Sr Operations Accountant

Brand:  Matthews Memorialization
Company:  Matthews International Corporation
Line of Business:  Bronze NA

Pittsburgh, PA, US, 15212-5838

Req ID:  12518


The Sr Operations Accountant is responsible for leading the internal management financial reporting including allocating and analyzing direct and indirect costs, actual versus budgeted cost variance analysis, etc. as well as developing and monitoring annual revenue/expense budgets for the purpose of controlling funds and measuring operating results.


  • Analyze operational balance sheet accounts for adjustment at month end.
  • Ensure integrity of operational master data elements in SAP, including cost center and profit center maintenance.
  • Perform periodic updates of production standards in SAP.
  • Collaborate with Management on development of operational site KPIs and report on associated activities.
  • Lead the analysis of profitability of respective operating site(s) and new product launches and provide counsel on findings/adjustments.
  • Ensure proper month-end cutoff procedures and revenue recognition.
  • Oversee the analysis and collection of data used to determine costs of business activity such as raw material purchases, inventory, and labor and provides feedback to business on recommended adjustments. Study changes in product design, raw materials, manufacturing methods, or services provided, to determine effects on costs/standards.
  • Analyze actual manufacturing costs and prepares periodic reports comparing standard costs to actual production costs.
  • Develop operational budgets and monthly forecasts.
  • Direct physical inventories (annual and cycle counts) and coordinates with internal and external auditors.
  • Monitor and track property, plant and equipment to ensure proper valuation, including identification of potential opportunities to dispose/sell.
  • Manage capital budgets and expenditures, support the preparation and monitoring of appropriation requests, and track actual cost and performance versus budget.
  • Assist site manager(s) with developing and tracking cost reduction plans and implement profit improvement strategies.
  • Manage complex projects on an ad hoc basis.
  • Supervise and guide lower-level accountants, finance associates, and/or interns.
  • Additional duties as assigned.


  • Bachelor’s degree in finance, Accounting or related field
  • Advanced degree (MBA, Master’s) preferred.
  •  5+ years of previous management accounting experience; or equivalent combination of education and experience
  • Occasional travel either locally, nationally, and/or internationally may be required.
  • Knowledge of US GAAP
  • High degree of proficiency in MS Office Suite, Outlook & Internet applications
  • Experienced user of SAP and related reporting applications (e.g, BPC, BI)
  • Ability to maintain collaborative relationships with peers and colleagues across the organization, as well as, internal and external clients.
  • Ability to work well autonomously and within a team in a fast-paced and deadline-oriented environment.
  • Ability to work with and influence peers and management.
  • Self-motivated with critical attention to detail, deadlines and reporting.
  • Strong verbal and written communication skills (including analysis, interpretation, & reasoning).
  • Strong analytical, prioritizing, interpersonal, problem-solving, presentation, budgeting, & planning skills.
  • Demonstrated general business acumen.

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  • Regularly required to stand; walk; sit; use hands and fingers to operate a computer keyboard; and talk, hear and see.  
  • Occasionally lift and/or move up to 10 pounds. 
  • The noise level in the work environment is usually low/moderate.

* Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals to perform the essential functions.

Matthews Memorialization is a leader in the memorialization industry who is committed to helping customers grow their businesses and helping families move from grieving to remembrance by providing products of superior craftsmanship and revenue generating programs and services. Within this industry, our Environmental Solutions is focused on the design and manufacture of advanced combustion systems. Matthews Memorialization is a (MATW) Matthews International company.   

At Matthews International, what makes us different is what makes us great.  We are proud to be an equal opportunity workplace. All employment is decided on the basis of qualifications, merit, and business need.

Matthews International affords equal employment opportunities to employees and applicants without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, genetic information, age, disability or any other characteristic protected by federal, state or local law.  Equal Opportunity Employer Minorities/Women/Veterans/Disabled.

Matthews International endeavors to make our employment website and application process accessible to all users and applicants. In doing so, Matthews International provides reasonable accommodations to applicants with disabilities. If you have a disability and require a reasonable accommodation or assistance completing the application process, please contact a member of our Human Resource Team.