Senior Cost Accounting Manager

  • location: San Carlos, CA
  • type: Permanent
  • salary: $135,000 - $150,000 per year
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Senior Cost Accounting Manager

job summary:
Senior Cost Accounting Manager - Currently working with a very successful biotech company that is currently seeking a Senior Cost Accounting Manager for their corporate accounting group. This role would be fairly hands on and supervise 1 Cost Analyst and oversee all cost accounting and inventory accounting functions as well as variance and cost analysis functions. Qualified candidates will have 8+ years of Cost Accounting experience.

location: San Carlos, California
job type: Permanent
salary: $135,000 - 150,000 per year
work hours: 9 to 5
education: Bachelor's degree
experience: 8 Years

The Senior Cost Accounting Manager is an individual contributor responsible for cost accounting and maintaining and improving inventory processes.


  • Plan, organize and direct all the activities of the cost accounting function in support of monthly close activities, including preparation or supervision of preparing of journal entries and accruals
  • Review and reconcile all inventory account valuations:

    • Raw Materials
    • Off-site locations
    • Reserves for excess and obsolete inventory
    • Inventory turns and capitalized variances
  • Month-end/Quarter-end and Year-end close support
  • Define policies and procedures for all cost accounting and inventory activities (including processes related to inventory team)
  • Assist in implementation and compliance with Sarbanes- Oxley section 404, building controls and processes
  • Support audit schedules and other related audit events
  • Prepare monthly reporting metrics relating to COGS and Inventory analysis
  • Support cost analysis by product
  • Provide analytical insight and support
  • Support manufacturing variances
  • Support purchase price variances
  • Support manufacturing resources and cost center spend
  • Develop metrics and tracking system for major cost drivers and drive communications of results with respective business leaders
  • Support Costing and Systems
  • Maintain a standard cost system
  • Support BOMs (Bill of Materials)
  • Support Labor rates and cycle time
  • Support Individual product costs and margin analysis
  • May manage inventory team from accounting compliance prospective and provide them directions and guidance as needed (for example, monthly cycle counts process/timeline; year-end close/counts/audit requests, Physical cycle count, ERP processes and controls)
  • May supervise other employees directly and indirectly



  • Bachelor's degree in Accounting or Finance or equivalent; CMA, CPA or MBA a plus
  • Minimum of 8 years of progressive experience in cost accounting and analysis
  • Significant US GAAP and cost accounting experience in a manufacturing inventory environment or life science
  • Experience in interacting with manufacturing, engineering, quality, purchasing, production control, materials and other functional areas of a manufacturing business

  • Demonstrated ability to perform complex financial analysis related to manufacturing activities
  • Demonstrated leadership and history of driving change with a sense of urgency
  • Strong organizational, communication and interpersonal skills
  • Ability to clearly and concisely communicate with non-accounting professional
  • Strong working knowledge of ERP & MRP systems
  • Strong Analytical and MS office skills, especially Excel Excellent management skills
  • Attention to detail
  • High degree of proficiency with Microsoft Office (Excel and Word) required
  • High degree of integrity including ability to successfully handle sensitive or confidential information
  • Displays a high level of accuracy
  • Ability to learn quickly and complete ownership of area of responsibility
  • Comfortable and willing to work in a fast-paced dynamic environment
  • Strong organization, verbal and written communication, and interpersonal skills
  • Ability to be a team player

skills: Cost Accounting
Equal Opportunity Employer: Race, Color, Religion, Sex, Sexual Orientation, Gender Identity, National Origin, Age, Genetic Information, Disability, Protected Veteran Status, or any other legally protected group status.

Qualified applicants in San Francisco with criminal histories will be considered for employment in accordance with the San Francisco Fair Chance Ordinance.

We will consider for employment all qualified Applicants, including those with criminal histories, in a manner consistent with the requirements of applicable state and local laws, including the City of Los Angeles' Fair Chance Initiative for Hiring Ordinance.

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