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Plant Accountant

Job Title:  Plant Accountant
Department:  Accounting
Location: Telford, Tennessee

Manages activities related to the accounting function in the manufacturing facility.

Essential Functions of the Job:
The essential functions of this job require the person, with or without reasonable accomodations, to perform the following:

  • Interprets and disseminates cost accounting information to Management.
  • Analyzes inventory records and variance reports.
  • Analyzes actual manufacturing costs and prepares periodic reports comparing standard to actual costs.
  • Provides Management with cost and comparative reports to indicate needs for changes in pricing or production.
  • Works on special projects as required.
  • Assist in monthly and annual closings with cost related adjusting journal entries.
  • Review, investigate and correct errors and inconsistencies in the manufacturing facility. This includes inventory as well as the manufacturing bill of materials.
  • Maintain fixed asset reports for the manufacturing facility. This includes tagging new fixed assets and monitoring for disposals.
  • Assist in the preparation of the annual property tax returns.
  • Assist in the preparation of the monthly sales and use tax returns.
  • Conduct studies and submit recommendations for improving the organization’s operations.
  • Make recommendations to Management regarding cost savings or profit generation opportunities.
  • Use the following software programs while performing the job: Mac-Pac, Sequel, Microsoft Excel and Word.
  • Maintain the quality of the Accounting Department to service the ebm‑papst organization.
  • Travel as required.
  • Perform all other duties as assigned.

Recommended Education and/or Experience:

  • Bachelor’s Degree in Accounting or a related field with a minimum five years related work experience.

All Employees are Expected To:

  • Follow the Employee Handbook policies and procedures and uphold organizational values.
  • Contribute to building a positive work environment.
  • Report for work consistently and on time.
  • Report to supervision conditions or practices that are unsafe to ebm‑papst and its employees.


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