Regional Cost Accountant - Omaha Standard PALFINGER


Omaha Standard products have set the industry standard for more than 80 years. As a member of the Palfinger North America Group, we continuously pursue our vision of being the preferred provider of truck equipment throughout North and Latin America. If you like contributing your talents, being rewarded for strong performance and enjoy the satisfaction of accomplishment, then we think you have found the right place to come and build a future. It is our belief that you will join a company with a strong heritage and more importantly, a strong future!


Omaha Standard Palfinger is currently seeking an experienced Regional Cost Accountant supporting our North America operations!


Position Summary:

As Palfinger North America transitions to a Regional model under the Global Palfinger Organization, the Regional Cost Accountant will play a pivotal role in this process by facilitating the alignment of all plants to the SAP costing system. In order to ensure compliance with the Global Corporate guidelines, the Regional Cost Accountant will collaborate closely with the local plant finance managers in supporting their full and complete transition to the new system, acting as the center of excellence for system expertise and adherence.


Additionally, the Regional Cost Accountant will provide specific cost accounting support for our manufacturing plant in Canada, providing pro performs financial analysis to be used for strategic decision making. They will identify opportunities for cost savings, more efficient methods and will build an understanding how activities and their cost are linked to products, processes, and customers. By tracking monthly costs and production activity the Regional Cost Accountant will provide valuable insight into areas needing cost reduction and process or profit improvement.


If this sounds like you, in this role you will be able to leverage your knowledge of principles, best practices, and procedures of inventory, costing and reporting to provide valuable support for the regional plants in achieving their revenue and profit goals.


This position reports to the: North America Business Partner- Operations and Local Finance Manager.

Primary Responsibilities include:

  • Assist in ERP implementations across NAM as it relates to Costing
  • Drive systems alignment with Corporate compliance guidelines
  • Support the local Finance Managers on costing analysis
  • Validate standard vs actual under new reporting guidelines
  • Provide support across NAM in Labor & Overhead rate calculations
  • Conduct make or buy calculations
  • Work closely together with top management and report on margins by product and division and productivity by work centers and departments
  • Enhance reporting system and ad hoc reporting
  • Provide support for various projects
  • Perform Product line P&L analysis
  • Assist in physical inventory’s
  • Other duties assigned by Finance Manager OP’s

Job Requirements:

  • Strong SAP experience required
  • 3+ years cost accounting experience within a manufacturing environment (utilizing job costing modules)
  • Strong Excel and analysis skills
  • Ability to collaborate with a multi- department, geographically dispersed team
  • Experience in SQL report writers or manipulating large databases strongly preferred
  • Knowledge of Workwise TCM beneficial
  • SAP implementation experience highly desirable but not required
  • BS/BA Degree in Accounting or related field

What We Offer:

  • An opportunity to make a significant impact on the Palfinger N.A regional growth
  • Strong career growth and professional development
  • Competitive compensation and performance rewards
  • Comprehensive Benefits package with flexible options
  • Competitive paid time off including paternity leave
  • Environment of Respect, Transparency, Passion, Collaboration and Continuous Learning

Carolyn Wilcox

Director, Recruiting

Council Bluffs (IA)

3501 South 11th Street Council Bluffs, IA | 51501
United States