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POST DATE 9/14/2016
END DATE 10/14/2016

Buhler Inc. Plymouth, MN

Plymouth, MN
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Full Time
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Mid-Career (2 - 15 years)
Bachelors Degree


Job Description:

Buhler Inc. is seeking a highly motivated professional Senior Accountant/Cost Accountant to provide support for our Finance Department. Senior Accountant/Cost Accountant Basic Responsibilities: Prepares month end closing for several entities (SAP). Executes monthly reporting (to both HQ in Switzerland as well as internal management). Bank Reconciliation for various bank accounts and analyze Inter-company bank activities. Prepare accounts reconciliations for various balance sheet accounts. Work on monthly journal entries and pre- month end close procedures. Work on monthly inventory closing, Raw material & WIP calculation and analysis. Review standard cost vs Actual and apply Labor & OH cost and allocate to various projects. Responsible for fixed asset management (SAP). Project controlling including assisting & participating in the monthly project review meeting. Understand the cost structure within various business units and divisions to analyze movement of labor hours and OH cost absorption between various projects. Utilizes prepared service order spreadsheets to review open items for invoicing and/or costs. Responsible for accuracy of contribution margin. Provide backup to the accounting department (cross training). Required Qualifications: Bachelor Degree in Accounting or related area. Minimum of 5 - 8 years experience in accounting and cost accounting preferably in capital equipment manufacturing environment on international level. Project accounting experience is preferable. Can work under a lot of time pressure to meet the monthly reporting deadlines from HQ. SAP & Hyperion knowledge a must. Strong analytical skills ( sees the big picture ). Attention to detail in regards to account analysis, projects, cash balancing etc. Excellent interpersonal communication and relationship building skills to effectively work with a variety of people and personalities; able to communicate clearly and effectively in person and in writing internally and externally. Ability to identify, evaluate and problem solve. Advanced MS Office skills: Excel, Word, Outlook.

Company Description:

The Swiss-based family owned company Buhler is a global, industrial solution provider for processing foods and for manufacturing advanced materials, contributing to food security and high energy efficiency.
Around 65% of the worldwide harvested grain is processed on Buhler mills, around 50% of all car taillamps or headlamps are getting metallized on Buhler machines. Every day, billions of people come into contact with Buhler technologies to cover their basic needs for foods, mobility, or communication.

Buhler is a Swiss-based $2.6B company. We are an internationally recognized leader in the research and development, manufacture, and distribution of capital equipment and processing systems serving both the food and non-food industry.