Senior Cost Accountant

  • Category
    Accounting & Finance - Accountant - General
  • Job type
    Direct Hire
  • Location
    Ottawa, Ontario

Adecco is currently hiring for a Senior Cost Accountant for our Manufacturing Client in Ottawa, ON. This is a full-time permanent opportunity. The salary for this role will be determined based on education and experience. 
The Senior Cost Accountant will be responsible for developing, implementing, and/or maintaining the cost accounting systems and processes. Candidate should be innovative, driven, and motivated. Candidate must also have strong data extrapolation and reconciliation skills, and the ability to analyze manufacturing variances on a daily and monthly basis. 
Senior Cost Accountant Responsibilities:
•    Prepare period end journal entries, maintain and reconcile ledger accounts, determine inventory reserve requirements;
•    Collects data, allocates costs and prepares reports on labor, equipment, depreciation, assembly or other operating expenses, ensuring that established procedures are followed;
•    Works with department managers to report on budget to actual variances and forecasts of future costs;
•    Prepares cost and inventory reports, manufacturing variance reports and inventory analyses used to forecast;
•    Supports and reviews all outgoing customer bids;
•    Lead monthly meetings with Departmental Management to provide cost/inventory reporting interpretation, action requirements and or control/policy obligations;
•    Ensures that inventory is stated in accordance with GAAP accounting ASC 330 and standard costs are adjusted to align with actuals as needed;
•    Ensures proper transfer pricing rules are followed and reported accurately;
•    Maintains the cycle count program and leads physical counts as required;
•    Other ad hoc and special reporting related to cost and inventory.
Senior Cost Accountant Qualifications
•    7+ years’ experience within manufacturing industry;
•    Knowledge of cost accounting principles in a standard cost environment and project costing;
•    Knowledge of generally accepted accounting principles;
•    Ability to apply corporate accounting guidelines in addition to GAAP;
•    Experience in ERP system required. Exposure to Syteline an asset;
•    Excellent critical thinking / analytical skills;
•    Advanced proficiency using Microsoft Office software required especially Excel;
•    Strong communication (written and oral), organization and interpersonal skills;
•    Ability to set priorities, work independently, and bring issues to resolution.
•    Some travel may be required;
•    Exposure to information that is subject to US export control regulations, i.e. the International Traffic in Arms Regulations (ITAR) or the Export Administration Regulations (EAR) is required.  
If you are interested in applying to the Senior Cost Accountant position, please submit your resume as soon as possible by clicking on the “Apply with Adecco” button above.

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