Senior Manager - Cost Accounting

Johnson Controls, Inc.
Jun 20, 2024
Jul 01, 2024
Manager, Staff, Senior
Work Mode
Full Time
Organization Type
Cost Accounting:

Ensures calculation and review of relevant accruals and reserves, such as obsolete and slow-moving

inventory, freight, and other related accruals.

Perform period end close - absorption accounting, PPV capitalization, variance analysis.

Manage the month-end close process, ensuring all account reconciliations are performed.

Maintain / set up annual standard costing systems for plant locations.

Analyze actual costs versus standard costs, identify variances, and provide explanations and

recommendations to management.

Collaborate with finance teams at each plant location to ensure consistent costing practices and policies.

Support internal and external audits and compliance to accounting standards.

Prepare and present consolidated financial reports, including cost analysis and inventory valuation.

Process Improvement:

Identify areas for process improvement in a shared services environment and develop and implement


Collaborate with cross-functional teams to streamline processes and enhance efficiency.

Stay updated on industry best practices and technological advancements in cost accounting within a

shared services model.


Fully qualified Cost Accountant, CMA or MBA (Finance) with 5 - 10 years of relevant experience in

accounting for manufacturing locations.

Proven experience as plant accountant, cost accounting and inventory management, preferably within a

shared services or multi-plant environment.

Flexible to work in regional shifts i.e. Americas & EMEA Shift.

Strong knowledge of cost accounting principles, inventory valuation methods, and financial analysis.

Experience working with ERP systems and advanced MS Excel skills for data analysis and reporting.

Excellent analytical skills with attention to detail and accuracy.

Strong communication and interpersonal skills to collaborate with cross-functional teams and present

complex information in a clear and concise manner.

Ability to multitask, prioritize, and meet deadlines in a fast-paced shared services environment.