Manufacturing Accounting Manager

at Monolith

Monolith, located in Lincoln, NE, is excited to announce its search for a Manufacturing Accounting Manager.

Monolith is a carbon black manufacturing company which uses a proprietary process to convert natural gas to carbon black in an environmentally advantaged manner. We’re builders. Innovators. Pragmatists. We believe that technology holds the solutions to climate change and that cleaner technology is better technology.

At Monolith we apply scientific principles, engineering practices and a lot of hard work to solve real problems that have a global impact. We use sophisticated analysis methods, advanced manufacturing techniques, and often even our hands to build first of its kind technologies. We do not compromise on safety, quality or performance. If you want to solve tough problems, build real things, and have a big impact then you should join us.

Your Role:

The Manufacturing Accounting Manager will oversee all manufacturing cost accounting related activities for all Monolith facilities including month end close, FIFO costing for supplies and finished goods inventory, labor & overhead absorption, inventory management, and freight and duty tracking and monitoring. This role collaborates with other members of the Accounting and Finance teams, as well as senior management and other departments including Operations, Procurement, Engineering, Supply Chain, and Quality Assurance.

You Will:

  • ​Lead and facilitate the forecasting of revenue, inventory and manufacturing costs and plant operations expenses for each manufacturing facility 
  • Assist with IT systems growth, upgrades, and processes to achieve consistent manufacturing accounting across locations  
  • Establish processes for providing accounting schedules routinely and as requested for internal and external reporting requirements 
  • Document controls, processes and procedures related to manufacturing accounting and ensure SOX compliance 
  • Assist with and ensure successful quarterly and year end audits 
  • Drive analysis for operational improvements to optimize of manufacturing costs for improvement of business profitability 
  • Establish inventory control procedures across manufacturing facilities to ensure accurate inventory for operations and annual PCAOB audit 
  • Partner with Operations Engineering, Core Tech Engineering and FP&A Finance teams for analysis of manufacturing cost optimization initiatives 
  • Ensure process integrity and consistency amongst manufacturing facilities for forecasting, costing, inventory integrity, and transaction recording 
  • Maintain phenomenal relationships with business partners and accounting peers to address information reporting needs 
  • Oversee month end close process at each manufacturing facility related to manufacturing costs, operations expense, and accurate inventory records 
  • Facilitate capital asset budgeting process across facilities in conjunction with operations and engineering teams to optimize capital expenditures for operational excellence and return on investment  
  • Partner with manufacturing, purchasing and supply chain for identification and analysis of cost reduction opportunities 
  • Lead efforts on variance analysis related to usage and pricing to achieve manufacturing budget goals 
  • Work with maintenance and supply chain teams to optimize inventories for best use of working capital 
  • Perform other duties as needed 

You Are:

  • Able to collaborate and build positive relationships with other teams within Finance as well as cross-functionally outside Finance to effectively make recommendations, implement process improvements, etc 
  • Action-oriented and solution-driven with the ability to thrive in a fast pace environment 
  • Analytically solid with the desire and competency to come up with out-of-the-box ideas to resolve complex manufacturing accounting challenges 
  • Able to adapt to change in a dynamic and evolving environment with grit, passion and perseverance 

Committed to our values 

  • Safety matters most 
  • Think like a team 
  • Solve the impossible, embrace reality 
  • People make the difference 
  • Decisions drive results 
  • Generosity of spirit 
  • Enjoy the ride 

Candidate must also demonstrate a high level of Safety awareness and conviction. Adherence and commitment to Monolith’s SHE philosophy and procedures is a must

You Have:

  • ​Bachelor's degree in accounting or related area (or equivalent) 
  • CPA or MBA preferred, but not required 
  • Minimum 7-9 years’ experience in Accounting preferably in a large, multi-plant manufacturing environment with evidence of exceptional ability  
  • Certification as Management Accountant preferred 
  • Experience and comfort working with Enterprise Resource Planning (ERP) systems for process cost accounting 
  • An equivalent combination of education and experience to successfully perform the job duties and responsibilities

Travel and Expectations:

Minimal travel is required.

The majority of the tasks involved with this position are performed in an open office environment




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