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Cost Accounting Manager

Job ID: BH496642

Category: Cost Accounting Manager, Cost Accountant

Seeking an experienced Cost Accounting Manager. This individual will be a key contributor providing high level analysis of product costs, operations and margins. 

  • Establish and maintain standard costs for all raw materials, WIP and finished goods
  • Ensure the accuracy of bills of material for existing and new products
  • Research and provide insight on variances including labor, yields, material usage, overhead and absorption
  • Develop and evaluate key performance indicators for manufacturing operations and implement product cost dashboards
  • Lead cost saving initiatives to improve gross margins
  • Assist with the annual budget and quarterly forecasts relating to cost of goods sold and margins
  • Work directly with various departments in a consultative role in identifying process improvements and manufacturing efficiencies.
  • Collaborate with the finance team on strategic plan updates and offer insights to opportunities and risks with respect to inventory and cost of goods sold
  • Reconcile general ledger inventory accounts to perpetual inventory reports on a monthly basis
  • Analyze inventory quantities and establish reserves for excess and obsolete items based on production and sales volumes
  • Prepare monthly management reports on spending variances, product costs, inventory trends and capacity utilization
  • Assist with the evaluation of capital projects including review of requests and related business justification as well as return on investment analysis
  • Coordinate with operations to evaluate inventory controls and monitor monthly inventory test counts to verify accuracy of inventory balances
  • Key member of the Microsoft Dynamics 365 implementation team


  • Bachelor’s Degree required; prefer concentrations in business/finance/accounting. MBA is a plus
  • Minimum 5 years of related work experience preferably in a standard cost manufacturing environment
  • Ability to adhere to tight reporting deadlines
  • Strong knowledge and understanding of GAAP, costing techniques, ERP/MRP systems and inventory controls
  • Detail oriented with strong organizational, analytical, and problem-solving skills
  • Excellent written and oral communication skills
  • Experience with Microsoft AX/Dynamics 365 is a plus

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: Direct

Location: Canton, Massachusetts