Senior Cost Accountant (Omaha, NE)

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15000 Valmont Plaza Omaha Nebraska 68154

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.

A Brief Summary of This Position:

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 Senior Accountant in the accounting department. This position supports the accounting and financial reporting functions for the Brenham manufacturing plant in concert with Divisional and Corporate accounting policies and procedures, and includes inventory valuation and control, shop order/work order variance analysis, financial/management reporting and closing activities.

Essential Functions
  • Analyze periodic manufacturing variances including purchase cost, material usage and overhead variances
  • Evaluate, document, assign and improve the effectiveness of the inventory cycle count programs and activities, to include creating and maintaining effective controls for Internal Audit
  • Prepare accurate, timely financial reports using Excel and OneStream 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
  • Complete and summarize weekly forecast updates
  • Other duties as assigned
  • Maintain appropriate professional competencies, certifications, licenses, etc., necessary to perform job. Inform management of any training needs that exist. Consult management immediately if anything inappropriate is being asked and/or the candidate is not comfortable doing because of potential safety or risk implications.


Other Important Details about the Role

Reporting to the Brenham Site Controller, this position is responsible for supporting the review and analysis of financial performance of the Brenham site. This includes the completion of reports, charts and diagrams that provide a basis for comparison and evaluation. This position is also responsible 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 work closely 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.

Required Qualifications of Every Candidate
  • Bachelor's Degree in Business Administration with emphasis in accounting or finance
  • High proficiency in all Microsoft Office applications with advanced Excel and Power Point skills
  • 3+ years of experience in a manufacturing environment with an annual revenue base of $50M or greater
  • 3+ years of experience in cost accounting and inventory reporting and analysis
  • 2+ years of general ledger accounting experience including account reconciliations, journal entries, intercompany, and a basic understanding of internal controls


Highly Qualified Candidates Will Also Possess These Qualifications:
  • Strong cost accounting skills
  • Strong interpersonal and communication skills
  • Ability to manage multiple priorities, work under pressure and meet deadlines
  • Demonstrated ability to effectively analyze standard to actual cost information
  • Highly motivated and self-directed worker with the ability to work independently within the context of a complex matrix organization
  • Experience with IFS systems preferred
  • MBA or other advanced degree preferred


Working Environment and Physical Efforts: Can be used for the majority of administrative positions

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 monitoring 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.

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 email [email protected]
More Information on Valmont Industries, Inc.
Valmont Industries, Inc. operates in the Greentech industry. The company is located in Omaha, NE. Valmont Industries, Inc. was founded in 1946. It has 10001 total employees. It offers perks and benefits such as Flexible Spending Account (FSA), Disability Insurance, Dental Benefits, Vision Benefits, Health Insurance Benefits and Life Insurance. To see all 17 open jobs at Valmont Industries, Inc., click here.
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