Senior Cost Accountant

Job Description
Esterline Technologies Corporation
Cost Accountant ? Esterline Mason
Job Summary
Develops and operates actual cost systems for the corporation which provides the baseline for accurate valuation of inventory, development of standards and collection of costs. Reports and measures performance of the overall manufacturing operation.
What You Will Do:
Ensures that all necessary elements of cost have been properly built-up and entered in the computerized cost system on a timely basis.
Schedules and monitors the entire process of ensuring accuracy in manufacturing costs. (labor, material, and overhead)
Responsible for analysis and reporting costs associated with R&D projects in compliance with government contracting regulations.
Develops and maintains an accurate labor cost collection and reporting system which conforms to regulations in compliance with government contracting regulations, cost accounting standards and current monetary disclosure of Mason accounting practices.
Ensures that inventory is accurately valued through correct paperwork (routers, bills of material, etc.) and that manufacturing costs have been correctly entered and maintained.
Periodically reviews, analyzes and updates labor and material costs for current physical inventory and contract backlog.
Performs periodic system audits to verify accuracy of computerized input to inventory. Reviews monthly and year-to-date performance and develops rational for all variances to planned performance for each product line including shipments, new orders, new orders gross margin, backlog, gross margin and indirect overhead expenses by function.
Analyze all pertinent accounts in the general ledger to ensure balances are accurate, correct and that all back up for each account is on file and readily available for review and audit.
Formulates auditable product costing and overhead rates in support of proposals.
Ensures that month-end and year-end closing are accurately accomplished and that all journals, working papers, etc. are in order so that required reports can be compiled and published.
Ensures that quality has the highest priority within the cost accounting function and actively participates in the quality improvement system.
Reviews departmental operation instructions for cost activities and updates when necessary.
Performs other duties as required.
Your Skill/Qualification Must Have's
Bachelor's Degree in Accounting is required
Minimum 5 years of cost accounting experience in a manufacturing environment, Aerospace preferred.
Advanced understanding of GAAP in regards to GL, Financial Statements, Balance Sheet, P & L, and Cash Flow.
Intermediate knowledge of SOX regulations including segregation of duties and controls in a cost accounting environment
Understand various accounting process flows in order to create and implement new processes, policies & procedures customized for Mason.
Advanced skill in Excel, Intermediate skill in Word, PowerPoint
Positive attitude & aptitude for change, team spirit, sound reasoning and problem solving abilities
Accuracy and attention to detail.
Able to manage varying tasks simultaneously and work autonomously and/or a cross functional team in a fast paced manufacturing environment.
Some travel may be required.
Your Skill/Qualification Nice to Have's
Master's degree highly desirable
Aerospace manufacturing environment is preferred
CMA certification is preferred
Previous supervisory experience a plus
Knowledge in ERP systems such as Oracle, Syteline, or Hyperion Financials preferred.
Familiarity with FAR and government DCAA, DCMA audits preferred.

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