• Manager – Corporate and Cost Accounting

    Job Locations US-GA-Alpharetta
    Job ID
    2018-1537
    # of Openings
    1
    Category
    Finance
  • Overview

    Neenah has built a tradition of innovation, service and growth since its founding in 1873 and we create value by improving the image and performance of everything we touch. Based in Alpharetta, GA and with manufacturing facilities in the United States, United Kingdom, the Netherlands and Germany, Neenah is a publicly traded company and a global leader serving customers across 6 continents in more than 80 countries. We are a leading manufacturer of both specialty, performance-based products that serve a variety of end markets, and premium fine papers and packaging used to convey and enhance image through unique colors, textures, and finishes. Neenah presents true, varied and exciting choices that are both environmentally and aesthetically exceptional through sound environmental practices at our manufacturing facilities.

     

    Neenah is actively recruiting for a Manager - Corporate and Cost Accounting to be based in our corporate office in Alpharetta, GA. This is an individual contributor role where the Manager will support the day to day accounting for our Neenah Northeast Operations and support the US Mill inventory costing and valuation. Additional responsibilities include, but are not limited to, supporting internal controls and compliance and the allocations and allocation methodologies used to present segment level financial statements. As an individual contributor, qualified individuals must be hands-on and have the ability to work within a very matrixed environment with senior leaders and peers (both remote and local).

    Responsibilities

    Ensure proper accounting and financial reporting for the NNE (Neenah Northeast) sites, working with the corporate team in Alpharetta and site Finance Managers

    • Support corporate accounting requirements and facilitate month-end closing for the NNE group
    • Prepare account reconciliations as assigned in a timely manner, primarily for those NNE accounts that are centralized or non-site specific
    • Analyze and review transactions for accuracy and prepare journal entries
    • Ensure non-Oracle financial processes (i.e. payroll, commissions, rebates) are properly recorded in NNE, and provide segmentation support for these processes

    Ensure that NNE Oracle financial and costing processes are working properly and efficiently

    • Serve as the point person for NNE Oracle costing.  Perform cost rolls and updates as needed via the Supply Chain Costing process.  Identify items of concern and resolve with Item Master
    • Perform monthly and quarterly updates of raw material pricing for the NNE locations
    • Lead the cause for monitoring and calculating obsolescent reserves for all NNE inventories.  Additionally, generate and record LCM reserves
    • Monitor standard costing accuracies for the NNE sites and ensure desired variance levels are maintained.  Recommend/suggest updates to standards
    • Oversee the financial management and reporting of NNE consignment inventories
    • Perform NNE sales review including item cost validation and profitability analysis

    Assist with Oversight of Accounting and Inventory Costing for the US Mills

    • Assist with oversight for the US inventory valuation reserve calculations, which includes Lower-of-Cost-or-Market, Obsolete and Slow Moving inventory reserves and participate in the standardization/ automation of the calculations
    • Assist with the LIFO calculations for all US operations
    • Visit US mill locations (10-20% travel) and participate in projects to enhance Forecast to Stock internal controls and financial reporting of inventories and mill operations
    • Participate in projects which enhance or standardize existing inventory costing and reporting tools for product line P&Ls

    Other

    • Act as the NNE liaison to the auditors by successfully managing internal and external audit requests, documentation and control processes
    • Support internal control initiatives and assist with internal control and SOX inquiries
    • Assist with the consolidated segmentation process
    • Assist with the standardization of financial practices, focusing on the NNE spectrum.  Solicit ideas from sister sites and help employ best practices

    Qualifications

    • BS Degree in Accounting required; MAcc a plus.
    • CPA or CMA preferred.
    • Requires a minimum of 7+years experience, with a combination of public accounting and industry experience.
    • Manufacturing industry costing experience required; Public Accounting audit experience preferred.
    • Experience with inventory evaluation and analysis required.
    • Experience with large company general ledger or cost accounting system such as Oracle, SAP, JD Edwards, etc.
    • Must be hands-on, detail-oriented and work within a collaborative environment.
    • 10-20% travel

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