Cost Accountant

Accounting / Finance Shannon, Mississippi


Position at Hunter Douglas Window Coverings




Position Description




Position Title:Cost Accountant


Position Reports To:Controller


Division:Hunter Douglas Metals & Distribution Center


Location:Tupelo, Mississippi


Objective of Position:The Cost Accountant will provide support to the facility operations related to costing of products and goods produced or received at the location. This shall include maintaining accurate and timely costing within SAP for existing and new product setups, as well as focus on inventory accuracy.


General Description of

Position:The Cost Accountant position will include responsibilities in the daily, monthly, and year-end financial processes. This position will be responsible for all aspects of bill of materials, inventory analysis and valuation, as well as associated reporting.


Essential Responsibilities

General responsibilities and duties include, but are not limited to, the following:

  • Review and analyze bill of materials (BOM’s) for accuracy and validity, conduct research and make recommendations  on required changes
  • Analyze standard costing /budget / actual and generate analysis reports related to variances and cost by various parameters
  • Assist controller with the development of annual budgets and forecasts
  • Assist with special and ad hoc projects
  • Assist in month end closing, prepare journal entries as necessary, and results reporting
  • Develop and maintain standard cost for all part numbers
  • Develops and maintains ongoing audits of standard costs, work centers and routings
  • Follow all company policies and procedures
  • Train and develop as management support for Controller
  • Maintain and develop internal documentation and procedures
  • Perform other duties as assigned








  •  Solid analytical skills
  • Good business acumen
  • Solid understanding of cost accounting principles and ERP Cost systems
  • Basic knowledge of GAAP principles
  • Develop and maintain standard cost for all part numbers
  • Develops and maintains ongoing audits of standard costs, work centers and routings
  • Willing to learn different aspects of Accounting
  • Detail oriented and strong work ethic
  • Strong technical skills regarding inventory management, reconciliation and cost analysis
  • Excellent, verbal and written business communication and organizational skills




Training, Experience and Other Desired Qualities


  • Minimum Bachelor’s degree in Accounting /Finance from a four-year college or university
  • Minimum of two (2) years  general/cost accounting related experience preferably in manufacturing environment
  • SAP Experience a preferred
  • Strong proficiency in Microsoft Office Suite: Excel, Word, PowerPoint




Physical Requirements:


From “Dictionary of Occupational Titles,” U.S. Department of Labor, 4th Edition, 1991


Constantly:Activity or condition exists 2/3 or more of the time.

Frequently:Activity or condition exists 1/3 to 2/3 of the time.

Occasionally:Activity or condition exists up to 1/3 of the time.






Body Movements:


1.Frequently walking to and from various locations within facility and onsite.


2.Frequently walking up / down stairs to office areas.


3.Frequently using hands for computer work, writing and product handling.


4.Frequently sitting while accessing computer, engaging in telephone conversations and participating meetings.


5.Occasionally perform 5S tasks such as vacuuming, dusting and disposal of trash.




Constantly uses sight in performance of daily job duties.




  Constantly uses hearing in performance of daily job duties.



Work Environment:


1.Office environment and Manufacturing area(s), on and off-site.


2.Personal protective equipment is required in specific Manufacturing.


3.Noise may be generated from Production Equipment.


















The job description is not designed to cover or contain a comprehensive listing of activities, duties or responsibilities that are required of the employee. Other duties, responsibilities and activities may change or be assigned at any time with or without notice.