Sr. Cost Accountant/Mfg. Financial Analyst

Fontana, CA, US

Cost Accountant/Mfg. Financial Analyst

relocation assistance available


James Hardie Building Products is one of the Inland Empire's premier employers!


As a member of the Plant Finance team, Cost Accountants at James Hardie are more number crunchers – you’ll be a true business partner! Plan, analyze, and communicate the profitability of the plant’s manufacturing operations through detailed reports of efficiencies related to the plant’s production and other key financial information. Coordinate and conduct cycle counts and annual physical counts, guiding the cost analysis process, and build and control the plant’s annual budget.




  • Bachelor’s Degree in a related field (Accounting or Finance Degree preferred). Must be an accredited institution
  • 3 or more years of experience in financial analysis (standard costing, material, labor and overhead variance analysis is a plus)
  • Demonstrated experience with ERP systems software (SAP preferred).





  • Independently collect and analyze operational data
  • Gather data from key shop floor staff on production, inventory control, maintenance, etc.
  • Examine the plant’s production costs, gain/loss, and month-end closing data
  • Gain understanding, and explain and reconcile manufacturing financial variances for the plant
  • Provide trends and forecasts and recommend future action
  • Continually identify, design and implement best cost accountant practices and process improvements and explain processes and techniques throughout the plant
  • Collaborate with business partners in the implementation of SAP to better control operational processes
  • Gather employees to take part in the cycle counts
  • Identify and explain inventory variances between the general ledger and perpetual inventory as well as differences identified during physical inventory counts
  • Gather the past year’s data and forecasting budget for the new year
  • Determine additional labor, cost of labor, total cost/square footage of the plant
  • Communicate budget for the year and place controls to main this number



The position responsibilities outlined above are in no way to be construed as all encompassing.  Other duties, responsibilities, and qualifications may be required and/or assigned as necessary.





Nearest Major Market: Fontana
Nearest Secondary Market: Los Angeles

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