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Sr Cost Accountant

Job ID: 7459

THE COMPANY

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 POSITION

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.

THE CANDIDATE

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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