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DATE ADDED: Mon 01/10/2018

Import Cost Accountant

Minneapolis, USA


Job Description

Koch Industries, a premier provider and merchandiser of chain, rope and accessories in North America, is looking to add a Import Cost Accountant to our growing Minneapolis, MN office.

The ideal candidate for this position will have a Bachelor of Accounting or Business degree and excellent financial analysis skills with at least three years of experience in cost accounting and preferably price analysis. Experience in manufacturing and experience with Microsoft NAV and Lanham AFP is highly preferred. This individual will be an active and innovative member of a team where you can make a large impact and we are looking for a dynamic individual to join our team!

In this position, the Import Cost Accountant is responsible for collecting, analyzing, and evaluating data from internal and external sources on products, costs, and product markets to assist in providing pricing recommendations, quotes, and margin analysis to senior management.

What will you be doing here?

  • Develop and maintain standard pricing models and perform cost and financial analysis of data.

  • Extract data from various systems; manipulate and incorporate it into a usable format.

  • Compile an analysis to support management in setting pricing strategy

  • Work with Sales, Marketing, Purchasing, R&D, and Senior Management on the development of quotes for line reviews

  • Review customer pricing for new and existing accounts and maintain pricing lists and a pricing structure for contracts and job quotes.

  • Review vendor costs, raw material fluctuations, exchange rates and freight costs to accurately define landed costs for vendor reviews.

  • Contribute to effective implementation of promotion pricing programs and corresponding new business practices.

  • Regularly interact with senior management and perform tasks in the preparation of proposals.

  • Prepare specialized ad-hoc reports/analyses, as requested.

  • Contribute to the preparation and distribution of launch materials and maintain online databases to ensure access to current information for field sales associates.

What do you need to do this job?

  • Bachelor’s Degree in Finance or Accounting.

  • Minimum 3 years cost accountant experience.

  • Experience in pricing and analysis in manufacturing is preferred.

  • Expert proficiency with MS Office applications, particularly Excel.

  • Experience with MRP/ERP systems, Microsoft NAV experience highly preferred

  • Excellent financial analysis skills.

  • Strong attention to detail and accuracy with the ability to prioritize and adhere to deadlines.

  • Ability to take ownership and accountability for work.

  • Ability to interface and communicate effectively across all levels of the organization

Why work here?

  • Competitive salary based on experience

  • Annual profit sharing bonus

  • Medical, Dental, Vision, Life Insurance

  • Short and Long-Term disability

  • Holiday pay and Paid Time Off

  • 401K with immediate company match


Company Description
Koch Companies is a multi-faceted group of companies specializing in Manufacturing, Trucking and Supply Chain Management:

Koch Industries is a premier provider and merchandiser of chain, rope and accessories in North America.

Koch Trucking has 40 years of experience as one of the upper mid-west's leaders in the transportation industry.

Koch Logistics is a leading third-party logistics (3PL) company providing smarter supply chain connections through its transportation, shipping and distribution services.

With a focus on innovation, service and people, we are looking for qualified, motivated and high energy individuals to provide excellent customer service to both drivers and customers as part of the Koch Companies Family. Koch delivers you the best!

Role: Import Cost Accountant
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Location: Minneapolis,

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