Battelle Memorial Institute Senior Accountant-Manufacturing & Leasing in Columbus, Ohio

Battelle is guided by a founding mission. We invest our knowledge, talents and resources, helping our customers achieve their most important goals. We apply scientific rigor and creativity, succeeding where others may fail and we invest in our communities, making the world better for generations to come. All of us share a common purpose: to solve the greatest challenges of today and tomorrow.

Our 22,000 employees work at the forefront of scientific innovation to tackle critical challenges in security, human health, manufacturing, energy and environmental management. Battelle’s work is grounded in the belief that science, technology and a passion for excellence can make industries more competitive and the world a better place.

We are currently seeking a Senior Accountant for Manufacturing and Lease Accounting. This position is located in Columbus, Ohio.


Performs general cost accounting tasks of intermediate complexity such as product costing, inventory control and reconciliation, variance analysis and internal reporting for various manufacturing operations.

Communicates financial performance results with Management. Responsible for lease accounting of various facilities.


  • Supports manufacturing operations with cost accounting, inventory control, and variance analysis

  • Maintain cost records for raw and finished inventories within an ERP system environment

  • Review system generated journal entries for accuracy

  • Analyze cost variances that deviate from standard costing

  • Prepare internal financial statements and internal reports for manufacturing operations

  • Prepare budgets and forecasts for manufacturing operations

  • Formally present results of operations to Management, explaining variances from budget

  • Prepare routine journal entries and/or interact with staff responsible for making entries

  • Reconcile inventory accounts on a regular basis

  • Reconcile leased facility liability accounts on a regular basis

  • Perform physical inventories at manufacturing locations

  • Create accounting rules for ERP system to apply to specific transactions

  • Process transactions in a leased accounting management system

  • Prepare graphical representations of performance metrics

  • Locate sources of errors revealed through trial balance or other records; trace transactions to determine source of errors.

  • Collect and assemble financial records for auditors; compile documentation for governmental or regulatory reporting purposes.

  • Acts as liaison with both internal and external parties to resolve accounting and costing issues

  • Ensures accounting practices are within Battelle guidelines, applicable accounting standards, and applicable law.

  • Maintain accurate, complete and current files; sort, file, locate, reorganize and retrieve materials

  • Other duties will be assigned as required


  • Bachelor’s degree with an Accounting or Finance major.

  • 5 years of accounting experience.

  • Proficiency with Microsoft Excel.


  • One-two years cost accounting experience in a Manufacturing environment

  • Experience with lease Accounting

  • Experience with PeopleSoft or other ERP systems

  • CPA or CPA eligible, and working towards obtaining CPA


Battelle’s competitive benefits program includes comprehensive medical and dental care, matching 401K, paid time off, flexible spending accounts, disability coverage, and other benefits that help provide financial protection for you and your family.

Battelle provides employment and opportunities for advancement, compensation, training, and growth according to individual merit, without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, sexual orientation, gender identity, marital status, age, genetic information, disability, military or veteran status, or any other protected classes covered under federal or applicable state and local law. Our goal is for each staff member to have the opportunity to grow to the limits of their abilities and to achieve personal and organizational objectives. We will support positive programs for equal treatment of all staff and full utilization of all qualified employees at all levels within Battelle.

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