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DATE ADDED: Thu 11/10/2018

Cost Accountant

Santa Monica, USA


Job Description

Cost Accountant - Santa Monica, CA

Endless scalable growth potential with California's fastest growing industry/ Voted as one of The World's Most Innovative Companies of 2018.

Looking for candidates with 3 - 5 years' experience.

Our exciting and growing health and wellness client in Santa Monica is looking for an experienced Cost Accountant to be responsible for preparing and analyzing cost/financial information to provide accurate and relevant information to management for review and decision making in support of the achievement of the company goals.


  • Develop, maintain, and modify standard costs for materials and finished goods including Bill of Materials, purchasing price, yield factor, and labor requirements for existing and new items
  • Analyzing actual manufacturing costs and preparing periodic reports comparing standard costs to actual production costs
  • Prepare actual vs. plan (budget) analysis. Prepare various financial analysis related to manufacturing costs, inventory, and expenses for decision making support. Set up new raw material, packaging, WIP, and FG items; create and maintain production BOMs; maintain periodic cost updates
  • Conduct inventory reserve analysis on a quarterly basis and generate report for management
  • Participate in month-end close activities related to COGS, inventory and operations overhead
  • Prepare weekly/monthly/quarterly gross profit analysis report and commentary on key areas
  • Analyze weekly/monthly/quarterly variations including price, usage, labor, and overhead
  • Prepare weekly/monthly/quarterly operations report
  • Analyze inventory accounts for accuracy, obsolescence, and days on hand reasonableness
  • Maintain and improve processes and controls associated with manufacturing costs and inventory valuation
  • Ensure validity and accuracy of ERP through analysis, internal audit, and coordination with inventory control, production and work order processing
  • Responsible for reconciliations and adjustments, and coordinate with external third parties
  • Assisting in Month end close of the General Ledger
  • Lead periodic physical inventories and monitors cycle count program
  • Reconciles inventory to GL
  • Lead and manage the excess and obsolete inventory review process
  • Assist in developing and documenting policies and procedures, including system requirements and internal controls


  • Bachelor’s degree in accounting, finance, or related field; CPA and/or CMA preferred
  • 3-6+ years of Cost Accounting work experience in a manufacturing environment, Big 4 a plus
  • Ability to multitask in a fast paced environment
  • Hands-on experience with accounting software packages, Microsoft Dynamics NAV preferred
  • Excellent Microsoft Office Suite knowledge - Vlookups and pivot tables preferred
  • Excellent written and communication skills with the ability to interact effectively at all levels
  • Excellent analytical skills with a strong focus on accuracy and attention to detail
  • Technical skills in account reconciliation, cost analysis, and month-end close responsibilities
  • Demonstrated ability to streamline and automate complex processes
  • Ability to function well in a team-oriented environment




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Role: Cost Accountant
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Location: Santa Monica,

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