Cost Accountant/Financial Analyst

Finance/Accounting / Finances/comptabilité Jesup, Georgia


EAM Corporation, a subsidiary of Domtar, in Jesup, Georgia is currently seeking a Cost Accountant/Financial Analyst to join our team. This position will report directly to the Financial Controller and be responsible for providing support to the manufacturing facility from a financial perspective.
To accomplish this, the team member in this role will maintain and support standard costing system, report KPI data and distribute the results, lead professional accounting activities and apply Generally Accepted Accounting Principles (GAAP), as well as assist with preparation of financial statements and reports, prepare journal entries, reconcile accounts, compile and analyze accounting information and data. 

Responsibilities of the Role:

  • Maintain and support Company product costing system to include material costing, freight costing, conversion costing, packaging costing, and scrap rates. Liaison with Product Development, Purchasing, and Supply Chain in order to maintain weekly metrics scorecard to include production and shipment data. Evaluate savings proposals. (40%)
  • Develop ad-hoc reports and costing scenarios as needed, for both internal and external customers. Perform and validate standard cost updates. Prepare analysis of purchase price/ material usage variances, raw material price/volume analysis and index movement. Review transactions to ensure no zero standard costing. (20%)
  • Participate in monthly close process, to include preparation of journal entries and reconciliation/analysis of general ledger accounts. Ensure month-end close deadlines related to plant items are met and review plant results with Divisional Controller. Complete follow-up requirements to ensure timely reporting of monthly financial results. Analyze plant-related general ledger accounts on a regular basis to ensure accuracy of balances. (20%)

  • Assist with forecasting and budgeting for the site to report to local management as well as to corporate. (10%)
  • Perform Accounts Payable backup for matching and processing of invoices in a timely manner. Question any discrepancies related to purchase orders to invoice costing. Maintain log of raw materials receipts daily. (5%)
  • Assist in annual audit review and SOX compliance for internal and external auditors. Review financial transactions and apply accounting theory and principles to ensure compliance with GAAP and applicable laws, rules, policies, and procedures. Lead, participate and ensure accurate reporting of special projects, assist in generation of reports that support the monthly financial statements, and perform other accounting related duties as assigned. (5%)

You must successfully complete a selection process that includes interviews, aptitude tests (for some positions) and reference verification.

Basic Qualifications:

  • Bachelor’s Degree in Accounting, Business or related field
  • 3+ years in a manufacturing environment within a financial accounting & reporting role
  • Mastery skill level and knowledge of Microsoft Office Products 

Preferred Qualifications:

  • CPA or MBA preferred but not required.
  • Knowledge of Microsoft Business Central Systems preferred
  • Must have excellent written and verbal communication skills.

Critical Competencies for Success (Leadership, Technical, Innovation and Work Complexity):

  • Self-directed, self-motivated, proactive problem-solver, and a team player
  • Analytical skills required
  • Exceptional organizational and time management skills


Domtar is an equal opportunity employer/veteran/disabled, 41 CFR 60–1.4

Domtar is an equal opportunity employer. Qualified applicants will be considered without regard to age, race, color, sex (including gender identity or expression, sexual orientation, and pregnancy), marital status, religion, national origin, genetic information, disability, or veteran status.