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Cost Accountant in Carlsbad at Vaco

Date Posted: 7/9/2018

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Job Description

Combine your financial expertise with our industry connections and you'll have yourself an advantage over your competition! Our client has an immediate opportunity for a skilled Cost Accountant. At Vaco, we advocate for you by connecting your work experience to the open job. We will promote your strengths to the manager while preparing you for that specific interview.

Our recruiters will provide you with great insight about trends in the market-keeping you up to date on compensation expectations, company culture and growth opportunities. If you're an experienced Cost Accountant, and you want to partner with the best, apply today!

As a Cost Accountant, you will be responsible for all cost accounting activities. Individual will be primarily responsible for the setup of a standard costing system, BOM, cost pools, and allocating overhead, as well as assisting Sales with modeling, financial forecasting, and budget-to-actual variance reporting.

Responsibilities include:

  • Driving the implementation of a standard costing system
  • Performing month-end close responsibilities including preparing journal entries, account reconciliations, and analysis related to costs, inventory and reserves.
  • Complete and manage the Bill of materials (BOM, cost pools, and allocating overhead)
  • Communicating financial information to department heads and product line managers
  • Assisting Sales and Production to build financial models, projected expenses and sales revenue
  • Handling general ledger analysis, queries and related needs
  • Completing key performance indicator reports
  • Assisting with monthly 'actual vs. budget' variance analysis

Job Requirements

•Bachelor’s degree (BS/BA) in accounting, finance or business administration is required.
•CPA with public accounting experience in the biotechnology and/or pharmaceutical sector is preferred.
•Minimum 5 years’ accounting experience is required.
•Experience in cost accounting, and the implementation of a standard costing system. Biotech/pharma experience including commercial revenue and clinical trials accounting experience is preferred.
•Experience with Great Plains is strongly preferred
•Expertise in GAAP principles is required