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Operations Accounting Manager

Cranberry Township, PA

As an Operations Accounting Manager, SAP Locations, you will support the businesses by providing accurate and timely data and analysis related to product costs, manufacturing and distribution operations, and variances.

You will manage the operations accounting activities for US locations for the Protective and Marine Coatings (PMC), Specialty Coatings & Materials and Architectural Coatings business units within the Global Business Finance Support organization. You will report to the Sr. Manager Operations Accounting.

Key Responsibilities

  • Lead 4 direct reports and total team of 15 people through coaching, goal setting, training and standardization of duties and tasks, collaboration and implementation of process improvements. 
  • Guide the team and support the business in an environment that requires flexibility and changing priorities.
  • Partner with SBU finance leadership, manufacturing leadership and supply chain leadership for multiple business units to provide meaningful financial analysis to drive results.
  • Complete month end close activities related to manufacturing and distribution operations and preparation of internal management reporting.
  • Provide the business with estimates, variance analysis and profit analysis related to distribution costs, manufacturing results and variances, purchase price variance, period costs and strategic initiatives.
  • Manage all inventory accounts including trend analysis, monthly account reconciliation approvals, cycle count reporting, physical inventory audits, and physical inventory reconciliation approvals.
  • Complete the annual budget and quarterly product re-costs to support accurate inventory valuation and business decisions focused on product profitability.
  • Maintain internal controls and support internal and external audit activities.
  • Be prepared to take on other tasks or duties as required by our organization or as assigned by the manager by adapting to changing priorities


  • Bachelor's degree in Finance or Accounting with 7+ years of finance and accounting experience with exposure to manufacturing / plant accounting preferred.
  • Previous supervisory experience is strongly preferred.
  • Travel to manufacturing plant locations on a quarterly basis.
  • Technical proficiency with PowerPoint and Excel; experience with large Enterprise Resource Planning systems such as Oracle or SAP is preferred.

PPG pay ranges and benefits can vary by location which allows us to compensate employees competitively in different geographic markets. PPG considers several factors in making compensation decisions including, but not limited to, skill sets, experience and training, qualifications and education, licensure and certifications, and other organizational needs. Other incentives may apply. 


Our employee benefits programs are designed to support the health and well-being of our employees. Any insurance coverages and benefits will be in accordance with the terms and conditions of the applicable plans and associated governing plan documents.

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 and follow @ PPG on Twitter. 

The PPG Way 

Every single day at PPG: 

  • We partner with customers to create mutual value. 
  • We are “One PPG” to the world. 
  • We trust our people every day, in every way. 
  • We make it happen. 
  • We run it like we own it. 
  • We do better today than yesterday – everyday. 

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, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression. If you need assistance to complete your application due to a disability, please email [email protected]

PPG values your feedback on our recruiting process. We encourage you to visit and provide feedback on the process, so that we can do better today than yesterday. 

Benefits will be discussed with you by your recruiter during the hiring process.

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