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Sr Cost Accountant

Job ID: 7855

The Senior Cost Accountant will support one large manufacturing site with multiple buildings in Tijuana, Mexico and reports to the Controller.

Essential Job Functions:

  • Active participation in monthly closing, prepare journal entries, as well as reports necessary for support and analysis of results.
  • Preparation of the analysis by volume produced and its impact on absorptions, derived from the mix of manufactured products.
  • Ensure that financial information, operating results, and statistics are correctly presented on a monthly and annual basis.
  • Analysis of manufacturing variances actuals against standards.
  • Preparation of weekly financial reports, which allow measuring the progress and forecast of fixed and variable indirect expenses, as well as the cost of labor, against budget.
  • Coordination and execution in the taking of physical inventories.
  • Inspection and validation of cycle counting processes.
  • Inspection and validation of fixed assets owned by the company.
  • Ensure that the annual budget is prepared with correct and timely information by the different areas involved.
  • Ensure that standard product costs have been calculated in accordance with corporate policies and procedures.
  • Perform yearly cost roll-ups and coordination with the staff of the Corporate Costing area.
  • Review and analysis of inventory adjustments.
  • Reconciliation of balance sheet accounts and any needed journal entries.
  • Analysis of inventory obsolescence reserves.
  • Coordination of plant and corporate communication meetings related to operating and financial results.
  • Participation and validation of key performance indicators (KPIs) at the plant level.
  • Participation and validation in cost saving and reduction projects proposed by the different areas of the company.
  • Periodically review material structures (BOMs) for material usage and standard time of products (routings) with the highest demand.


Candidate Experience & Requirements:

  • Bachelor’s degree in public accounting; Certified Public Accountant or related career like finance or industrial engineering and equivalent experience.
  • Minimum experience of 5 years in a similar position as Cost Accountant in manufacturing companies.
  • Experience with variance analysis, cost roll-ups, standard cost analysis, inventory control and cycle counting.
  • Experience with monthly financial reporting.
  • Knowledge of budgeting and forecasting.
  • Proactive, self-directed person with a service attitude.
  • Ideal candidate will be hands-on, detailed and precise with good influencing skills.
  • Previous experience with “Lean Manufacturing” concepts.
  • Able to make presentations to corporate in English.
  • Intermediate-advanced Excel.
  • English 85% Spoken & Written

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