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Sr Cost Accountant

Job ID: 7459


Our client is a world leader in innovative design and in the development and quality manufacturing of unique Instruments that service the Semiconductor, Industrial Technologies, Life & Health sciences, research and Defense industries.


The role of Senior Cost Accountant will assist the Controller in all activities related to cost accounting, month end close, budgeting and forecasting, FP&A and special projects including rolling standards, analyzing variances, and assisting the operations team to help them control costs and improve profitability.

Primary Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Provide timely, relevant variance analysis to sales & operations to drive committed results.
  • Prepare monthly margin analysis and variance reports (product, customer, and product group) and provide insight to business partners regarding product line and customer profitability.
  • Develop and maintain the standard cost system (including the updating of rates and throughputs).
  • Initiate and support growth and profitability projects related to existing and new business.
  • Assist with product pricing process.
  • Maintain KPI’s to track progress to established sales and operating targets.
  • Support and validate results for all productivity projects.
  • Assist with sales forecast and SIOP planning.
  • Calculate price updates on monthly and quarterly escalator/de-escalator contracts.
  • Standard cost absorption testing.
  • Financial reporting and recommendations.
  • Capital asset tracking and summarization.
  • Other analytical support as assigned.
  • SOX regulations compliance
  • Reporting on the performance of the quality management system and on opportunities for improvement to management.
  • Ensuring the promotion of customer focus throughout the organization and in particular, your area of responsibility.
  • Ensuring that the processes are delivering their intended outputs.
  • All other duties as assigned.


Qualifications and Skills:

  • BS in accounting.
  • 5+ Years direct experience as Senior Cost Accountant in a manufacturing operation.
  • Strong FP&A experience
  • ERP experience (ORACLE, SAP)
  • Risk management experience.
  • High level of skill using Excel pivot tables to manipulate data and provide useful analysis.
  • Detail orientated; data driven.
  • Assertive bilingual communication skills.
  • Ability to work effectively with others.
  • Accuracy, attention to detail, well organized ability to meet deadlines.
  • Hands-on personality

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