Planning and cost accounting activities

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Cost Accounting Manager

To develop and provide timely and accurate inventory, costing and analysis, sales and margin reporting and detailed variance analysis (duty, freight, PPV, OSP, material usage). To develop reporting of margins achieved vs margin sign offs. Develop consistent disciplines and processes related to product costs, from the product development process to standard cost set-up.Develop overhead rates and communicate to the finance department for use in developing margin targets. To coach and develop direct reports by delegating challenging tasks and providing timely and constructive feedback on their performance. Establish control-related standards and procedures. Qualifications Education/Experience: Years of Related Professional Experience: 6+. Bachelor's degree inaccounting or business administration with advanced training in cost accounting. Apparel industry experience a plus. Skills: Excellent PC and systems skills and knowledge Ability to learn new computer applications Project management and supervisory skills Proficient in spreadsheet and database applications, preferably Microsoft Office, especially Excel Ability to communicate professionally andeffectively with all levels inside and outside 7FAM Ability to work independently and be a self-starter Strong organizational and problem solving skills Ability to effectively manage multiple priorities and deadlines in a dynamic environment Knowledge of Sarbanes-Oxley requirements preferred High energy level and positive outlook Must possess good judgement and ability to problem solve Stamina able to bemaintained to manage a work level that may exceed 40 hours per week. Ability to work under pressure Ability to prioritize and meet deadlines Key Responsibilities 1. Develop and implement consistent disciplines and processes related to product costs, from the product development process to standard cost set-up. 2. Costing - Coordinate development for new standard costs and analyze variances ofactual costs vs standard. 3. Develop reporting of margins achieved vs margin sign-off. 4. Responsible for the development and maintenance of sales and margin information and reporting. 5. Develop and communicate overhead rates and communicate to the finance department for use in developing margin targets. 6. Responsible for monthly preparations/analysis of sales, margin, and inventory actual results.7. Provide cost analysis as needed for other areas, not limited to just product costs (i.e., DC activity based cost information). 8. Assist with month end close process, preparing and reviewing journal entries and account reconciliations related to sales and adjusted margin. Monthly analysis of inventory obsolescence reserve. 9. Perform other duties and special projects as required.Performs/oversees Sarbanes/Oxley testing related to the 'sales to receipts' and MAIV processes

Cost Accounting Manager

The Cost Accounting Manager position is expected to develop into a strong business partner of the manufacturing, purchasing and engineering teams, to ensure accounting data and financial statements are accurately prepared in a timely manner, to provide a strong resource for cost teams atall manufacturing locations, and to ensure accurate cost estimates for new product development and roll-out. This role will provide leadership in the areas of cost analysis, cost accounting, and cost optimization for Milgard. In addition, the position will oversee the application of cost accounting theory and work with the corporate offices and internal and external auditors to ensure that thecost accounting and reporting adheres to GAAP standards. Strong management and leadership skills are critical to achieving success as you will lead a diverse set of business functions. In this highly visible position, your expertise will be challenged as you interface regularly with senior management as well as a wide range of business unit leaders.

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