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Cost Accountant

Thousand Oaks, CA

Posted: 05/20/2020 Industry: Manufacturing Job Number: Pay Rate: 40.00 - 60.00 per hour (JPY Contract to Perm)

Job Description

Date Created : 5/20/2020 9:08:58 AM
Category : Manufacturing
Location/City : CA - Thousand Oaks
Job Type : Contract to Perm
Salary Range : 40.00 - 60.00 per hour (JPY Contract to Perm)
Recruiter Name : Sean Pennel
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Cost Accountant
The Cost Accountant provides strong oversight and expertise over the development and maintenance of accounting standards and processes related to all work-in-process production costs and inventory, and accounting for product inventory and movement, including obsolescence and anticipated product returns. This person also provides timely and accurate audit support, and assists the needs of business owners with data for analysis and improved financial understanding, all within a highly collaborative environment.Job Responsibilities Handle all cost accounting needs for US and overseas operations Own the end-to-end closing process for cost of sales and inventory valuation, including the closing of subsidiary systems and ledgers, review of journal entries and account reconciliations, and ensuring that month end transactions and accruals are recorded in an accurate and timely manner Oversee the proper compilation, capitalization and amortization of work-in-process pre-press production costs within a publishing environment in line with company accounting standards Ensure first-time quality and timely delivery of new item setups in the fulfillment systems Provide strong oversight over product obsolescence and the establishment and timely maintenance of adequate reserves for the cost of aged inventory Support the year-end and interim financial audit process through providing high quality data and documentation, and effective coordination with colleagues and other dependencies Promote a discipline of continuous process improvement to seek opportunities for increased effectiveness and efficiency Provide required support to other Finance disciplines, including Financial Planning & Analysis, Tax, and Financial Systems Provide ad hoc support to the VP-Controller and SVP-CFO as needed
Qualifications and Education Bachelor's degree in Accounting or Finance 3 or more years in Accounting or Finance positions in a product-based industry with manufacturing, production and inventory accounting responsibilities Experience with supporting multi-site operations Experience as an auditor or in working closely with external auditors Ability to work in a fast-paced, deadline-conscious environment with rapidly changing priorities Advanced skills in Microsoft Excel Proficient in other Microsoft Office applications including Word, PowerPoint and Outlook Comfortable and agile with learning new systems and processes

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