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Operations Accounting Manager, Traffic Solutions

Finance / Accounting
JOBREQ1800088713 Requisition #

As an Operations Accounting Manager, Traffic Solutions, you will support the business by providing accurate and timely data and analysis related to product costs, manufacturing and distribution operations, and relevant variances. You will manage the operations accounting activities for the United States and Canada locations, within the Traffic Solutions business which includes 12 manufacturing facilities. You will report to the Global Finance Director, Traffic Solutions. This position is open to being remote with travel as needed. 

Key Responsibilities

  • Partner with manufacturing leadership to cost-effectively provide high quality products to Traffic Solutions customers.
  • Be an active participant of the manufacturing leadership team, providing the team with financial insights and guidance.
  • Create dashboards to drive accountability on manufacturing performance.
  • Provide the business with profit analysis in communication of manufacturing results and variances, period costs, estimates, and manufacturing strategy.
  • Manage product costing for the business unit, update standards, refine costing assumptions at each facility to prepare for conversion to standard costing.
  • Complete the annual budget and periodic product re-costs to support accurate inventory valuation and decisions focused on product profitability.
  • Complete month end close activities related to manufacturing and operations.
  • Manage all inventory accounts including trend analysis, monthly account reconciliation approvals, physical inventory audits, and physical inventory reconciliation approvals.


  • Bachelor's degree in Finance or Accounting with 4+ years of finance and accounting experience. Exposure to manufacturing / plant accounting preferred.
  • Willingness to travel to manufacturing plant locations on a regular basis.
  • Technical proficiency with PowerPoint and Excel.


About us:

Here at PPG we make it happen, and we seek candidates of the highest integrity and professionalism who share our values, with the commitment and drive to strive today to do better than yesterday – everyday.


Through leadership in innovation, sustainability and color, PPG helps customers in industrial, transportation, consumer products, and construction markets and aftermarkets to enhance more surfaces in more ways than does any other company.. To learn more, visit www.ppg.com and follow @ PPG on Twitter.

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We partner with customers to create mutual value.

We are insightful, dedicated and proactive. We have intimate knowledge of the market and our customers. We focus on practical solutions that make a difference.

We are "One PPG" to the world.

We are better and stronger together. We leverage our scale to reach new markets and introduce innovative technologies as we differentiate and disrupt our markets.

We trust our people every day, in every way.

We enable and empower our people to make the right decisions. We are inclusive, transparent and respectful. Our feedback is clear and actionable.

We make it happen.

We have a passion for winning. We achieve. We deliver with discipline and integrity. We bring our best energy to our work. We decide and act intelligently and quickly.

We run it like we own it.

We respect one another by being responsible and accountable. We always act in the best interest of our company, customers, shareholders and our communities.

We do better today than yesterday – everyday.

We continuously learn. We develop our people to grow our businesses.

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PPG provides equal opportunity to all candidates and employees. We offer an opportunity to grow and develop your career in an environment that provides a fulfilling workplace for employees, creates an environment for continuous learning, and embraces the ideas and diversity of others. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to sex, pregnancy, race, color, creed, religion, national origin, age, disability status, marital status, veteran status, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression. If you need assistance to complete your application due to a disability, please email recruiting@ppg.com.

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