Plant Cost Accountant

Department:  Finance
Date:  Jan 4, 2022


FMC Corporation is a global agricultural sciences company dedicated to helping growers produce food, feed, fiber and fuel for an expanding world population while adapting to a changing environment. FMC's innovative crop protection solutions – including biologicals, crop nutrition, digital and precision agriculture – enable growers, crop advisers and turf and pest management professionals to address their toughest challenges economically while protecting the environment. With approximately 6,400 employees at more than 100 sites worldwide, FMC is committed to discovering new herbicide, insecticide and fungicide active ingredients, product formulations and pioneering technologies that are consistently better for the planet.

FMC is a globally diverse organization that offers its employees exciting opportunities to work on challenging projects that are important to the achievement of our strategic objectives.  With a corporate culture of innovation, integrity, responsibility and customer intimacy, we foster “The Right Chemistry” in everything we do. We are looking for people to join us in creating, developing, and improving our products, our processes, and our markets. If you are ready to make a difference every day, FMC is ready to talk to you.  Visit FMC to learn more and follow us on LinkedIn and Twitter



  • Report to the Senior Plant Cost Accountant or Cost Accounting Manager
  • Serve as a point of contact for Regional OF COEs and OF AI analysts
  • Coordinate with OF to prepare recurring and standard journal entries and accruals
  • Run assessment cycles, check cost center balances, close internal and process orders, and run WIP
  • Calculate manufacturing variances
  • Support SOX and internal audit
  • Attend monthly site review meetings with OF and plant personnel
  • Support ad-hoc analysis and questions from business partners
  • Ability to travel regularly to manufacturing locations


  • 1-3 years of experience in cost or inventory accounting required (experience varies based on region & location)
  • BA / BS in Accounting / Finance (or local equivalent) required
  • CPA, CMA, MBA or local equivalent a plus
  • Strong computer skills, including Microsoft Office suite
  • Experience in SAP COPA a plus
  • Proficient in English language
  • General knowledge / understanding of manufacturing, supply chain, and operations required
  • Demonstrates strong interpersonal skills and ability to work with several business partners globally
  • Strong technical skills and understanding of data structures and dataflows
  • Strong understanding of financial information
  • Creativity and problem-solving capabilities to structure robust visualizations
  • Experience working in a fast-paced environment with multiple priorities  


Required Education:

  • BA / BS in Accounting / Finance (or local equivalent) required
  • CPA, CMA, MBA or local equivalent preferred



Full vaccination against COVID-19 is a condition of employment. Full vaccination means that two weeks have passed since the second dose of a two-dose vaccine (i.e., Pfizer or Moderna) or two weeks after a single dose of a one-dose vaccine (i.e., Johnson & Johnson/Janssen). All applicants will be required to show proof of their vaccination status upon receipt of an offer of employment. Exemptions will be granted only to those applicants who are unable to take the vaccine due to medical reasons or a sincerely held religious belief.   FMC will work with those who apply for and are granted exemptions in an effort to identify reasonable accommodations which will permit those individuals to fulfill the responsibilities of their positions.

At FMC, diversity and inclusion are in our DNA. We are proud to be an Equal Opportunity Employer with a commitment to creating an inclusive workplace where all employees can thrive – regardless of race, gender, sex, pregnancy, gender identity and/or expression, sexual orientation, national origin or ancestry, citizenship status, color, age, religion or religious creed, physical or mental disability, medical condition, genetic information, marital status, military or veteran status, or any other basis protected by federal, state or local law. FMC also supports employee participation in company employee resource groups that celebrate the diverse backgrounds of our workforce by providing communities for employees to connect with each other and raise awareness throughout FMC. FMC complies with federal and state disability laws and makes reasonable accommodations for applicants and employees with disabilities. If reasonable accommodation is needed to participate in the job application or interview process, please contact our Talent Acquisition department