Senior Cost Accountant

Plant City, FL, US, 33566

James Hardie Building Products Inc. is the North American leader in fiber cement home siding and exterior design solutions. Hardie® products offer long lasting beauty and endless design possibilities with trusted protection and low maintenance. The company pioneered modern fiber cement building products and continues to invest in innovation to transform the industry. James Hardie is a high-performance organization, with an unwavering commitment to Zero Harm. The company proudly employs a diverse workforce of over 3,000 employees across operations in North America.

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Relocation Assistance to Florida & Strong Career Advancement Opportunity to Assistant Plant Controller


As a member of the Plant Finance team, the Sr. Cost Accountants at James Hardie are more than just 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.  As a part of the plant finance team, you will build a solid foundation of James Hardie operations and financial processes making you a strong contender for local and central career advancement.


What You’ll Do:

  • Independently collect and analyze operational data
  • 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
  • Identify and explain inventory variances between the general ledger and perpetual inventory as well as differences identified during physical inventory counts
  • Determine additional labor, cost of labor, total cost/square footage of the plant


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.


What You’ll Bring:

  • Bachelor’s Degree in a related field (Accounting or Finance Degree preferred). Must be an accredited institution
  • 3+ years of standar cost accoutning experience in manufacturing setting required
  • Demonstrated experience with a large ERP; SAP  preferred


What You’ll Receive

  • At James Hardie, we recognize that our success depends on our people. We've worked hard to build a generous and competitive benefits program that demonstrates our commitment to our employees. 
  • Comprehensive low-cost co-pay Health Insurance; medical, dental, prescription, and vision insurance benefits for every 30+ hour full-time employee. Insurance starts on day one!
  • 401(k) Retirement plan that will match 100% of employees saved dollars up to the first 6% of your salary
  • Paid holidays, paid vacation including Jury Duty and bereavement leave
  • Wellness Program
  • Employee Assistance Program 
  • Parental Leave
  • Community Involvement & Sustainable Solutions - Fire Resistant Siding to Help Rebuild the Grizzly Flats Community | James Hardie
  • And more 

Apply now and come “home” to Hardie!










James Hardie Building Products Inc. is an equal opportunity employer, and all qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, gender, sex, age, national origin, religion, sexual orientation, gender identity/expression, genetic information, veteran's status, marital status, pregnancy, disability, or any other basis protected by law.

Nearest Major Market: Tampa

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