183332 - Senior Cost Accountant
CA-S.Cali-Los Angeles/Orange Counties
Up to $48.08 DOE
Chipton-Ross is seeking a Senior Cost Accountant for an opening in Mojave, CA.

This person will be critical in helping the team to meet crucial accounting deadlines as the company continues to grow.

Supervise all inventory cost related activities within the accounting groups across all our locations.

Perform Monthly Inventory Reconciliation and reserves calculation process, including:
Balancing perpetual inventory to GL to identify differences and necessary steps to correct
In-transit inventory accruals;
Subcontracting costing;
Obsolete & Slow Moving Inventory Reserves;
Inventory Variance Reserves (PPV, Operating Variance);
LCM Reserve; and
Scrap activity reporting and balancing.

Preparation of monthly direct, indirect and overhead allocation, and idle capacity expense;
Preparation of monthly yield loss variance analysis;
Preparation of monthly and quarterly standard rates, inventory adjustments reporting;
Provide guidance to operations, procurement and finance personnel in the correction or proper treatment of inventory transactions to assure accurate accounting and reporting of inventory;
Prepare monthly cost by projects, manufacturing (I.e. rocket motor cost) and other product and service offering by line analysis;
Prepare monthly budgets for manufacturing variances and outbound freight;
Prepare monthly inventory balance sheet account reconciliations;
Prepare monthly and quarterly inventory volumes & cost reports;
Maintain work order-level volumes, costing and yield variance analysis models for use in refining standard productivities & yields
Maintain fixed/variable conversion cost reporting and operating variance analysis models for use in refining standard conversion cost charging rates;
Prepare raw material and scrap standard cost templates, including coordination with purchasing & operations teams to gather information and ensure standards are updated properly in ERP;
Assist in establishing cycle count programs and assist with annual Physical Inventories;
Assist outside Auditors in completing quarterly reviews and yearly audits;
Ensure the effectiveness of internal controls.
Assist in SEC Reporting (including Sarbanes Oxley).
Interact with Executive Management and Board of Directors, as required.

Manufacturing industry experience;
Experience of working in a start-up environment
Strong understanding in ERP system (Oracle and system implementation Preferred);
Sarbanes Oxley Act (Sox) experience (Sox implementation experience Preferred);
Good time management skills to manage fluctuating work volume.
Strong customer service focus;
Experience working is a fast pace team environment
Ability to manage conflicting priorities.

Certified Management Accountant [Preferred]
Preferably 5+ years cost accounting experience

Accredited Bachelor’s Degree in Accounting [Required], advanced degree a plus;


Employment will be contingent on clearing a drug screen and background check. Both must clear prior to start date.

Rochelle Anderson
420 Culver Boulevard
Playa Del Rey, CA 90293

Phone: (310) 414-7800 x280 or (800) 927-9318 x280

Candidates responding to this posting must currently possess the eligibility to work in the United States. No third parties please.

Employment will be contingent on candidate clearing pre-employment drug screen and background check.

Chipton-Ross provides equal employment opportunities to all employees and applicants for employment without regard to race, color, creed, religion, national origin, sex (including pregnancy), age, disability, sexual orientation, gender identity and/or expression, protected veteran status, genetic information, or any other characteristic protected by Federal, State or local law. This policy governs all areas of employment at Chipton-Ross, including recruiting, hiring, training, assignment, promotions, compensation, benefits, discipline, and terminations.