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Cost Accounting Supervisor

Date: Jan 11, 2023

Location: Johnson City, TN, US, 37601

Company: A. O. Smith Corporation

Company / Location Information

We are one of the leading manufacturers of water heating and water treatment technologies in the world. We are a $3.5 billion company with 140+ years history and we employ more than 12,000 individuals globally who pride themselves on providing the world with innovative water technology. We are committed to Continuous Improvement, not just in our factories or processes, but in our people.

Primary Function

Plan and direct manufacturing cost accounting activities to ensure the integrity and presentation of cost for manufactured products.  Apply principles of cost accounting to conduct studies that provide detailed cost information not supplied by general accounting systems and perform essential duties.  The incumbent is responsible for preparing and analyzing various financial reports and statements as well as maintaining the integrity of all financial documents.


  • Maintain, direct, and participate in the analysis of product costing and related variances for manufacturing and engineering projects.
  •  Review bill of material for accuracy and reconcile dollar differences in inventory arising from corrections in BOM content, cycle counting, physical inventories and errors.
  •  Assist in developing annual overhead standards and periodically reviewing those standards.
  • Responsible for coordination and successful completion of annual cost roll.
  • Responsible for coordination and successful completion of annual cost roll.
  •  Maintain a professional working relationship with other departments to correct and improve procedures to reflect accurate manufactured products cost and inventory.
  •  Support and serve as primary backup for the monthly financial forecast.
  • Assist with the annual fiscal budget preparation, submission, and upload.
  • Supervise employee(s) performing financial reporting, accounting, payroll, and budgeting duties.
  • Provide support in the financial management and analysis of the P&L and balance sheet. 
  • Assist in the coordination and implementation for physical inventories.
  • Prepares journal entries, reports, and applicable GL reconciliations for month-end closing.
  • Observe all procedures and policies in accordance with GAAP, company policy, and federal/state regulations.  
  • Perform other activities as needed or as requested.


  •  Bachelors Degree in Accounting or Finance
  • Minimum of 5 years related work experience
  • 2-3 years Supervisory and/or Leadership experience
  • General accounting experience, preferably in a manufacturing facility.
  • Excellent communication skills, both orally and written, to explain difficult and financial concepts.
  •  Working knowledge of Microsoft Office, especially Excel, Word, and Outlook.
  • Ability to balance multiple priorities and delegate tasks.
  • Strong sense of judgment, decision making, and complex problem solving.
  •  Experience in managing the performance of subordinate accounting staff.
  •  Ability to maintain confidentiality of information and documents.

We Offer

Competitive compensation package and comprehensive benefits plans which include medical and dental insurance, company-sponsored life insurance, retirement security savings plan, short- and long-term disability programs and tuition assistance.

Nearest Major Market: Asheville
Nearest Secondary Market: Knoxville

Job Segment: Wastewater, Water Treatment, Accounting, Facilities, Payroll, Engineering, Finance, Operations