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Cost Accountant

Extruded Solutions is Hydro’s largest and most global business area. Our Business Area supplies aluminum profiles and profile-based solutions in various applications ranging from windows and furniture to cars and cruise ships. Within Extruded Solutions, we have business area staff functions based in Oslo, but we also have four core business units; Extrusion Europe, Extrusion North America, Building Systems and Precision Tubing.

Job Location: Sidney, OH


Summary: Supports Controller with general accounting, financial analysis, and payroll processing.


Job Responsibilities:

  • Assists with monthly closing cycles to properly reflect the financial position of the plant – Income Statement, Balance Sheet, Capital Project spending, and KPI (key performance indicators) metrics
  • Perform Balance Sheet account reconciliations
  • Complete payroll processing and reporting (weekly basis for hourly payroll, bi-weekly for salary)
  • Provide financial analysis support as requested by the Controller
  • Conduct cost analysis on manufactured products
  • Analyze sales margins at product and/or customer levels.
  • Maintain cost information in the SAP computer system
  • Assist with Accounts Payable invoice posting discrepancies
  • Provide assistance and input during the planning, forecasting and budgeting processes
  • Prepare reports and/or visuals for various presentations
  • Participate in physical inventories counts. Assist with analyzing results and variances.
  • Assist with annual fixed asset inventory
  • Support compliance with company ICFR (Internal Control of Financial Reporting) policies


Job Requirements:

  • Intermediate experience with Microsoft Excel and PowerPoint is required.  Previous experience working with an ERP system such as SAP EP21 is preferred.
  • The ability to type and use an adding machine is required.
  • Must be able to read and write small numbers and letters; have ability to make arithmetic calculations.
  • Must be able to communicate effectively with co-workers, supervisors, and managers in both written and verbal form.
  • Must be able to work in a manufacturing environment with indirect ties to a Corporate Office and to follow corporate directives at all times.


Education and Work Requirements:

  • Minimum of a BS Degree in Accounting or Finance. 
  • Knowledge of basic accounting principles is required.  Previous experience working in a manufacturing environment is desirable.
  • One to three years of experience in general accounting, cost accounting or financial analysis


Hydro employees can enjoy several benefits including:

  • Medical, Rx, Dental, Disability, Life Insurance, Flexible Spending Accounts
  • Retirement Savings Plans with Company Match/Contributions
  • Education Assistance
  • Bonus Plan Eligibility
  • Parental Leave

At Hydro you’re part of a bigger story. A story shaped by you.

Hydro in North America is an Equal Opportunity Employer where all phases of employment are based strictly upon the qualifications of the individual as related to the work requirements of the position. This policy is applied without regard to race, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, religion, national origin, ancestry, age, disability, veteran status, marital status or any other category protected by law.

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Posted on:  Jan 9, 2021

Sidney, OH, US, 45365

Department:  Finance - Sidney
Business Area:  Extruded Solutions(EXSO)
Legal Entity:  Hydro Extrusion USA LLC
Job Type:  Permanent

Nearest Major Market: Dayton
Nearest Secondary Market: Cincinnati

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