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Cost Accounting Manager

Austin, TX 78744

Posted: 10/29/2018 Employment Type: Direct Hire Type of Position: Accounting & Finance Job Number: 2245
The Role:  Cost Accounting Manager Location:  Austin, TX
The Company

HireBetter’ s client is a Texas-based fuel and automotive parts distributor.

The Role

The Cost Accounting Manager will be responsible for the review and preparation of accurate and timely financial statements for the fuels, lubes, and service division of the company. The manager will oversee the accuracy and the reconciliation of all general ledger accounts at month end close and be the team leader and heavy participation in accounts payable, accounts receivable, billings, and all other related accounting support areas. The manager will work closely with the company controller to ensure timely completion of monthly, quarterly, and fiscal close for the fuels and lubes division of the company. This position addresses tight deadlines and a multitude of accounting activities including monthly reconciliation of fuels and lubes as well as month end inventories at all locations.

  • Guides financial decisions by establishing, monitoring, and enforcing policies and procedures
  • Protects assets by establishing, monitoring and enforcing internal controls
  • Monitors and confirms financial condition by conducting audits and providing information to external auditors
  • Prepares division budgets and forecast and maintains monthly changes as needed
  • Provides status of financial condition by collecting, interpreting and reporting financial data
  • Work alongside the collection department to ensure customer billings and payments are made and monitored in a timely manner
  • Completes operational requirements by scheduling and assigning employees; following up on work results
  • Maintains financial staff job results by coaching, counseling, and disciplining employees; planning, monitoring and appraising job results
  • Protects operations by keeping financial information and plans confidential
  • Contributes to team effort by accomplishing related results as needed
  • Review and sign off on all month end close GL reconciliation for accuracy
  • Review and monitor month end AR for delinquent accounts and discussion with collection department
  • Review and maintain monthly roll forward of fuels inventory for accuracy against purchases and sales
  • Assist in the timely preparation of all financial statements and analytical review for trends and variances
  • Assist in the investigation of GL integrity issues with roll forward balances and resolve all out of balance issues
  • Review and sign off on all month-end accruals and journals entries, insuring support and accuracy 
  • Insure that all internal control processes and procedures are followed by all departments
  • Assist the controller with all other special projects assigned

  • Bachelor’ s Degree in Accounting, Business Management, Business Economics or other related field of study from an accredited institution preferred
  • Minimum 3 to 5 years’ experience in the fuels/lubes distribution industry
  • Prior experience working with the following platforms: J.D. Edwards, PDI and/or SAP Crystal Reports
  • Strong knowledge of Generally Accepted Accounting Principles (GAAP) and internal controls
  • Strong working knowledge of fuel distribution from rack suppliers, to distribution hubs, and or to final fuel and lube customers
  • Strong working knowledge of the company’ s profit objectives and the way the Accounting Managers functions relate to these goals
  • Ability to interpret, analyze and explain a variety of financial data provided on the company’ s financial reports and make recommendations for adjustments in operating practices and procedures
  • A basic understanding of the products and/or services offered by the company
  • Excellent interpersonal, written, and oral communication skills
  • Ability to work with multi-division in inventory distribution and retail sales
  • Ability to apply conflict resolution skills from an objective perspective and employ additional human resources skills when necessary
  • Ability to provide results-oriented briefing of cash status to selected members of the executive leadership team
  • Ability to autonomously manage multiple tasks and projects with a high level of effectiveness
  • Ability to read, interpret, and implement instructions, policy, procedures, etc.
  • Ability to lead, supervise, and motivate subordinates as a strong but humble mentor and teacher
  • Ability to maintain in confidence all sensitive information gained through the performance of assigned duties and responsibilities
  • Practical knowledge of and ability to use management concepts and principles including leadership, planning, and organizing
  • Ability to adhere to and support the company’ s value-based philosophy
  • Ability to adhere to company policies and work requirements
  • Willingness and ability to work additional hours as needed (including weekends & holidays) and travel to various company locations
  • Above average knowledge of Microsoft Office Software (Word, Excel, Access, etc.)

To Apply

Interested candidates should apply through the HireBetter website at Qualified applicants will be responded to as quickly as possible.

Please note: Applicants for employment in the U.S. must possess work authorization that does not require sponsorship for a visa now or in the future.

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