Accounting Analyst at Kohler Co.

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Location: Portland, Oregon





Job Description:
<p style="margin: 0in 0in 10pt;"><span style="font-family: Arial;" size="5"><font size="3"><strong>Accounting Analyst&nbsp;</strong></font></span></p><p style="margin: 0in 0in 10pt;"><span style="font-family: Arial;" size="5"><font size="3"><p><span style="font-family: Arial;"><font size="3"><strong>Location:&nbsp;&nbsp;</strong>Portland, Oregon</font></span></p><p><span size="3" style="font-family: Arial;"><strong><span style="text-decoration: underline;"><font size="3">Opportunity</font></span></strong></span></p><p><font size="3" style="font-family: Arial;">The Accounting Analyst will provide analytical and process support to the Controller-Ann Sacks, and work closely with the Director/VP of Supply Chain and key operations department managers (manufacturing, purchasing, and supply chain) in understanding and controlling of costs through the ongoing review and analysis of operating statements, operating expense budgets, and manufacturing variances.&nbsp; Performs analysis of on-going operations and variances, standard cost setting and identifying areas for improvement.&nbsp; Assists in monthly close and forecasting process.&nbsp; Leads ongoing Capital Planning requirement discussions monthly for operations with formally submitting Capital Plan for review semi-annually.&nbsp; Also provides support for bi-annual Strategic Plan and Annual Financial plan including the STD Costing rolls.&nbsp; Performs financial analysis on new equipment, new products, marketing programs/promotions or any other item which impacts a product line's profitability.</font></p><p><font size="3" style="font-family: Arial;">Responsibilities:</font></p><p style="margin-left: 0.25in;"><font size="3"><span style="font-family: Arial;"><span><strong>·</strong><span style="font-weight: normal; font-stretch: normal; font-style: normal; font-variant: normal;"><strong>&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;</strong>&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp; </span></span></span><span style="font-family: Arial;">Assists all levels of operating management in analyzing and understanding Operations actual costs and variances through the creation and maintenance of periodic reports and the preparation of special studies for the Ann Sacks business.<span>&nbsp; </span>Recommends action to improve overall performance.<span>&nbsp; </span>Identify financial issues and make recommendations to resolve them.</span></font></p><p style="margin-left: 0.25in;"><font size="3"><span style="font-family: Arial;"><span><strong>·</strong><span style="font-weight: normal; font-stretch: normal; font-style: normal; font-variant: normal;"><strong>&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;</strong>&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp; </span></span></span><span style="font-family: Arial;">Serve as a trainer and resource to operations personnel, ensuring that they understand the financial impact of their decisions and that they utilize Kohler Co. Finance standard reporting, processes, and controls.</span></font></p><p style="margin-left: 0.25in;"><font size="3"><span style="font-family: Arial;"><span><strong>·</strong><span style="font-weight: normal; font-stretch: normal; font-style: normal; font-variant: normal;"><strong>&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;</strong>&nbsp;&nbsp; </span></span></span><span style="font-family: Arial;">Serve as a communication link to ensure consistency in reporting in all elements of financial/capital planning and actual results.<span>&nbsp; </span>Help highlight and facilitate resolution of issues between functional areas.</span></font></p><p style="margin-left: 0.25in;"><font size="3"><span style="font-family: Arial;"><span><strong>·</strong><span style="font-weight: normal; font-stretch: normal; font-style: normal; font-variant: normal;"><strong>&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;</strong>&nbsp; </span></span></span><span style="font-family: Arial;">Leads the review and revision of product standard costs and the establishment of new product costs.<span>&nbsp; </span>Areas of special emphasis include the coordination of operating budget preparation for the plant, the review of all material costs, labor costs, indirect manufacturing expenses, and other items impacting standard cost accuracy.</span></font></p><p style="margin-left: 0.25in;"><font size="3"><span style="font-family: Arial;"><span><strong>·</strong><span style="font-weight: normal; font-stretch: normal; font-style: normal; font-variant: normal;"><strong>&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;</strong> </span></span></span><span style="font-family: Arial;">Leads the monthly Operating Committee Projections and Analysis for operations, semi-annual Capital Planning process for operations and provides support for bi-annual Strategic Plan and Annual Financial Plan on all operations issues. This includes Cost of Sales at Standard, Variances, and Other Manufacturing Costs.</span></font></p><p style="margin-left: 0.25in;"><font size="3"><span style="font-family: Arial;"><span><strong>·</strong><span style="font-weight: normal; font-stretch: normal; font-style: normal; font-variant: normal;"><strong>&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;</strong>&nbsp; </span></span></span><span style="font-family: Arial;">Prepares month-end closing journal entries and assists manufacturing management in the preparation of monthly variance projections.<span>&nbsp; </span>This includes projections of production levels and total spending.</span></font></p><p style="margin-left: 0.25in;"><font size="3"><span style="font-family: Arial;"><span><strong>·</strong><span style="font-weight: normal; font-stretch: normal; font-style: normal; font-variant: normal;"><strong>&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;</strong> </span></span></span><span style="font-family: Arial;">Establish, maintain, and document practices and operating procedures to ensure the accuracy of Ann Sacks financial information.<span>&nbsp; </span>Develop additional or alternative measurements to provide meaningful analysis of operations and results.