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Cost Accounting -Manager (GBS0040)

Ref: 75967

  • Competive Salary and benefits on offer
  • 02 Nov 2021
  • Dublin (Central)
  • Permanent

Cost Accounting Manager

About the Position

Reporting to the R2R Lead The Cost Accounting Manager supports the operations and end users of Cost Accounting and the broader Finance team globally within Trinseo, serving as cost business process and systems experts. Additionally, they are responsible for identification and development of system or work process enhancements, liaising with the Information Technology team, monitoring close related systems jobs for cost accounting & fixed assets, providing technical support for the Company’s service billing and product costing processes, etc.

Key Responsibilities

  • Provide financial technical support to the cost accounting and fixed assets teams within the broader controllers organization.
  • Ensure appropriate system setup & configuration for expense recharges, assessments and rebillings, internal and plant maintenance orders, project settlements, and service billings
  • Provide analytical support for manufacturing and cost center variances and for Product Cost Estimates
  • Monitor scheduled job closing activities for Cost, Fixed Assets, Orders, etc.
  • Key areas of technical support this role manages include: Cost objects / cost centers; standard cost / product cost estimates and itemization; inventory valuation; fixed assets depreciation jobs; GRIR clearing and goods-in-transit monitoring; orders, EST settlements, service billings, and assessments; etc.
  • Lead for the annual cost center planning / budget process supported in SAP ECC and/or S/4 HANA. This responsibility involves deriving the annual cost center budget schedule, cost center budget training, and deriving the annual budget baseline.
  • Oversees the support for inventory processes during closing 
  • Provides support to cost accountants for manufacturing accounting
  • Ensure timely resolution of issues as they arise. 
  • Ensure all cost accounting work process documentation is up to date and business process owners are handling their areas of responsibility.
  • Coordinate and Communicate on a regular basis with peers in IT and business partners on the application of financial technology.
  • Provide consultation for process improvements in relation to cost accounting
  • Involvement in mergers, acquisitions and divestitures and other special projects, as needed, as it relates to cost accounting system requirements
  • Devlop and mentor a team


  • Minimum of 8 years experience in cost accounting
  • Accountancy qualification or degree
  • SAP experience a distinct advantage
  • Ability to comprehend and explain complex systems processes, logic, calculations, and validations
  • Experience in manufactuing/plc preferred
  • Previous cost accounting and/or operational experience in industrial chemicals and publicly traded companies preferred
  • Experience in managing people required

Trinseo is dedicated to making a positive impact on society by partnering with like-minded stakeholders, and supporting the sustainability goals of our customers in a wide range of end-markets including automotive, consumer electronics, appliances, medical devices, packaging, footwear, carpet, paper and board, building and construction, and tires.

With the May 2021 acquisition of the PMMA Business, the Company’s global footprint consists of 24 manufacturing sites around the world, and approximately 3,500 employees – allowing the ability to quickly respond to customers’ needs, no matter where they are in the world.

Fast Facts about Trinseo

Net sales of $3.0 billion (2020)
•    Approximately 3,500 employees
•    24 manufacturing sites, 14 research and development facilities 

Our Core Values:

Trinseo Anseo! For further information about Trinseo, and to understand more about their global and diverse teams, culture and values, visit Trinseo Anseo

Remuneration Package

Competitive salary and benefits 
Trinseo Anseo!  For further information about Trinseo, and to understand more about their global and diverse teams, culture and values, visit Trinseo Anseo

To discuss this role further or other accountancy jobs please contact Jean O'Donovan on 01 5927846 or by email or click the apply button

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