Manager, Corporate Accounting - Cost

Date: Jan 29, 2024

Location: TAMPA, Florida, US, 33607

Company: Gerdau


The Corporate Accounting Manager – Cost is responsible for maintaining and improving upon the existing cost accounting functions in support of manufacturing operations and functional departments.  Responsibilities include adherence to the monthly and quarterly close process and time line, oversee entries to the general ledger and account reconciliations and analysis related to inventory and cost of goods sold accounts in order to ensure the continued integrity and accuracy of the accounts on the Company’s financial results and balance sheet.



  • This position reports directly to the Senior Manager Accounting Operations.
  • This position works closely with the Mill Division Controllers and Mill Accountants who manage the accounting function of the mill operations and accounting personnel.
  • The qualifications for this position at least five years of progressive accounting responsibilities in a multi-divisional manufacturing organization preferably in a corporate environment; excellent communication skills; proficient in personal computer software and accounting systems.  Must possess a Bachelors or Masters Degree with major in accounting or finance.  SAP experience is required. A CPA license is preferred.
  • The successful candidate will join a team committed to manufacturing excellence, continuous improvement and team member development.  This person will enjoy developing solid business relationships with their counterparts in various other departments including but not limited to Operations, Logistics, Procurement, IT, and Planning. This position will play a key role in providing impartial financial analysis and guidance, decision support, and development of financial acumen across the organization.
  • Accounting Manager – Cost  manages the monthly Costing close process, extensively coordinates with all division controllers to effectively and efficiently close the costing systems and produce cost statements.  This position also helps manage the  structure, account maintenance, report design and maintenance of the SAP system related to cost.
  • The manager also ensures the integrity of the accounts through thorough review of the performance of the company’s internal controls and completion of SOX requirements.  They also coordinate activities with operations for external auditors.
  • Insure that Company policies relating to department employees are being implemented on a fair and consistent basis and that good employee relation practices are being maintained.  Make recommendations as to adequate training, transfers and promotions of employees that are in the best interest of Gerdau.



  • Maintain accurate costing methodology in the ERP System (SAP).
  • Maintain and improve the costing methodology and KPI reporting for inventory and management cost reporting (P&L).
  • Maintain standard cost system to ensure accuracy of inventory valuation and lead annual manufacturing cost standard updates and analyze variance to standards.
    • Monitor inventory transactions and processes including scrap, inventory, and COGS to ensure accuracy and compliance with corporate policies
    • Monthly manufacturing and overhead variance research, analysis and reporting, including labor/overhead absorption by product lines
    • Prepare and analyze department expense variances (actual to budgets/forecasts), monthly revenues & associated gross margin analysis
  • Assists senior management teams in understanding costs, variances, and other operating measures, including product/SKU level margins through key strategic reports
  • Identify potential issues and coordinate issue resolution/problem solving with other functional teams
  • General ledger reconciliation responsibility of all inventory and cost of goods sold accounts
  • Coordinates required inventory reserves and ensure compliance with periodic cycle counts and physical inventory and reconcile results
  • Provide support to FP&A team through various forecasting/modeling based on production plan as well as purchase price variances, scrap rates, material variances, etc.
  • Participates in the annual budgeting process, including preparation of standard costs
  • Drive the development of procedures and controls that ensure meaningful and reliable product costs and accurate inventories
  • Assist with the documentation and compliance with Sarbanes-Oxley
  • Prepare for and participate in internal and external reviews and audits
  • Involved, as time permits, in FP&A and general ledger support as well as special projects
  • Such other duties as assigned from time-to-time.


Job Complexity

This position requires a comprehensive understanding of general and cost accounting principles.  Works on problems of diverse scope where analysis of data requires reconciliation and evaluation of identifiable factors. Requires the exercise of judgment within generally defined practices and policies in selecting methods and techniques to obtain solutions.



  • A bachelor’s degree, major in Accounting or Finance, with a depth of skills in accounting (both financial and managerial), reporting, analysis, financial supply chain, processes and procedures
  • Knowledge of International Financial Reporting Standards (IFRS)
  • Requires cost accounting experience in a process manufacturing environment and a general understanding of discrete and repetitive manufacturing
  • SAP experience required


Desired Experience, Knowledge, and Skills

  • Strong communication skills, ability to present financial information in a meaningful understandable way
  • Ability to question norms and respectfully challenge others
  • Good team building skills including trust, professionalism, and be able to garner consensus across diverse groups
  • Self-motivated and ability to work independently and collaboratively and strong organizational skills are essential
  • Robust internal controls understanding and documentation of all financial processes and transactions
  • Detail oriented, ability to accomplish multiple tasks within the agreed upon timeframes through effective prioritization of duties and functions in a fast-paced environment
  • Ability to work in a time-sensitive and high-volume environment
  • Excellent computer skills, including Microsoft Office suite and related tools

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. 


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