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Accounting Analyst-Macon Job

DATE: Jul 27, 2022

LOCATION: Macon, Georgia, United States, 31213

Company: Armstrong World Industries

Primary location: Macon, Georgia 
Relocation offered: No 
Employment status: Full-Time 
Travel: 5% 
Non-compete: No 

The estimated base salary range for this role is $49,000 to $94,000 per year.  
Individual pay is based upon location, skills and expertise, experience and other relevant factors

 

​What does it mean to work at Armstrong? 

It means being immersed in a supportive culture that recognizes you as a key player in Armstrong's future. We are a large company with a local feel, where you will get to know and collaborate with leadership and your colleagues across the company.

 By joining us, you'll have the opportunity to make the most of your potential. Alongside a competitive remuneration package, you will receive:

A benefits package including: medical, dental, prescription drug, life insurance, 401k match, long-term disability coverage, vacation and sick time, and many more.
Personal development to grow your career with us based on your strengths and interests.
A working culture that balances individual achievement with teamwork and collaboration. We draw on each other's strengths and allow for different work styles to build engagement and satisfaction to deliver results. 

Reporting to the Plant Controller, the Accounting Analyst will be responsible for a variety of accounting and finance assignments as a finance partner with both the plant site management team and with the Corporate Finance team to meet manufacturing operations and financial objectives.  Additionally, the Accounting Analyst must adhere to our guiding principles of integrity, commitment and excellence.

 

Essential Duties and Responsibilities include the following.  Other duties may be assigned.

 

  • Month-end closing responsibilities including reporting and analyzing variances to budget and forecast for the plant management team
  • Accounting analysis and reconciliation
  • Preparing plant reports on production and key performance indicators
  • Assisting with the development of monthly forecasts based on production drivers and key performance metrics at the facility
  • Supporting the weekly estimate process through analyzing metrics & developing projections of on-going performance
  • Inventory control and reconciliation, including reviewing or auditing the adherence to monthly and annual cycle count procedures and assisting with the annual physical inventory, and leading the plant GIP team.
  • Fixed asset control and reconciliation, including assistance with fixed asset physical inventory counts every three years
  • Preparing economic cost studies for projects concerning new or existing products, manufacturing processes, equipment, or facilities
  • Responsible for the cost book for major plant projects ensuring appropriate policies associated with capital and expense are adhered to and is in compliance with U.S. GAAP.
  • Supporting a lean culture by participating in gemba walks, kaizen events, and value stream mapping sessions.
  • Assisting with the annual review and audit of internal control procedures in order to sustain SOX compliance and to manage and minimize financial risk at the facility
  • Assisting with developing the annual plant budget including creating standards, and updating the standards and period expense budgets in SAP
  • Supporting the plant in generating and quantifying cost savings opportunities, and support the plant management team with the implementation of cost reduction initiatives
  • Manufacturing operations financial analysis, including ad hoc studies for Senior Management & evaluation of requests for capital expenditures & Lean cost reduction projects

 

Supervisory Responsibilities:  None

 

Travel:  Less than 5%

 

Qualifications

To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily. The requirements listed below are representative of the knowledge, skill, and/or ability required.

 

  • Demonstrated ability to link and analyze plant operational metrics to financial performance
  • Strong analytical, problem-solving, and organizational skills
  • Capable of working independently and managing multiple priorities
  • Excellent communication skills, both written and verbal
  • Strong interpersonal and team building skills including the ability to interact comfortably and respectfully with all levels of plant and corporate personnel
  • Customer focused with strong attention to detail & capable of delivering accurate, quality results in a timely, consistent & professional manner
  • Proficient Microsoft Office skills

 

Physical and Mental Demands

 

The demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job.  Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.  While performing the duties of this job, the employee is regularly required to:  sit for prolonged periods; repetitive motion of hands/wrists/fingers; concentrate and repeat the same physical or mental activities over and over; think analytically and be exact or highly accurate; make decisions such as to identify complex problems, develop options and implement solutions; work in a team; ability to maintain regular, punctual attendance consistent with the ADAAA, FMLA and other federal, state and local standards; pay attention to and remember details; communicate effectively including active listening to understand points being made, and asking appropriate questions and not interrupting inappropriately; speak to convey information effectively; write to communicate effectively as appropriate for the needs of the audience; read to understand work related documents; move between different physical locations within and between buildings; and push, pull, carry and lift in the normal course of travel.

