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Cost Accounting Manager (Pacific Hours) - Remote

Company: Harbor Freight Tools
Location: Austin
Posted on: November 25, 2022

Job Description:

The Cost Accounting Manager is a key member of the accounting/finance leadership team. This position will drive efficiency while improving the overall accuracy of financial information by streamlining processes & automating while continuously improving internal controls. This role will enable improved visibility by performing ad-hoc and recurring analyses of financial information. This role will be a player/coach providing leadership to other members of the team and driving the timely delivery of accurate financial statements. This position can work remotely full-time in accordance with company policy.
Essential Duties and Responsibilities

  • Drives efficiencies by streamlining processes and leveraging technology to automate manual processes
  • Oversee the staff and provide guidance and feedback
  • Contribute to the development of team goals and ensures they are completed
  • Become an expert on existing systems and processes
  • Lead process improvement projects
  • Review journal entries & balance sheet reconciliations
  • Assist with monthly, quarterly, and year-end close processes, including year-end and bank audits
  • Lead and drive all month-end processes related to inventory and COGS
  • Perform month-end activity in more complex/judgmental areas
  • Diligently work with our IT partners to test and ultimately approve ongoing Oracle enhancements
  • Preparation of internal or external reports including, at a minimum, internal dashboards, internal metric summaries, & other ad-hoc requests
  • Analyzes monthly financial reports to understand variances to COGS / Other COGS vs. the plan and forecast and documents variance with explanations as needed
  • Drives analyses, projects, and develops presentations as needed
  • Ensures the team maintains compliance with internal controls and drives internal control improvements
  • Monitor, identify, and resolve all costing issues by SKU across HFT
  • Review inventory and COGS transactions for proper accounting
  • Regular attendance to work schedule and meetings is required
  • Performs other related duties as assigned by accounting and finance leadership
  • Supports direct supervisor with regular performance evaluations of employees
  • Additional Duties as assigned by management
  • Regular Attendance is required
    Job Qualifications - Education and Experience
  • Bachelors Degree in accounting or financeJob Qualifications- SkillsRequired
  • Possess the ability to analyze inventory trends and the potential impact on HFTs operating performance
  • Proven ability to work effectively and cross-functionally with different levels of the organization
  • Experience preparing and delivering high-level information and presentations to executive management
  • Ability to consistently support business partners (within finance and more broadly across the organization), influence an audience and drive change
  • Ability to develop, improve, document, and follow processes
  • Ability to provide high-quality deliverables while meeting deadlines
  • Ability and desire to work in a dynamic and fast-paced environment
  • Strong oral and written communication skills; good interpersonal skills
  • Strong analytical and problem-solving skills; naturally curious and always looking to take on new & unfamiliar challenges
  • Working knowledge of Oracle financial systems and TM1 reporting tool is desirable
  • Excellent project management, organizational, and planning skills
  • Ability to work independently, as well as in a team environment
  • Integrity and ethics that are beyond reproach
  • Must have a continuous improvement mindset
    Preferred
  • CPA or MBA and equivalent experience are preferred
  • 5+ years of progressive responsibility in accounting and financial reporting
  • 4+ years of Big 4 accounting firm experience preferred

Keywords: Harbor Freight Tools, Austin , Cost Accounting Manager (Pacific Hours) - Remote, Accounting, Auditing , Austin, Texas

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