USG Corporation Accountant (Plant Accounting) in Chicago, Illinois
USG is an industry-leading manufacturer of building products and innovative solutions. For more than 115 years, Chicago-based USG has developed award-winning wall, ceiling, flooring, sheathing and roofing products that enable customers to build the outstanding spaces where people live, work and play. With almost 7,000 employees across North America and operations around the world, we are steadfastly committed to our core values: safety, innovation, quality, integrity, service, diversity and efficiency.
We’re big enough that our professionals have the resources to make a difference, yet small enough that you’re not just a number. You’ll work on key initiatives and build strong relationships across the company that will position USG for growth into the future.
USG offers work-life balance, specialist and general/managerial career paths, promotion form within, exceptional benefits, and incredible long-term career opportunities for the right professional. Each year, we have hundreds pf employees who celebrate milestone anniversaries with us. Join us.
The Accountant - Operations Plant Accounting is part of a team of accounting professionals that is responsible for completing the daily/monthly accounting, inventory control and reconciliation and Project Accounting functions for all manufacturing locations (Gypsum Company, USG Interiors and CGC) and warehouse locations.
*Key Accountabilities and Responsibilities*:
This position performs the following for all manufacturing locations and warehouse locations (as appropriate): * Complete all monthly, quarterly and annual accounting entries required to close the books and to complete the individual plant cost books * Complete all Oracle Project Accounting activity including project creation, transaction review and correction, reconciliation and reporting * Maintain the schedule for and performing all physical inventory reconciliations * Handle closing for all warehouse locations which include the reconciliation of inventory to the GL, freight accrual balancing, distribution of product group variances and other necessary GL entries to close the books. All shipping and billing transactions will be performed in a manor to ensure accurate and timely product costs * Identify and implement process improvements and automation within the Operations Plant Accounting department’s accounting and finance functions * Coordinate with the record to report (R2R) Genpact team regarding all journal entries and account reconciliations to ensure timely and accurate completion of both * Meet all service level agreement metrics, participate in team meetings, and will cross train within the Department * Perform plant allocation process to include GL allocation, variance allocation and specific cost distributions * Prepare accurate and timely journal entries and completes general ledger account analysis while ensuring that all transactions are recorded in compliance with US GAAP * Ensure the completeness and accuracy of monthly inputs from all US and Canadian operations (including warehouse locations) to achieve a timely close of the books activity. This will require collaboration with associates from other corporate teams and administration personnel from all facilities and warehouse locations * Coordinate with the Operations Finance department regarding cost book results and investigation of abnormal cost activity and operating results * Prepare account reconciliations and supporting schedules for balance sheet accounts
*Required Skills*: * Associate’s degree in Accounting * Strong verbal and written communication skills * Detail oriented with strong analytical skills * Microsoft Office computer skills (VBA is a plus), including strong Excel experience _Preferred Skills_: * Bachelor’s degree preferred * 1 - 2 years’ experience with a manufacturing company a plus * Oracle knowledge and ability to navigate, export and report *Leadership Competencies and Interpersonal Skills:* * An ambitious professional who wants to be challenged with roles of increasing responsibility and is excited about moving into different roles in the Company’s finance organization over the course of his or her career * A true team player * Excellent analytical and organizational skills * Able to use logic and reasoning to identify the strengths and weaknesses of alternative solutions, conclusions or approaches to problems * Ability to determine the relative costs and benefits of potential actions and determine the most appropriate one. * Capable of multi-tasking with competing priorities * Strong interpersonal skills with the ability to professionally interact with plant personnel as well across all levels of management * Customer focused – assisting and providing a service to customers /EOE including disability/veteran/
Organization: *Corp-Operations Plant Accounting-152
Title: Accountant (Plant Accounting)
Requisition ID: HQ 11469
We are an Equal Employment Opportunity Employer and do not discriminate on the basis of race, color, religion, gender, national origin, age, non-disqualifying physical or mental disability, sexual orientation, transgender status, sexual identity, veteran status, genetic information or other criteria prohibited by law.