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Manager, Plant Accounting

Our Company
Akorn, Inc. is a niche pharmaceutical company that develops, manufactures and markets generic and branded prescription pharmaceuticals as well as animal and consumer health products. We specialize in difficult-to-manufacture sterile and non-sterile dosage forms including: ophthalmics, injectables, oral liquids, otics, topicals, inhalants, and nasal sprays. Akorn markets its products to retail pharmacies, ophthalmologists, optometrists, physicians, veterinarians, hospitals, clinics, wholesalers, distributors, group purchasing organizations, and government agencies.

Summary

The Manager, Plant Accounting is an Accounting/Finance professional highly experienced in cost accounting in a fast growing manufacturing environment. Capable of successfully working in areas including but not limited to inventory costing, inventory control, manufacturing COGS, variance analysis/reporting, quick period-end closes, and financial & SOX audit support.

Essential Functions
Provide cost estimates for new products and ensure standard cost is set prior to first production run.
Reconcile perpetual inventory to general ledger on a monthly basis.
Serve as a financial resource to the operations and management team.
Be proactive in compiling and analyzing financial information for the business units.
Analyze weekly manufacturing variances
Publish weekly Plant Variance Forecast with commentary
Assist with month-end closing
Assist in development and implementation of new procedures to enhance, simplify, and shorten the month-end closing cycle
Assist with cycle counting, physical inventory, and other special projects.
Education and Experience
Bachelors Degree in Accounting
7-10 years of plant accounting experience, with manufacturing cost accounting emphasis
Strong knowledge of ERP systems in a manufacturing environment, JD Edwards experience preferred
Strong working knowledge of MS Excel required
CPA or CMA a plus
Job Prerequisites

Ability to meet attendance standards. All full-time employees are required to work a 40-hr week. At times it may be necessary to work additional hours in order to get the required tasks accomplished to meet deadlines.
Have general math skills; adding, subtracting, multiplication, division and percentage calculation. Ability to calculate figures and amounts such as discounts, interest, commissions, and proportions.
Able to use personal computer and standard office equipment such as fax and copy machines, calculator, and printers. Aptitude to learn computer programs as needed.
Strong verbal and written communication skills. Resourceful and well organized.
Must have knowledge of Microsoft Word and Excel.

Physical Demands, Mental Requirements and Work Environment

While performing the duties of this job, the employee is regularly required to sit, stand, walk, talk and hear. The employee is required to use hands to finger, handle, or feel. Specific vision abilities required by this job include close vision for written work and PC use. The employee is required to work in a cubicle. The noise level is usually fairly quiet.

Mental Requirements include:
Ability to hear accurately the spoken word with moderate office noise or plant noise
Ability to apply deductive reasoning and understand complicated issues
Ability to receive instructions and follow work rules and company policies
Ability to follow safety and security practices
Ability to meet deadlines and effectively deal with office stress
Ability to accurately communicate ideas, facts and technical information
Maintain confidentiality of certain information


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