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Cost Accountant - South Bend, IN

Date: Jul 20, 2021

Location: South Bend, IN, US, 46634-4002

Company: Hubbell Incorporated

Corporate Overview
Hubbell Incorporated was founded in 1888 and has grown into an international manufacturer of quality electrical, lighting and power solutions with more than 75 brands used and recognized around the world. Our founder, Harvey Hubbell, developed tooling and equipment to serve the growing demand for new assembly and manufacturing machinery during the industrial revolution. An early, and one of many patents awarded, came for the creation of the first practical method to control electricity through the pull chain socket that remains unchanged today. As a market leader in reliable, electrical solutions, we provide more than half a million products delivered through our various business groups. Hubbell is committed to continually innovating solutions that work, transforming old products with new ideas, and ensuring that we Energize, Enlighten and Empower the communities that support us.
 
Division Overview
Hubbell Commercial & Industrial (HCI) provides solutions for a broad range of non-residential and residential construction, commercial and industrial applications along with high-voltage test and measurement solutions. As a leading global manufacturer and supplier in multiple markets, we have quality products that serve the commercial construction, datacom, industrial light, industrial heavy, high voltage, residential and oil & gas markets. HCI has built its success through strong leadership, employee and customer loyalty and an exceptional sales force.

Position Overview

Applies principles of cost accounting in the development and maintenance of product cost, inventory valuation and inventory control. Directly supervises employees in the Cost Accounting Department. Carries out supervisory responsibilities in accordance with the organization’s policies and applicable laws. Responsibilities include interviewing, hiring, and training employees; planning, assigning, and advising work; appraising performance; rewarding and disciplining employees; addressing complaints and resolving problems.

Duties and Responsibilities

  • Plans study and collects data to resolve costs of business activity such as raw material purchases, inventory, and labor.
  • Oversees perpetual to book inventory reconciliation and resolves any errors in the recording or reporting of data.
  • Implement and own an inventory cycle counting program.
  • Analyzes changes in product bills of material and routers to resolve effects on costs.
  • Analyzes actual manufacturing costs and prepares periodic reports comparing standard costs to actual production costs and identifying causes of all manufacturing variances.
  • Assist HEP Management in ongoing cost saving effort.
  • Analyzes audits of costs and prepares reports on a periodic and timely basis.
  • Compiles cost and manufacturing expense information to be used in operating budget preparation.
  • Assist in evaluating new and proposed product or service costs.
  • Provides management with reports specifying and comparing factors affecting prices and profitability of products or services, other margin analysis and factory efficiency/cost.
  • Develop, implement, and maintain a HEP cost accounting procedure manual.

Skills and Experience

  • Bachelor’s degree (B.A.) Accounting from four-year college or university and 5 years related experience and/or training; or equivalent combination of education and experience; one plus year of experience in supervisory capacity.
  • Manufacturing experience strongly preferred.
  • Person should be seeking certificates/licensing in cost management area. CPA/CMA preferred.
  • Strong PC skills – Excel, Word, or equivalent.

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Education

Bachelors Degree in Accounting

 

Hubbell Incorporated, its subsidiaries and affiliates, is an EO Employer AA: M/F/Veteran/Disability. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, disability, protected veteran status, sexual orientation, gender identity or any other protected class.