Cost Accounting Manager, Heil Environmental

Date: May 25, 2023

Location: Fort Payne, AL, US

Company: Dover Corporation

Environmental Solutions Group encompasses industry-leading brands — Heil Environmental, Marathon, Bayne, The Curotto-Can, 3rd Eye, and Soft-Pak — to create a premier, fully integrated equipment group serving the solid waste and recycling industry. Through extensive voice-of-customer outreach, in-house engineering and manufacturing capabilities, a wide-reaching service network, and proven industry expertise, Environmental Solutions Group is focused on solving customer problems through environmentally responsible products and providing world-class support.  For more information, visit


ESG is a Dover Corporation operating company. Dover is a diversified global manufacturer and solutions provider with annual revenue of approximately $7 billion. We deliver innovative equipment and components, consumable supplies, aftermarket parts, software and digital solutions, and support services through five operating segments: Engineered Products, Fueling Solutions, Imaging & Identification, Pumps & Process Solutions and Refrigeration & Food Equipment. Dover combines global scale with operational agility to lead the markets we serve. Recognized for our entrepreneurial approach for over 60 years, our team of over 23,000 employees takes an ownership mindset, collaborating with customers to redefine what's possible. Headquartered in Downers Grove, Illinois, Dover trades on the New York Stock Exchange under "DOV." Additional information is available at



Operating Company: Environmental Solutions Group – Heil Environmental

Location: Fort Payne, AL

Reports to: Director, FP&A Operations

Department:  Accounting



This role is the costing and operational finance leader for the Division across multiple sites in the United States.  This position manages all aspects of costing and variance reporting, product margin analysis, operational forecasting (demand versus planning and absorption), supply chain analytics, inventory controls and analytics and Kaizen/LEAN project analytics. 


You will help to drive working capital initiatives to minimize inventory but to a level that supports customer needs and manufacturing lead times.  You will support the Operations and Supply Chain leaders to drive process improvements, establish rigor and action with operational scorecard/metrics and reduce costs.  You will support procurement strategies and logistic initiatives to reduce supplier costs and assess on time delivery performance both through 80/20 analytics and maximize workflows with vendors to reduce costs via PPI (purchasing index).  You will support planning processes to maximize productivity and efficiency.  The position will also be involved in all operational and supply chain Kaizen/LEAN activities and measure the results of these events.   You will also establish a common approach to costing across Environmental Solutions Group (ESG) and drive variance analysis in margins and costs to improve business performance and profitability across the sites.  You will support make/buy and process improvement initiatives to assess cost impact.


You should be someone who wants to lead by example with a strong costing background in a manufacturing environment, with a history and mindset that continuously improves processes and challenges how things are done.  You will need to demonstrate strong leadership, good accounting skills and business acumen with ambition and potential to move upward within the organization. 



Manage one seasoned cost accountant as well as indirectly coordinate across functions a standard process for standard costs, routings, analytics.



  • Develop and utilize robust analytical tools to identify areas for operational efficiency improvements and cost savings.
  • Manage inventory processes across the sites. This includes setting standard costs, cycle and physical counts, variance analysis, routings are established correctly, scrap, etc. ensuring that the financial statements are accurately stated. Work with business to reduce inventory, while meeting production needs.
  • Analyze and correct any identified inventory variances.
  • Monitor job closings and shipments through the ERP system to ensure Cost of Sales are properly matched with associated revenue.
  • Prepare monthly journal entries, when needed, to accurately reflect inventory values and product margins.
  • Establish and maintain labor and overhead rates for all manufacturing departments.
  • Evaluate costing and analytics for proposed value streams to improve performance – quality, on time delivery, efficiency, etc.
  • Support planning to understand capacity versus demand in forecast process.
  • Partner with plant leadership teams to identify opportunities that will increase productivity and deliver cost savings.
  • Perform month end close responsibilities. This includes preparing and entering month end journal entries, performing variance analysis, and preparing balance sheet reconciliations.
  • Manage reporting to analyze and communicate critical business drivers, such as expense trends, order completion status, inventory tracking, scrap reporting, etc.
  • Participate in Lean Manufacturing events, Gemba walks and other cost reduction support.
  • Complete analysis and track commitments resulting from LEAN/Kaizen activities.
  • You must adhere to all safety guidelines and embrace the safety culture of the company.




  • Bachelor’s Degree preferably in accounting or equivalent experience.
  • Minimum 5 years accounting experience.
  • Preferably have a minimum of 3 years of Oracle experience.
  • Preferably has experience working in a medium sized manufacturing company.
  • Experience in a vertically integrated manufacturing environment with complex bill of materials and labor routings.
  • Lean manufacturing or like experience preferred.
  • The minimum qualifications required include, but may not be limited to the following:
    • Good cost accounting knowledge.
    • Independent thinker, problem solver, someone who questions and seeks to continuously improve.
    • Good interpersonal skills and ability to be a strong team player.
    • Ability to work with and through others to achieve desired results.
    • Ability to read and interpret documents such as accounting procedures and safety rules.
    • Intellectual curiosity and a passion for getting involved in all aspects of the business.
    • Excellent oral and written communication skills and ability to interact with all levels of the organization.
    • Have the potential to develop career and progress beyond this position.
    • Excellent analytical skills to question and improve financial operations and processes.
    • Ability to develop and organize tasks to completion in a tight deadline environment and manage multiple priorities.
    • High degree of initiative and results orientation with a track record to show successful continuous improvement.
    • Strong Excel skills.


Builds and Manages Collaborative Relationships

Change Leadership

Strong Business Acumen and Sound Judgment



Ethics and Work Standards: Maintain the highest ethical and work standards, while promoting the same attributes in co-workers and others.  Ensure that all business activities – with both internal and external customers – to be performed with a professional demeanor and that all participants be held accountable to this high standard.

Communication:  Expresses thoughts clearly, both orally and in writing, using good grammar. Presents concise, well-organized reports in Microsoft Word, PowerPoint, and Excel.  Listens to understand input, feedback, and concerns.  Provides complete information in an open, honest, and straightforward manner.  Responds promptly and positively to questions and requests.

Teamwork and Relationships:  Works with other employees willingly and in a spirit of cooperation and teamwork.  Supports cooperation.  Demonstrates a commitment to the entire business and is supportive of all initiatives (company and departmental) to help grow Environmental Solutions Group business in the United States and abroad.  Cooperates fully with others to achieve organizational goals. Is tactful, courteous, and considerate.  Embraces a positive outlook.  Is respected and trusted by others.

Continual Improvement and Problem Resolution: Identifies and communicates suggestions for work improvements.  Uses technical and analytical abilities to assure existing work practices are the most efficient and cost effective possible. Performs root-cause analysis and implements viable, permanent solutions to problems.  Works with both internal and external customers to develop solutions which meet company-wide needs and objectives.  Applies a sense of urgency to resolve problems or creates opportunities that will increase productivity and create value.  Shares best practices with other employees across the business.

Accountability:  Accepts responsibility and accessibility for both the strategic planning and the successful implementation of all projects, programs, and duties as outlined in this job description. Advises supervisor of concerns, problems, and progress of work in a timely manner.



All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without discrimination on the basis of race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, protected veteran status, disability, age, genetic information, or any other factors prohibited by law.

Job Function : Accounting


Nearest Major Market: Fort Payne

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