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Date Posted: Apr 12, 2019

Location: Midlothian, TX, US

Company: Gerdau

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About Us


Gerdau is the leading company in the production of long steel in the Americas and one of the major suppliers of specialty long steel in the world. With more than 45,000 employees, Gerdau has an installed capacity of more than 25 million metric tons of steel and it is the largest recycler in Latin America, and around the world, it transforms millions of metric tons of scrap into steel every year. 


Gerdau Long Steel North America is a leader in mini-mill steel production and steel recycling in North America, with an annual manufacturing capacity of approximately 10 million metric tons of mill finished steel products.  Through a vertically integrated network of mini-mills, scrap recycling facilities and downstream operations, the company serves customers throughout the U.S. and Canada, offering a diverse and balanced product mix of merchant steel, rebar, structural shapes, fabricated steel, flat rolled steel and wire rod.


Gerdau Special Steel North America is an engineered bar producer headquartered in Jackson, Michigan with world-class steel manufacturing mills in Jackson, Michigan, Monroe Michigan, and Fort Smith, Arkansas, and metal processing facilities in Huntington, Indiana, Pleasant Prairie, Wisconsin, Lansing, Michigan, Canton, Ohio, and North Vernon, Indiana.


With engineered steel bar producing capabilities in North America, Europe, Brazil, and soon to be India, the Gerdau Special Steel group is the largest supplier of SBQ engineered steel bars to the global automotive and heavy truck industries.



Job Description


This position is primarily responsible for maintaining accurate accounting transactions, records and reports necessary to substantiate the financial performance of the mill. The incumbent also assists the Controller in performing monthly analysis of cost records to assist in identification of problem areas. The Mill Accountant reports to the Controller.


The incumbent should possess a broad background in accounting and cost analysis as may be demonstrated by one with a BA degree in accounting and with three to five years of previous qualifying experience in jobs involving accounting practices, inventory control, and cost analysis. The incumbent should be on a career path to become a Mill Controller in 3 to 5 years and be willing to relocate if a suitable opportunity arises. A CMA or CPA certification is desirable.


The Mill Accountant is responsible for the accounting function in the steel mill to include inventories and inventory control, payroll records, invoices for payment and production records. This also includes SOX compliance activities and Self Assessments.


There are several challenges for the position including maintaining accurate records (production, purchasing, material), providing cost benefit analysis for operating management decisions and analyzing cost records to recommend changes to improve profitability.


The position is responsible for the effective and accurate collection, compilation and issue of performance reports for plant operations involving production data such as production rates, man hours per ton and dollars per ton. Show trends and analyze for cost control applications. Assist the controller in preparation of quarterly and annual reports and annual operating budgets.



Duties & Responsibilities


Maintain accurate and timely accounting transactions, records and reports in close coordination and cooperation with Controller. Review accounts payable for proper approvals and account codes. Maintain fixed asset records coordinating 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. 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.


The incumbent must perform the above mentioned duties and responsibilities in accordance with all Federal, State, and Local environmental regulations. Employees must also report any situation which may have a detrimental impact to human health or the environment to their immediate supervisor.





Bachelor's Degree



Salary & Benefits


  • Medical and Prescription
  • Dental
  • Vision
  • Health & Dependent Care (Flexible Spending Account)
  • 401K
  • Basic Life/Accidental Life Insurance
  • Health Advocate Services
  • Employee Assistance Program
  • Tuition Reimbursement Program



Application Process


Gerdau believes in equal employment opportunity related to all employees and applicants for employment.  It is the policy of Gerdau that there will be no discrimination against any employee or applicant for employment on the basis of race, religion, color, national origin, citizenship, marital status, sex, age, sexual orientation, genetic information, gender identity, veteran status, disability, or other legally protected status.  All external applicants must be legally eligible to immediately work in the country of hire without current or future sponsorship


If you are vision-impaired or have some other disability under the Americans with Disabilities Act or a similar law, and you wish to discuss potential accommodations related to applying for employment at Gerdau, please contact our Talent Acquisition Team at (866) 788-2798 or


Nearest Major Market: Dallas
Nearest Secondary Market: Fort Worth

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