Senior Cost Accountant

  • location: Shelton, CT
  • type: Permanent
  • salary: $85,000 - $95,000 per year
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Senior Cost Accountant

job summary:
A Shelton area manufacturing company has an immediate need for a Senior Cost Accountant with an understanding of cost and manufacturing. This position reports directly to the CFO and will have strong potential for growth. The Senior Cost Accountant role will allow someone to utilize their current skill set while talking on additional responsibilities.

location: Shelton, Connecticut
job type: Permanent
salary: $85,000 - 95,000 per year
work hours: 9 to 6
education: Bachelor's degree
experience: 5 Years
  • Maintaining the Standard Cost Accounting System
  • Planning, Studying, and collecting data to determine costs of business activity such as raw material purchases, inventory and labor/overhead
  • Analyzing changes in product design, raw materials, manufacturing methods or services provided, to determine effects on cost
  • Analyzing actual manufacturing costs and preparing periodic reports comparing standard costs to actual production costs
  • Recording cost information for use in controlling expenditures
  • Analyzing audits of costs and preparing reports
  • Making estimates of new and proposed product costs
  • Providing management with reports specifying and comparing factors affecting prices and profitability of products or services
  • Assisting in Month end close of the General Ledger
  • Participates in physical inventories and monitors cycle count program including site visits to the CA and FL locations
  • Reconciles raw material, WIP and finished goods inventories to general ledger
  • Other duties as assigned
  • Experience working with engineering, product/marketing and manufacturing personnel on development and analysis of cost standards
  • Strong Excel skills and the ability to use Outlook and Word
  • Bachelors Degree in Accounting or equivalent
  • Must have a strong cost systems background and have excellent analytical skills; sound understanding of accounting principles
  • Ability to accurately prepare daily, weekly, monthly, quarterly and annual reports
  • Ability to work individually and with others
  • Team player equipped with the communication (written/verbal) and technical skills needed to successfully complete assignments
  • Solid time management and organizational skills to effectively prioritize assigned tasks efficiently
  • Need a working understanding of the different techniques used to evaluate a product's cost such as the standard and traditional methods
Compensation: $85-95K, depending on experience

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.

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