 

Work Environment

 

The work environment characteristics described here are representative of those an employee encounters while performing the functions of this job.  Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.  Requires working indoors in environmentally controlled conditions with standard level of noise common to an office environment including office equipment and co-workers speaking to each other and on phones.  Employees are required to wear personal protective equipment when entering the floor of manufacturing facilities based on the specific requirements of each location.

 

Education and/or Experience

  • BS / BA  in Finance or Accounting
  • 1+ year experience in an accounting/finance role
  • Experience working in a manufacturing environment
  • Experience using SAP
  • Costing Experience

                                                    

 

Why should you join Armstrong World Industries?

Armstrong World Industries (AWI) is a leader in the design and manufacture of innovative commercial and residential ceiling, wall and suspension system solutions in the Americas. With approximately $1B in revenue, AWI has about 2,800 employees and a manufacturing network of fifteen facilities in North America.

 

At home, at work, in healthcare facilities, classrooms, stores, or restaurants, we offer interior solutions that help to enhance comfort, save time, improve building efficiency and overall performance, and create beautiful spaces.

 

For more than 150 years, we have built our business on trust and integrity. It set us apart then, and it sets us apart now, along with our ability to collaborate with and innovate for the people we're here to serve - our customers, our shareholders, our communities and our employees.

 

We are committed to developing new and sustainable ceiling solutions, with design and performance possibilities that make a positive difference in spaces where we live, work, learn, heal and play. It's an exciting, rewarding business to be in, and we're committed to continue to grow and prosper for the benefit of all of our stakeholders. We hope you join us.

 

Our Sustainability Ambition

"Bringing our Purpose to Life" - lead a transformation in the design and building of spaces fit for today and tomorrow.
We are committed to:

  • Engaging a diverse, purpose-driven workforce;
  • Transforming buildings from structures that shelter into structures that serve and preserve the health and well-being of people and planet;
  • Pursuing sustainable, innovative solutions for spaces where we live, work, learn heal and play;
  • Being a catalyst for change with all of our stakeholders; and
  • Making a positive difference in the environments and communities we impact.

 

About the location (Macon GA)

Our Macon Plant, one of twelve Armstrong plants in North America, employs over 400 people working on rotating shifts, 24/7, in the manufacture and shipment of acoustical ceiling tile to Armstrong's customers.  Located approximately 85 miles south of Atlanta, the Macon facility has 33 acres under one roof, or 1.5 million square feet of floor space.  It is the largest ceiling tile factory in the world.  The operations are complex, automated, use the latest modern management technology, and manufacture a wide range of commercial and residential ceiling products.

Macon, also known as the "Cherry Blossom Capital of the World", is in the heart of Georgia and marks a historical crossroads in the south. The city carries with it a rich cultural heritage while creating a strong vision for the future. Macon offers the amenities of a small friendly city with the advantages of a growing community.

 

 

Armstrong is committed to engaging a diverse, purpose-driven workforce.  As part of our dedication to diversity, AWI is committed to Equal Employment Opportunity and all qualified applicants receive consideration for employment without regard for race, sex, color, national origin, ethnicity, gender, protected veteran status, disability, sexual orientation, gender identity, or religion. We are also committed to providing reasonable accommodations for qualified individuals with disabilities and disabled veterans in our job application procedures. If you need assistance or an accommodation due to a disability, you may contact us at by email at AWI talent acquisition and let us know the nature of your request and your contact information. Requests for accommodation will be evaluated on a case-by-case basis. Please note that only inquiries concerning a request for reasonable accommodation will be responded to from this email address.

Come and build your future with us and apply today!


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