• Production Accountant (m/w/d)

    Job Division Guardian Glass
    REF. 2018-1983
    DE-Bitterfeld-Wolfen | LU-Dudelange
    Position Type (Portal Searching)
    Regular Full-Time
  • Guardian Glass, a major business unit of Guardian Industries, is one of the world’s largest manufacturers of float, coated and fabricated glass products. At its 25 float plants around the globe, Guardian Glass produces high performance glass for use in exterior (both commercial and residential) and interior architectural applications, as well as transportation and technical products. Guardian glass can be found in homes, offices, cars and some of the world’s most iconic architectural landmarks. The Guardian Glass Science & Technology Center continuously works to create new glass products and solutions using the most advanced technology to help customers see what’s possible™. Visit for more information. 


    For our location in Thalheim, Germany, we are recruiting a Production Accountant. (there will be an initial 6-9 month secondment training period in Luxembourg, followed by permanent base in Thalheim).


    A Day In The Life Typically Includes

    • Scope of the role:

      • Monthly financial reporting under US GAAP following internal strict reporting requirements, deadlines and policies from US Head Quarters.
      • Financial Statements review; Income Statement, Balance Sheet and Cash flow. Prepared in collaboration with other teams in the wider finance capability based in other European locations.
      • Costs and profitability analysis.
      • Standard cost model preparation and variance analysis between standard and actual costs. Analysis of the cost drivers to products to improve decision making. Inventory valuation. Done in co-ordination with regional cost team.
      • Analysis and understanding of the different variables impacting operations and production processes. Control and Analysis of the economic impacts on the financials.
      • Maintain Group Financial Control expectations in the plant, supporting operations and other plant teams on understanding and maintaining an effective internal control environment.
      • Preparation and analysis of the financial information to support value maximization from decisions taken at plant level:
        • Support to Financial Planning and Analysis Manager on preparation and execution of economic performance review with Plant Management Team.
        • Identification of cost opportunities, active lead in controllable cost management with plant team.
        • Control and use of internal analytical group tools for decision making; S&P, Cost Model, Forecast Model, variance analysis.
        • Support in the definition and execution of the business strategy with focus on plant KPI’s, Annual Operating Plan and monthly follow up.
      • Collaboration with finance compliance team to facilitate both internal and external Audit processes.


      • Business administration and accounting educational background.
      • Preferable 2+ years experience in a manufacturing location with similar responsibilities.
      • Fluent conversational and written level of English, in addition German preferable.
      • Honesty, integrity and entrepreneurship
      • Open minded to work in a changing environment.
      • Excellent analytical capabilities, good sense for numbers and corporate processes.
      • Results orientated approach to work, team-player and desire to achieve and continually grow.
      • Advanced level of Microsoft Office, specifically excel.
      • Well organised.
      • Strong communication skills.
      • Driving licence.
      • Willingness to travel in the role within Europe for training, meetings etc

    What You Will Need?

    Guardian companies are committed to offer a competitive compensation package and an opportunity for you to maximize your potential. We pride ourselves in promoting career opportunities in an open environment, which encourages individual development and gives you opportunities to expand your knowledge and work as part of a global team. We offer a unique professional experience in a culture based on integrity, compliance and value creation. If you are interested in finding out more about our culture, please visit us on our website:




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