Johnson Controls Cost Accountant in Nuevo León, Mexico

Cost Accountant

Johnson Controls is a global diversified technology and multi industrial leader serving a wide range of customers in more than 150 countries. Our 135,000 employees create intelligent buildings, efficient energy solutions, integrated infrastructure and next generation transportation systems that work seamlessly together to deliver on the promise of smart cities and communities. Our commitment to sustainability dates back to our roots in 1885, with the invention of the first electric room thermostat. We are committed to helping our customers win and creating greater value for all of our stakeholders through strategic focus on our buildings and energy growth platforms. For additional information, please visit or follow us @johnsoncontrols on Twitter

We are hiring a Cost Accounting in our business center. This individual will be the Partner for the Business Unit Finance (BUFs) based in country and will be the primary owner of the costing activities assigned to him/her. As such they will be responsible for the proper closing and statement of the accounts and be the first point of contact for any queries and audits. This role will also be responsible for compliance and ensuring a robust internal control environment in his/her assigned region. In addition this person will act as intermediary between the Finance Department and other shared services and the Business ensuring close cooperation and fast issue resolution

The Cost Accounting Manager reports into the BT & S, Finance Organization and works closely with the BT & S operations and finance staff across Johnson Controls.

Position Responsibilities :

Finance Partner

§ Ensures calculation and review on a monthly basis of relevant accruals and reserves, such as obsolete and slow moving inventory, warranty, advertising, volume discounts, freight, cost Accruals etc.

§ To elaborate prepare, and submit to the main operational and administrative employees the daily report plant of efficiency, effectiveness, productivity, hours standards, overhead and production support cost, scrap, etc. generated in the plant(s).

§ Prepares variance analysis compared with the budget and / or standards, explaining the main causes.

§ Daily check that cost accounting is correct application.

§ Continually review production reports, analyzing and reporting any extraordinary situation.

§ Provides guidelines for standard cost approaches used in business decisions; establishes and monitors cost reduction programs.

§ Ensures proper analysis by multiple branch / Plant and LOB of margins, costs, variances , inventory, SG&A and coordinates correct allocations,

§ Calculates and sets up annual standard costs, ensures updates for new products and monthly variance analysis; elaborates monthly sales cost calculation,

§ Coordinates monthly analysis / Accruals / reviews of Contract accounting projects ,

§ Ensures related policies ( Cost accounting / Inventory / Contract accounting) are being enforced and implemented , ensures compliance with the applicable laws and policies, internal and external audits,

§ Audits and confirms indirect purchasing savings reported to the Corporate Procurement team,

§ Ensures other key financial controls are performed on a regular basis, including, but not limited to: margin hold process, credit notes’ approval, preparation of weekly trackers, approval of inventory adjustments.


Qualifications & Requirements:

§ Minimum a Bachelor's Degree in Accounting or Finance; MBA / Master’s Degree is a plus,

§ 5 years of Cost accounting and finance experience,

§ Knowledge of cost accounting, planning, budgeting, inventory management

§ Internal customer oriented,

§ Strong in analytical and problem solving,

§ Advanced English command,

§ Excellent written and oral communication skills.

§ US GAAP awareness.

§ Experience in a complex multi Plant environment.

§ Experience in Manufacturing.

§ HFM knowledge.

§ P&L experience an advantage

§ Fluent in English, second language is an advantage

§ Excellent communication skills across all levels of the organization

§ ERPs SAP, iScala, Oracle

What we offer:

We offer an exciting and challenging position. Joining us you will become part of a leading global multi-industrial corporation defined by its stimulating work environment and job satisfaction. In addition we offer outstanding career development opportunities which will stretch your abilities and channel your talents


Job: *Finance & Accounting

Organization: *Bldg Technologies & Solutions

Title: Cost Accountant

Location: MX-Nuevo León-San Pedro Garza Garcia

Requisition ID: EB00063009094