Senior Cost Accountant

La Porte, IN

Post Date: 05/16/2017 Job ID: SrCost-NWI Industry: Manufacturing Pay Rate: $78,000 to $92,000

Senior Cost Accountant
Manage existing cost accounting system for the effective absorption of manufacturing costs into production values building inventories in support of desired revenue values. Make changes and improvements so as to better improve costing methods for greater accuracy and determination of product costs and margins

Essential Duties & Responsibilities:

  • Revise and update current cost system methods and rates in existence so that they are realistic to operating conditions in the manufacturing and support areas
  • Evaluate all cost components for the opportunity to remove excess costs from the operation. Special focus to be placed on labor and burden cost areas which make up the majority of manufacturing incurred costs
  • Research and evaluate the reasons behind burden variance performance bringing into consideration standard production quantities, machine hours, machine utilization and efficiency
  • Work with and utilize benefits from ERP system to improve analysis and comparison of actual versus standard performance to the lower levels of work order performance
  • Analyze variable and fixed overhead costs and propose adjustments for the purpose of achieving needed cost reductions within these areas
  • Prepare the necessary data schedules input for inclusion into the monthly financial close
  • Provide cost of sales by component breakouts for use in the development of the annual budgetary process
  • Assist in preparing monthly/annual budgets and forecasts


  • Four year degree required, preferably in Accounting or Finance
  • Manufacturing background
  • Four year degree required, preferably in Accounting or Finance
  • 5+ years of Cost Accounting experience
  • Manufacturing background

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