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Cost Accountant

Date: Dec 22, 2020

Location: Reno, NV, US

Company: James Hardie





Cost Accountant,

Reno, NV


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. 


As a member of the Accounting team, the Cost Accountant reports to the Plant Controller and is responsible for planning, analyzing, and communicating the profitability of the plant’s manufacturing operations through detailed reports of efficiencies related to the plant’s production and other key financial information for management review. The incumbent is also responsible for coordinating and conducting cycle counts and annual physical counts within the plant, guiding the cost analysis process, and building and controlling the plant’s annual budget.



  • Plan, analyze, and communicate the profitability of the plant’s manufacturing operations to produce informative, detailed reports outlining efficiencies, plant production, and key financial information for management review
  • Guide cost analysis process by implementing, refining, and reporting cost account processes that highlight operational opportunities and initiate projects that provide effective solutions
  • Coordinate and conduct cycle counts and annual physical counts within the plant
  • Build and control the annual budget for the plant



Bachelor’s Degree in a related field (Accounting or Finance Degree preferred)

3 or more years of manufacturing and cost accounting experience (manufacturing environment preferred)

3 or more years of experience in standard costing, material, labor and overhead variance analysis

Demonstrated experience with ERP systems software (SAP preferred)

Ability to challenge information and a passion to exhaustively uncover robust facts and data which improve insights and the quality of the final decision

Results-oriented to ensure delivery of appropriate products and services in accurate, complete, and timely fashion

The desire and tenacity to grow within the organization (ability to relocate to other manufacturing facilities for the most advancement opportunities)


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: Reno
Nearest Secondary Market: Tahoe

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