JBT Corporation

Cost Accountant

Job Locations US-WI-Stratford
Posted Date 3 months ago(11/17/2017 2:27 PM)
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A&B Process Systems, a business unit of JBT Corporation, is an industry leader in the design, fabrication, automation and installation of stainless steel process systems used in a variety of industries. At A&B Process Systems, our quality stainless steel process vessels, stainless steel process modules, skidded systems and process automation systems are all developed at one location in Stratford, Wisconsin. Our advanced 175,000 square-foot manufacturing facility is distributed over five physical plants. As a member of the JBT team, you will find that you are joining a world class organization with an entrepreneurial work environment and innovative spirit.


We have an immediate opportunity for a Cost Accountant.



Position Summary

Responsible for the ongoing analysis of project performance, margin analysis, and tracing costs back to underlying activities. Must also construct and monitor those cost-effective data accumulation systems needed to provide an appropriate level of costing information to management.  Maintains/updates costs used in estimating.



  • Update standard costs in the bill of materials.
  • Review actual costs for inaccuracies.
  • Validate the cost of goods sold as part of the month-end close.
  • Accumulate and apply overhead costs as required by generally accepted accounting principles.
  • Work with the various departments to locate and dispose of obsolete inventory.
  • Perform reviews of completed jobs, analyzing estimated vs. actual results.
  • Report on margins by product and division.
  • Report on periodic variances and their causes, focusing in particular on spending variances.
  • Prepare monthly and quarterly accounting reports for submission to management.
  • Conduct inventory reserve analysis on a quarterly basis and generate reports for management.
  • Review rates of labor and overhead and recommend changes to improve numbers.
  • Process the General Ledger account reconciliations and audit work papers as assigned.
  • Provide monthly variance analysis.
  • Prepare various enterprise-wide analysis and projections as required.
  • Help Purchasing and Central Receiving with analysis to streamline processes and ensure integrity of financial information.
  • Perform review of revenue change orders as performed by Estimating to ensure correct material pricing.
  • Assist with all audits as needed.
  • Communicate problems to Supervisor in a proactive way.
  • Performs duties as assigned by the supervisor.


Education & Experience:

A Bachelors degree in Accounting or Finance with a thorough knowledge of accounting principles is required. A thorough understanding and ability to use all Microsoft software applications (specifically Microsoft Excel and Access); coupled with experience with accounting software is required.  Must display strong analytical skills, interpersonal & written communications and organizational skills. 


This is a service-orientated position. The successful candidate must genuinely enjoy working with people, have a pleasant disposition and be willing to advance the goals of the organization by demonstrating competence in relevant subject areas.



It is the policy of JBT Corporation to provide equal opportunity for qualified persons and not to discriminate against any applicant for employment because of race, color, religion, national origin, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, age, disability, veteran status, citizenship, or any other characteristic protected by federal, state or local law at the JBT Corporation location to which this application is submitted. In addition, as a Federal Government contractor, JBT Corporation is an affirmative action employer. If you require accommodation during the application process, please contact the local Human Resources department. EOE-Females/Minorities/Protected Veterans/Individuals with Disabilities

If you have a disability or impairment that prevents you from completing the online application, please seek the assistance of your local employment services agency. JBT maintains active relationships with local employment services agencies, and they have pledged their support in assisting any applicant needing help in applying. To find information on agencies throughout the United States, please go to www.careeronestop.org

You may also call Megan Meagrow at 844-286-4524 if your disability or impairment prevents you from applying online. NOTE: Do not use this number unless you need assistance because of a disability or impairment. The personnel attending this phone line will not be able to give you a status update regarding your application and will not be the individuals making a decision regarding your employment.


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