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Job ID R-440288 Date posted 08/06/2022 BACK TO SEARCH RESULTS Apply

Cost Accounting Manager

Job Description Summary

Job Description

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BD is one of the largest global medical technology companies in the world and is advancing the world of health by improving medical discovery, diagnostics and the delivery of care. We have over 70,000 employees and a presence in virtually every country around the world to address some of the most demanding global health issues.

Our vision for Finance at BD

BD Finance is a world-class team that is recognized as a valued partner to all areas of the business. It is our task to provide exceptional financial management, enabled by the most efficient processes and the most robust financial systems

About the role

The Cost Accounting Manager provides Financial/Accounting support for the BD IDS business. This includes providing financial support and oversight to the Heidelberg, Germany & Drachten, Netherlands facilities, playing a key role in establishing and achieving financial objectives and formulating and executing Operations strategies.

This role is responsible for maintaining accounting and reporting procedures resulting in accurate product costs and manufacturing performance reporting and ensures product inventories and manufacturing assets are adequately safeguarded and financial reporting. The postholder will occasionally interact with Global Marketing, Research and Development, and other General & Administrative functions. 

The Cost Accounting Manager drives change, as needed, to ensure compliance to GAAP/SOX, reviewing and delivering recommendations for continuous improvement, and clearly communicating relevant fiscal information to executive management.

Main responsibilities

1. Oversees all planning, reporting, and analysis of budget, forecast, and spending variances.

  • Developing standard costs

  • Maintaining fixed assets

  • Ensuring reserves are calculated appropriately

  • Ensuring manufacturing performance is accurately reported

2. Partners with the Manufacturing Directors and Plant ESC to optimize finance related operational decisions, ensure appropriate financial/accounting rigor, introduce process discipline as needed, and safeguard company assets.

3. Drives continuous financial improvement through Labor Analysis, Gross Profit analysis, Inventory analysis, New Product and Discontinuance Analysis, and Spending analysis.

4. Ensures that financial reports and records are prepared in compliance with US GAAP and BD financial policies.

5. Ensures that financial controls are maintained and that the requirements of the Sarbanes/Oxley Act are met.

6. Assists both internal and external auditors with their periodic review of the BD Diagnostic Systems financial records. Is further responsible for the implementation of agreed upon recommendations, related to areas of responsibility, resulting from the audit findings.

7.  Performs other related duties and assignments as required

About you

  • Possess a track record demonstrating the management of increasing levels of responsibility, successful business partnering at a senior level, and leading cross-functional teams.

  • Proven ability to improve controls and influence decisions through accounting knowledge and data driven financial analysis.

  • Cost Accounting, General Accounting, and Finance knowledge are all required.

  • Advanced Excel skills are necessary.

  • ERP experience is necessary; specifically, SAP experience is preferred.

  • Audit experience is a preferred.

Education and Experience

  • Requires proven experience in relevant professional Accounting and/or Finance roles; inclusive of product costing, manufacturing variances and inventory control experience.

  •  Requires a Bachelor's degree in Accounting (or equivalent).  A CPA, MBA, or CMA is preferred.

  • Proficient in speaking English, fluent in German is a plus.

Employment at BD is contingent upon the Company’s receipt of sufficient proof that you are or will be fully vaccinated against COVID-19.  Consistent with BD’s Workplace Accommodations Policy, requests for accommodation will be considered pursuant to applicable law. 

Why join us?

A career at BD means being part of a team that values your opinions and contributions and that empowers you to bring your authentic self to work. Here our associates can fulfill their life’s purpose through the work that they do every day.

You will learn and work alongside inspirational leaders and colleagues who are equally passionate and committed to fostering an inclusive, growth-centered, and rewarding culture. Our Total Rewards program — which includes competitive pay, benefits, continuous learning, recognition, career growth, and life balance components — is designed to support the varying needs of our diverse and global associates.

Becton, Dickinson and Company is an Equal Opportunity Employer. We do not unlawfully discriminate on the basis of race, color, religion, age, sex, creed, national origin, ancestry, citizenship status, marital or domestic or civil union status, familial status, affectional or sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, genetics, disability, or any other protected status.

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Primary Work Location

NLD Drachten - Marconilaan

Additional Locations

DEU Heidelberg - Tullastrasse

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