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Cost Accountant - Senior Level or Manager

Valencia, CA 91355-4100

Posted: 07/21/2022 Employment Type: Direct Placement Category: Accountants Job Number: 94668

Job Description

The Cost Accountant - Senior or Manager will be responsible for implementing, maintaining and updating all aspects of the cost accounting system. This role will be heavily involved with the Operation’s team ensuring accurate and up to date inventory valuation and is accountable for the ongoing analysis of process constraints, target costing projects, margin analysis, and tracing costs back to underlying activities. The ideal candidate is meticulously organized, proactive, and has a comprehensive understanding of accounting processes and procedures

The position will be heavily involved in the month end close process.

Essential Job Responsibilities
The following reflects management’s definition of essential functions for this job but does not restrict the tasks that may be assigned. Management may assign or reassign duties and responsibilities to this job at any time due to reasonable accommodation or other reasons.
Responsible for normal month end close cost accounting duties to include but are not limited to:  
  • Perform month end close activities related to Cost Accounting- Journal entries, variance analysis, reconciliations, calculating metrics, and ad hoc reporting.
  • Generate PPV reports and analyze findings.
  • Update weekly KBM Dashboard for Operations team.
  • Become a trusted adviser and provide support that will assist in decision making to the operations team.
  • Analyze costs of raw materials and other supplies and create cost-benefit analyses for changing vendors.
  • Analyzes changes in product design, raw materials, manufacturing methods, or services provided, to determine effects on costs.
  • Analyzes actual production costs and prepares periodic reports comparing standard costs to actual production costs
  • Reconcile perpetual inventory to GL - Ensure that inventory counts are taking place and are accurate; investigate in conjunction with Operation’s group any variances that appear.
  • Conduct inventory reserve analysis on a quarterly basis and generate reports for senior management
  • Establish standard costs and update them as appropriate- Set up new raw material, packaging, WIP, and FG items; create and maintain production BOMs; maintain periodic cost rolls/updates.
  • Maintain work paper documentation that provides an effective audit trail and evidence of compliance with USGAAP and Sarbanes/Oxley. 
  • Work with internal and external auditors when required- Assist in developing and documenting policies and procedures, including system requirements and internal controls.
  • Maintain and improve processes and controls associated with manufacturing costs and inventory valuation.
  • Ensure validity and accuracy of ERP through analysis, internal audit, and coordination with inventory control, production and work order processing
  • Represent Finance/Accounting on teams designed to improve operations, reduce costs, etc.
Job Requirements:
  • Minimum BA/BS in Finance/Accounting/ Economics
  • Must have 5 years of Cost Accounting experience including 3 years in a manufacturing environment.
  • Ability to organize workload and manage multiple projects in a dynamic environment.
  • Excellent problem solving and analytical skills.
  • Team player with strong written and verbal communication skills.
  • Demonstrated respect for culture of ethics and compliance.
  • Advanced Excel, Access, and other Microsoft Office skills.
  • Current experience with Oracle and Hyperion is preferred but not required.
  • Ability to self-start on various analytical projects, including research, investigation, modeling including presentation of findings to management and site leadership
  • Ability to travel up to 5% of the time

This position requires use of information which is subject to the International Traffic in Arms Regulations
(ITAR).  All applicants must be U.S. persons within the meaning of ITAR.  ITAR defines a U.S. person as a U.S. Citizen, U.S. Permanent Resident (i.e. 'Green Card Holder'), Political Asylee or Refugee.


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