Manufacturing Accountant
Job Details
PlayCore Southern Fulfillment Center - Fort Payne, AL
Full Time
Bachelor's Degree


This position is a key member of the of the Southern Fulfillment Center (SFC) Finance team and will report to the Director of Accounting. This position will serve as the point person with manufacturing management to identify and analyze operational issues as well as providing manufacturing accounting and support.



Essential Duties and Responsibilities

  1. Perform monthly closing activities relating to inventories, cost of sales and departmental expenses
  2. Ensure accuracy of cost and financial data
  3. Profit margin analysis
  4. Labor and spending variance analysis
  5. Purchase Price variance analysis
  6. Balance sheet account reconciliations
  7. Inventory reconciliations and roll forward
  8. Product cost analysis
  9. Assist in financial forecasts and budgets
  10. Weekly and monthly management reporting
  11. Inventory/Warranty reserve analysis
  12. Intercompany transactions and analysis
  13. Develop and track key metrics for operations


Competencies (check all that apply)

        Analytical Decision-Making


        Learning & Development

        Planning & Organizing

        Professionalism & Integrity

        Financial Management

        Risk-Taking/Creative Thinking

        Teamwork & Relationship-Building

        Results Orientation

        EEO Accountability

        Managing Others


Education and/or Experience

  • Minimum BS Degree in Accounting
  • Minimum three to five years accounting in a manufacturing environment
  • Experience in integrated ERP Systems (Microsoft Dynamics preferred)
  • Excellent Excel skills to perform detail spreadsheet analysis
  • Excellent Communication Skills (both written and verbal)



Minimum, if any, travel required



Must be able to work normal business hours, with some overtime.


Language Skills

Ability to read and interpret documents such as safety rules, operating and maintenance instructions, and procedure manuals. 


Reasoning Ability

Must have the ability to define problems, collect data, establish facts, and draw valid conclusions.  Must have the ability to define and model financial scenarios for presentation to financial management.


Computer Skills

To perform this job successfully, an individual should be proficient in Excel, Word, and PowerPoint software.


Other Skills

To perform this job successfully, an individual should have a strong attention to detail, strong interpersonal skills, and be well organized and self-motivated


Physical Demands

The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

While performing the duties of this job, the employee will frequently walk and sit; use hands and fingers, handle or feel; reach with hands and arms and talk or listen.

The employee will occasionally lift and/or move up to 25 pounds.

Specific vision abilities required by this job include close vision and ability to adjust focus.


Work Environment

The work environment characteristics described here are representative of those an employee encounters while performing the essential functions of this job.

The noise level in the work environment is usually quiet, except in the manufacturing environment where PPE may be required.


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