Cost Accounting Supervisor OR Senior Cost Accountant

Commerce, CA 90040

Posted: 03/29/2019 Job Titles: COST - Cost Accounting Supervisor Job Number: 2465 Pay Rate: 105,000

*Please note this position will be given the title of either Sr Cost Accountant  or Cost Accounting Supervisor, depending on experience/skill set.

ARG is partnered exclusively with a high-growth US-based and PE-backed manufacturer of consumer products in the outdoor/active lifestyle arena. Our client is roughly $100M in revenue and undergoing a large-scale expansion in both market share, demand, and product awareness. This position reports directly to the Controller, but will interact closely with the CFO, operations, and related departments within.

This individual will direct activities of product costing, product manufacturing analysis, and inventory valuation. The position provides recommendations to senior management in support of the achievement of Company goals. Position reports to the Controller and will take ownership of reporting costs, productivity, margins and expenditures.

Position Overview:
  • 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
  • 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 quarterly 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.
  • Monitor costing systems and analyze variance
  • Review labor allocations and matching building progress variances
  • Review all PPV (purchase price variance)
  • Assist with month end process as needed to help meet tight deadlines
  • Participate in process improvement initiatives as required
  • Comply with all company policies and standards

Experience Required:
  • Bachelors degree in accounting or finance
  • Manufacturing industry experience preferred
  • Hands on ERP experience preferred
  • 5+ years of accounting experience; cost accounting preferred
  • Excellent analytical skills with a strong focus on accuracy and attention to detail
  • Excellent communication skills and confidence in stating professional opinions
  • Strong grasp of GAAP accounting and general accounting concepts
  • Very strong Excel skills, especially advanced financial modeling and analytical techniques
  • Demonstrated ability to streamline and automate complex processes


For immediate consideration, please email your resume in word format to BChamberlin(at)AllianceResourceGroup(dot)com

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