Cost Accountant - Ottawa, OH

Date: Oct 14, 2021

Location: Ottawa, OH, US, 45875

Company: Whirlpool Corporation

Requisition ID: 47282 


Whirlpool Corporation (NYSE: WHR) is committed to being the best global kitchen and laundry company, in constant pursuit of improving life at home. In an increasingly digital world, the company is driving purposeful innovation to meet the evolving needs of consumers through its iconic brand portfolio, including Whirlpool, KitchenAid, Maytag, Consul, Brastemp, Amana, Bauknecht, JennAir, Indesit and Yummly. In 2020, the company reported approximately $19 billion in annual sales, 78,000 employees and 57 manufacturing and technology research centers. 


Whirlpool Corporation is consistently recognized by FORTUNE as one of the World’s Most Admired Companies. Our values are the driving force behind everything we do. Integrity, Respect, Inclusion & Diversity, One Whirlpool, and Spirit of Winning propel our teams to excellence. Get to know us and see what it's like to be part of a company that is in constant pursuit of improving life at home.




Cost Accountant - Ottawa, OH


Function Overview:

Currently, we are seeking qualified candidates for a Cost Accountant  opening to join our Ottawa manufacturing plant finance team.  As a part of our team you'll maintain plant payroll, product costing, scap and usage analysis, cost deployment activities, and other ad hoc requests. This is a business facing role to support the operations team.  This is an hourly paid position.




  • Payroll

    • Execute payroll every other Monday & goalshare quarterly. Review and analyze for errors and submit to Corporate for processing. Reconcile to SAP. 

    • Follow up with supervisors throughout the week to ensure all exceptions are reviewed in Kronos.

    • Act as Ottawa Manufacturing site Kronos Administrator

    • Perform daily & weekly labor hours reporting  and distribute to people leaders.

    • Ad-hoc reporting and analysis related to labor hours including Hours Per Equivalent Unit (HPEU), Overtime, Absenteeism, variances from forecast, etc…

    • Perform month-end journal entries in SAP related to labor and hiring cost

    • Analyze temp agency invoices for discrepancies vs Kronos


  • Finance General

    • Product costing and Bill of Material adjustments in collaboration with Controller and Senior Financial Analyst

    • Standardize weekly/daily work to provide fast reporting and ability to take on value added projects and analysis

    • Execute month end journal entries in SAP and balance sheet account reconciliations to labor, scrap, scrap sales, usage, obsolescence and utilities

    • Assist with various annual profit plan reports and analysis

    • Product costing for standard changes

    • Engineering change notices for new product and product changes

    • Ad hoc reporting as needed


Minimum Requirements:

  • Associates Degree in Accounting, Business, HR or related field OR

  • 2+ years of experience in  HR, Accounting, Finance or Bookkeeping

  • 2+ years of experience working in Google sheets including function or ability to learn functions (vlookup, index, match, query, importrange)


Preferred Requirements:

  • Bachelor's Degree in Accounting, Finance, Business, HR or related field

  • 1-3 years experience in business analytics

  • Proficient in Kronos & SAP

  • Experience in product costing

  • Experience in manufacturing environment

  • Highly reliable and high level of integrity and confidentiality

  • Strong attention for detail and analytical skills

  • Insight driven and strong desire for impactful findings





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