193582 - Sr Cost Accountant
CA-S.Cali-Los Angeles/Orange Counties
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Chipton-Ross is seeking a Sr. Cost Accountant for an opening in Remote, CA.

New opportunity based in Santa Barbara CA (remote until the office re-opens) for a Senior Cost Accountant to collaborate with other Team Accountants and Finance to provide financial and accounting support to executives and department heads who hold responsibility for establishing goals and budgets for the organization.
" Perform month end close activities related to Cost Accounting.
" Prepare actual vs. plan (budget) analysis. Prepare various financial analysis related to manufacturing costs, inventory, and expense information for various customers as needed for decision making support.

" Set up new raw material, packaging, WIP, and FG items; create and maintain production
" BOMs; maintain periodic cost rolls/updates
" Analyzes changes in product design, raw materials, manufacturing methods, or services provided, to determine effects on costs. Analyzes actual production costs and prepares periodic reports comparing standard costs to actual production costs.
" Records cost information for use in controlling expenditures.
" Prepares estimates of new and proposed product or service costs.
" Recommends cost efficiencies in new product layouts.
" Provides management with reports specifying and comparing factors affecting prices and profitability of products or services.
" Develop and maintain standard costs of finished goods and production components in a worldwide ERP system.
" Maintain and improve processes and controls associated with manufacturing costs and inventory valuation.
" Lead and manage the monthly excess and obsolete inventory review process.
" Ensure validity and accuracy of ERP through analysis, internal audit, and coordination with inventory control, production and work order processing.
" Assist in developing and documenting policies and procedures, including system requirements and internal controls.
" Represent Finance/Accounting on teams designed to improve operations, reduce costs, etc.
" Setting standard costs of manufactured goods
" Establishing costs of business processes such as administration, labor, shipping, etc.
" Performing account reconciliations
" Preparing audit reports and presenting their findings to management
" Recommending changes to the company's processes and policies to reduce cost and maximize profit
" Advising executives and upper management on appropriate costing based on financial data

" Supporting other company accountants with invoicing and capital expenditure
" NI BU accounting duties - strong involvement with monthly close process and reporting to BNSM. Maintain general ledger accounts with in-depth account reconciliations including inventory, manufacturing variances, sales and deferred revenue accounts. Month-end accruals and deferred revenue journal entries. Internal financial package preparation. Commission calculations for NI sales force in Europe and Asia. Support BU controller. Respond to requests for financial information through-out the organization.
" Revenue reporting and forecasting - active involvement for NI, AFMi and nanoIR BU revenue reporting and analysis. Review and follow-up on revenue issues to insure proper revenue recognition with legal entities world-wide. Work with Service on deferred revenue accounting items. Perform backlog analysis.
" Quote analysis & Special Product Requests (SPR's) - cost and margin analysis on the majority of NI quotes. Cost estimates and pricing on new products and SPR's without a BOM.
" Forecasts, Budget and Strat Plan - support with schedule preparation.
" Perform other duties as required.

" Minimum 5 years recent cost accounting work experience in a manufacturing environment with global customers.
" Excellent verbal, written, interpersonal, computer, analytical, and technical communication organizational, and presentation skills, including advanced MS Office proficiency and fluent English.
" Deep experience and knowledge of SAP CO & financial systems and the flow of data through the general ledger.
" Strong financial analysis skills with thorough knowledge of financial and accounting practices and procedures.
" Demonstrated ability to work on cross functional teams within a large organization.

" Maintenance of a valid passport with flexibility for global travel.

EDUCATION:" Bachelor's degree in Accounting


Applicants responding to this position will be subject to a government security investigation and must meet eligibility requirements by currently possessing the ability to view classified government information.

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.