Inventory Accounting Manager

Job Location

Everett, Washington

Type of Job

Direct Hire

Contract Duration

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About the job

Job Description:
The Inventory Accounting Manager oversees the general workflow and productivity of the inventory process, working closely with procurement, operations, and warehouse teams. The ideal candidate will have expertise in identifying and implementing inventory process improvements and efficiencies. The Inventory Accounting Manager is responsible for measuring, analyzing, and reporting of inventory activities including reconciliations, variance reporting, data collection, and processes for inventory security and integrity.
Your Superpowers in Action

Maintain the integrity of inventory records, establish procedures and analyze complex transaction histories to reconcile discrepancies
Provide detailed root cause analysis for variances and maintain inventory KPI’s and metrics
Work closely with procurement, operations, and warehouse teams on matters relating to purchase order creation, receiving and resolving discrepancies, issues, and errors
Prepare monthly account journal entries and reconciliations for finished goods, in-transit inventory, freight, and duty accounts
Conduct monthly general ledger account analysis to spot trend variances or identify potential misstatements
Manager the Senior Inventory Accountant and review their monthly journals and recons
Manage the A/P Inventory team and post weekly invoices and payment batches as entered by the team
Monitors accounts payable “received-not invoiced” report for vouching processes to ensure timely posting of inventory invoices
Maintain the integrity of tooling and mold inventory and conduct ROI analysis
Maintain inventory aging’s and reconcile prepaid inventory
Implement procedural and policy changes to improve departmental efficiency
Create process documents for various duties as assigned
Perform any general or ad-hoc inventory related activities upon request of the Controller or Assistant Controller
Work with external auditors on a quarterly and yearly basis regarding all aspects of Inventory and related costs

Must-Have Superhero Gadgetry

Associate degree in accounting, finance, business administration, or related is required; Bachelor’s degree preferred
7+ years Inventory Accounting experience
Experience in a fast-paced, high-volume environment with demonstrated ability to anticipate next steps, take initiative, exercise discretion, and apply sound judgment 
Ability to build and maintain effective working relationships with all levels of management and staff
Excellent quantitative and qualitative problem-solving skills. Able to discern alternatives and make objective recommendations
Proficient organizational and time management skills to independently prioritize multiple tasks and bring projects to completion in a fast-paced environment
Strong project management ability. Able to act as the primary owner of individual projects, analysis, and process while working cross-functionally outside the immediate workgroup
Excellent written and verbal communication skills
Proficiency in MS Office Suite (Excel in particular) 
Microsoft NAV and/or Oracle ERP experience preferred

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