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Cost Accountant - Aiken, SC

Aiken, South Carolina
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Hubbell Incorporated
Manufacturing & operations
10,001+ employees
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Corporate Overview

Hubbell Incorporated was founded in 1888 and has grown into an international manufacturer of quality electrical, lighting and power solutions with more than 75 brands used and recognized around the world. Our founder, Harvey Hubbell, developed tooling and equipment to serve the growing demand for new assembly and manufacturing machinery during the industrial revolution. An early, and one of many patents awarded, came for the creation of the first practical method to control electricity through the pull chain socket that remains unchanged today. As a market leader in reliable, electrical solutions, we provide more than half a million products delivered through our various business groups. Hubbell is committed to continually innovating solutions that work, transforming old products with new ideas, and ensuring that we Energize, Enlighten and Empower the communities that support us.

Division Overview

Hubbell Power Systems (HPS) engages in the design and manufacture of a wide variety of products used by utilities. Today, HPS is deeply engaged in product solutions for OSP Communication utility purposes, and has been actively growing that segment of the business. HPS roots have historically been in high voltage transmission, distribution, substation, underground products used by electric utilities. HPS products are also used in the civil construction, transportation, gas and water industries.

At HPS, we build products that provide mission critical infrastructure and that deliver communications and power to millions of people worldwide. In our business, failure is not an option. Therefore, we manufacture products of uncompromising integrity and it starts with our quality policy. We hold our partners, our suppliers and ourselves to the highest standard to ensure we exceed all the technical and functional expectations of our customers.

Hubbell Incorporated engages in the design, manufacture, and sale of electrical and electronic products in the United States and internationally. It operates in three segments: Electrical, Power, and Industrial Technology.

Position Overview

This position would report to the Division Controller and would assist in monthly closing, planning, and forecasting activities, ad hoc analysis, and helping to ensure adherence to Corporate Policies and Procedures. Responsibilities would include executing the annual standard cost roll, daily costing of new and engineered to order items, and assisting in the control functions of inventory and fixed assets. Responsibilities require in-depth knowledge cost accounting, manufacturing processes, generally accepted accounting principles (US GAAP), and SAP standard methodologies.

Duties and Responsibilities

  • Monthly closing and reporting process, using SAP and HFM
  • Perform annual and daily costing of new and engineered to order parts including bill of material and routing reviews
  • Prepare and communicate monthly, quarterly, and annual KPI reporting to management
  • Assist in production order review process, including resolution of COGI errors and analysis of inventory discrepancies
  • Assist in cost center planning and forecasting process, including tracking expenses and analysis of variances
  • Assist in monthly variance analysis including, but not limited to, PPV, freight, material usage, production order, labor, and burden (overhead) variances
  • Assist in executing the accounting function of the annual physical inventory
  • Assist in the fixed asset control process
  • Assist in providing financial analytical support to plant managers and leadership team to aid in business decisions
  • Assist in project analysis, including capital, major maintenance, and product line expansion
  • Preparation of quarterly and yearly pro formas

Skills and Experience

  • BS Degree with major in Accounting or Finance
  • 1 to 5 years of accounting experience
  • Advanced Excel skills (i.e. VLOOKUP, SUMIFS, Pivot Tables)
  • SAP (or other ERP) and Hyperion (or other Consolidated Reporting) experience a plus



Bachelors Degree in Accounting or Finance

Hubbell Incorporated, its subsidiaries and affiliates, is an EO Employer AA: M/F/Veteran/Disability. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, disability, protected veteran status, sexual orientation, gender identity or any other protected class.