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Balchem Corporation, and it’s subsidiaries, offers a competitive salary and benefits package and is an Equal Opportunity Employer.


Sr. Cost Accountant

Department: Accounting/Finance
Location: Marano Ticino

Balchem Corporation (Nasdaq:BCPC) is a publicly traded global specialty chemicals company with $500 million plus in revenue and north of $2.5 billion market cap, having witnessed steady growth over the past five years. The Company was founded in 1967 and is based in New Hampton, NY (Hudson Valley area). Balchem develops, manufactures, and markets specialty performance ingredients and products for the food, nutritional, feed, pharmaceutical, and medical sterilization industries in the United States and internationally. The Company consists of four business segments: Human Nutrition & Health; Animal Nutrition & Health; Specialty Products; and Industrial Products and employs over 1,000 people worldwide who are engaged in many diverse activities, developing the company into chosen market leadership positions.  To learn more about our dynamic, stable and growing company, visit www.balchem.com.

Balchem Italia is based in Marano Ticino (NO), Italy. It’s the indirect wholly owned subsidiary of Balchem Corporation and active into 3 business segments: Animal Nutrition & Health, Human Nutrition & Health and Industrial Products. Balchem Italia supplies quality products into Europe and throughout the world to a variety of end-use markets.

Overview:

Reporting to the Assistant Controller, the Sr Cost Accountant will perform the cost accounting function for the manufacturing sites and/or other supply chain related cost areas under specified area of responsibility. 

Responsibilities include executing, overseeing, and reviewing all cost accounting entries according to company policies and conforming to Generally Accepted Accounting Principles, reporting and ensuring controls are followed and in full compliance with SOX requirements.  Responsible for analyzing and explaining cost variances, working with plant management to understand and address costs within manufacturing, supply chain and logistics, preparing and managing standards, accounting for inventory, supporting CAPEX, and making recommendations for improvements across manufacturing areas, where relevant.  Will actively participate in and contribute to the transition to a new ERP system over the coming two years. This role interacts closely with cost accounting peers and the manufacturing site leadership teams, and will share and deploy best practices and agreed approaches. 

KEY RESPONSIBILITIES:

Inventory and Standard Costing

  • Develops and maintains Bill of Materials for manufactured products for all plants under area of responsibility as required
  • Proactively analyzes variances and communicate issues and opportunities to senior and operations management
  • Develops and maintains metrics and tracking system for major cost drivers
  • Coordinates the monthly reconciliation of all inventory general ledger accounts to the perpetual inventory reports
  • Prepares and maintains slow moving inventory analysis for all plants within area of responsibility
  • Works with appropriate production and commercial personnel, ensure adequate inventory reserves are maintained
  • Coordinates the annual physical inventory count and any other physical counts, as needed
  • Prepares and enters daily journal entries related to plant production on timely basis
  • Analyzes and reconciles general ledger account balances
  • Prepares expense account analysis as needed
  • Collects, analyzes and summarizes account information
  • Reviews cost accountants’ journal entries, variance and expense analysis, reconciliations, and inventory reserves analysis, as needed

Financial Reporting

  • Assists in the preparation of all monthly financial reports (income and departmental statements) for   management review
  • Performs month-end cost accounting close functions
  • Assists in the monthly financial statement consolidation and preparation of reporting for Supply Chain leadership
  • Reviews and analyze production variance and purchase price variance accounts on a monthly basis;  Make corrections as necessary and report results to management
  • Reviews and analyze logistics, distribution and other supply chain related costs on a monthly basis

Budgeting

·         Participates in the annual budget process

·         Works with Supply Chain personnel to determine budget raw material amounts

·         Works with management of all plants under area of responsibility to develop budget amounts

·         Accumulates and applies labor and overhead costs 

Other

·         Assists accounting with tracking of capital projects

·         Special projects as requested by management

·         Supplies internal and external audit teams with information and analysis for internal audits, annual audits and quarterly reviews as required

·         Follows all safety policies and procedures including use of safety equipment (PPE) and equipment safeguards

 

Competencies:

·         Builds solid working relationships and partner closely with peers, business, functional and finance teams

·         Strong business sense, attention to detail and a strong desire to grow professionally are keys to success in this challenging position

·         Understands implicitly how to manage and work with multiple and diverse stakeholders  

·         Articulates with excellent presentation, verbal and written communication skills

·         Collaborative team player, excellent interpersonal, and team-building skills

·         Ablility to work in a fast-paced environment; able to multi-task with proven follow-through and adherence to changing priorities and deadlines

·         Strong problem solving skills

·         Willing to “roll up their sleeves”

·         Strong work ethic with self-accountability for high-quality results

·         Organizationally savvy with ability to effectively manage in a matrixed and global complex organization

·         Ability to work independently

·         Positive attitude and perseverance in the face of challenges and/or changing circumstances

·         High-energy, proactive, self-starter capable of completing a diverse workload within tight timelines

·         Highest standards of ethical conduct and integrity

·         Absolute discretion and confidentiality regarding sensitive information

Qualifications:

·         Bachelor’s degree in accounting, finance or related discipline

·         At least 3 years’ experience in accounting, in particular cost accounting experience

·         Prior experience in financial ERP software

·         Requires strong oral and written communications skills, computer literacy and professional presentation. 

·         Strong analytical skills

·         Solid knowledge of accounting principles, practices, and financial reporting

·         Proficient in Microsoft Office Suite (Outlook, Word, Excel, and PowerPoint)

·         Flexibility to travel domestically as needed

·         Work requires willingness to work a flexible schedule when necessary


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