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Inventory Manager, Accounting

Date: Sep 9, 2021

Location: Phoenix, AZ, US

Company: WillScot | Mobile Mini

WillScot (NASDAQ WSC) is the industry leader in providing storage solutions and modular workplace solutions to customers across North America. We serve ~50,000 customers with space solution needs daily, through a network of 100+ branch locations throughout North America.

Our legacy is rooted in product innovation, a reputation for exceptional customer service, effective management of business operations, and the ability to attract and retain the industry’s most talented staff and management team. Our values guide us to achieving our true potential and create an inclusive work environment which allows every person to thrive.

ABOUT THE JOB:

This is an Accounting position responsible for managing the day-to-day operations of the Inventory Control functions, which includes performing Moving Average Price reviews, conducting investigations of inventory balances and making corrections to the inventory based upon that research, coordinating all unique processing of inventory including Purchase Order errors and performing other related tasks.

WHAT YOU'LL BE DOING:

Responsibilities

•    Supervise the inventory control processes and direct staff to identify and resolve variance, and potential variances, to achieve an accurate perpetual inventory count and protect company assets.
•    Maintain, develop, and implement SOX compliant procedures that ensure the highest levels of inventory accuracy are achieved while minimizing the amount of operational disruptions.
•    Strong collaboration with branch operations management, corporate operations management, procurement, finance and accounting
•    Provide management with inventory analysis, and recommend process improvements to meet the changing demands of the business and focus on inventory control
•    Management of inventory controls team and process, including collaboration with operations teams on cycle counts and exception reporting
•    Maintain inventory system integrity, ensure all parts are moved physically and systemically within operation on the system
•    Research and identify root causes of inventory discrepancies to identify process improvements
•    Work with cross functional team on data governance around materials master
•    Harmonize and maintain overhead analysis
•    Provide various ad-hoc reports as needed
•    Organize and facilitate review meetings and identify the root causes of valuation variances.
•    Coordinate with IT and management to develop improved reporting and analysis
•    Participate in the hiring inventory team and support the training of branch level operations.
•    Responsible for performance management and development of inventory accounting team.
•    Other duties, as assigned

EDUCATION AND QUALIFICATIONS:

Education
•    Bachelor's degree is required in Finance, Accounting or related field

Experience
•    At least 5 years of accounting or finance management experience required
•    Experience with financial inventory management, cost accounting and procurement is strongly preferred
•    SAP experience is strongly preferred


Professional Skills

•    Strong PC skills: Excel, Word, PowerPoint, and Database concepts.
•    Ability to follow basic accounting principles and relationship between the balance sheet and income statement
•    Data analysis skills required
•    Speak effectively before groups of colleagues or management of an organization.
•    Must have exemplary listening skills to facilitate effective two- way communication.
•    Solid problem-solving skills.
•    Excellent verbal and written communication skills.
•    Excellent organizational abilities to manage and prioritize multiple tasks
•    Strong initiative and the ability to work without constant direction
•    Demonstrated ability to identify and provide resolution for areas of improvement
•    High ability to collaborate, build strong business relations and influence without direct authority
•    Ability to collect and analyze complex data to arrive at meaningful results
•    Detail oriented ability to communicate effectively with different levels of management
 

WillScot, is committed to providing equal employment opportunity without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, age, disability, or any other protected status with respect to recruitment, hiring, promotion and other terms and conditions of employment.  WillScot takes affirmative action in support of this policy to employ and advance in employment individuals who are minorities, women, disabled, and veterans. Disclaimer:  The above statements are intended to describe the general nature and level of work being performed by associates assigned to this classification. They are not to be construed as an exhaustive list of all responsibilities, duties, and skills required of personnel so classified. All personnel may be required to perform duties outside of their normal responsibilities from time to time, as needed. 


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