Cost and Inventory Accounting Clerk I
Escazu,Costa Rica
hace 26 días

About the role

The technician performs transactional level tasks such as costing creation, material views creations, master data maintenance, trading flow maintenance in costing legacy system and account reconciliation.

The position also is responsible of generating reports and performing reconciliations of cost of sales, inventory and sales volume between different reporting systems and analyzing the drivers of the differences.

Month end processes include maintaining costs in a web based platform and reconcile vrs SAP data, ensuring integrity in the financial statements.

Other daily tasks includes provide customer service to different markets in LA , NA and Europe. Drive standadization across country and reinforce correct procedures to make sure all the countries comply with the global guidelines.

Key accountabilities and responsibilities

  • Processing Sysaid / MDGM tickets related to : Material creations, costing creations, cost calculations, transfer price calculations, accounting views maintenance and warehouse & inventory information.
  • Monthly SAP download of account balances needed for monthly reconciliations.
  • Trend analysis of cost of sales and inventory balances to detect swings.
  • Performs basic to complex analysis of accounts and / or transactions in any area.
  • Contact with local costing and master data organization to solve recurrent issues.
  • Contact with local markets and excise organization to solve recurrent issues.
  • Compiles and verifies data for the preparation of periodic financial and operational reports on a timely basis.
  • Capable of resolving issues, articulating clearly and concise the root / cause analysis and driving process improvements.
  • Perform monthly inventory reconciliations between MM and FI modules.
  • Domain of different modules : Financial, Controlling, COPA.
  • Perform monthly closing in SAP and structure upload in STC (internal web based platform for costing).
  • Knowledge in BLIC accounting vrs STAT.
  • Maintain trading flow structures in STC proactively. As well as clear links (reactive load of structures during close).
  • Reconcile standard costs across systems.
  • Reconcile inventory, sales volumes and cost of sales across systems and different SAP modules to ensure data integrity.
  • Troubleshoot and analyze differences in the reconciliations.
  • Understand inventory accounting flows in order to investigate variances.
  • Complete audit requests.
  • Reconcile inventory and costing Balance Sheet accounts.
  • Proceed with the annual budgeting tasks in STC.
  • Proceed with the coordination with the markets and master data team, and finally load the new transfer prices for the new fiscal year.
  • Run validations, checks and controls as needed to ensure data integrity at each point of each cycle (on going, budget, FY start, etc).
  • Assists in reviewing and updating monthly closing procedures. Interface with other Departments & Group entities to ascertain that significant transactions were properly recorded.
  • Assists in solving unusual problems / transactions, training new employees. etc.
  • Performs individual special projects and represents the Finance Area in cross-functional task teams.
  • Present and deliver information as a package to end users to move the business forward with quick and effective decision making through excellence in reporting, analysis, timing and overall content delivery.
  • Measures of success

  • Quality of explanations provided to Bermuda and global cost of the variances and differences identified at month end.
  • Number of materials with differences in std costs (expected zero).
  • Number of active materials without std cost populated in SAP.
  • Number of red flags from Bermuda.
  • Number of master data errors on materials.
  • Number of post close entries.
  • Dollar amount of differences in cost of sales and inventory reconciliations.
  • SLA compliance over tickets.
  • Overtime.
  • Audit requests delivered on time and with quality.
  • Reconciliations and reports delivered on time and with quality.
  • Sysaid completed on time / No escalations (target zero).
  • Preclose and Month end close completed on time.
  • No SOX team deficiencies driver by our team.
  • Number of post close entries.
  • Critical experiences for success

    To be successful in this role you will have / be :

  • Basic to intermediate knowledge of SAP.
  • MS Excel applications with basic Pivot tables and V-Look up experience.
  • Previous experience in inventory or cost areas desired but not mandatory
  • Basic knowledge of costing solution in SAP desired but not mandatory.
  • Basic to medium analytical skills.
  • Ability to prioritize tasks and manage time.
  • Ability to operate with discipline.
  • Ability and willingness to assume responsibility for accuracy and timeliness of work assigned.
  • Education : Accounting or Cost Accounting Technical or Studies in Accounting or Business Administration. English Level :

  • Writing : advanced Level
  • Speaking : Intermediate to advanced Level. This role does not normally have calls with costumer. Most interactions are via email.
  • Our ways of working

    Our family legacy has positively influenced our ways of working and has shaped the values to which our employees aspire.

    We’re caring, like a family, and not only internally, but also in the wider communities in which we operate. This is demonstrated by our commitment to both act responsibly and promote the choice to drink responsibly.

    We trust one another, and through that trust are able to forge strong teams and networks that empower our matrix organization structure.

    We’re passionate, reflecting our Latin heritage, and this means that we commit more than just time to our work : we commit energy, heart and soul.

    We are dedicated to being a role model in our industry, and we approach everything we do with Integrity First. Together, our values help us create what we’re most proud of : our True Heart and Winning Spirit both in our home markets and across the world.

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