Senior Cost Accountant (Hybrid/Remote)

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Posted 10 days ago United States Salary undisclosed
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Job Description

Akron Biotech is continuing to transform and further its rapidly growing capabilities and is now seeking highly motivated professionals to join our expanding team. This is an exciting opportunity to play a critical role within our organization that is driving advanced therapy development and commercialization with high quality industrial scale solutions. We manufacture and distribute components and raw materials for cell therapy discovery, development, and commercialization to meet industry needs worldwide. We offer an array of highly competitive benefits and perks to our valued associates.

Responsibilities
  • Responsible for overseeing and analyzing cost expenditures and purchases within the organization.
  • Reviews existing purchases, records data, recommends new cost efficient and financially feasible cost options, and oversees purchasing costs.
  • Assist with monthly, quarterly and annual GL close processes and year-end audit as needed; assist with annual budget process, including development of production cost centers, labor budgets, activity rates and overhead to be used in standard costing
  • Manage inventory costing and related activities at multiple locations; analyzing production variances and providing insight into inventory cost fluctuations
  • Review invoice approval and coding, including supplier payments
  • Assist in accounting participation in physical inventory count activities
  • Assists areas like manufacturing and product development with developing costs of production / pricing scenarios for new products.
  • Ensures regular reporting is made to senior business management on cost performance vs. budgets and highlight and investigate emerging issues.
  • Act as sponsor of 'best practices' dissemination for cost management across the organization.
  • Maintain ERP set-up for costing: e.g. cost centers, resources, resource groups, etc.
  • Monitor inventory activity and processes to ensure they are consistent applied in the business.
  • Work with management to develop strong inventory control culture.
  • Review business locations and make suggestions on how to leverage ERP tools to better track and record inventory movement into, within, and out of all facilities.
  • Document standard costing systems, inventory management systems, production planning systems, business cost control systems, etc. Develop and maintain a single costing system which can be used across all locations.
  • Help perform analysis of capital expenditure requests and test assumptions used for calculation of return on investments for capital spending.
  • Perform ad hoc analyses as required.
Requirements
  • BS in Accounting, Finance or a related field required.
  • 5 years' experience as a cost accountant.
  • Hands-on, practical experience in performing studies of costing related information (time studies, efficiency, etc.).
  • Extremely adept manipulating large amounts of data, analyzing data and reaching conclusions and recommendations. Must be very proficient in Microsoft Excel.
  • Excellent interpersonal skills, ability to work up and down the organization to gather information, exert influence, and persuasively present information to senior management.
  • Ability to thrive in a fast paced, quickly changing environment and demonstrated ability to project manage/multitask.