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Cost Accountant

Date: Aug 5, 2022

Location: Charlotte, NC, US

Company: Gerdau

This position is open for domestic candidates only.

Do you like developing fresh ideas and strategies to solve complex and unique issues? Do you enjoy working with a dynamic team? Do you take pride in the accuracy of your work? Join us as we build the future and the Gerdau We Are Creating.


The starting salary ranges from $71k to $89k depending upon experience and an annual target bonus of $12,700 and a smaller pro-rated bonus in December 2022. Benefits start on your first day!

We Have:

  • A strong global presence with mills that transform millions of metric tons of raw material to produce steel beams, flat-rolled steel, merchant bar, rebar, spikes, and wire used by the automotive industry, appliance, construction, machinery, and equipment industries.
  • A culture that welcomes diversity, encourages innovation and creates products that serve humanity.
  • An environment that values teamwork, safety, and sustainability.
  • A commitment to continuous improvement and the belief that we can create a better future for our employees and our global community by investing in people, processes, and technology.


We Offer:

  • Comprehensive Medical, Prescription, Dental, Vision Plans – Eligible upon 1st day of hire
  • Health & Dependent Care (Flexible Spending Account)
  • 100% Matching 401K up to 6%
  • Life/Accidental Life Insurance
  • Bonuses
  • Health Advocate Services
  • Employee Assistance Program
  • Tuition Reimbursement Program
  • Career Path System and Training
  • An empowering and open culture with the opportunity to grow and create


Your Qualifications:

  • Bachelor’s degree in Accounting or related field
  • 3-5 years of previous experience in accounting practices, inventory control and/or cost analysis. 


Your Purpose:

You will be responsible for the accounting functions for the steel manufacturing plant which includes payables, inventories, cost variances analysis and other financial records as may be assigned.


Your Work:

  • Maintain accurate and timely accounting transactions, records and reports in close coordination and cooperation with Controller.
  • Supervise accounts payable. Review for accuracy and timeliness and assist in resolving exceptions.
  • Maintain fixed asset records in coordination with Corporate Tax Department. Track and account for capital projects, assure accurate reporting and classification, prepare comparison to capital budget, analyze cost overruns, etc.
  • Maintain inventory records of scrap, supplies, alloys, fluxes, billets and finished goods to assure accurate recording of production, production costs, shipments and cost of sales. Responsible for monitoring and recording cycle count adjustments in accounting records and reconciling detail inventory records with general ledger. Supports corporate inventory policy by coordinating, participating, and/or performing inventories throughout the Mill as needed. Coordinates physical inventories with corporate accounting and outside auditors.
  • Maintain operating statistics – production rates, yields, costs/ton, usage, man-hours, etc. and analysis of trends.
  • Assist Controller in preparing division’s annual business plan and budgets, provide monthly reporting of actual to plan to division management.
  • Review payroll reporting and cost accounting to include overtime analysis; provide feedback to management on timely basis.
  • Assist Controller in office management – equipment purchases and maintenance, office supplies, vendor relationships, etc.
  • Responsible for several phases of monthly closing process.
  • Performs closing process in absence of Controller.
  • Cost reporting/cost analysis – assists Controller in preparing monthly reporting to division management on production and process costs. Works with division management team (General Manager, Superintendents, etc.) in cost analysis, what-if analysis, etc. to analyze and reduce production costs.
  • Under Corporate and Controller’s guidance, review/audit division data recording and tracking systems and processes to assure procedures are in place and followed; information is captured accurately and timely.


Nearest Major Market: Charlotte