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Plant Financial Analyst

Date: Mar 2, 2021

Location: Pulaski, VA, US

Company: James Hardie





Plant Financial Analyst

Pulaski, VA


Now’s your chance to move your career in a new direction – upward! 


Consider this.  James Hardie is the #1 brand of siding in America. Globally, we have more than 4,900 employees and generate over $2.5 billion in net sales.  We invented fiber cement, and over 8 million homes later, we continue to set the standard for premium siding and trim.  Of course, to be the best, you have to work with the best.  That’s why we invest in more than just quality products; we also invest in our people.  We take pride in our employees and it’s clear that our employees take pride in working at James Hardie, too. 


James Hardie Plant Financial Analyst are crucial members of both our Finance and Manufacturing teams. Not only do they ensure the proper accounting and controls are executed in each of our plants, they are also excellent analysts and provide insightful analysis. As a member of this team, you will know your accounting principles and the full accounting process end to end. You will partner with Operational and Finance teams to analyze processes, financial trends and develop ways to improve our manufacturing performance. Each day presents new opportunities and you will consistently search for ways to help both the Finance and Operations team improve. You enjoy being part of a team, sharing best practices with your peers and eagerly learning from others. Speed is your game and you will move fast without compromising quality and integrity of work.

James Hardie cost accountants are flexible, highly motivated and analytical with strong communication skills and a drive for continuous improvement. As a cost accountant, you will manage the core accounting functions with your manufacturing plant. You will have the opportunity to work with co-workers across the Finance organization to drive Finance initiatives. You will also be on site in the manufacturing facility where our products are produced and enjoy influencing the process and direction of the plant, sharing your ideas and creating opportunities to improve both operational and financial performance.


Position Responsibilities

  • Drive accounting processes within the plant to ensure accurate books and records and compliance to key control requirements including Sarbanes-Oxley.
  • Forecast, analyze and report the manufacturing plant performance to James Hardie leadership teams.
  • Identify, analyze, lead and implement process/cost improvements in both the Financial and Operational parts of our business with the appropriate involvement of Finance and Operational partners.
  • Demonstrate in-depth knowledge and subject matter expertise for your area of responsibility.



Minimum Qualifications

  • BS/BA in Accounting, Finance or a related field
  • Strong Microsoft Excel skills
  • Strong organizational and communications skills with demonstrated ability to convey ideas to a diverse audience (Finance and Operational Partners)



Preferred Qualifications

  • 3 or more years of accounting experience
  • Demonstrated experience with ERP systems software (SAP Preferred)
  • 3 or more years of manufacturing experience including standard costing, material, labor and overhead variance analysis
  • General accounting knowledge in both GAAP and Sarbanes-Oxley
  • Demonstrated experience in process improvements & cost savings plans


In return, we offer rapid advancement opportunities, an engaged and collaborative work environment, competitive compensation with solid bonus potential, a 401k program that matches dollar-for-dollar up to 6% and a best-in-class total benefits package.    


At James Hardie, our goal is to remain at the forefront of the building products industry in every market in which we operate.  The foundation of this strategy, and our company identity, is an unwavering commitment to safe people, safe places, and safe systems through our Zero Harm initiative.  As a member of James Hardie, you will have significant opportunity to be a key contributor to achieving that goal. 


What we are doing to combat COVID-19:
•    Daily sanitation of the entire plant
•    Personal workstation sanitation
•    Mask required and provided
•    Enforcing social distance guidelines
•    Free lunch daily for all employees
•    Hand sanitizer/washing stations throughout the plant


What’s next? 

“Come home to Hardie” and apply now! 



James Hardie is an equal opportunity employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, age, protected veteran status, among other things, or as a qualified individual with a disability. Equal Employment Opportunity is the law.

Nearest Major Market: Blacksburg
Nearest Secondary Market: Virginia

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