Job Description

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Senior Cost Accountant

  • Job Tag: #LI-RK1
  • Posted: March 12,2020

SkyWater is working with a medical device manufacturing company in the NW suburbs who is looking to hire a Senior Cost Accountant. This is a really exciting time to join the company because they have been successfully building out their Accounting & Finance team at their corporate office and are expecting to double in size within the next 2 years. This individual will work closely with the Operations Controller who is a great person to learn/develop from, and will also frequently interact with individuals outside of Accounting (i.e. Engineers, Plant Managers, Operations, etc.) so being able to effectively communicate and problem solve is a must. This would be a great role for someone who’s looking for variety, future advancement opportunities, and the ability to add value and create change at a fast paced, growing organization


  • Act as lead in establishing standard costs, cost control systems, cost analysis and reporting.
  • Identify, analyze, and report variances in product costing, job costing and production activities. Review labor and overhead application and variances.
  • Collaborate with manufacturing, supply chain, and quality leaders with efforts to reduce costs, variances, customer returns, and manufacturing scrap.
  • Establish and execute cost controls for item masters, bills of materials, work centers, and job travelers.
  • Assist our sales engineers in producing customer quotes to ensure all costs are captured and appropriate profit margins are maintained.
  • Perform monthly account reconciliations, analysis, and reporting for inventory, WIP, and variances. Also provide gross margin analysis per product line and customer.
  • Provide support for year-end and other 3rd party audits of our inventory. This will include the identification of slow-moving and obsolete inventory, and communicate recommendations for the valuation and disposition of these items.
  • Assist with the budgeting process for cost and product related valuations and estimates. Provide explanations of variances and deviations of the current budget to the actual results.
  • Support IT initiatives with system improvements, upgrades and/or conversions. Act as accounting representation in cross-functional teams to properly develop and execute cost and manufacturing transaction procedures to maximize the efficiency and use of our resources.
  • Assist with capital expenditure requests by providing return on investment analysis as needed.

Desired Skills and Experience

  • Bachelor's degree in Accounting or a related field
  • 5+ years of cost accounting experience in a manufacturing environment
  • Excellent analytical and communication skills
  • Proficient with Microsoft Suite and ERP systems
  • Must be self-motivated and able to work independently

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