Supply Chain Cost Accountant( Finance BP)


Fawkner, VIC, AU, 3060

REQ ID:  44507

SEE designs and delivers packaging solutions that protect essential goods transported worldwide, preserve food, enable e-commerce and digital connectivity, and help create a global supply chain that is touchless, safer, less wasteful, and more resilient. 

Our people are entrepreneurial innovators and problem solvers committed to bringing unique insights and solutions to the needs of our customers, stakeholders, and society. At SEE, we are creating a community of inventors, problem solvers, and future makers that are passionate about fulfilling our purpose.

SEE generated $6 billion in revenue in 2022 and has approximately 17,700 employees who serve customers in 129 countries/territories. To learn more, visit

What does a Cost Accountant do?


Sealed Air Australia is looking for a motivated and experienced Cost Accountant to join our regional Finance team. Reporting to Supply Chain Finance Manager ANZ, you will serve as a trusted partner in the organization and provide financial leadership for the respective Site/Manufacturing Management team.

The primary purpose of this role is to partner with manufacturing teams in the pursuit of operational excellence and cost control. Responsibilities include defining and ensuring the delivery of the financial objectives as well as realizing and judging risks and opportunities. This position provides insights on operating results and clarifies key performance indicators for value creation roadmap.


Why we need you?

Costing experience and thorough understanding of cost accounting methods and procedures in a manufacturing environment is essential to perform plant accounting and factory reporting

including but not limited to:

  • maintain cost accounting records and information to determine and record costs by product, department, cost center, profit center, etc.
  • Ensure accuracy for labor, material and variable overhead costs both for computing costs of new and existing products and for the revising of existing product prices.
  • Publish weekly plant production and variance reports.
  • Prepare accounting journals as required to present correctly monthly factory performance.
  • Analyze cost information and prepare the factory reporting pack reports highlighting any variations from expected costs monthly.
  • Present variance analysis on material, labor and overhead usage.
  • Ensure appropriate calculations and provisions for obsolete/slow moving stock and intercompany profit eliminations.

Relevant experience in manufacturing industry and process improvement skills is critical for preparing the annual direct labor movement calculations and summaries in accordance with the budget objectives and participating in the review and implementation process.

To use your strong reporting and presentation skills to provide accurate and timely advice and financial analysis including reviewing trends and variances from budget and prior year actual, perform quarterly SOX testing as required; manage and support the explanation and analysis of quality, timely and accurate routine, cyclic and ad-hoc financial management reports to support decision making.

To use your business acumen and proven communication skills both verbal and written and act as finance business partner to provide financial advice and support to key business leaders to manage business operations and performance effectively and efficiently, and own the budgeting, forecasting and annual planning process for your business unit ensuring strategic alignment to business objectives.

To use your proven problem-solving ability and influencing skills to Identify gaps between forecasts to targets, actuals to targets and assist in the development and agreement on strategy required and establish collaborative relationships to meet business needs as well as coaching and contributing to business strategy.


What are our core values?

  • Integrity
  • Determined
  • Innovative
  • Collaborative


Why work at Sealed Air?

  • We have a very diverse and inclusive culture.
  • We invest in developing our people. You can hone your expertise and further develop your career with a global leader in packaging solutions.
  • You will work with talented and creative professionals working in a collaborative environment that celebrates insatiable curiosity and diverse ideas.

If you are looking for a new challenge in a company deemed as essential service, then we want to hear from you!

Requisition id: 44507 

Relocation: No  

The Company is committed to providing equal employment opportunities to all applicants for employment and to all employees, without regard to race, color, religion, gender, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, national origin, age, protected disability, veteran status, or any other protected status in accordance with applicable federal, state or local laws.

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