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Accounting Analyst Job

DATE: Jan 12, 2021

LOCATION: Marietta, Pennsylvania, US

Company: Armstrong World Industries

Job: Finance
Primary Location: Marietta, Pennsylvania
Relocation Offered: No 
Employment Status: Full-Time
Travel: 5%


As the Accounting Analyst, you will be responsible for a variety of accounting and finance assignments, acting as a finance partner to both the plant site management team and the Corporate Finance team, with the goal of meeting manufacturing operations and financial objectives. 


What you'll be doing:

  • 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 development of monthly forecasts based on production drivers and key performance metrics
  • Supporting weekly estimate process through analyzing metrics and 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 annual physical inventory, and leading 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
  • Overseeing cost book for major plant projects, ensuring appropriate policies associated with capital and expense are adhered to and in compliance with U.S. GAAP
  • Supporting lean culture by participating in Gemba walks, kaizen events, and value stream mapping sessions
  • Assisting with annual review and audit of internal control procedures
  • Assisting with development of annual plant budget including creating standards and updating the standards and period expense budgets in SAP
  • Supporting plant in generating and quantifying cost savings opportunities
  • Assisting plant management team with implementation of cost reduction initiatives
  • Performing manufacturing operations financial analysis, including ad hoc studies for Senior Management and evaluation of requests for capital expenditures/Lean cost reduction projects


What will make you successful:

  • Bachelor's degree in Finance, Accounting, or related field
  • Experience working in a manufacturing environment
  • 1+ years experience in an accounting/finance role
  • Demonstrated ability to link and analyze plant operational metrics to financial performance
  • Strong analytical, problem-solving, and organizational skills
  • Customer focus with strong attention to detail and capability to deliver accurate, quality results in a timely, consistent and professional manner
  • Strong interpersonal and team building skills including the ability to interact comfortably and respectfully with all levels of plant and corporate personnel
  • Proficient Microsoft Office skills


Preferred qualifications:

  • Experience using SAP or another ERP system
  • Costing experience


Why Armstrong World Industries?


Armstrong World Industries, Inc. (AWI) is a leader in the design and manufacture of innovative commercial and residential ceiling, wall and suspension system solutions. At home, at work, in healthcare facilities, classrooms, stores, or restaurants, Armstrong World Industries offers interior solutions that help to enhance comfort, save time, improve building efficiency and overall performance, and create beautiful spaces. We 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.


Benefits Package

  • Standard benefit package offerings: Medical, dental, prescription drugs, life insurance
  • Long term disability coverage
  • Vacation and sick time
  • Product discount programs
  • 401k Match


About the Location (Marietta, PA)

Located 15 miles from the corporate headquarters in Lancaster, PA, Marietta has over 300 employees and is one of eleven Armstrong plants in North America. Sitting on the northeast bank of the Susquehanna River, it is ideally situated for easy access to major metropolitan cities such as Philadelphia, Baltimore, Washington DC and New York City. The area offers a vibrant arts and entertainment community with wonderful historic sites, B&Bs, museums, world class shopping, entertainment venues and restaurants.



Equal Opportunity Employer: AWI is an Equal Opportunity Employer M/F/Disabled/Veterans



Notice to Staffing Agencies, Placement Services, and Professional Recruiters


Armstrong World Industries, Inc. has an internal Staffing Department. Recruiters are hereby specifically directed NOT to contact AWI employees directly in an attempt to present candidates.


AWI will not accept unsolicited resumes from any source other than directly from a candidate. Any unsolicited resumes sent to AWI, including unsolicited resumes sent to AWI via mail, email or in any form and/or method, including to AWI's resume database will be considered AWI property.


AWI will not pay a fee to any Recruiter that does not have a signed AWI contract in place specific to the position for which the resume was submitted. Recruiting vendor agreements will only be valid if in writing and signed by AWI's Corporate Talent Acquisition Manager or his or her designee.

Nearest Major Market: Lancaster

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