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Senior Cost Accountant

Reports to: Vice President & Controller

The Senior Cost Accountant is responsible for all areas relating to cost accounting and inventory management. In addition, this position will serve as a support and backup role for the Accounting Department and have Month-End close responsibilities. This position is expected to be viewed as a leader of the Department and work closely with the Vice President & Controller on various projects.

Job Responsibilities

  • Perform month end close activities related to Cost Accounting.
  • Prepare actual vs. plan (budget) analysis. Prepare various financial analysis related to manufacturing costs, inventory, and expense information.
  • Maintain periodic cost rolls/updates.
  • Analyzes actual production costs and prepares periodic reports comparing standard costs to actual production costs.
  • Records cost information for use in controlling expenditures.
  • Develop and maintain standard costs of finished goods and production components in ERP system.
  • Develop, maintain and analyze overhead rates.
  • Assist in oversight of inventory cycle counts and annual physical inventory.
  • Maintain and improve processes and controls associated with manufacturing costs and inventory valuation.
  • Lead and manage the quarterly excess and obsolete inventory review process.
  • Ensure validity and accuracy of ERP through analysis, internal audit, and coordination with inventory control, production and work order processing.
  • Lead, develop and maintain the documentation of policies and procedures, including system requirements and internal controls.
  • Perform inventory valuation and reconciliation of perpetual inventory to the GL, Including physical inventory adjustments.
  • Provides management with reports specifying and comparing factors affecting prices and profitability of products or services.
  • Support the Accounting Department through cross training and serve as back up when needed for, but not limited to:
    • Invoicing & Progress billings
    • Vendor remittance
    • Payroll review and submission
  • Other duties and special projects as assigned.

Requirements & Qualifications

  • Bachelors Degree in Accounting required. CPA, CMA or an MPAcc is desirable, but not required.
  • Minimum of 5 years experience, light manufacturing experience required.
  • Strong attention to detail and organization skills are essential.
  • Excellent interpersonal skills are needed to work with within the entire organization, at all levels. Must be able to work within a team to accomplish goals and work independently.
  • Willingness to take the initiative to ensure timely completion of tasks that impact on-time completion of jobs.
  • Experience with month-end closing deadlines, inventory reconciliation, some forecasting.
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills.
  • Proficient at Microsoft office, advanced skills in Microsoft Excel required.
  • Ability to manipulate large amounts of data.
  • Made2Manage (ERP) experience preferred, but not required.

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