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Manager - Operations Cost Accounting

Brooklyn Park, Minnesota


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Manager - Operations Cost Accounting

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Job ID R0013019 Date posted 10/16/2019 Location Brooklyn Park, Minnesota

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Job Description


  • Serve as a business partner to the Brooklyn Park manufacturing facility by providing accurate, relevant and timely financial and control data reflecting plant operations and financial position.
  • Lead Site cost accounting function, including but not limited to: product costing structure support, standard cost calculation, plant variation from standard, SAP and other system/master data management and other tasks.
  • Actively support Brooklyn Park financial reporting responsibilities, including Month-end close, financial reporting, budgeting, forecasting, finance and business analysis, and other financial reporting.
  • Actively support accounting management of Brooklyn Park capital spend activities, including monthly financial reporting, documentation and support, budgeting and forecasting.


  • Lead the annual plant standard calculation, product costing support, SAP system costing support and Site variation reporting. 
  • Coordinate accounting activity with TBOS, TPUSA and Shared Service Center, ensuring monthly activity consistent across multi-entities.
  • Serve as Finance functional lead in supporting SAP/system mgmt. for Brooklyn Park, and actively support implementation of other finance related systems, including but not limited to Fit4Plan and Fit4Analysis. 
  • Manage Site account reconciliation of balance sheet activity, including inventory, fixed assets, MRO, liability and inter-company accounts.
  • Manage Site assets (Inventory, Fixed Assets, MRO, etc.) and partner with functional owners to ensure safeguarding and identify opportunities for business efficiency.
  • Partner with Controller to execute month-end accounting close for Brooklyn Park. 
  • Partner with Controller in leading site preparation of annual and mid-year plant budgets/forecasts and provides requisite variance analysis against actuals monthly in a timely and accurate basis. To include, but not limited to, annual OPEX and CAPEX spend.
  • Active support of Site development, management and compliance to Site internal controls, accounting procedures and business/financial audit activity.
  • Partner with plant business functions to evaluate performance trends, working to identify opportunities for financial and business process efficiencies.
  • Support Division and Corporate financial requests as needed.
  • Complete mandatory training within required timeframe.




  • Bachelor's Degree in Finance or Accounting. CPA/CMA preferred.
  • Minimum 8-10 years of progressive accounting experience in manufacturing environment (preferably biologics or medical device), with an emphasis on cost accounting, variance analysis and financial reporting.
  • Experience with accounting for capital projects required (preferably including Site construction)
  • Strong systems and reporting background; active in utilizing and improving systems to improve business process and financial reporting. 
  • Experience with SAP ERP strongly desirable, along with strong MS Excel/Power Point skills.
  • 3-5 years of supervision experience preferred.
  • Attention to detail – ability to thoroughly analyse data and identify trends and key data points to improve our business.
  • Strong analytical skills, decision making capabilities and knowledge of GAAP and IFRS accounting principles.
  • Strong sense of collaboration and service orientation to contribute to business needs and develop trust with management and peers.
  • Strong interpersonal skills and an effective cross-functional communicator possessing ability to manage up and manage down.
  • Ability to contribute ideas to address business issues.
  • Ability to multi-task and work independently.


CPA/CMA Preferred


  • In general,  the position requires mostly sedentary work with occasionally walking throughout the facility. 
  • Constantly operates office equipment such as computer, phone, calculator, etc.


Occasional travel for off-site meetings (<10%)


Brooklyn Park, MN

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