Senior Cost Accountant & Analyst

Senior Cost Accountant & Analyst


Accounting and Finance

Waukesha, WI


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Senior Cost Accountant/Analyst

A privately held, plastics manufacturer is searching for a promotable Senior Cost Accountant/Analyst. This fully onsite position will report to the company’s Controller and become a valuable addition to an existing cohesive, accounting/finance team.

Position Responsibilities:

  • Assumes responsibility for the review, maintenance and accuracy of all Standard Costs 
  • Prepares monthly journals relating to COGS
  • Audits the accuracy of cycle counts, investigates variances and determines the internal controls
  • Performs all standard costs rolls
  • Computes actual labor and overhead rates
  • Collaborates with the Operations Team to ensure accurate shop floor reporting and inventory management
  • Drives continuous improvement by investigating production cost variances and identifying their root causes
  • Maintains robust internal controls, performs physical inventories and ensures compliance with accounting standards
  • Reviews the accuracy of the inventory reserves
  • Prepares budgeted COGS based on production forecasts and analyzes budget vs. actual variances
  • Issues monthly manufacturing reports with explanations on gross margin, manufacturing variances, overhead rates, inventory turns etc.

Key Qualifications and Attributes:

  • Bachelor’s degree in Accounting or Finance
  • CPA or CMA preferred
  • Four plus years of experience in a manufacturing environment
  • Strong experience in a complex standard costing environment
  • ERP experience required, MRP experience a plus


  • $90k+ with bonus potential