Cost Accountant

HolwegWeber North Amaerica – Kiel, WI

Job Title: Cost Accountant FLSA Status: Salaried, Exempt
Department: Accounting Reports To: Finance Director


Our Values: Shaping Tomorrow’s Packaging, and Growing Together

Whether you’re in the office, working from home, collaborating with the plant management team, reporting to the COO, or getting to know the production and plant employees, you can expect to have an impact!

Essential Duties and Responsibilities

This list of duties and responsibilities is not all-inclusive and may be expanded to include other duties and responsibilities, as management may deem necessary.  The primary duties include:

  1. Develop and maintain a cost accounting system, documents, and records for the organization
  2. Collect and analyze data about the company’s operational costs including raw material purchases, inventory, work in process, and labor
  3. Review changes in goods and services to determine what effect it has on product cost
  4. Prepare estimates of new and proposed product costs
  5. Provide analysis to support make versus buy decisions on component and service parts
  6. Conduct variance analysis such as Invoice to PO price variances and work order variances
  7. Prepare estimates of new and proposed product costs
  8. Generate reports for management that specify and compare factors that affect product profitability
  9. Project profit margins for machine sales and analyze trends compared to budget results
  10. Prepare cost forecasts for monthly, quarterly, or annual operating analysis
  11. Conduct physical inventories and monitor the cycle count program
  12. Assists with preparation for annual audits
  13. Works to reconcile cost inaccuracies or imbalances
  14. Control and managing reporting of plant wide capital expenditures
  15. Generate KPI Reporting and Analysis including labor reporting
  16. Preform account reconciliations as assigned
  17. Provide back up support for the Finance Director
  18. Performs special projects as assigned


The requirements listed below are representative of the knowledge, skill, and/or ability required. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

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