Post Date
07 / 20 / 2020
Requisition Number
Work Hours

Cost Manager, Accounting


Job Summary:

Do you have big ambitions? Are you passionate and committed to the environment? Are you a problem solver? Do you challenge convention? At Interface, that’s a responsibility we all share. From our research labs to our production floor, we’re always looking to design a better way. If you’re ready to make a real difference, then join us. Help us lead industry to love the world.


Position Summary: 

The Manager of Cost Accounting is responsible for setting and maintaining accurate process cost information and standard costs, reconciliation of standard costs to actual costs, maintenance of perpetual inventory system, day-to-day operations, managing the month-end close process and responsible for building and delivering an annual operating budget. This position prepares and presents financial reports and Key Performance Indicators to various functional leaders that will improve operational performance; identifies areas of opportunity and efficiency and works with functional leaders to implement as appropriate. This position is responsible for developing and training an effective cost accounting team who will proactively partner with key functional leaders to reduce production costs and improve overall profitability. The key functional leaders include Finance Leadership, Operations Leadership, Factory Planning, Supply Chain, Procurement, Distribution and Warehousing, Quality, and Environmental Health and Safety.


What you can do for Interface:

  • Lead and manage overall Operations annual budget and forecast processes.
  • Develop, with operations leadership team, the appropriate operational and financial metrics to measure and execute to achieve operational goals.
  • Lead and manage inventory costing and reserves processes and systems.
  • Work with Operations Leadership to ensure security of and physical verification of inventories and fixed assets.
  • Deploy processes and capabilities which help to minimize inventory obsolescence and reduces manufacturing scrap.
  • Analyze department budgeted and standard run rate by key spending category (Labor, Depreciation, Raw Material Consumption, Repairs and Maintenance, Operating Expenses, etc.), which includes comparison to actual, budget, forecast, prior year, and judgment of reasonableness.
  • Lead weekly and monthly financial reporting and analysis to the Operations leadership team to ensure operations is on track to meet or exceed its goals.
  • Manage special projects and reporting functions.
  • Evaluate ROI (investment and cost benefits) associated with Value Engineering (VE) and continuous improvement initiatives.
  • Update / maintain process documentation and transaction support to satisfy external and internal auditors.


Educational Requirements: 

  • Bachelor’s degree in Accounting or Business Administration with primary focus in Accounting or Finance.



Skills and Experience:

  • 8-10 years of experience in cost accounting, manufacturing, and operations
  • Minimum of 5 years in a supervisory or management financial role within a manufacturing environment
  • Cost accounting, financial modeling and analytics expertise
  • Significant experience with ERP systems (including implementations) is strongly preferred
  • Leadership experience with senior management interaction
  • Excellent analytical skills with a strong focus on accuracy and attention to detail
  • Strong grasp of GAAP accounting and general accounting concepts
  • Demonstrated ability to foster and develop strong finance teams that partner with functional teams to drive growth
  • Ability to assess risks and opportunities within complex business situations
  • Demonstrated history of success and advancement
  • Demonstrated ability to recommend and make decisions quickly under any situation 
  • Demonstrated ability to streamline and automate complex processes
  • Proficient use of financial systems and Advanced proficiency with Microsoft Office (e.g. Excel, Word, PowerPoint - spreadsheet creation/editing – pivot tables, data analysis / manipulation and formula creation, etc. Power Point – presentation creation, editing)
  • Excellent communication skills and high confidence in stating professional opinions
  • Excellent interpersonal, written and verbal communications


Essential Duties:

  • Manages the operational finance and controllership within the supply chain functional areas by driving operational excellence and strategic approach.
  • Develops and refines KPIs to measure financial performance.
  • Collaborates with regional and center led teams to coordinate timely and accurate closing, planning, budgeting & forecasting cycle – drives strong adherence to budget/forecasts using key performance indicators as the basis or objective measurement and accountability.
  • Analyzes monthly results and / or trending data to support the monthly/quarterly estimate, including risk and opportunity assessments.
  • Manages the product and material costing analyses (including annual standard cost build) and reporting. Supports the enhancement of tools and data accuracy for project and materials costs analyses and reporting.
  • Prepares, analyzes, distributes and presents financial reports and executive summaries; consults with operations leaders to review financial operations/activities, review/resolve problems, receive advice/direction, and provide recommendations; analyze financial data and make recommendations to assist Operations Leaders in making financial decisions, including recommendations regarding product cost analysis and project spending.
  • Implements and drives simplification initiatives and continuous improvement projects in the operations finance environment. 
  • Supports VP Finance and Director of Financial Planning & Analysis in the overall Financial Management of the Americas business.
  • Partners with the SVP of Operations to support execution and analyses of the long-range strategy for our operations and supply chain functions.
  • Works with cross functional leadership and teams on a day-to-day basis to understand cost drivers and implement cost controls, provide departmental spend reporting and analyses to managers, provide routine and ad-hoc analyses of project/materials cost and engineering results, while demonstrating strong operational connectivity.
  • Train and develop Cost Accounting team in current systems and methodologies
  • Analyze complex manufacturing processes in coordination with functional leaders to improve decision making.

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