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Senior Cost Accountant in San Diego - North County at Vaco

Date Posted: 2/12/2019

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Job Description

Accounting professionals, some of the nation's top companies need your cost expertise and can provide you with great opportunities to advance your career. Let Vaco serve as your advocate in presenting you to clients who are looking for Senior Cost Accountants. Our recruiting staff gives you an advantage over your competition by promoting your strengths and assets directly to hiring managers while helping you to be more prepared for your interviews.

From keeping you up to date on market trends and industry expectations, to providing you with valuable insight into the company's culture, compensation expectations and growth opportunities of specific clients, Vaco will give you the edge you need in today's highly competitive job marketplace. If you have a strong cost accounting background and are ready for a rewarding new challenge, let Vaco help you to make it happen. Apply today!

We have a rapidly expanding client, in the Medical Technology industry, that is looking to fill a Senior Cost Accountant position now.


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.

ESSENTIAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES (include, but are not limited to):

• 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)

• Preparing financial reports summarizing account information and trends

• Resolving account discrepancies

• Communicating financial information to department heads and product line managers


• 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

• Excellent interpersonal and communication skills


$90-$105k (depending on experience)