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Sr Cost Accountant

Company: Biom--rieux
Location: Saint Louis
Posted on: May 24, 2020

Job Description:

A strong Scientific and technological pioneering spirit drives bioM--rieux development since its creation in 1963. We design innovative in vitro diagnostic solutions for our customers that initiate new forms of scientific partnerships to be at the forefront of the most advanced technologies. Our presence in more than 150 countries with 9,400 employees worldwide secures bioM--rieux commitment to public health.

bioM--rieux products are used to diagnose infectious diseases, they provide high medical value results for cancer screening and monitoring, cardiovascular emergencies and contamination to improve patient health and ensure consumer safety. Products also include industrial microbiological controls to detect microorganisms in food, pharmaceutical and cosmetic products.

We are committed to creating an optimal work environment that fosters teamwork, emphasizes training and offers international career development opportunities.

The purpose of this job is to serve as a business partner with the reagent manufacturing organization to provide financial analysis and support, perform Instruments monthly closing activities, assist in preparing the annual budgets and long range plans and provide reporting tied in with these processes.

Our ideal candidate is someone who is analytical, eager to learn and can offer solutions to problems. Has the experience and ability to maintain an effective financial control environment which includes appropriate controls over the company's assets and strict adherence to company policies. Must be able to maintain financial data integrity in compliance with group accounting policy and international accounting standards.

Specific job responsibilities include but are not limited to:



  • Preparing accurate month end closing entries and perform other close related activities in a timely manner to ensure the Finance Department is able to publish financial statements by the due date.
  • Analyzing manufacturing variances, COGM, OPEX and production activities and help Instruments management understand any deviations from budget and identify cost reduction opportunities.
  • Preparing accurate and timely monthly operational reports for Instruments (OPSC) to summarize results and provide explanations for any deviations from budget.
  • Maintaining and update standard cost to ensure proper cost of goods sold results and accurate inventory costing / valuation.
  • Preparing and presenting the budgeted cost of goods manufactured, labor and overhead rates, headcount, capital and non-quality costs etc.
  • Provide any ad hoc reports, answer questions in regards to financial issues, and provide overall assistance as required.
  • Support and lead ad-hoc projects which could include, headcount reporting simplification, Purchase Order closure process robustness, Capital expenditure monitoring, evaluating and monitoring.
  • Continuous Improvement performance, migration of reporting to Tableau; review of allocation cycles and processes; costing run model implementation, etc.



    Qualifications and Skills:



    • Education required: Bachelor's degree in Accounting at a minimum. A Master's Degree in Accounting, or a CPA are of interest, but not required
    • Experience: Minimum of 5 years' experience required.
    • Ability to earn the trust of Instruments management by becoming part of the team.
    • Provide financial leadership to non-finance professionals and coach / educate on financial matters.
    • SAP experience in Controlling module is required.
    • Must be analytical, possesses good communication, interpersonal and organizational skills.
    • Microsoft Office Products experience required with Excel proficiency a must.

    • Must also have knowledge of general accounting concepts. Specific knowledge of cost accounting concepts to include standard or actual cost systems and manufacturing variances is a must.
    • Experience with other Financial Budget & Reporting tools such as OPERA, PRISM, COFIS, I4C a plus but not a required.
    • Some travel will be required.

      bioM--rieux is an Equal Opportunity, Affirmative Action Employer. M/F/Vet/Disability/Sexual Orientation/Gender Identity.

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