• Senior Cost Analyst

    Job Location US-IN-Elkhart
    Posted Date 2 months ago(2/14/2018 10:43 AM)
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  • Summary

    Patrick Industries is currently hiring an energetic and experienced Cost Accountant to join our growing team located in Elkhart, Indiana. The Cost Accountant will work within a Business Unit and have oversite of researching, planning and collecting information to determine the cost of finished goods. The Cost Accountant will be involved with working closely with the Purchasing Department, Materials and Leadership to analyze data and make recommendations on current and future goods and materials.

    Specific Responsibilities

    Other responsibilities will include:

    • Planning, Studying, and collecting data to determine costs of business activity such as raw material purchases, inventory and labor
    • Analyzing data collected and recording results
    • Analyzing changes in product design, raw materials, manufacturing methods or services provided, to determine effects on cost
    • Analyzing actual manufacturing costs and preparing periodic reports comparing standard costs to actual production costs
    • Recording cost information for use in controlling expenditures
    • Analyzing audits of costs and preparing reports
    • Making estimates of new and proposed capital expenditures and product costs
    • Providing management with reports specifying and comparing factors affecting prices and profitability of products or services.
    • Assisting Corporate in month end close of the General Ledger
    • Key contributor in physical inventories and cycle count program\
    • Proactively identify key metrics that need to be tracked and provide regular reporting to management
    • Work closely with the Business Unit Director on understanding and analyzing results and on driving initiatives for improvement
    • Work closely with Patrick Corporate Controllers on month-end close, business cases and other Patrick deliverables



    • Candidates must have a Bachelor’s Degree
    • Minimum of 5 years of professional work experience with 2 solid years of Cost Accounting Previous experience in a manufacturing Environment is highly desired
    • Must have a strong cost systems background and have excellent analytical skills
    • Experience working with engineering and manufacturing personnel on development and analysis of cost standards
    • Ability to accurately prepare dashboards, daily/weekly/monthly reports
    • Experience to include general understanding of Sarbanes-Oxley Act
    • Excellent written and verbal communication skills in terms of being clear, concise, and professional with the ability to work effectively with a wide array of plant personnel ranging from hourly employees to senior management
    • Ability to quickly adapt communications in a variety of settings to meet the unique needs of multiple audiences
    • Self-motivated with the ability to prioritize multiple projects under tight deadlines and work independently with little to no oversight
    • Strong accountability and follow-through skills
    • A high level of personal integrity (self-esteem, confidence, honesty, and respect) are necessary qualities


    As a division of Patrick Industries, we offer a great benefit package including: Health care through BCBS with company funding of the Health Savings Account option, company matching 401K, comprehensive Dental and Vision plans, paid vacations and holidays, tuition reimbursement, networking opportunities,  and gym reimbursement


    At Patrick Industries, our Customer First Culture has positioned us as a leading manufacturer and distributer to the RV and Manufactured Housing Industries. A focus on exceeding our customer’s needs every day; anticipating and providing the products and service which they want; investing time and effort to understand our customers business, products, and needs; going beyond what is expected; and doing what we say we will do, is critical at every level of our organization.


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