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Cost Accountant

Exton, PA 19341

Posted: 07/08/2024 Employment Type: Direct Hire/Perm Job Category: Accounting & Finance Job Number: 620130 Is job remote?: No Country: United States

Job Description

Job Description
As our  Plant Manufacturing Cost Accountant,  you’ll play a crucial role in optimizing cost structures, analyzing financial data, and driving efficiency. Your responsibilities will include:
  1. Cost Analysis and Variance Reporting:
    • Collect and analyze production cost data and provide insights to leadership.
    • Drive cost revaluation processes by updating raw materials, labor, and overhead rates.
    • Collaborate with the Supply Chain & Estimating Group on cost-related matters.
    • Research, maintain, and report on monthly costs of poor quality (including scrap, rejections, warranty, etc.).
    • Identify key cost drivers and recommend strategies for cost reduction, including conducting root cause analysis for significant cost variances.
    • Compare cost performance against industry benchmarks.
  2. System Setup­ and Process Management
    • Establish systems and refine costing procedures.
    • Continuously improve costing procedures and systems to align with changing business needs.
    • ­Regularly review and update standard costs for accuracy and relevance.
    • Document cost accounting procedures and ensure alignment with internal controls.
    • Collaborate with IT teams to optimize ERP systems.
  3. Budgeting and Forecasting:
    • Participate in preparing the annual plant operating budget.
    • Develop standard product costs, budgeted variances, and raw material pricing analyses.
  4. Inventory Oversight:
    • Ensure compliance with internal controls.
    • Adhere to Generally Accepted Accounting Principles (GAAP) for financial statements.
    • Assist with physical inventory counts and cycle counts.
  5. Annual Financial Audit:
    • Support the financial audit process, including driving annual physical inventory procedures and providing supporting documentation.
    • Collaborate with outside consultants for R&D Credit analysis.

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Preferred Qualifications:
  • 2-3 years of accounting experience in a manufacturing environment, preferably with a focus on cost accounting. 
  • Proficiency in inventory management and job costing analysis.
  • Demonstrated ability to oversee all cost accounting function.
  • Familiarity with an ERP System is required, SAP preferred.
  • Strong analytical abilities are critical, especially when dealing with cost data, variance analysis, and financial reporting.
  • Familiarity with GAAP, inventory flow, and Microsoft Office programs (especially Excel) is advantageous.
  • A mindset for continuous improvement is valuable, with an active pursuit of process enhancements and cost-saving opportunities.

  • A relevant degree (finance, accounting, business, etc.) is preferred but not required.
  • CMA Certification is preferred but not required.
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