Senior Cost Accountant

Our client in the retail industry is looking for an Senior Cost Accountant to join their team in Orange County


Job Description:

  • Implement and maintain cost standards for materials and labor for each of our products; recommends updates
  • Review purchases of raw materials and calculates material price variances
  • Analyze manufacturing operations including equipment, labor utilization/yields, and calculates/reports on related variances
  • Reconcile beginning raw materials, work-in-progress and finished-goods inventory, and identifies
  • Help analyze inventory counts and related valuations; and investigate discrepancies.
  • Help analyze POS system info and reconcile product sales information with revenue recognition and related changes in inventory
  • Prepare and maintain a cost accounting system and cost ledger
  • Perform month-end cost accounting close
  • Prepare and validate cost of goods sold and production data; and develop management reporting of key costs and trend information
  • Prepare analysis of fixed vs. variable cost data and related gross margin data
  • Lead the budget and forecasting process for COGS, inventory and related cash forecasts
  • Assist with month-end close and related activities



  • Public accounting and private industry experience
  • Experience in the financial services, real estate or related industries
  • Strong knowledge of GAAP
  • Proficient with the Microsoft Office Suite, including strong Excel skills
  • Strong analytical, problem-solving and organization skills
  • Excellent verbal, written and interpersonal communication skills
  • Able to communicate with professionals at all levels
  • Able to work independently and take initiative
  • Able to adapt to changing priorities
  • Able to work on multiple projects with accuracy and efficiency, while keeping to deadlines
  • Detail-oriented
  • A team player
  • Strong work ethic



  • Bachelor’s degree in accounting, finance or related field and a minimum of 3 years’ relevant experience

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