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Cost Accounting Director




Job Number: 119688
Offered Through: Brilliant Financial Search
Job Location: Lake Forest, IL
Job Type: Permanent
Degree: Bachelors in Accounting
Job Post Date: 11/15/2018
Job Description:
An industry leading manufacturing organization is seeking a strong Cost Accounting Director to join its accounting team.  The Cost Accounting Director will report to the Controller and will be responsible for overseeing standard costing, inventory and fixed asset accounting functions of multiple plants.
 
Responsibilities:
 
Monthly reconciliation of perpetual inventory to General and Subledgers
Monthly analysis and reconciliation of cost of goods sold
Validate accuracy of weighted average item costing
Participate in and report on quarterly and annual physical inventories
Work closely with the manufacturing departments to ensure transactions are recorded properly
Assists with internal and external audit by pulling selected documentation and ensuring proper support is provided
Ensure standards (and thus margins) are accurate
Continuous Review of BOMs with Engineers
Calculate Quarterly Direct Costing – Direct Labor & Overhead to be capitalized into Inventory
Monthly & Periodic Freight Analysis, costs by product line; confirm rates we charge to customers recovers costs where appropriate
Additional duties as assigned
 
Qualifications:
 
BS degree in Accounting preferred.
10 years of experience in accounting with a manufacturing organization.
Knowledge of and skill in cost accounting principles.
Ability to detect and document weaknesses in internal controls.
Proficient in Microsoft Office applications, including advanced Excel functionality.
Strong analytical and accounting research skills
Ability to understand and develop alternative solutions for issues and concerns.
Strong attention to detail.  Able to work with detail information, while also being able to perceive and define the larger/underlying issues and drivers.
Ability to communicate effectively with a broad group of users with different backgrounds and languages.
Ability to coordinate resources required for completion of tasks/projects.

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