</span></font></p><p style="margin-left: 0.25in;"><font size="3"><span style="font-family: Arial;"><span><strong>·</strong><span style="font-weight: normal; font-stretch: normal; font-style: normal; font-variant: normal;"><strong>&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;</strong>&nbsp; </span></span></span><span style="font-family: Arial;">Perform financial statement analyses; make recommendations and initiate actions to improve revenue and expenses as well as overall performance through regular monthly communication.</span></font></p><p style="margin-left: 0.25in;"><font size="3"><span style="font-family: Arial;"><span><strong>·</strong><span style="font-weight: normal; font-stretch: normal; font-style: normal; font-variant: normal;"><strong>&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;</strong>&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp; </span></span></span><span style="font-family: Arial;">Partners with Purchasing/Buyers to ensure awareness and timely review of actionable E&amp;O inventory, timely resolution of GR/IR and FR/IR aging.<span>&nbsp; &nbsp;</span></span></font></p><p style="margin-left: 0.25in;"><font size="3"><span style="font-family: Arial;"><span><strong>·</strong><span style="font-weight: normal; font-stretch: normal; font-style: normal; font-variant: normal;"><strong>&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;</strong>&nbsp; </span></span></span><span style="font-family: Arial;">Member of new product team to ensure timely and profitable launches of new products.</span></font></p><p style="margin-left: 0.25in;"><font size="3"><span style="font-family: Arial;"><span><strong>·</strong><span style="font-weight: normal; font-stretch: normal; font-style: normal; font-variant: normal;"><strong>&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;</strong>&nbsp; </span></span></span><span style="font-family: Arial;">Provide accounting audit support for all warehouse and plant physical inventories.<span>&nbsp;</span></span></font></p><p style="margin-left: 0.25in;"><font size="3"><span style="font-family: Arial;"><span><strong>·</strong><span style="font-weight: normal; font-stretch: normal; font-style: normal; font-variant: normal;"><strong>&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;</strong>&nbsp;&nbsp; </span></span></span><span style="font-family: Arial;">Conduct other special studies and projects (post audits, etc.) as assigned.&nbsp; </span></font></p></font></span></p><p style="margin: 0in 0in 10pt;"><span style="font-family: Arial;"><b><u><span size="5"><font size="3">Skills/Requirements</font></span></u></b></span></p><p style="margin: 0in 0in 10pt;"><span style="font-family: Arial;" size="5"><font size="3"><p><span style="font-family: Arial;"><font size="3">An ideal candidate for the Account Analyst position will have the following:</font></span></p><ul><li><font size="3" style=""><font face="Arial">Bachelor's degree in Business Administration with an emphasis in Finance&nbsp;or Accounting.</font></font></li><li><font size="3" style=""><font face="Arial">Preferred&nbsp;5+ years of experience&nbsp;at Kohler Co. or in a Finance/Accounting role.</font></font></li><li><font size="3" style=""><font face="Arial">Independently priorities and executes tasks, drives accountability, effective written and verbal skills, proactively&nbsp;identifies opportunities tied to business initiatives, and identifies improvement both within and outside of the Accounting/Finance organization.</font></font></li><li><font size="3" style=""><font face="Arial">A strong working knowledge of Excel and the ability to learn new systems quickly is required.</font></font></li><li><font size="3" style=""><font face="Arial">SAP knowledge and experience is desired.</font></font></li></ul></font></span></p><p style="margin: 0in 0in 10pt;"><font face="Arial"><strong><em>Applicants must be authorized to work in the US without requiring sponsorship now or in the future.</em></strong></font></p><p style="margin: 0in 0in 10pt;"><span style="font-family: Arial;"><b><u><span size="5"><font size="3">Why Work at Kohler Co.?</font></span></u></b></span></p><p style="margin: 0in 0in 10pt;"><span style="font-family: Arial;" size="5"><font size="3">Kohler Co.'s mission is to contribute to a higher level of gracious living for those who are touched by our products and services. We understand that it takes investment in our associates' development to make that happen.<span>&nbsp; </span>So, we offer ongoing investment in each individual's personal development and the opportunity to collaborate with others across functions and roles at Kohler. <span>&nbsp;</span></font></span></p><p style="margin: 0in 0in 10pt;"><span style="font-family: Arial;" size="5"><font size="3">In addition to the investment in your development, Kohler offers a benefits package including a competitive salary, health, vision, dental, 401(k) with company matching, and more! </font></span></p><p style="margin: 0in 0in 10pt;"><span style="font-family: Arial;"><b><u><span size="5"><font size="3">About Us</font></span></u></b></span></p><p style="margin: 0in 0in 10pt;"><font size="3" style="font-family: Arial;">Beyond the competitive benefits and compensation, Kohler proudly offers a rich history, steeped in creativity and a commitment to our associates and communities.<span>&nbsp; </span>We invite you to learn more about our culture and company at <a href="http://www.kohlercompany.com/"><u><span color="#0000ff">www.kohlercompany.com</span></u></a>. </font></p><p style="margin: 0in 0in 10pt;"><font size="3"><span style="font-family: Arial;">It is Kohler's policy to recruit, hire, and promote qualified personnel in all job classifications without regard to race, creed, religion, age, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, marital status, national origin, disability or veteran status.<span>&nbsp; </span>If, as an individual with a disability, you need reasonable accommodation during the recruitment process, please contact <a href="mailto:kohlerjobs@kohler.com"><u><span color="#0000ff">kohlerjobs@kohler.com</span></u></a></span><span style="font-family: Arial;">.&nbsp; Kohler Co. is an equal opportunity/affirmative action employer. &nbsp;</span></font></p><p style="margin: 0in 0in 10pt;"><font size="3"><span style="font-family: Arial;">We invite you to learn more about equal employment opportunity by reviewing the Federal <a href="https://www.dol.gov/ofccp/regs/compliance/posters/pdf/eeopost.pdf"> EEO is the Law</a> and the <a href="https://www.dol.gov/ofccp/regs/compliance/posters/pdf/eeopost.pdf"> EEO is the Law Supplement </a>. </span></font></p>