Cost Accountant

IKO Production

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Wilmington, DE

Job Description

As posted by the hiring company

Job Overview:

IKO Industries Ltd. is a market leader in the manufacturing of roofing and building materials. IKO is a Canadian owned and operated business with production facilities worldwide and has many years of unparalleled success in the roofing materials industry. Quality, integrity, and trustworthiness are the values that underlie this success, and we have built this company by hiring people who hold these values. People like you!

Job Description


  • Competitive salary

  • Competitive health and benefit plan

  • Competitive matched retirement savings program

  • The opportunity to join a continuously growing organization with focus on Diversity and Inclusion

  • The opportunity to work with an industry leader in manufacturing


The Cost Accountant is responsible for financial reporting and operational analysis with assigned plants within in NA. As a key member of each plant’s support team, the Plant Controller works closely with plant management to provide analytical support, assist in the development / enhancement of reporting processes, and provide recommendations to improve internal controls and profitability.

Reporting to the Controller, NA Shared Services:

  • The Cost Accountant prepares monthly and quarterly operating statements along with supporting analysis and commentary for Senior Management and shareholders.

  • Cost Accountant prepares monthly and quarterly KPI’s for plant management and Manufacturing Directors and assists in the development of new KPI’s.

  • The Cost Accountant is a key liaison for the Plant Manager in overseeing/evaluating his/her plant by usually explaining financial information to managers with a non-financial background.

Key Responsibilities / Accountabilities:

  • Prepare, analyze, and publish reporting packages with data integrity for the review of Plant Managers, Manufacturing Directors along with the VP Operations and Yorkdale to be used to analyze operations and make strategic decisions.

  • These reporting packages include both financial and operation reporting including KPI’s.

  • This reporting requires the correlation of monthly operational data (i.e. production metrics) to financial data (cost and profitability) to highlight the opportunity costs of production deficiencies.

  • Continuously reviewing identified reporting which flags a lack of timely compliance with plant processes and liaise with plant operations staff to ensure that remedial action is taken in a timely manner.

  • Play an active role in supporting the annual planning process with Plant Mgmt. ensuring that the forecasting is realistic using past performance as an indicator of future performance.

  • During the planning process, PC's are expected to be capable of performing business modeling i.e what-if scenarios.

  • After the annual Plan is finalized, Plant Controllers are responsible for reporting against same and providing explanations where there are deviations from Plan.

  • Ensure the accuracy of reported costs by continually ensuring Bill of Material (BOM) are accurate and reflect the current use or raw materials with production.


  • CPA Designation

  • 5+ years of progressive financial analytical experience

  • Strong understanding of cost and mgmt. accounting including budgeting through previous experience in a large multi-site manufacturing environment

  • Solid understanding of accounting policies including IFRS and GAAP

  • Proficient working in an advanced ERP environment (preferably JDE experience) along with advanced Excel skills

  • Demonstrated excellent interpersonal, communication and interpersonal skills

  • Detail-focused and commitment to meet challenging deadlines which sometimes require a flexible schedule with a professional commitment to maintain confidentiality

  • Demonstrated ability to work with minimal supervision and collaborate effectively with other team members to ensure consistency in reporting methodology


Benefits of Employment: IKO recognizes that its success is due to the strength of its employees. A primary goal of IKO is to promote individual employee's sense of accomplishment and contribution so that employees enjoy their association with IKO. The Company invests in its employees so that they are the most knowledgeable in the industry, and undertakes great efforts to nurture loyalty to, and teamwork at, IKO. We are pleased to offer competitive compensation, health care, a progressive and challenging workplace and a commitment to teamwork and integrity.

Diversity and Equal Opportunity Employment: IKO Industries Ltd. is an equal opportunity employer. We are committed to diversity and inclusion and are pleased to consider all qualified applicants for employment without consideration to race, religion, creed, color, national origin, age, gender, sexual orientation, marital status, veteran status or disability. IKO Industries Ltd. encourages and welcomes applications from people with disabilities. Accommodations are available on request for candidates taking part in all aspects of the selection process.