Cost Accountant

  • Job Reference: 425088994-2
  • Date Posted: 17 November 2021
  • Recruiter: Tenneco Automotive
  • Location: Athens, Alabama
  • Salary: On Application
  • Sector: Accounting
  • Job Type: Permanent

Job Description

Tracking Code: 186425 Job Location: Athens, AL Country: United States

Job Description

Tenneco is one of the world's largest pure-play powertrain companies serving OE markets worldwide with engineered solutions addressing fuel economy, power output, and criteria pollution requirements for gasoline, diesel and electrified powertrains.

We are looking for a Cost Accountant. The Cost Accountant will work directly with the controller to establish standard costs on all manufactured and purchased parts.

Our recruiting team is ready to act immediately. You'll first hear from someone in Talent Acquisition to schedule a phone screen, and then the next step will be a personal interview with our Hiring Manager. We pride ourselves on moving through the process quickly, and you can be sure of transparency and prompt communication.


* Review new parts for bill of materials, routings and overhead rates monthly. Coordinate with Operations and Support Functions on accuracy of bills
* Lead annual standard cost setting process
* Assist in the preparation of the operating budget and forecasts on a monthly and annual basis.
* Interact and communicate regularly with operations, human resources, engineering, logistics, as well as corporate in order to enhance or improve current processes.
* Lead the plant wide quoting process
* Assess inventory control measures and develops measures to improve inventory accuracy in conjunction with Logistics and Operations.
* Lead annual wall to wall physical count
* Maintains inter-departmental relationships at a caliber to promote confidence, integrity, and cooperation.
* Analyze and prepare journal entries at month end, quarter end, and year end close with respect to inventory
* Support for the timely completion of financial statements and subsequent reporting to Tenneco management.
* Assist in the enforcement and tracking of month end close deadlines.
* Ensure proper shop order, sample order, scrap reporting and analysis.
* Maintain that company policies and programs are effectively made known; cooperates and assists in the development of effective financial metrics and communications.
* Assist with maintaining departmental efficiency regarding timeliness and quality of reports and procedural requirements.
* Develop and analyze material and labor variances to suggest improvements within the current process.
* Create ad hoc reports, analysis and special projects as required by management.

Required Experience

EDUCATION: Bachelor's degree in Accounting


* Five years of accounting/finance experience with increasing responsibility

* Demonstrated knowledge of accounting databases
* Demonstrated understanding of accounting mechanics
* Demonstrated cost accounting experience
* Intermediate Level proficiency with Microsoft Excel


* CPA or CMA
* Demonstrated experience with large ERP systems, ideally Plex
* Familiar with SOX and internal controls
* Demonstrated advanced analytical, communication, and organizational skills
* Demonstrated ability to prioritize multiple conflicting requests appropriately
* Demonstrated ability to work under pressure in a fast-paced environment
* Experience within the automotive industry