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Cost Accounting Manager- PENA KS

REQ: REQ-143535 Finance

Panasonic Energy of North America
  • De Soto, KS, United States
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If you are passionate about contributing to a sustainable future and being part of a dynamic team shaping the electric vehicle revolution, this opportunity is tailor-made for you. We are seeking dedicated individuals to join us as full-time, on-site team members at our new, state-of-the-art factory located in the thriving city of DeSoto, Kansas.

Essential Duties:

  • Coordinate and support monthly financial close, cycle counts, and inventory audits
  • Reviews vendor invoices for payments of manufacturing raw materials, including research, correspondence, and follow-up of discrepancies
  • Monthly reconciliations of vendor statements vs. raw material payables
  • Conduct reviews of accounting of variances (PPV, Inventory, Absorption, etc.) directing improvement plans to the business
  • Monthly raw material standard vs. actual reconciliation and corresponding variance explanations
  • Various general ledger account reconciliations – ensuring accurate financial postings
  • Maintains, reviews, and communicates cost center expenses in conjunction with FP&A Team, ensuring proper documentation and system entries
  • Ability to identify issues and work within the finance team and other teams to resolve the issues
  • Advanced understanding of how supply chain flow and manufacturing processes interact with the general ledger
  • Manage fixed asset acquisition, capitalization and life cycle activities
  • Build bottom up comprehensive inventory cost roll using standard cost principles.
  • Works closely and collaboratively across multi-department teams
  • Communicate effectively with fellow team members and members of other departments
  • Ability to use reasoning to solve problems that may arise
  • Utilize established resources to complete work efficiently and effectively
  • Timeliness and accuracy of work is important
  • Supports Cost Accounting efforts for maintaining JSOX Internal Controls
  • Assists with maintenance of accounting policies and procedures as they are developed.
  • Assist auditors with any inquiries and samples
  • Other various administrative support as needed

The foregoing description is not intended and should not be construed to be an exhaustive list of all responsibilities, skills and efforts or work conditions associated with the job. It is intended to be an accurate reflection of the general nature and level of the job.

Qualifications:  Requirements - Required and/or Preferred


  • Basic/Required: Bachelor’s degree in Accounting, Finance, Economics or similar discipline
  • Preferred:  Advanced degree

Essential Qualifications:

  • Minimum of 10+ years of experience in cost accounting
  • Fundamental understanding of general accounting principles and procedures (GAAP)
  • Advanced literacy with Microsoft Office, especially Excel spreadsheets and database functions for tracking, variance analysis and reporting Knowledge of SAP, Oracle or another fully integrated ERP system
  • Must have working-level knowledge of the English language, including reading, writing, and speaking English

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Experience with SAP S4
  • Strong time management skills
  • Detail oriented and highly organized, with a strong analytical and problem-solving skill set
  • Ability to respond in a timely and courteous manner to internal and external customers
  • Capable of handling confidential information in a responsible manner
  • Ability to act and operate independently with minimal daily direction from manager/controller
  • Ability to work with domestic and international teams
  • Proficiency in Microsoft Office Suite, including Access, Outlook, PowerPoint, Excel, and Word
  • Resilient, self-motived and able to work well under pressure

Preferred Certification(s):

  • CPA or MBA

Physical Demands:

Physical Activities: (Percentage of time (equaling 100%) during the normal workday the employee is required to)

  • Sit:                                                       40%
  • Walk:                                                   30%
  • Stand:                                                 20%
  • Lift:                                                      10%

Required Lifting and Carrying: (Required frequency is:  Not required (0%), Occasional (1-33%), Frequent (34-66%, Continuous (67-100%)

  • Up to 10 lbs.:                                       Occasional
  • Up to 20 lbs.:                                       Occasional
  • Up to 35 lbs.:                                       Occasional
  • Team-lift only (over 35 lbs.):               Not Required


About Us:

At the heart of this visionary project, Panasonic is committed to manufacturing cutting-edge cylindrical lithium-ion cells that will power the future of electric mobility. These cells will be meticulously crafted to meet the growing demands of the automotive industry, supporting various electric vehicle manufacturers in their quest for eco-friendly transportation solutions.

This role presents a unique chance to be at the forefront of innovation, working within a forward-thinking organization that is committed to environmental responsibility and the advancement of green technology. Be a part of our mission to power the future and make a difference in the world of electric mobility with Panasonic!

Supplemental Information:

Pre-employment drug testing is required. Due to the high volume of responses, we will only be able to respond to candidates of interest. All candidates must have valid authorization to work in the U.S. without restriction.

Panasonic is an Equal Opportunity employer, and all qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, gender identity, sex, sexual orientation, national origin, disability status, protected veteran status, and any other characteristic protected by law.  All qualified individuals are required to perform the essential functions of the job with or without reasonable accommodation.

Thank you for your interest in Panasonic Energy of North America.

REQ: REQ-143535 Finance

  • De Soto, KS, United States
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