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COST ACCOUNTANT

LaMotte Co.

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Newark, DE
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Job Description

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Job Overview:

 
There has never been a more exciting time to join our team! LaMotte Company is looking for a Cost Accountant who is hands-on, works well in a team environment, along with being an excellent team player with a positive attitude. 
 
We are looking for candidates who can grow, think, dream, and execute with us. Our culture is results oriented and we recognize that our people are our greatest asset. We invest to equip our teams with technology, healthy living options, team incentives, flex work schedules and ongoing education and training opportunities. We value collaboration and personal initiative, and we are committed to ensuring employee satisfaction and success. If you are looking for a great career opportunity, come join our team. Our growing company is looking for high energy employees to join our NEW facility in Newark, DE! 

Our Newark site is slated to be operational in September, we are hiring employees now and will provide daily mileage reimbursement of $48.75 for each day they are onsite training in Chestertown, MD. This is the perfect opportunity to work in a start-up-like environment but have the backing of a well-established, high-growth company with great benefits included!

Primary Responsibility: 

  • Responsible for determining actual costs of manufacturing, setting production standards, scrutinizing facility expenses and analyzing company profitability.

Knowledge, Skills, Experience Required:  

  • Minimum of a Bachelor’s degree in Accounting or Finance
  • Ability to apply knowledge of Generally Accepted Accounting Principles & Cost Accounting Standards
  • Ability to adapt to new and different computer programs and software to enable efficient data gathering and analysis
  • Ability to research, compile, analyze and interpret data
  • Must possess good written, verbal communication, collaborative and organizational skills
  • Proficiency in Excel and Microsoft Office products
  • Ability to analyze and reconcile complex accounts and reserves
  • Must be detail-oriented

Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Prepares, analyzes and reports weekly, monthly, and quarterly gross margin analysis for the product segments.*
  • Assists in month-end closing; prepares journal entries as necessary.*
  • Maintains internal control documentation and tests internal controls.*
  • Prepares detailed account analysis and reconciliation schedules for sales, cost of sales, inventory, and liability accounts.*
  • Reviews and analyzes inventory and margin reports, conducts research and performs analytical studies regarding cost analyses and profitability.*
  • Supports and assists internal department reporting requirements such as audit schedules, tax schedules and others.*
  • Ensures timely submission, accuracy/validity of inventory and gross margin schedules to management.*Develops cost standards for materials, labor and overhead.*
  • Designs and implements cost accounting systems.*
  • Analyzes production costs and recommend changes.*
  • Assists in the annual physical inventory.*
  • Works on special projects as required.*

Miscellaneous:

  1. Participates in lean activities, including but not limited to:
    • Lean training and lean events such as kaizen or a 5-day event.
    • 5-S program in the various departments assigned.   
    • DMAICs.  Continuously looks for ways to improve both departments’ and own individual efficiencies and time management, as well as ways to improve any aspect of the Company’s operations, and develops and implements DMAICs accordingly.
  2. Notifies Manager of any accounting issues, safety, personnel problems, etc. and cooperates in resolving such issues as well.   For example, requests assistance when systems prevent the efficient performance of duties or when a system fails.   
  3. Provides Manager with feedback to determine where additional training would benefit, and obtains additional training as necessary.
  4. Complies with all Company policies (i.e. personnel, safety, etc.).
  5. Performs other duties as assigned.  (Such duties may or may not be essential functions of the job.)

* denotes essential job functions.

Physical Requirements:

  • Works indoors in temperature-controlled environment.   
  • No significant exertion is required.   
  • Primarily sits at a desk and works on a computer; however, walks to and from printer and fax machine, other work areas, restroom, etc. as needed. 

 Benefits:

  • Insurances:  health, dental, vision, life, short-term disability, long-term disability, critical illness and accident
  • 401(k):  Company provides 4% discretionary contributions each pay period and matches 25% up to the first 6% of employees’ contributions each pay period
  • Flexible Spending Account
  • Employee Assistance Program
  • Vacation Time
  • Sick Time
  • Holiday Pay
  • Tuition Assistance
  • Travel Assistance
  • Corporate discounts to YMCA membership and AquaFit membership


LaMotte Company, a 100+ year-old global industry leader in developing and manufacturing premier water testing solutions, employs 250+ employees at its existing manufacturing site in Chestertown, MD and is opening a new manufacturing site due to expansive business growth. The new facility, located in Newark, DE will operate 24/7 and will employ 50+ employees within the first year and 100+ soon thereafter.  We have an amazing culture and have been ranked as the Best Place to Work in Kent County, MD for the 3rd year in a row now!!!
 
LaMotte is committed to a policy of Equal Employment Opportunity and will not discriminate against an applicant or employee on the basis of race, color, religion, creed, national origin or ancestry, sex, age, disability, military status, genetic information, sexual orientation, or any other legally recognized protected basis under federal, state, or local laws.
 
To apply, please apply on our career site, https://lamotte.com/about-us/employment-opportunities/ or email.