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Cost Accountant (medical industry exp. pref.)

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Job Description

Cost Accountant
Location: Alameda County, CA
Salary: $80,000-$100,000 DOE + Bonus + Benefits
Benefits: Medical, Dental, Vision, Disability, 401k w/ 3% matching, Holidays, Vacation, PTO
Job Type: Full-Time
Start Date: ASAP
Sponsorship is not available

Cost Accountant Description

Our client in the manufacturing industry is looking for a Cost Accountant to join their team in Alameda County, CA. Reporting to the Vice President of Finance & Accounting, you will be responsible for maintaining a high degree of strategic insight into R&D projects, manufacturing, operational costs, product pricing, and product line profitability. Working closely with the head of manufacturing, you will employ and sustain an ERP system consistent with the cost management abilities of the organization. Ideal candidates will have a minimum of five years of manufacturing and project cost accounting experience. This is a new role that was created to better understand production and our client is looking for someone who will come in and tell them what needs to be done and improved upon. To thrive in this role, you must take ownership over outcomes and are comfortable owning some of their most important public facing information. If you are an analytical, data-driven, and influential leader, this is a great opportunity with high-impact and high-visibility to join a company that offers a friendly, supportive work environment while delivering investment and development opportunities for their employees.

Cost Accountant Responsibilities

• Build, implement, and sustain a cost accounting system
• Create and oversee a project accounting system in a manufacturing environment
• Collect and analyze data to determine costs of business activity
• Perform closing tasks and prepare journal entries while maintaining ledger accounts
• Report results at the company GL and project level
• Ensure procedures are maintained to govern operational expenses
• Examine changes in production design and materials as well as manufacturing methods
• Determine leading indicators in support of evaluating actual manufacturing costs to budgeted production costs at the project and GL level
• Prepare month end reports, analysis, and organize special projects
• Analyze manufacturing variances to verify impacts to the general ledger are accurate
• Liaise with auditors as needed

Cost Accountant Qualifications

• Bachelor’s degree required
• 5+ years of manufacturing and project cost accounting experience required
• Well-versed in GAAP required
• Proficiency with Microsoft Excel required
• Background with integrated ERP software required
• Highly skilled in technical accounting writing abilities required
• Background in medical device or pharmaceutical industry a plus

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