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Cummins Inc. Cost Accountant - MRC in Johannesburg, South Africa

Cost Accountant - MRC

Description

Responsible for developing and conducting complex cost analyses to support management in making operating decisions. Determines the appropriate data to collect to provide the most insightful data to guide decision making.

Develops and conducts complex cost audits and cost analysis.

Supports complex Value Package Introduction and new product introduction projects.

Business partnering internal and external to operations.

Analyzes cost variances (IPV (Invoice Price Variance)/PPV (Purchase Price Variance)), determines root causes, and prepares recommendations and alternatives for improvements. Identifies data analysis needs, and works with appropriate departments to obtain the data on a regular basis.

Prepares analysis and drafts materials presenting strategic recommendations to be made to management.

Supports Supply Chain function for inventory management, conducting planning, forecasting, and reporting activities and preparing balance sheet reconciliations for valuation and inventory reserves.

Ensures inventory accounting is accurate and leads the physical inventory process (direct and indirect) from a finance perspective, verifies cycle counting process and verifies the inventory valuation process.

Supports standard setting and reactive cost process process (annual cost role up, defining reactive costs, etc.) .

Coaches less experienced Cost Analysts.

Qualifications

Skills

US Generally Accepted Accounting Principles - Evaluates US accounting standards to record transactions in compliance with requirements and company policies; assesses the accounting requirements and objectives to determine the implications on the business and communicate to stakeholders with varying financial knowledge.

Financial Reporting - Analyzes financial data by evaluating results and solutions to support business decisions; prepares and presents financial information by summarizing data to communicate results in compliance with regulations and stakeholder expectations; partners with stakeholders to drive financial performance that aligns to organizational goals and strategies.

Financial Internal Controls - Leverages internal control framework by assessing internal controls and developing remediation plans to mitigate financial reporting risks and respond to changing business needs.

Business Partnering - Collaborates with stakeholders and develops partnerships to drive performance that aligns to organizational goals and strategies; influences the organization by demonstrating knowledge of the business to provide guidance to support the decision making process and guiding the business towards positive results and organizational alignment; evaluates business environment using measures to mitigate risk and capitalize on opportunities.

Financial Planning and Forecasting - Utilizes financial forecast data to provide forward looking projections to facilitate decision making; partners with stakeholders to analyze trends and validate assumptions to provide a forecast that aligns to the organization's goals and strategies.

Financial Analysis - Interprets financial data by analyzing trends, variances, opportunities and risks to provide insight to stakeholders regarding financial impact to drive business improvement; evaluates financial results against targets to communicate conclusions to all stakeholders; ensures integrity of financial data by investigating variances and determining corrective actions to resolve identified issues.

Product Costing - Establishes total material costs to ensure compliance with policies and completeness of the bill of materials; develops labor and overhead rates to ensure inventory costed in compliance with company policies; analyzes actual cost to understand variances to estimates to improve integrity of results.

Action oriented - Taking on new opportunities and tough challenges with a sense of urgency, high energy, and enthusiasm.

Collaborates - Building partnerships and working collaboratively with others to meet shared objectives.

Communicates effectively - Developing and delivering multi-mode communications that convey a clear understanding of the unique needs of different audiences.

Self-development - Actively seeking new ways to grow and be challenged using both formal and informal development channels.

Education, Licenses, Certifications

College, university, or equivalent degree in Accounting, Finance or related field required. Progress toward Certified Public Accountant, Certified Management Accountant, Chartered Accountant or similar certification preferred.

Experience

Intermediate level of relevant professional work experience in the field of study required.

This role will have responsibility for the accuracy and analyses of MRC Costs within Cummins South Africa P&L,

Develops and conducts complex cost audits and cost analysis.

Business partnering internal and external to operations.

Analyzes cost variances (IPV (Invoice Price Variance)/PPV (Purchase Price Variance)), determines root causes, and prepares recommendations and alternatives for improvements.

Identifies data analysis needs, and works with appropriate departments to obtain the data on a regular basis.

Prepares analysis and drafts materials presenting strategic recommendations to be made to management.

Supports Supply Chain function for inventory management, conducting planning, forecasting, and reporting activities and preparing balance sheet reconciliations for valuation and inventory reserves.

Ensures inventory accounting is accurate and leads the physical inventory process (direct and indirect) from a finance perspective, verifies cycle counting process and verifies the inventory valuation process.

Supports standard setting and reactive cost process process (annual cost role up, defining reactive costs, etc.)

Coaches less experienced Cost Analysts.

Detailed reporting and analysis relating to costs to help make key business decisions and also drive process / reporting improvements.

Supporting budget holders in developing and monitoring service plans

Implementation of processes and procedures that properly capture, track, and report costs and expenditures.

Identify areas of performance shortfall through KPIs and take necessary intervention with responsible personnel

Ensure that all information and reports generated are communicated on time, to the relevant people through correct channels

Month-end reconciliation and driving the reporting process per set time-table

Reviews and interprets balance sheet and profit and loss statements, consolidated financial statements, and other accounting schedules and reports.

Identifies control weaknesses, communications to management, and operates in a lead capacity in making remedial changes to tighten and enhance controls and mitigate risk.

Implements accounting policies under direction of the General Accounting Manager.

Compiles, reviews, analyses, and records complex financial information.

Annual budgets and Quarterly forecasts

_ At Cummins, we are an equal opportunity employer committed to creating an inclusive environment where the diversity of our workforce _ strengthens our ability to deliver world class products and services to our customers _ . Our policy is to provide equal employment opportunities to all qualified persons without regard to race, gender, color, disability, national origin, age, religion, union affiliation, citizenship, gender identity and/or expression, or other status protected by law. _ Cummins welcomes applicants with disabilities and will make reasonable accommodation to enable individuals to apply and compete for employment opportunities for which they are qualified. We are committed to fostering a flexible environment that supports the balanced integration of an employee’s professional and personal responsibilities and goals.

strengthens our ability to deliver world class products and services to our customers. Our policy is to provide equal employment opportunities to all qualified persons without regard to race, gender, color, disability, national origin, age, religion, union affiliation, citizenship, gender identity and/or expression, or other status protected by law.Cummins welcomes applicants with disabilities and will make reasonable accommodation to enable individuals to apply and compete for employment opportunities for which they are qualified. We are committed to fostering a flexible environment that supports the balanced integration of an employee’s professional and personal responsibilities and goals.

Job FINANCE

Primary Location South Africa-Gauteng-Johannesburg-South Africa, Johannesburg, Bridal Veil Rd Office

Job Type Experienced - Exempt / Office

Recruitment Job Type Exempt - Experienced

Job Posting Feb 10, 2020, 10:03:11 AM

Unposting Date Ongoing

Req ID: 2000008Z

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