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Valmont Industries, Inc. Senior Cost Accountant in Omaha, Nebraska

15000 Valmont Plaza Omaha Nebraska 68154

Why Valmont

Welcome to Valmont, where a world of opportunity awaits. When you join our team, you become part of a passionate group dedicated to changing lives and conserving resources around the globe. We want problem solvers who roll up their sleeves to foster progress and innovation for all people. At Valmont, we provide infrastructure, irrigation, tubing and coatings to the world. We strengthen cities. We nourish croplands. We design, manufacture and coat. Our products and services make a difference. Join us, and BUILD YOUR WORLD.

A Brief Summary of This Position:

Reporting to the Valley Site Controller, you will support the accounting and financial reporting functions for multiple manufacturing sites (Valley and Columbus) together with Divisional and Corporate accounting procedures, and includes inventory valuation and control, shop order/work order variance analysis, financial/management reporting and closing activities. This includes the completion of reports, charts and diagrams that provide a basis for comparison and evaluation. You will also provide ad hoc analysis to support financial forecasts, internal management reporting, benchmarking and monitoring of key cost indicators. You will work closely with the site personnel to understand and explain performance variances and trends. Other responsibilities include timely and accurate completion of the monthly book close process and supporting the weekly forecasts.

Essential Functions:

  • You will report to the Regional Controller have no direct reports

  • We are looking for up to 10% travel domestically, including overnight stays, to different regional sites

  • Hybrid, flexible schedule with the ability to work in the office 2-3 days per week

  • Manage monthly financial closing tasks related to assigned sites

  • Analyze periodic manufacturing variances including purchase cost, material usage and overhead variances

  • Collaborate with plant operations to evaluate, document, assign and improve the effectiveness of the inventory cycle count programs and activities, to include creating effective controls for Internal Audit

  • Prepare accurate financial reports using Excel and OneStream that compare and analyze current results with budgeted results and future forecast

  • Communicate the results of cost analysis performed with reliable conclusions that management can use to implement more effective operational strategies

  • Help with cost and inventory report generation for operations management

  • Work with the site personnel to gather data and explanations to support spend and productivity analysis

  • Support the Regional Controller in completing and summarizing weekly forecast updates

  • Maintain appropriate professional competencies, certifications, licenses, etc., necessary to perform job. Inform management of any training needs you have.

  • Recommend and implement process improvements and participate in special projects to positively affect the team and business

Required Qualifications of Every Candidate (Education, Experience, Knowledge, Skills and Abilities):

  • Bachelor's Degree with 5+ years relevant experience OR Associates Degree with 7+ years relevant experience OR 9+ years of relevant experience

  • 3+ years of experience in cost accounting and inventory reporting and analysis

  • 2+ years of general ledger accounting experience including account reconciliations, journal entries, and a basic understanding of internal controls

  • Proficiency in data analysis and tools used to evaluate data

  • High proficiency in all Microsoft Office applications with advanced Excel and Power Point skills

Highly Qualified Candidates Will Also Possess These Qualifications:

  • An MBA or graduate degree in Accounting, Business or other related field and/or industry-recognized certification

  • 3+ years of experience in a manufacturing environment with an annual revenue base of $50M or greater

  • Strong cost accounting and financial analysis skills

  • Excellent attention to detail

  • Strong interpersonal and communication skills

  • Ability to manage multiple priorities and adhere to deadlines

  • Demonstrated ability to effectively analyze standard to actual cost information

  • Highly motivated and self-directed with the ability to work independently within the context of a complex matrix organization

  • Experience with IFS and/or OneStream systems preferred but not required


Valmont offers employees and their families a comprehensive Total Well-being benefit package to ensure their personal and family's overall wellness needs are met. Benefits include*:

  • Medical, dental and vision insurance

  • Paid time off

  • Employer paid life insurance

  • Employer paid short-term and long-term disability

  • Retirement plans

  • Dependent care

  • Employee assistance programs

  • Voluntary programs like tobacco cessation, Type 2 diabetes reversal, mortgage services, home & auto insurance, health coaching and more.

*Due to the nature of Valmont's Global Business and Union contracts, not all benefits are the same.

Working Environment and Physical Efforts:

Work is typically performed in an office setting. You are required to sit for extended periods of time, and talk and listen on the phone and in personal conversations or meetings. Environment is fast paced and demanding most of the time. Up to 10% travel requirements for this position. You are frequently required to use hands to finger, handle, or feel and reach with hands and arms while working in the office with multiple files and forms and while working on the computer. You are occasionally required to move about the office. You must use proper ergonomic safeguards such as monitor height and positions, keyboard location and height and proper wrists rests. You must occasionally lift or move up to 15 pounds in working with large files, binders, and computer equipment. Specific vision abilities required by this job include close vision, distance vision, peripheral vision, and depth perception.


Valmont does not discriminate against any employee or applicant in employment opportunities or practices on the basis of race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, age, genetic information, veteran status, disability or any other characteristic protected by law. Reasonable accommodation may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

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