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Mill Accountant

Date: Sep 14, 2022

Location: Whitby, ON, CA

Company: Gerdau

This position is open for domestic candidates only. 



Responsible for the accounting functions for the Mill including payables, inventories, cost variances analysis and other financial records as may be assigned.




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 incumbent should possess a broad background in accounting and cost analysis as may be demonstrated by one with three to five years of previous qualifying experience in jobs involving accounting practices, inventory control, and cost analysis. Proof of enrollment in the CPA program or CPA certification is desirable as is previous manufacturing experience.


The Mill Accountant is responsible for the accounting function in the steel mill  to include inventories and inventory control, Government reporting, 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. Other responsibilities include trending and analyzing for cost control applications and assisting Controller in preparation of periodic reports and annual operating budgets.




Maintain accurate and timely accounting transactions, records and reports in close coordination and cooperation with Controller.


Prepare quarterly financial records and reports for Government grant reporting. Primary contact for Government inquiries and external audit


Maintain fixed asset records.  Track and account for capital projects, assure accurate reporting and classification, prepare comparison to capital budget, analyze cost overruns, etc.


Maintain inventory records to assure accurate recording of production, production costs, shipments and cost of sales.  Responsible for monitoring 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.




Responsible for several phases of monthly closing process.



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.



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. 


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