The Weir Group PLC

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2017-16900

2017-16900

Title 
Cost Accountant II
Posted Date 
10/28/2017
Job Location 
US-TX-Fort Worth
Shift Schedule 
Day
Manages Others 
No
Close Date 
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More information about this job

Company Profiles

Weir has been in business since 1871 and our sustainability and success has been built on attracting, retaining, and developing exceptional people.

 

As a global company, employing around 15,000 people in over 70 countries, we reflect the diversity of our customers in the diversity of our people and ensure everyone is given the opportunity to flourish regardless of their gender, race, beliefs or background.

 

Weir is an inclusive and innovative organisation where you can be your authentic self. We continually develop our talent and diversity of thought to keep our business relevant, innovative and successful for the future.

 

Enabling our people to unleash their full potential is central to ‘We are Weir’, our vision, mission, and strategic priorities. We aim to be the most admired engineering business in our markets and we'll achieve that ambition by being the employer of choice in our markets.

 

We offer a wide range of career opportunities across a variety of technical and business roles in engineering, manufacturing and service locations worldwide.

 

Business Need / Purpose of Role

Applies principles of cost accounting to conduct studies which provide detailed cost information not supplied by general accounting systems by performing the following duties.

Objectives & Measurement - Key Responsibilities

Including but not limited to:

  • Plans studies and collects data to determine costs of business activity such as raw material purchases, inventory, and labor
  • Analyzes data obtained and records results
  • Analyzes changes in product design, raw materials, manufacturing methods, or services provided, to determine effects on costs
  • Analyzes actual manufacturing costs and prepares periodic report comparing standard costs to actual production costs
  • Records cost information for use in controlling expenditures
  • Lead weekly cycle count audits, to include reconciliation and variance analysis
  • Analyzes audits of costs and prepares reports
  • Compiles cost information to be used in operating budget preparation
  • Makes estimates of new and proposed product or service costs
  • Recommends cost efficiencies in new product layouts
  • Provides management with reports specifying and comparing factors affecting prices and profitability of products or services
  • Develops and maintains cost accounting system

Job Knowledge / Education and Qualifications

Education/Experience:

Bachelor's degree from four-year college or university with three to five years related experience and/or training; or equivalent combination of education and experience.
 

Language:

Ability to read, analyze, and interpret general business periodicals, professional journals, technical procedures, or governmental regulations. Ability to write reports, business correspondence, and procedure manuals. Ability to effectively present information and respond to questions from groups of managers, clients, customers, and the general public.
 

Mathematical Skills: 

Ability to work with mathematical concepts such as probability and statistical inference, and fundamentals of plane and solid geometry and trigonometry. Ability to apply concepts such as fractions, percentages, ratios, and proportions to practical situations.
 

Reasoning Ability:

Ability to solve practical problems and deal with a variety of concrete variables in situations where only limited standardization exists. Ability to interpret a variety of instructions furnished in written, oral, diagram, or schedule form.
 

Computer Skills:

The incumbent should have knowledge of the following software: Accounting software; Database software; Internet software; Inventory software; Spreadsheet and Word Processing software; Business Intelligence software.
 

Physical Requirements:

The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions. Specific vision abilities required by this job include close vision, distance vision, color vision, peripheral vision, depth perception and ability to adjust focus. The employee must occasionally lift and/or move up to 25 pounds.
 

Work Environment:

The work environment characteristics described here are representative of those an employee encounters while performing the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions. The noise level in the work environment is usually quiet. Personal protective equipment is required in certain areas of the facility.

Core Competencies

 

Analytical - Synthesizes complex or diverse information; Collects and researches data.

 

 

 

Business Acumen - Understands business implications of decisions; Displays orientation to profitability.

 

 

 

Strategic Thinking - Understands organization's strengths & weaknesses; Analyzes market and competition.

 

Interpersonal Skills - Focuses on solving conflict, not blaming; maintains confidentiality; listens to others without interrupting; keeps emotions under control; remains open to others' ideas and tries new things.

 

Teamwork - Balances team and individual responsibilities; exhibits objectivity and openness to others' views; gives and welcomes feedback; contributes to building a positive team spirit; puts success of team above own interests; able to build morale and group commitments to goals and objectives; supports everyone's efforts to succeed.

 

Motivation - Sets and achieves challenging goals; demonstrates persistence and overcomes obstacles; measures self against standard of excellence; takes calculated risks to accomplish goals.

 

Safety and Security - Observes safety and security procedures; determines appropriate action beyond guidelines; reports potentially unsafe conditions; uses equipment and materials properly.

 

Attendance/Punctuality - Is consistently at work and on time; ensures work responsibilities are covered when absent; arrives at meetings and appointments on time.

 

Dependability - Follows instructions, responds to management direction; takes responsibility for own actions; keeps commitments; commits to long hours of work when necessary to reach goals; completes tasks on time or notifies appropriate person with an alternate plan.