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ResourceMFG has a great opportunity for a Cost Accountant Manager within a large cosmetic manufacture in Chatsworth, CA.

Pay: 120K - $150K DOE


8am – 5pm Direct Hire opportunity


Position Description: Responsible for Company growth and financial reporting, including accounting, planning, finished goods pricing, financial and operational analysis, budgeting and reporting.  Build company by:

  • Collaborating with internal departments to develop finished goods cost estimates. Supporting company Customer Sponsors in preparing cost estimates, presenting new project quotes and price increases to customers
  • Safeguarding assets by preparing annual budget and analyzing departmental actual versus budget and balance sheet accounts and discussing ways to eliminate variances with department heads.  Responsible for monthly and quarterly closes, including journal entries, account reconciliations and tax returns.
  • Controls, analyzes and approves manufacturing standard changes (ECO), providing and reporting  cost and profit impact to management. Investigates issues encountered and works with team to correct and improve.  Act independently as a liaison with members of various departments within company.  Responsible for cross training of other accountants and distribution of tasks within company Finance. 

Essential Functions:

  • Prepare accurate, complete, and timely cost estimates for new and existing business.  Work with General Manager/Sales to turn cost estimate into quote. Present quotes to customers and work to negotiate/resolve differences. Inform management of discrepancies especially erosion in expected profit. Identify and evaluate growth and cost savings opportunities to maintain company’s margin and competitive advantage.             35%
  • Manage the monthly closing process ensuring proper GL accounts are affected. Make accrual entries to properly state the current month and any reclassification journal entries that are required.  Prepare Key Metrics Report and other stats reports to assist management with business analysis.    20%
  • Prepare quarterly sales tax returns and annual property tax and LA city tax returns            10%
  • Review and investigate received not invoiced on inventory and non-inventory items.  Request statements from vendors and reconcile.        10%
  • Prepare schedules, key data and files needed for annual budget process.  Work with Department managers to assist in budget preparation.       10%
  • Maintain balance sheet account analysis and prepare monthly journal entries as needed.               5%
  • Review construction in process and maintain fixed asset files.      5%
  • Cross train within the department.  Provide assistance to other departments as needed.   Perform related duties or projects as assigned.    5%


Scope Data:

  • Examples of scope data include sales volumes, production volumes, purchase volumes, payable/receivables volumes, inventory values, property/equipment values, etc., for which this position is responsible.
  • Approximately $70mm in sales with ten plus major customers. 
  • 19 budgeted departments (cost centers)
  • 25 Work centers/production lines and 20 compounding work centers.
  • Approximately, 450 Production Orders per month.

Job Requirements

Preferred Experience:   

  • 5 + years’ experience Manufacturing Accounting and tax return preparation. Supervision
  • Experience in lean concepts and working in a team environment.

Minimum Acceptable:

  • 4 + years’ experience Manufacturing Accounting              

Preferred Education:     

  • Bachelor of Science in Accountancy, CPA,

Minimum Acceptable:  

  • Bachelor of Science in Business Administration with Accounting focus.
  • Preferred Skills:Demonstrated critical/analytical thinking and creative problem-solving skills.
  • Advanced excel, including a knowledge of various functions
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills.
  • Ability to meet multiple reporting deadlines in a fast paced environment. Ability to work independently.
  • Required Degrees, Certifications, Licensee, or other Professional Credentials:
  • Bachelor of Science in Business Administration with Accounting focus.

Supervisory Responsibilities:  Total Direct Reports       Total Direct/Indirect Reports ___

                DIRECT REPORTS (TITLES)                             # OF INCUMBENTS

  1. Senior Cost Accountant
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