Senior Cost Accountant
American Science and Engineering

Job Order #: 17217858

Billerica, MA 01821

Full Time

40 hours per week

POSTED 7/8/2022

EXPIRES 10/6/2022

Job Description

Billerica Company is looking for a Senior Cost Accountant

Rapiscan Systems | AS&E, an OSI Systems Company is seeking seeks an accounting professional to serve in the position of Senior Cost Accountant, for its Security Division located in Billerica, Massachusetts, American Science and Engineering, Inc.(?AS&E?). This individual will report to the Direct of Finance/Controller of AS&E.
We are proud to be a trusted provider of advanced X-ray technologies for ports, borders, military, high-threat facilities and critical infrastructure all over the world. Be a part of our mission to provide our customers with best in-class cargo and vehicle screening systems and services so they can combat terrorism, trade fraud, drug and weapon smuggling, and illegal immigration

The Senior Cost Accountant will possess significant accounting experience and outstanding reconciliation and analysis skills. The Senior Cost Accountant is a key contributor to the monthly close process and will be responsible for Cost Accounting, Inventory Control and Financial Analysis for three manufacturing locations. The Cost Accountant will maintain a high level of analytical insight into manufacturing, operational expenses and business unit profitability
    Participates in the monthly financial close including inventory account reconciliation and analysis, gross margin analysis and various other reconciliations as assigned
    Apply principles of manufacturing cost accounting to provide detailed cost information including variance analysis, labor distribution, direct labor & absorption and inventory analysis
    Partnering with the operations teams to ensure proper inventory management, annual physical inventory validations and daily cycle counts are performed in accordance with policy
    Responsible for business unit material cost analysis (includes reporting, scrap, reserves and other elements of material cost)
    Prepare and lead presentation of inventory financial results to Senior Management
    Assist with the implementation of Microsoft Dynamics 365 in various locations throughout the division with a focus on inventory management
    Establish overhead rates for inventory and labor and update as appropriate
    Prepares documentation for external auditors as it pertains to price testing of inventory costs
    Supports Controller and operations managers with cost analysis, process modifications and system related troubleshooting
    Demonstrate behavior consistent with the Company's Code of Ethics and Conduct.
    It is the responsibility of every employee to report to their manager or a member of senior management any quality problems or defects for corrective action to be implemented and to avoid recurrence of the problem.
    Duties may be modified or assigned at any time to meet the needs of the business.

    Bachelors Degree in Accounting, Finance or equivalent experience
    Five to seven years in related accounting experience
    Two to five years of manufacturing cost experience
    Strong proficiency with office productivity applications (Microsoft Excel, PowerPoint, Word)
    Experience with integrated ERP software, Microsoft Dynamics 365 preferred
    Must be able to work independently and on multiple projects simultaneously
    Superior organizational skills and attention to details
    Work requires effective oral and written communications skills
    Strong analytical skills
    Ability to travel 10-15%

Pay rate depends on experience.

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