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Cost Accountant

New Paris, IN, USA | Patrick Industries

  • Industry:
    Manufacturing (Light Industry / Consumer-Oriented)
  • Position Type:
  • Functions:
    Accounting / Control
  • Experience:
    5-7 years
Job Description:
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Patrick Industries is currently hiring an energetic and experienced Cost Accountant to join our growing team! The Cost Accountant will work within the Fiberglass Group and support and oversee the research, planning, and collecting information to determine the cost of finished goods and to evaluate the manufacturing process. The Cost Accountant will work closely with Purchasing, Operations, Management, and Corporate Finance across multiple locations and business units to analyze data and make recommendations.

Patrick Industries is a leading manufacturer and distributor of components products and building materials serving different industries throughout the United States including RV, Manufactured Housing, Industrial and Marine segments. With locations in 23 states and 11,000 Team Members, Patrick is a Company with a strong network of meaningful relationships with our brands and customers.

This role will require some local travel of up to 25% and can be based out of one of our Business Units located in Warsaw, New Paris, Bremen, Ligonier, or Elkhart, Indiana.

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 Group Vice President and Business Unit Directors 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 or relevant experience

  • 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

  • Ability to travel locally up to 25%

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