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Corporate Cost Accountant

Date: Nov 13, 2020

LOCATION: South Deerfield, MA, US

Company: Pelican Products, Inc.


Responsible for developing and sustaining system tools and processes to consistently monitor, analyze, and illustrate opportunities to reduce waste, increase gross margin, and ensure accurate valuation of inventory.         


What You'll Do:

- Collaborate with Engineering, Purchasing, and Operations to maintain the accuracy and reliability of BOMs and Routings in SAP
- Investigates, analyzes and illustrates costs and variances; Manufacturing, Raw Materials, Freight, Make, Buy, Inventory, Labor utilization, and Service areas to fully understand and target opportunities across the facility.
- Accountability of daily, weekly and monthly operational reports focusing on Key Performance Indicators.
- Drive root cause analysis and innovative problem-solving which impact our costs across the organization.
- Prepares journal entries, account reconciliations, and analysis for all inventory related activities including material consumption, labor and overhead.
- Performs settlement process to cost inventory production
- Assists in the development of direct labor and overhead rates used for annual standard cost rolls.
- Analyzes aged, obsolete, and excess inventory to establish reserves in accordance with corporate policy.
- Maintains fixed assets ledgers and monitors status of capital projects to ensure proper accounting treatment.
- Investigates and analyzes balance sheet transactions for accuracy utilizing financial understanding to trace to source data and validate transactions.
- Investigates, analyzes, and classifies transactions from various company entities for reporting in compliance with GAAP. 
- Coordinates with IT department for system issues, maintenance, and development such as production, purchasing, accounts payable, accounts receivable, receiving, shipping, and other.
- Follows company policies and practices as outlined in the Employee Handbook and/or applicable employment agreement. Follows safety guidelines and procedures in accordance to the job.
- Performs additional duties as assigned.

What You'll Need: 

- 4-year degree in accounting/finance required.
- Knowledge of SAP required
- 3-5 years’ experience in cost accounting required.
- Must be able to interact effectively and cooperatively with employees at all levels.
- Must be able to operate in a fast-paced environment and handle multiple projects simultaneously.



- Experience in Operational Excellence environment is preferred (LEAN, 6SIGMA, etc…)
- Actively supports and complies with Pelican’s objectives, guidelines and commitment to Quality and Safety, with an emphasis on continual improvement.
- Must have the ability to complete assignments within the timeframe specified by the Manager.
- Must be flexible regarding working hours. Must be able to work evenings and weekends, with or without advanced notice.
- Must be able to travel, nationally and internationally, as necessary.


- Ability to move freely across the facility while performing the duties of this job, the employee will be frequently required to execute standard physical activities within the facility areas (i.e. stand, walk, sit, use hands/fingers).
- While performing the duties of this job, the employee will be frequently required to execute non-standard physical activities within the facility areas (i.e. climb or balance, stoop, kneel, crouch).
- Ability to lift and/or move up to 10 pounds and occasionally lift and/or move up to 10 pounds.
- This position requires repetitive hand/wrist activities.

Why Pelican? Here's a glimpse of some Pelican Perks...

•    Generous paid time off plans  
•    401k plan – with a competitive match 
•    Tuition Assistance Program 
•    Established reputable brand offering premium products – you’ll be proud to represent Pelican!
•    Beautiful New England location
•    Employee discount program on Pelican Products 
•    Great Benefits – several options including Pet insurance for our animal lovers. 
•    Wellness Discount Program 
•    Lucrative employee referral program – get paid to work with your trusted network. 
•    And more… 



Pelican Products, Inc. is an Equal Employment Opportunity/Affirmative Action employer. 

All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex including sexual orientation and gender identity, national origin, disability, protected Veteran Status, or any other characteristic protected by applicable federal, state, or local law.

Nearest Major Market: Springfield MA

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