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Cost Accountant I

Douglas Dynamics
Madison Heights, MI 48071
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At Douglas Dynamics, our employees and our culture are just as important to the company as serving our customers. We believe that our employees are the key to our success.

Are you looking to make a change in your career to something with great benefits, stability and multiple avenues for advancement? Why not consider Douglas Dynamics. Douglas Dynamics is North America's premier manufacturer and up fitter of work truck attachments and equipment.

We are seeking a Cost Accountant I


You will be responsible for cost accounting, inventory and overall analysis of Plant operations. This role has a heavy focus on determining product costs and margins to help Finance and Operations leadership better understand financial drivers to make the best business decisions.


  • A fulfilling career with the ability to contribute to an Industry leader
  • A comprehensive suite of benefits (or benefits package)
  • A generous 401k match
  • Profit sharing for all full-time employees
  • Remote work options available


  1. Perform month end close in accordance with SOX compliance and analyze performance variances.

  1. Prepare monthly inventory related journal entries and inventory reconciliation.

  1. Determine product cost standards for material, labor and overhead as well as bill of material review/audits.

  1. Make vs. buy analysis and approve cost savings initiatives.

  1. Review of capital expenditure requisitions and fixed asset reporting.

  1. Assist in annual budget preparation.

  1. Facilitate locations' annual Physical Inventory and participate in activities that promote and improve inventory accuracy.

  1. Participate on cross-functional teams formed to create continuous improvement efforts in lean manufacturing, new product development, accounting systems and procedures.

  1. Follow Company policies and procedures including Company safety rules; maintain safe work area and equipment.


  1. Supervise two accounting support staff to improve performance and provide development opportunities.

  1. Interact and collaborate with Finance team at other locations. Establish strong relationship with Plant Operations team to assist with miscellaneous projects and analysis.



The requirements listed below are representative of the knowledge, skill and/or ability required to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform essential functions.

  1. and Work Experience: Bachelor's degree in Accounting or Finance required, 3+ years of accounting experience in a cost and/or financial planning and analysis role. Previous manufacturing experience a plus.

Technical Skills:

  • CPA or CMA preferred
  • Strong technical knowledge of GAAP and experience with building financial models, accuracy with details, and strong analytical skills.
  • Good organizational and project management skills and the ability to work both independently and in a team environment.
  • Capacity to work in a fast-paced environment with multiple concurrent assignments.
  • Demonstrated ability to communicate effectively and promptly at all levels of the organization, providing consultation and supporting department objectives and management decisions.
  • Detailed working knowledge of financial and manufacturing cost accounting systems.
  • Self-starter to take the initiative to meet tight timelines.
  • Superior technology skills including expert proficiency in Excel; knowledge of database applications a plus.

Computer Skills: Windows environment, above average in Excel, experience with TCM Mainframe a plus.

Mathematical Skills: High level

Reasoning Ability: High level

Physical Demands: Low level

Work Environment: Office

Our focus on integrity, teamwork, and high performance creates an ideal work environment for every one of our employees. We offer competitive salaries, benefits, and opportunities for personal and professional growth. Discover our opportunities and come see all the ways you can do more at Douglas Dynamics.


As an Equal Opportunity Employer, Douglas Dynamics, LLC does not discriminate against qualified applicants in hiring based on race, color, sex, age, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability or any other characteristic protected by law.


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Posted: 2021-03-12 Expires: 2021-04-13

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