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Senior Cost Accountant

Date: Feb 2, 2019

Location: Baton Rouge, LA, US, 70805

Company: W. R. Grace & Co.

Requisition ID: 3141 

Built on talent, technology, and trust, Grace is a leading global supplier of catalysts and engineered materials. The company’s two industry-leading business segments—Catalysts Technologies and Materials Technologies—provide innovative products, technologies, and services that enhance the products and processes of our customers around the world. Grace employs approximately 3,900 people in over 30 countries.

Job Description

We’re looking for a Sr. Cost Accountant to join our Baton Rouge, LA manufacturing site. At Grace we hire people that have ideas, expertise and a desire to want to help drive change, while also focusing on Safety. As a Sr. Cost Accountant, you’ll be engaged with plant leadership to provide guidance on manufacturing spend and production variances. You’ll also partner with other sites within Grace to ensure compliance with company policies and internal controls. Responsibilities include:


  • Prepare and analyze monthly closings and cost reviews for manufacturing variances, forecasting, productivity, and explanations.  Work with sites on action plans for improving cost performance.
  • Assist in preparation of annual budgets including all overhead and direct manufacturing cost centers
  • Interact with all departments in regards to daily activities and requirements of the Accounting department.
  • Assist in the oversight of and ensure compliance with all regulatory agency laws and company policies in regard to tax filings, audits, Sarbanes/Oxley, and safe-guarding of company assets and resources.
  • Assist in providing guidance and reconciliation of productivity projects.
  • Attend all safety meetings, complete all required training courses and perform all job functions in a safe manner adhering to the facility safety policy.

Required Skills

  • Familiarity with key operations finance metrics, including manufacturing variance, fixed cost, OMC
  • Ability to participate in cross-functional teams, as needed
  • Detail-oriented and demonstrated ability to consistently meet tight deadlines and manage multiple projects simultaneously
  • Excellent PC skills, including SAP, Excel and Word
  • Strong oral and written communication skills
  • Highly motivated and results driven orientation

Required Experience

  • BA/BS in Accounting or Finance
  • 5 years of manufacturing/cost accounting experience, or finance experience in a manufacturing-related business
  • 3 years experience with major ERP system such as SAP

Preferred Qualifications

  • Advanced degree and/or CPA/CMA designation desired

Grace is not accepting unsolicited assistance from search firms for this employment opportunity. Please, no phone calls or emails. All resumes submitted by search firms to any employee at Grace via email, the Internet or in any form and/or method without a valid written search agreement in place for this position will be deemed the sole property of Grace. No fee will be paid in the event the candidate is hired by Grace as a result of the referral or through other means.

Nearest Major Market: Baton Rouge