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Cost Accountant

Job ID: BH411562

Category: Accounting and Finance

Specialty: Accounting & Finance

Job Title: Cost Accountant
Client Job Title: Cost Accountant
Job Location: Currently remote, Alameda Eventually 
Background Check: required upon offer

Interview Process: phone screen with hiring manager, most likely panel with 4 team members (1-2 hrs)
Hours: M – F, 8-5
Industry:  medical device
Co Size: over 400
Team Size: 4 FTE, 1 other contractor
Why Open: department is growing. Currently have one temp in the role. Will need to have 2 in this capacity for a year to a year and a half; could end up hiring both full-time.

Must Haves: 1-5 years of experience (not senior), comfortable with manual processes of current system, medical device experience is not required, manufacturing industry experience is required
Job Summary: The Cost Accountant supports month-end, quarter-end, and year-end closing and audit activities and also supports various projects related to inventory and cost. This is a temporary position.
Specific Duties and Responsibilities

  • Participate in month-end and year-end closing activities including journal entries and account reconciliations. 
  • Participate in the quarter-end and year-end audit and prepare supporting documents for auditor review. 
  • Work with Operations to review inventory to ensure appropriate reserve, usage adjustment, and timely disposition.
  • Work with Operations to review Supplier Liability to ensure appropriate reserve.
  • Collaborate with the team to resolve inventory discrepancies. 
  • Complete month end journal entries, reconciling balance sheet accounts, and analyzing variances.
  • Complete Financial Statement analysis, including Balance Sheet & Income Statement.
  • Perform standard cost review on a quarterly basis and work closely with Operations to justify standard cost changes and provide impact analysis for review and approval. 
  • Partner with the Operations team on inventory costing processes and inputs.
  • Maintain the accuracy of inventory costs and ensure that all inventory reporting requirements are satisfied. 
  • Monitor all transactions involving inventory to ensure the perpetual inventory records are maintained.
  • Reconcile inventory in all locations to reports or physical counts. 
  • Perform analysis of margin and inventory reports.
  • Review standard costs and update periodically. 
  • Adhere to the Company’s Quality Management System (QMS) as well as domestic and global quality system regulations, standards, and procedures. 
  • Perform other work-related duties as assigned.

Position Qualifications
Minimum education and experience:

  • Bachelor’s degree in Accounting with 1+ years of accounting experience or an equivalent combination of education and experience

Additional qualifications:

  • Experience within the manufacturing or life sciences industries preferred
  • Strong understanding of inventory accounting theory, strong financial analysis skills and an ability to problem solve and make relevant recommendations required
  • Strong oral, written and interpersonal communication skills
  • High degree of accuracy and attention to detail
  • Proficiency with Microsoft Office programs, with advanced skill in Excel

Working Conditions
General office environment. Frequently required to stand, walk, sit, and reach with hands and arms, and to use a computer, sitting for extended periods. Specific vision abilities required by this job include ability to read, close vision, distance vision, color vision, peripheral vision, and depth perception.

The Planet Group of Companies is an equal opportunity employer. We celebrate diversity and are committed to creating an inclusive environment for all employees.

Type: Temp/Contract

Location: Remote Based