy
Immediate Start
Annual Salary
Full-Time
Cascades
Cost Accounting Manager
Reference: 8538
Status: Full time
Location: Albany, NY, USA
Worksite: Schenectady, NY
CASCADES
Founded in 1964, Cascades produces, converts
and markets packaging and tissue products that are composed mainly
of recycled fibers. The Company employs 11,000 employees, who work
in more than 90 production units located in North America and
Europe. With its management philosophy, half a century of
experience in recycling, and continuous efforts in research and
development as driving forces, Cascades continues to deliver the
innovative products that customers have come to rely
on.
CASCADES CONTAINERBOARD
PACKAGING
The Containerboard Packaging Group, a division
of Cascades, is the largest containerboard producer in Canada, and
is also a top converter of corrugated products in the country. The
Group manufactures a wide range of products made from recycled
fibres for its North American customers in the food, beverage and
consumer products sectors, among many others. The Division, which
employs close to 3,400 people, owns six containerboard mills and
nineteen corrugated products plants in Canada and the United
States.
Your challenge!
Reporting to the Regional Administration
Director, you will be responsible for hands-on operations of the
company's financial team, directing Cascades overall financial
policies and driving profitable growth. the successful candidate,
you should be a highly motivated professional with a sense of
urgency, a proven track record and strong strategic and
communication skills. We will rely on your widespread experiences
and passion for providing financial leadership to develop and
continue to grow the company's profitable business and ensure the
financial well-being of the company in all areas of its
operations.
Job Responsibilities

Streamline reporting, forecasting and analysis
to drive superior decision-making; identify areas that provide low
value and work to reallocate resources to provide more meaningful
information for decision support.
Collaborate and partner with the Plant Manager
and various leaders to support the daily operations of the plant
and guide production and inventory management, costs and variances,
and cost analysis of new products.
Prepare annual budget for the
plant.
Balance Sheet reconciliation.
Ensure accuracy of internal and external
financial reporting; ensure that effective internal controls are in
place and compliance with applicable federal, state and local
regulatory laws and rules for financial and tax
reporting.
Conduct detailed analytical reviews of sales,
gross margins, operating cost and profit margins by served
industries, customer, and value propositions.
Provide and present management with applicable
financial reports and analysis monthly.
Take ownership of the accounting and finance
functions.

Required Education and
Experience

Bachelor's degree in Accounting or Finance is
required.
Minimum 5 years of relevant experience in
accounting in a manufacturing environment with 5+ years of
managerial experience required.
SAP experience is highly preferred; Cost
Accounting experience is preferred.

Skills

Proficient in Microsoft Office, specifically
Excel.
Excellent communication and presentation
skills (both verbal and written); able to effectively communicate
with all levels of management, both internally and
externally.
Must be a strong and organized leader with
strong analytical and problem-solving abilities.
Ability to manage multiple priorities
effectively in fast-paced, results oriented
environment.
Effective time management and problem-solving
skills.
Continuous improvement and
accountability.
Maintains the highest level of
confidentiality.

Business Objectives Alignment

Serve as a financial specialist and contribute
to the unit's business development, while ensuring coordination in
keeping with the Group's strategic plan

Operational Excellence

Determine and interpret the relationship
between financial results and operational performance to identify
improvement opportunities
Analyze operational and financial performance
indicators to contribute to the unit's decisions
Maximize use of the unit's working
capital
Help the unit's management team implement and
monitor business processes (including the budget process, analyses,
and communication of internal and external financial
information)
Implement financial, sales, administrative and
accounting management best practices that apply to the
unit
Plan and lead the reengineering of the Group's
business processes in the unit

Human Resources

Help develop the skills of the employees and
succession teams reporting to him/her
Manage and engage employees based on Cascades'
values and business strategy

Health & Safety

Develop and maintain a healthy and safe work
environment for all of his/hers unit's employees
Promote sound occupational health and safety
management

Corporate Responsibility and
Governance

Maintain an effective control structure to
minimize business risks related to operations and fraud
Foster and promote Cascades' ethical
behaviors, culture and values
Guarantee the financial information produced
is reliable and complete

Client Focused and Innovation

Participate in developing financial
systems
Identify opportunities to reduce unit
costs

Cascades believes in the success of an
inclusive organization that values diversity within its team. All
qualified candidates will be considered for this position in a fair
manner.
Use of the masculine in our communications
refers equally to both men and women.
Please apply online at:

Reference: 576020808

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