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As a growing global manufacturing company, we offer employment opportunities for qualified candidates in every area of every division around the world.  Valmont may have a place for you in one of our manufacturing plants or business marketing offices in North or South America, Europe, Asia, Australia or Africa.

We provide competitive compensation and benefits, a performance driven work environment and advancement opportunities.  We are committed to providing a safe and healthy work environment for all our employees, wherever their career with Valmont may take them.

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Cost Accountant

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Located In:  Plymouth, IN
Date Posted: 
Occupational Category:  00-0000.00
Division: 
Location:  Plymouth, IN
Start Date:  2019-01-13
Requisition #:  R4986
Positions Available: 
Department: 
 1545 Pidco Drive Plymouth Indiana 46563-1354

Why Valmont
 

Welcome to Valmont, where a world of opportunity awaits. When you join our team, you become part of a passionate group dedicated to changing lives and conserving resources around the globe. We want problem solvers who roll up their sleeves to foster progress and innovation for all people. At Valmont, we provide infrastructure, irrigation, tubing and coatings to the world. We strengthen cities. We nourish croplands. We design, manufacture and coat. Our products and services make a difference. Join us, and BUILD YOUR WORLD.

Valmont Industries, Inc., a leading global provider of engineered products and services for infrastructure development and irrigation equipment and services for agriculture, has an immediate opening for a Cost Accountant in the accounting department.  This position supports the accounting and financial reporting functions for two sites in concert with Divisional and Corporate accounting policies and procedures.  The position supports the accounting, reporting and analysis for the Plymouth, IN and Salem, OR manufacturing plants, including inventory valuation and control, shop variance analysis, financial/management reporting and closing activities.  

Essential Functions

  • Analyze periodic manufacturing variances including purchase cost, material usage and overhead variances.
  • Evaluate and improve the effectiveness of the inventory cycle count programs and activities.
  • Prepare accurate, timely financial reports using Excel and Hyperion that compare and analyze current results with budgeted results and future forecast.
  • Effectively communicate the results of the cost analysis performed with reliable conclusions that management can use to implement more effective operational strategies.
  • Assist with cost and inventory report generation for operations management.
  • Work with the site personnel to gather data and explanations to support spend and productivity analysis.
  • Assist with month-end closing, including gross margin analysis, variance review and associated financial adjustments.
  • Complete and summarize weekly forecast updates.
  • Demonstrated ability to effectively analyze standards to actual cost information.
  • Maintain appropriate professional competencies, certifications, licenses, etc., necessary to perform job.  

Other Important Details about the Role

Reporting to the Finance Director for NA Operations, this position has responsibility for supporting the review and analysis of financial performance of the Plymouth, Indiana and Salem, Oregon sites.  This includes the completion of reports, charges and diagrams that provide a basis for comparison and evaluation.  This position is also responsibility for providing ad hoc analysis to support financial forecasts, internal management reporting, benchmarking and monitoring of key cost indicators.  The person in this role will partner with the site personnel to understand and explain performance variances and trends.  Other responsibilities include timely and accurate completion of the monthly book close process and the weekly forecasts.  This position has no direct reports.

Required Qualifications of Every Candidate

  • Preferred Bachelors with 3+ years relevant experience or Associates Degree with 5+ years relevant experience or 7+ years of relevant experience
  • Strong proficiency in Microsoft Excel, Word, Outlook, Access and PowerPoint
  • Ability to pay attention to detail and follow instructions 
  • Ability to effectively analyze data
  • Very strong interpersonal, verbal, and written communication skills
  • Excellent time management and organizational skills
  • Ability to work independently and under high pressure
  • Experience in a wide range of business tasks, perhaps at a small/mid-size business
  • Passion and integrity who has the drive to excel and deliver exceptional results

Highly Qualified Candidates Will Also Possess These Qualifications:

  • Degree in Business, Finance or Accounting
  • Master's Degree
  • Working knowledge of accounting software:  IFS, QAD, or Sage 100
  • Certified Public Accountant
  • Certified Internal Auditor license

Working Environment and Physical Efforts:

Work is typically performed in an office setting.  The incumbent is regularly required to sit for extended periods of time, as well as talk and listen on the phone and in personal conversations or meetings.    Environment is fast paced and demanding most of the time.  No travel requirements for this position.  The employee frequently is required to use hands to finger, handle, or feel and reach with hands and arms while working in the office with various files and forms and while working on the computer.  The employee is occasionally required to move about the office.  Incumbent must utilize proper ergonomic safeguards such as monitor height and positions, keyboard location and height and proper wrists rests. The employee must occasionally lift and/or move up to 15 pounds in working with large files, binders, and computer equipment.  Specific vision abilities required by this job include close vision, distance vision, peripheral vision, and depth perception.

All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, gender identity, sexual orientation, national origin, disability or protected veteran status. Reasonable accommodation may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

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Valmont does not discriminate against any employee or applicant in employment opportunities or practices on the basis of race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, age, genetic information, veteran status, disability or any other characteristic protected by law.  Reasonable accommodation may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

If you have a disability and require any assistance in filling out the application for employment, call (402) 963-1115 or email EEOCompliance@Valmont.com.

Applications accepted through February 12, 2019

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Valmont is recognized throughout the world as an industry leader in engineered products and services for infrastructure and water-conserving agricultural irrigation equipment.  We design, manufacture and sell irrigation equipment; lighting, utility and communications poles, towers and structures; and fabricated industrial products.  We also provide custom coatings services.

Coatings. Valmont is a leading provider of metal coating services.  Our finishes, which include galvanizing, painting and anodizing, protect metal products around the world from corrosion.

Irrigation. As the pioneering leader and the world's largest manufacturer of mechanized irrigation equipment, Valmont hopes to feed the world and conserve fresh water resources.

Structures. Valmont's quality engineered structures for lighting and traffic, wireless communication, highway safety and access systems provide safety and order for customers around the world.

Tubing and Other Industrial Operations. Valmont specializes in additional industrial operations that include: custom steel tubing for a variety of industries; forged steel grinding media for the mining industry; electrolytic manganese dioxide for disposable batteries; and the distribution of industrial fasteners.

Utility. Utility relies on Valmont's substation structures and steel, spun concrete and hybrid transmission and distribution poles to bring power to customers in North America and emerging global markets.

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