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Cost Accountant

Date: Jan 20, 2023

Location: Towanda, PA, US, 18848

Company: Jeld-Wen Inc.


JELD-WEN (NYSE:JELD), founded in 1960, is one of the world’s largest door and window manufacturers, with more than 22,000 employees operating in 24 countries globally. Headquartered in Charlotte, North Carolina, JELD-WEN designs, produces and distributes an extensive range of interior and exterior doors, wood, vinyl and aluminium windows and related products for use in the new construction and repair and remodelling of residential homes and non-residential buildings. 
Our products and services afford us the opportunity to enter peoples’ workplaces, homes and daily lives. With this privilege comes great responsibility to ensure that the products we deliver are reliable and enrich the places and lives that they touch. We bring beauty and security to the spaces that touch our lives.

We act with integrity, invest in people, inspire through innovation, deliver on our promises and improve every day. We are seeking talented individuals who share this purpose and values and want to excel in their field of expertise. We offer excellent benefits, a collaborative environment in which to apply your talent and a dynamic and growing company, with exceptional career progression opportunities.


The Cost Accountant performs Cost Accounting and finance functions for the JELD-WEN, Inc plant in Towanda, PA.  The position reports to the Plant Controller in Towanda.  The Cost Accountant will be responsible for accounting functions including, but not limited to, monthly closing activities, cost reports, capital, and inventory processes. The person in this role will be expected to cross-train with others in the department and assist the Plant Controller as needed based on the needs of the business.


Essential Duties and Responsibilities

  • Complete daily, weekly and monthly cost accounting activities to ensure timely workflow and recording of all financial transactions.
  • Assist with internal and external audits and comply with SOX controls.
  • Complete duties associated with the monthly closing process for preparing accruals, account reconciliations, and monthly schedules.
  • Create and maintain standard work for daily, weekly, and monthly tasks
  • Continuous improvements to accounting processes to improve accuracy and timeliness.
  • Extract, review, analyze and compile information from a variety of financial and non-financial systems.
  • Cross train with others in the department to ensure proper coverage of tasks.
  • Other duties as assigned by the Plant Controller



  • Bachelor’s degree in finance, accounting or relevant discipline required.
  • Understands balance sheet debits and credits as well as typical accounting practices such as month-end closing.
  • Excellent verbal and writing skills including ability to interact effectively with all levels throughout the company.
  • Team player who is organized, a self-starter and pays attention to detail.
  • Minimum of 2 years Cost Accounting experience - Preferred



JELD-WEN is an Equal Employment Opportunity employer and does not discriminate against any applicant for employment or employee on the basis of race, color, religious creed, gender, age, marital status, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability, veteran status or any other classification protected by applicable discrimination laws.

Unless explicitly requested or approached by JELD-WEN, the company will not accept unsolicited resumes from headhunters, recruitment agencies, or fee-based recruitment services

Nearest Major Market: Scranton