B. Braun

  • Senior Cost Accountant

    Job Locations US-FL-Daytona Beach
    Requisition ID
    B. Braun Medical Inc
    # of Openings
    Position Type
    Regular Full-Time
    8am - 5pm
    Corporate/Sales/ B. Braun of Canada/ BIS/ CeGat
  • Overview

    With a nationwide sales team and several manufacturing locations, B. Braun Medical has become a leading full-line supplier of healthcare products and services in the U.S. The company is committed to delivering innovative products and services with unmatched quality, superior technology, and cost-effectiveness, while maintaining environmental responsibility. Through its "Sharing Expertise®" initiative, B. Braun promotes best practices for continuous improvement of healthcare products and services. B. Braun employs over 4,500 people in the USA. B. Braun Medical Inc. began its operations in the USA in 1957. Initially, the company manufactured and sold disposable plastic syringes. During the 1980s and early 1990s, the company undertook several expansions and enlarged its product line of disposable medical devices. With the acquisition of McGaw, Inc. in 1997, including Central Admixture Pharmacy Services, Inc. (CAPS®), B. Braun dramatically broadened its product lines and services to U.S. customers.


    U.S. Facilities and Operations:


    Supporting product sales are a network of nationwide marketing and manufacturing locations. Bethlehem, Pennsylvania, is home to the U.S. Corporate Headquarters along with the marketing offices of the Hospital, Outpatient Markets (OPM), Renal Therapies, Vascular Interventional, International, and OEM Divisions. Central Admixture Pharmacy Services, Inc. (CAPS®) is also managed from this location. The nearby Allentown, Pennsylvania, facility manufactures Needle-free products, IV Safety Catheters, Anesthesia Systems, Introducers, Pharmacy Admixture products. Vascular products including Right Heart Catheters and Interventional Accessories are also manufactured in Allentown. The Irvine, California facility produces IV Solutions, Basic and Specialty Nutrition, Drug Delivery, and BTC products. Infusion Pump Systems are manufactured in Carrollton, Texas and IV administration and IV and Irrigation sets are produced in the Dominican Republic.


    Position Summary:

    The Senior Cost Accountant supports the Operations Controller and the manufacturing management of the Daytona Beach Plant. The major objectives are to provide production performance information, variance analysis, and budgetary planning. The primary focus is to deliver reliable, accurate, and timely analysis as a basis of management’s decision.




    Responsibilities: Essential Duties

    • On a monthly basis, provide plant management with an Operations P&L, Balanced Scorecard, and Key Performance Indicators which analyze financial variances, productivity, efficiency, performance, and headcount.
    • Evaluate the key performance results and variances by product line. Evaluate and track overhead spending, material cost, and labor cost. Recommend and develop corrective actions to improve variance.
    • Furnish month end financial information and analysis to Corporate Controlling and Corporate Finance and perform ad hoc analysis as requested.
    • Responsible for the yearly planning of cost center activities and expense budgets for all Business Units, production departments, Engineering, Quality Assurance and plant G&A. On a monthly basis is responsible holding meetings with cost center managers to review cost variances of actual expenses to plan or forecast for the development of cost reduction and efficiency improvement.
    • Review inventory levels of raw materials, work- in- process and finished goods for defective and quality restricted product along with age of inventory on hand. Develop corrective actions.
    • Prepare and develop quarterly analysis for standard cost changes. Assist in setting up and adjusting overhead rates periodically.
    • Assist in maintaining capital project & capital purchase order files. Assist in reconciling capital asset PO and invoices before an asset is capitalized, request asset tags, and coordinate asset tagging. Perform routine fixed asset cycle counts, complete documentation for disposing assets.
    • Provide information and support of the year-end financial audit. This function is critical to the organization in that we comply with US GAAP and IAS obtain a satisfactory audit

    Expertise: Knowledge & Skills

    •  Excellent SAP knowledge, Accounting Practices & Principles, Strong Cost Accounting and Budgeting in a Manufacturing environment, Activity-Based Costing.
    • Microsoft Office (Excel, Word, Powerpoint) competency required; advanced formulations, uploading, downloading, merge and comparison of file data. Familiarity with Lotus Notes.
    • Strong analytical and reasoning skills, excellent verbal and written communication, effective time management and organization, good judgement, initiative, persuasiveness, and thoroughness. Must meet deadlines.


    Expertise: Qualifications - Experience/Training/Education/Etc



    • B.A./B.S. – Accounting / Controlling
    • 5-7 years Cost Accounting/Controlling experience in an integrated Manufacturing environment
    • 3-5 years experience with Operations management reporting
    • Some travel may be required


    • CMA, MBA


    While performing the duties of this job, the employee is regularly required to sit and talk or hear. The employee frequently is required to use hands to handle or feel and reach with hands and arms. The employee is occasionally required to stand and walk. The employee must occasionally lift and/or move up to 20 pounds.



    Braun offers an excellent benefits package, which includes healthcare, a 401(k) plan, and tuition reimbursement. To learn more about B. Braun and our safety healthcare products or view a listing of our employment opportunities, please visit us on the internet at www.bbraunusa.com Equal Opportunity Employer Minorities /Women/ Veterans/Disabled.

    Through its “Sharing Expertise®” initiative, B. Braun promotes best practices for continuous improvement of healthcare products and services. 


    Responsibilities: Other Duties:


    The preceding functions have been provided as examples of the types of work performed by employees assigned to this position. To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily. The requirements listed in this description are representative of the knowledge, skill, and/or ability required. Management reserves the right to add, modify, change or rescind the work assignments of different positions due to reasonable accommodation or other reasons.

    Physical Demands:

    The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

    Work Environment:

    The work environment characteristics described here are representative of those an employee encounters while performing the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions. The noise level in the work environment is usually moderate.




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