Sr. Cost Accountant - Birmingham, AL

Hubbell Incorporated

Location: Leeds, Alabama

Job Type: Not Specified


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 is based in greater Birmingham, Alabama (Leeds).

Reporting to the Assistant Controller, the Sr. Cost Accountant serves as a key member of the Finance team with responsibility for various accounting and costing functions. Responsibilities require knowledge of cost accounting, manufacturing processes, generally accepted accounting principles (US GAAP) and SAP best practices. Business has locations in Leeds, Alabama and Winsted, Connecticut.

Duties and Responsibilities

  • Support monthly closing and reporting process, using SAP and Hyperion/OneStream
  • Provide monthly variance analysis regarding production costs and department expenses
  • Prepare and load monthly department forecast
  • Review, analyze and update standard product costs as they relate to material, labor and burden/overhead
  • Ensure accuracy and integrity of standard costs (BOMs and routings)
  • Provide analysis to support Internal and External Audits of the Business Unit
  • Assist in execution of annual operating plan
  • Support process improvement initiatives related to internal controls and financial reporting
  • Assist in managing the cycle count program and annual physical inventories and reconcile all differences
  • Assist in the fixed asset control and maintenance processes

Skills and Experience

  • Bachelors in Accounting
  • 3+ years of Manufacturing Cost Accounting experience
  • Strong hands-on SAP experience a significant plus
  • Strong analytical skills


  • MBA

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.

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