General Accountant

HandyTube produces tubing of stainless steel, nickel, and specialty alloys in large volumes for mechanical and pressure applications sold to oil production, petrochemical, medical, aircraft, semiconductor, shipbuilding and general service industries throughout the world.

Purpose of Position

The General Accountant is an integral part of the Finance team, specifically responsible for the cost accounting and management reporting function for HandyTube.

Key Responsibilities

Primarily responsible for accounting and reporting functions, with respect to:

  • Inventory – aging, reserves, account reconciliation, consignment, roll-forwards, annual, scrap, etc.
  • COGS – reconciliations, overhead, work-order management, raw material price tests, work order variance analysis, etc.
  • Physical Inventory (PI) Management – Annual: Lead PI meetings, manage inventory tags and distribution, monitor PI variances and perform reconciliations. Monthly: Assist production with ad-hoc cycle counts.
  • Setting/ Management of Standard Cost – assist Engineering with operator time studies for developing and managing standards. Monitoring standards vs actual for customer orders and making recommendations for improvements.
  • Pricing Analytics – provide pricing and margin analytics for management to support business initiatives.
  • Reporting – cashflow and availability, key performance indicators, quarterly analytics, census, etc.
  • Capital Expenditures – project financial modeling, track spending by project, expenditure request submissions, portfolio reporting, forecasting, etc.
  • Asset Ledger – Reporting, gross-to-net, depreciation reconciliation, disposals, etc.
  • Back-up to other accounting personnel, as appropriate.
  • Ad-hoc requests, as required.


In addition to working with colleagues in the Finance Department, the General Accountant will partner closely with Sales, Manufacturing and Engineering, to perform the assigned tasks.

Measures of Performance

  • Meet SOX compliance through no un-remediated SOX gaps.
  • Meet audit requirements through no year-end accounting adjustments.
  • Meet Corporate timelines for reports and submissions.
  • Timely accomplishment of special projects.

Background and Skill

  • Strong General Accounting skills.
  • Strong analytical capabilities combined with problem solving and proficient computer skills.
  • Strong planning and organizational skills.
  • Ability to communicate and relate to people at all levels of an organization.
  • Solid communication and interpersonal skills.
  • Ability to influence cross-functional business partners.
  • Intermediate or Advance excel skills required.
  • At least 3-5 years of experience in all aspects of accounting.
  • At least 2+ years of SOX experience.
  • Experience with QAD or other ERP systems is required.
  • A BS in Finance or Accounting is required.
  • CPA or CMA is preferred, or actively pursuing certification

Personal Trait Profile

  • Must be a “hands on” team member.
  • Strong planning and organizational skills.
  • Eager to take the lead on process improvement.
  • Superior analytical capabilities.
  • Ability to influence business partners and find “win-win” outcomes.
  • Strong problem-solving skills.
  • Strong interpersonal skills.

Scope and Impact of Position Responsibilities

The successful candidate will continuously improve the company’s controls, contribute to the quality of earnings, and ensure optimal utilization of capital while adhering to the requirements established by the SOX act, SEC, GAAP, COSO and the PCAOB.

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