Senior Cost Accountant


Lehigh Acres, FL


GENERAL STATEMENT OF DUTIES: The Senior Cost Accountant position is responsible for serving as a team leader in the finance department and ensuring the department creates accurate and timely financial records for the organization; is responsible as well for the costing functions, including audit, compliance and taxes under various laws and regulations. ESSENTIAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES: • Manages all daily; weekly and monthly plant accounting, analysis and reporting and coordinate Month-End inventory costing and valuation, cycle counting, reserves and work order close processes. • Provides effective analysis and understanding of COGS actual results, budget development and variance reporting to senior management by developing insightful reporting. • Presents and assists Business Unit Leaders in understanding P/L divisional performance, cost drivers and cost forecasts. • Leads financial portion of vertical reviews for designated business units, including review of month-end cost accounting journal entries and closing activities for inventory accounts. • Provides maintenance and review of standard cost system, including bill of materials, product routings and standard unit costs. • Maintains COGS functions including inventory transactions, gross margin analysis, and variances. • Validates the cost of goods sold as part of the month-end-close. • Assists in preparing capital approval forms, managing fixed assets by maintaining detailed fixed asset ledgers, roll forwards, depreciation/amortization schedules, tracking asset transfers and disposals, and asset tagging. • Performs risk analysis and provides recommendations for internal control enhancements. Ability to work with manufacturing facilities to implement and monitor internal controls. • Ensures compliance with local, state, and federal tax and reporting requirements. • Maintains responsibility for routine compilation of parts manufacturing costs for payroll, inventory accountability, distribution of factory labor, verification of actual costs and computation of variances; Investigates cycle counting variances and resolve issues. • Prepares special reports by collecting, analyzing, and summarizing information and trends. • Prepare cost estimates of new or special products for establishing selling prices and production forecasts. • Coordinates physical inventory counts and cycle counts. • Update standard costs in the bill of materials. • Validates and monitors routers in the bills of materials. • Reviews standard and actual costs for inaccuracies. • Reconcile inventory at month-end. • Accumulates and apply overhead costs as required by generally accepted accounting principles. • Analyze actual manufacturing cost and prepare reports comparing standard costs to actual production costs. • Analyze and report on periodic variances and their causes, focusing on spending variances. • Understand and Maintain cost accounting system and information. • Report on cost information for use in controlling expenditures. • Develop and coordinate cycle count program and physical inventories as required. Research count variances and resolve issues. • Duties, responsibilities and activities may change at any time with or without notice. SUPERVISORY RESPONSIBILITIES: This position will provide supervisory role for the accounting department and is responsible for their performance review. PHYSICAL DEMANDS: • This is largely a sedentary role; however, some filing is required. This would require the ability to lift files, open filing cabinets and bend or stand as necessary. • Ability to regularly lift and/or move up to 15 pounds occasionally. WORK ENVIRONMENT: • Working conditions are normal for a corporate and home office environment. The role uses standard office equipment such as computers, phones, photocopiers, filing cabinets and fax machines.


QUALIFICATIONS, KNOWLEDGE, AND SKILLS: • Knowledge of finance, accounting, budgeting and cost control principles including generally accepted accounting principles. • Knowledge of automated financial and accounting reporting systems. • Knowledge of federal and state financial regulations. • Proficient understanding of written and verbal English • Strong attention to details • Computer skills (word, Excel, PPT) EDUCATION AND EXPERIENCE: • Bachelor Degree in Finance or Accounting. Master in Business Administration, preferred plus 5 years of experience in a cost accounting position. • Supervisory experience

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