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Accounting/Cost Assistant Manager

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Location: Harrodsburg, Kentucky, United States
Job ID: 43865
Date Posted: Feb 26, 2020
Segment: Smart Life
Business Unit: Hitachi Automotive
Company Name: Hitachi Automotive Systems Americas, Inc.
Profession (Job Category): Finance
Job Type (Experience Level): Experienced
Job Schedule: Full-time
Remote: No

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Summary – Responsible for the maintenance of a detailed cost by product information.  Maintains and monitors cost files in the ERP system to ensure accurate product profitability information is reported to management.  Assists in the various other accounting related projects and tasks. Maintain and apply knowledge of current policies, laws, regulations, and processes. 


Essential Functions

  • Responsible for day to day general accounting functions such as closing, costing, analyzing & reporting results to members of cross functional teams & management
  • Maintain and update standard costing data & labor/overhead rates within the ERP system including semi-annual cost updates.
  • Investigate all cost variance accounts and items on at least a monthly basis.
  • Report any unusual items to management and make necessary adjustments to accurately reflect product cost data.
  • Follow up on outstanding contingency & recovery items with respective departments
  • Support the quoting process by providing estimated cost data for GASE and Overhead for new product quotes.
  • Support DE and Purchasing in the budget process to ensure that costs entered into the budget systems are correct.
  • Monitor all product cost elements such as defects, freight, duty, etc.  to ensure they are being accurately calculated and costed to each product.
  • Prepare product profitability reports and data as needed to management.
  • Assist in monthly financial closing process
  • Responsible for certain aspects of Sarbane’s Oxley compliance project as assigned by F&A management.
  • Prepare account reconciliations for certain general ledger accounts assigned by F&A management & follow up on aged/outstanding balances to ensure accuracy of financial statements
  • Assist in the budget process and the monthly forecasting process.
  • Provide assistance to the department on a wide variety of F&A projects.
  • Exceptional customer service skills and the ability to work with all levels of staff required.  Ability to maintain strict confidentiality of information is required.
  • Responsible for maintaining a safe workplace and follows all regulations and requirements related to safety and environmental compliance.
  • Responsible for following all quality policy standards.



  • Knowledge, skills & abilities: Must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily. Possess ability to perform duties utilizing current company software applications. Excellent Microsoft excel, interpersonal, organizational, verbal and written communication skills required.  Performs job duties in an ethical and professional manner. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.
  • Experience in SAP/4Hana software would be a plus
  • Education: Bachelor’s degree required.
  • Experience: 5+ years prior related experience required.
  • Physical Demands: Required to sit or stand for long periods of time. The employee may occasionally lift and/or move up to 25 pounds.  Ability to work 40 – 50 hours per week.
  • Travel: Domestic travel may be required as needed. 
  • Work Environment:  Working in an office environment with exposure to  manufacturing areas.

Supervisory Responsibilities:  Supervisory responsibilities may be required to perform the job duties as designated by area management.


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