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Cost Accountant - 3175

Santa Maria, CA
Title: Cost Accountant - 3175

Location: Santa Maria, CA
The Cost Accountant prepares, records, analyzes and reports on material, labor, or other expenses to determine production costs, cost of sales, and other cost-related performance measures. This role also participates in the month-end closing. The cost accountant is at the site level.
Summary of Duties:
  • Collect and analyze data to determine production costs by performing the following:
    • Variance Analysis
    • Cost of Goods Sold Analysis
    • Standard Costing
    • Overhead & Labor Rate Calculation
    • Inventory Valuation Analysis
    • Ad-hoc financial analysis
  • Prepare financial reports and give recommendations based on available data
  • Prepare audit reports and present findings to management to improve transparency
  • Participate in period end closing and perform journal entries and GL account analysis Perform account reconciliations to drive accuracy in inventory cycle. Familiar with Bill of Materials (BOM) & Routings.
  • Collaborate with internal and external auditors on cost accounting concepts
  • Education:
    • Bachelor’s Degree.
  • Experience:
    • 6+ years’ experience in an accounting department (specifically doing budget and forecasting) for a large manufacturer.
  • Computer Skills:
    • Familiarity with Windows Operating System.
    • Demonstrated solid understanding/use of Microsoft Office products including: Word, PowerPoint and Outlook.
    • Advanced knowledge/use of Microsoft Excel
    • Knowledge of SAP
  • Other Skills:
    • Advanced knowledge of mathematics and statistics
    • Understanding of organizational accounting concepts
    • In-depth knowledge of financial guidelines and regulations
    • Strong financial analysis skills
    • Ability to perform risk and security assessments
    • Excellent attention to detail
    • Effective verbal and written communication skills and problem solving skills
    • Ability to collaborate with other different functions and foster teamwork

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