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Midwest Industrial Rubber Inc | Saint Louis, Missouri
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Job Description

Midwest Industrial Rubber, Inc.

MIR is the premier independent, specialty fabricator and distributor of light weight conveyor belting and accessories in North America. MIR was founded in January 1980 in response to the needs of manufacturing facilities to have in-plant expertise, as well as access to products and services that minimize downtime and increase productivity. Our focus is on providing value-added products and services through our 16 full service sales and fabrication facilities located across the U.S. Our corporate headquarters is in St. Louis, Missouri.

Over the years, we have expanded across America as more and more of our customers requested service near their facilities. We have customers in food processing, paper converting & print, package handling, plastics & metals, distribution & warehouse, and other general industries. We continue to expand our customer base by adding innovative, continuous improvement initiatives, and overall value-added services that remain unparalleled to our market competitors.

Job Description

Job Title: Cost Accountant

Reports To: Controller

Summary: We are looking for a Cost Accountant to join our team! You'll be responsible for performing the following duties which may include any of the following. Other duties may be assigned.

Cost Accounting Responsibilities

* Planning, Studying, and collecting data to determine costs of business activity such as raw material purchases, inventory, labor and overhead
* Defining various product and operational costs; Analyzing actual manufacturing costs and preparing periodic reports comparing standard costs to actual production costs
* Making estimates of new and proposed product standard costs; maintaining cost accounting system
* Providing management with reports specifying and comparing factors affecting prices and profitability of products or services
* Reconciling raw materials, work-in-progress and finished-goods inventories; preparing all inventory-related journal entries at month end; Monitoring unit cost variance
* Preparing cost of goods sold and production reports

General Accounting Responsibilities

* Prepare various financial reports
* Assisting in Month end and Annual close of the General Ledger
* Work with the Controller to investigate, correct, and follow up on any inaccuracies identified
* Provide support to Controller as requested; Assist with accounting projects

Education and Experience

Bachelor's Degree in Accounting or Finance required and minimum of 2 years of Cost Accounting in a Manufacturing Environment preferred.

Must have a strong Cost systems background and have excellent analytical skills and sound understanding of accounting principles. Must have strong Excel skills and the ability to use Outlook and Word. Experience with Enterprise Resource Planning (ERP) systems preferred.

Language and Mathematical Skills

Ability to read and comprehend simple instructions, short correspondence, and memos. Ability to write simple correspondence and to communicate effectively with customers, vendors and co-workers.

MIR's Benefits

Our unwavering commitment to our employees has always been at the heart of our business, and we believe it is the key to our success. A skilled, educated and enthusiastic workforce is the best asset any company can have, and we value our employees' potential for growth. To help our employees reach their goals, MIR offers tuition assistance and in-house training. And we promote from within, offering our employees opportunities for both internal advancement and relocation.

While we've grown significantly over the years, MIR is also proud to still have a small business atmosphere that values warmth and personal attention. You'll never be just an employee number at MIR each of our employees holds a valued place in our organization.

Our benefits include medical, dental, vision, life insurance, short-term and long-term disability, flexible spending account, 401k, and tuition reimbursement.

To highlight a few:

Medical Insurance: MIR offers full time employees medical, dental, and vision insurance.

Long Term Disability: MIR pays 100% of the cost for each employee's long-term disability coverage.

401(k): For 2018, the discretionary target for MIR is a 3% contribution. Full time employees are not required to match or contribute to receive the MIR contribution.

Tuition Reimbursement: MIR reimburses up to 90% of tuition, after 1 year of employment, for Undergraduate AND Graduate education