Financial Analyst

Cottondale, AL 35453

Posted: 08/20/2018 Job Number: EB-4504611379
Job Description Finance Analyst

Responsible for assisting the Plant Controller in performing a variety of accounting functions related to cost accounting, inventories, fixed assets, payroll, billing, month-end closing and financial reporting.
  • Assists Plant Controller in preparation of analysis of manufacturing costs for inclusion in period forecasts.
  • Assists Plant Controller in preparation of annual profit plan and quarterly forecasts.
  • Coordinates supplier purchase order amendments, price changes related to PACT agreements, engineering changes, or other cost reduction initiatives.
  • Performs and maintains all functions related to Product Costing System.
  • Participates in VA/VE/CR implementation timing and cost tracking.
  • Produces all reports necessary for month-end closing.
  • Creates and posts all required journal entries.
  • Supervises accounts receivables, accounts payable, payroll, and general ledger.
  • Prepares daily panel measurable for reporting in staff meeting.
  • Assists department managers in analysis of financial data.
  • As an auditor, assists in the taking of physical inventories to ensure the accuracy of the physical counts with reconciliation. Includes data entry of count tickets.
  • Functions as backup to other Financial Analysts as necessary.
  • Responsible for ensuring that the correct processes are followed with regard to physical assets. This process must be completed in conformance with the Role of the Controller (corporate procedure).
  • Any and all other duties deemed necessary by the Controller.


  • Minimum 2 year degree in Accounting or equivalent experience and training.
  • Preferred Bachelor degree with major in Accounting, or equivalent.
  • Strong Excel skills – multilayered spreadsheets, using pivot table, etc.
  • 2 years in manufacturing cost accounting areas or related experience
  • Ability to read and interpret documents such as procedure manuals.
  • Candidate has the ability to write routine reports and correspondence.
  • Ability to add, subtracts, multiply, and divide in all units of measure, using whole numbers, common fractions, and decimals.
  • Candidate has the ability to compute rate, ratio, and percent.
  • Candidate has the ability to apply common sense understanding to carry out instructions furnished in written, oral, or diagram form.
  • Must be computer literate and familiar with appropriate software programs (spreadsheets, word processing, power point, etc.)

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