Cleburne, Texas

Now's your chance to move your career in a new direction - upward!

Consider this. James Hardie is the #1 brand of siding in America. Globally, we have more than 4,900 employees and generate over $2.5 billion in net sales. We invented fiber cement, and over 8 million homes later, we continue to set the standard for premium siding and trim. Of course, to be the best, you have to work with the best. That's why we invest in more than just quality products; we also invest in our people. We take pride in our employees and it's clear that our employees take pride in working at James Hardie, too.

James Hardie Cost Accountants are crucial members of both our Finance and Manufacturing teams. Not only do they ensure the proper accounting and controls are executed in each of our plants, they are also excellent analysts and provide insightful analysis. As a member of this team, you will know your accounting principles and the full accounting process end to end. You will partner with Operational and Finance teams to analyze processes, financial trends and develop ways to improve our manufacturing performance. Each day presents new opportunities and you will consistently search for ways to help both the Finance and Operations team improve. You enjoy being part of a team, sharing best practices with your peers and eagerly learning from others. Speed is your game and you will move fast without compromising quality and integrity of work.

James Hardie cost accountants are flexible, highly motivated and analytical with strong communication skills and a drive for continuous improvement. As a cost accountant, you will manage the core accounting functions with your manufacturing plant. You will have the opportunity to work with co-workers across the Finance organization to drive Finance initiatives. You will also be on site in the manufacturing facility where our products are produced and enjoy influencing the process and direction of the plant, sharing your ideas and creating opportunities to improve both operational and financial performance.

Position Responsibilities
  • Drive accounting processes within the plant to ensure accurate books and records and compliance to key control requirements including Sarbanes-Oxley.
  • Forecast, analyze and report the manufacturing plant performance to James Hardie leadership teams.
  • Identify, analyze, lead and implement process/cost improvements in both the Financial and Operational parts of our business with the appropriate involvement of Finance and Operational partners.
  • Demonstrate in-depth knowledge and subject matter expertise for your area of responsibility.

Minimum Qualifications
  • BS/BA in Accounting, Finance or a related field
  • Strong Microsoft Excel skills
  • Strong organizational and communications skills with demonstrated ability to convey ideas to a diverse audience (Finance and Operational Partners)

Preferred Qualifications
  • Four or more years of accounting experience
  • Demonstrated experience with ERP systems software (SAP Preferred)
  • Three or more years of manufacturing experience including standard costing, material, labor and overhead variance analysis
  • General accounting knowledge in both GAAP and Sarbanes-Oxley
  • Demonstrated experience in process improvements & cost savings plans

In return, we offer rapid advancement opportunities, an engaged and collaborative work environment, competitive compensation with solid bonus potential, a 401k program that matches dollar-for-dollar up to 6% and a best-in-class total benefits package.

At James Hardie, our goal is to remain at the forefront of the building products industry in every market in which we operate. The foundation of this strategy, and our company identity, is an unwavering commitment to safe people, safe places, and safe systems through our Zero Harm initiative. As a member of James Hardie, you will have significant opportunity to be a key contributor to achieving that goal.

What's next?

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James Hardie is an equal opportunity employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, age, protected veteran status, among other things, or as a qualified individual with a disability. Equal Employment Opportunity is the law.

Cleburne, Texas

James Hardie Industries is the world’s #1 producer and marketer of high-performance fiber cement and fiber gypsum building solutions. We employ a diverse global workforce of approximately 4,800 employees across operations in North America, Europe, Australia, New Zealand, and the Philippines, and generated more than $2.9 billion in net sales during our 2021 financial year. We believe that home is a sanctuary and a canvas for self-expression without compromise. As the trusted innovator and industry leader in the markets where we operate, James Hardie empowers homeowners and building professionals alike to achieve their dream home with premium quality solutions that enable endless possibilities for design and aesthetics, while also delivering trusted protection and long-lasting beauty. Key to this effort is our dedication to our customers, market driven innovation, an inclusive and empowering company culture, and an unwavering commitment to our Zero Harm safety initiative. We also recognize the company’s ability to influence the communities in which we live and work around the world. While operating with a global mindset, we put great care into how our business impacts the local communities in which we operate and serve by sourcing locally, employing locally and delivering locally. Our business is fast-paced, and our people are smart in the way we solve problems, driven in our pursuit of results, and real in the way we build relationships and work together. We have opportunities available in manufacturing and production, sales, marketing, engineering, supply chain, accounting and finance, information technology, and more.

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