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Accountant Operations

Company: Compass Minerals America Inc.
Location: Franklin
Posted on: May 27, 2023

Job Description:

Compass Minerals (NYSE: CMP) is a leading global provider of essential minerals focused on safely delivering where and when it matters to help solve nature's challenges for customers and communities. The company's salt products help keep roadways safe during winter weather and are used in numerous other consumer, industrial, chemical and agricultural applications. Its plant nutrition products help improve the quality and yield of crops, while supporting sustainable agriculture. Additionally, the company is pursuing development of a sustainable lithium brine resource to support the North American battery market and is a minority owner of Fortress North America, a next-generation fire retardant company. Compass Minerals operates 12 production and packaging facilities with nearly 2,000 employees throughout the U.S., Canada and the U.K. Visit for more information about the company and its products.
Responsibilities encompass operations, capital and financial reporting including variance analysis and documentation. Assist in month, quarter and year end closing process. Supplying timely and accurate information is a cornerstone of the role, critical success skills will be the ability to develop metrics and financial reports useful in managing the business. Apply principles of cost accounting to conduct studies which provide detailed cost information not supplied by general accounting systems. Ensure proper adherence to company controls. This includes but is not limited to completion of SOX control protocols, inventory observations and reconciliations, and any other duties that may arise from time to time.
Essential Job Functions: Include but are not limited to the following:
(Management reserves the right to add or modify the duties and responsibilities at any time.)

  • Prepare and analyze monthly forecast. Compare stated performance with operating plans and standards.

  • Recommend operational adjustments to approach if required.

  • Prepare reports which summarize and forecast business activity and financial position based on past, present, and expected operations.

  • Analyze and prepare explanations of variances from budgets, forecasts, and other benchmarks.

  • Prepare budgets, review budget proposals, forecasts, and prepare necessary supporting documentation and justification.

  • Assist project managers with the information required to manage and forecast capital projects.

  • Coordinate and complete transactions within Enterprise and Fixed Asset Systems to manage capital expenditure requisitions, closures, capitalization, depreciation, and retirement of assets.

  • Provide management with timely reviews of organization's financial status and progress in its various programs and activities including capital approval and reporting.

  • Support site personnel by translating financial knowledge into operational understanding and improvements.

  • Assists Controller in the financial analysis of key business strategies and/or projects and make recommendations based on anticipated outcomes.

  • Lead internal control program and interact with internal and external auditors on audit issues.

  • Prepare closing work papers, make journal entries, complete cost statements during closing cycle.

  • Monitor production inventory costing and levels.

  • Prepare reports required by regulatory agencies.

  • Modify, create, and automate processes to increase efficiency and accuracy in reporting.

  • Support administrative departments as E1 system expert.

  • Perform other related duties as required.

    To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily. The requirements listed below are representative of the knowledge, skill, and/or ability required.
    Education and/or Experience:

    • Bachelor's degree in accounting or finance or equivalent education and experience.

    • Four (4) or more years of experience in the field or in a related area.

    • Cost accounting experience, preferably in an industrial manufacturing environment


      • MBA

      • 10 years of experience in accounting and/or finance.

      • 5-10 years of operational experience.

      • CPA/CMA certificate is a plus.

        Physical Requirements: The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

        • While performing the duties, the employee is regularly required to use hands to finger or feel, frequently required to sit, occasionally required to stand and walk and lift and/or move up to 10 pounds.

          Compass Minerals is an equal opportunity and affirmative action employer. We are firmly committed to making all employment-related decisions without regard to race, ancestry, ethnicity, color, religious creed or belief, national origin, sex (including sexual orientation, gender identity, and pregnancy and breastfeeding), age, military or veteran status, status as a qualified individual with a disability, genetic information, and any other characteristic protected by law. To request reasonable accommodations, email or call 913-344-9200. Learn more about equal employment opportunity laws at--- .
          Job: Accounting
          Primary Location: US-LA-Franklin
          Organization: Operations
          Job Type: Full-time
          Schedule: Regular
          Shift: Standard
          Day Job
          Travel: Yes, 5 % of the Time
          Req ID: 2300002V

Keywords: Compass Minerals America Inc., Franklin , Accountant Operations, Accounting, Auditing , Franklin, Tennessee

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