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Cost Accountant

Industry: Technology / Medical Device / Health Care

Location: Los Angeles

Compensation: To $70K

Contact Raul Gonzalez

This company is a large ($1 billion plus revenue), very well established and growing technology firm. This family-owned company designs, engineers, manufactures and markets a wide variety of imaging systems.

This role will be responsible for financial analyses and operations accounting (inventory, sales and cost of sales) support. The Cost Accountant is expected to develop relationships across the organization, be results focused, and communicate ideas effectively. This position will work closely with the Associate Director of Operations Accounting to oversee, implement and maintain operations accounting systems and procedures and ensure the accurate compilation, analysis and reporting of operations accounting data.

Responsibilities include:

• Perform a variety of operations accounting duties including journal entries, account reconciliations, analyses of revenue, cost of sales, gross profit, inventory, financial statement preparation, review and analysis, audit schedules and position papers
• Prepare business analysis for process improvements, cost savings opportunities, risk assessment and trade-offs
• Provide input for sales, cost of sales and inventory-related matters on projects and in support of other departments
• Responsible for proper costing of products, timely monthly financial closing and reporting of cost of sales variances. Analyze and explain actual and planned variances
• Prepare monthly cycle count reporting that leverages ABC code methodology and is consistent across warehouses
• Prepare monthly Purchase Price Variance reporting by plant
• Prepare monthly analysis of excess and obsolete inventory
• Provide management with recommendations and alternatives for maximizing revenues and profits
• Review, analyze, and report on Samples Inventory activity
• Participate in ad hoc projects as assigned in support of business processes
• Maintain and monitor strong internal controls, including all necessary documentation
• Ensure compliance with accounting policies and procedures

Requirements include:

• 2+ years’ experience in an accounting / cost accounting role preferably in a distribution environment with proven process improvement results
• Advanced Excel skills; knowledge of SAP (FI/CO/SD/BI); Power Pivot and Tableau skills preferred
• Excellent interpersonal and communication skills; team player
• Strong oral and written presentation skills, including the ability to review and abstract information.
• Excellent analytical skills with attention to detail, ability to focus on big picture issues
• An understanding of the demands and tight deadlines of a complex, marketing-driven organization
• Exceptional organizational skills with the ability to multi-task and manage within a fast-paced sales environment
• Ability to work in a diverse environment with all levels of employees
• Ability to write reports that are understandable regardless of the financial knowledge of the audience

Travel may be required up to 10% of the time.

A CPA and / or an MBA is preferred for this role.

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