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MPI Plant Accountant

Company: Alabama Dynamics Company
Location: Calera
Posted on: August 7, 2022

Job Description:


What We Live By------

The McWane Way is a core philosophy outlined by the founder J.R. McWane in 1920. Today It encompasses Teamwork, Excellence, Leadership, Environment, Communication, Accountability, Safety and Trust. All team members at every level are expected to know and work by these principles, values, and behaviors. Most importantly, every team member is expected to be able to answer this question, "What does this mean for me?" This is the all-important question because behavior is the best evidence of a living principle. Join the McWane team on the journey to The McWane Way.

Who We Are------

McWane Inc. has a newly created division, McWane Plant and Industrial (MPI). This new division, based in Birmingham, AL, combines all Plant and Industrial Products in a single customer-focused package. We offer comprehensive solutions through an experienced team of professionals specifically focused on these two special markets. Our Mission is to be the Plant and Industrial supplier who is "easiest to do business with". We will make it easier to engineer, specify, and order components for plants. We will provide greater support for smoother delivery, cost-effective installation, and start-up. Most importantly, we will build strong relationships with design engineers, contractors, plant operations teams and project owners to assure we are their first-choice supplier for both new construction and future upgrades.

At MPI, you will be part of a fast-paced, collaborative, start up where you can see, firsthand, how your work translates into positive results.


Plant Accountant


Alabama Dynamics (Division of MPI)

Calera, AL

Directly reports to

GM - Alabama Dynamics

MPI Director of Finance & Integration (functional reporting)

Position Summary

The Plant Accountant is an integral part of both the local plant and the corporate accounting team. The Plant Accountant will support the daily operations of the site along with the site's monthly financial reporting, analysis, planning and forecasting. Additionally, the Plant Accountant will support plant decision making by providing local KPI's, monitoring plant expenses, analyze capital rationalization and be responsible for product costing and reviewing sales margins. This position will have the opportunity to interact with various teams at both the local plant and at the division office to present analysis and develop strategies for better performance.

Position Responsibilities

Monthly preparation of site monthly closing of plant inventory ledgers and for responding to questions on spend, product cost variances and period expenses

Maintain local KPIs and support operations including cost analysis, inventory control, product unit cost, variance analytics

Along with the Cost Accounting Manager, responsible to maintain standard costing at the site

Responsible for managing site fixed assets and prepare ROI analysis for future asset purchases

Reconcile monthly inventory accounts

Compile data and prepare a variety of reports upon request.

Function in accordance with established standards, procedures, and applicable laws

Temporary Responsibilities

Process and review Accounts Payable and Accounts Receivable

Prepare remote bank deposits

Process and review Payroll in payroll software


Basic Qualifications

Must possess a Bachelor's degree in Accounting or Finance or related field from accredited college or university

Minimum three (3) years accounting or business-related experience

Proven knowledge of financial statements, journal entries, and GAAP

Advanced knowledge of Microsoft Office Suite, specifically Excel

Excellent verbal and written communication skills required

Documented history developing and maintaining positive working relationships in a multi-stakeholder culture

Ability to deliver results while working in a team focused environment

Excellent communication skills; verbal and written

Preferred Qualifications

Minimum five (5) years accounting or business-related experience in manufacturing.

Experience in manufacturing variance analysis and standard costed inventory

Report writing using Microsoft Power BI

Please note this job description is not designed to cover or contain a comprehensive listing of activities, duties, or responsibilities that are required of the employee for this job. Duties, responsibilities, and activities may change at any time with or without notice.

McWane is a Federal VEVRAA contractor and an Equal Opportunity Employer committed to providing equal employment opportunity in all employment practices. McWane will not discriminate against any applicant for employment because of their race, color, religion, sex, national origin, age, sexual orientation, disability, veteran or service member status, marital status, citizenship status (In IL - sex, including same sex, ancestry, order of protection status, physical or mental disability, military status, pregnancy, unfavorable discharge status, genetic information), (In IA - gender identity), (In CA - gender identity or expression, and genetic information) or any other category protected by federal, state or local law.


The above job description is meant to describe the general nature and level of work being performed; it is not intended to be construed as an exhaustive list of all responsibilities, duties and skills required for the position. Employees will be required to follow any other job-related instructions and to perform other job-related duties requested by their supervisor in compliance with Federal and State Laws. Requirements are representative of minimum levels of knowledge, skills and/or abilities. To perform this job successfully, the employee must possess the abilities or aptitudes to perform each duty proficiently. McWane Plant & Industrial. is an EEO/AA employer M/F/D/V. It is the Company's policy to provide equal opportunity for all qualified persons and to prohibit discrimination on the basis of race, color, sex, national origin, religion, age, disability, marital status, sexual orientation, gender identity, citizenship status, or any other legally protected status. We maintain a drug-free workplace and reserve the right to perform substance abuse testing as needed.


Keywords: Alabama Dynamics Company, Birmingham , MPI Plant Accountant, Accounting, Auditing , Calera, Alabama

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