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Senior Manager Cost Accounting in San Jose, CA at Nelson

Date Posted: 6/11/2018

Job Snapshot

Job Description

Job Number: 2120891

  • Manage the accounting staff members
  • Provide senior management effective understanding and analysis of inventory and COGS actual results, budget development, and variance reporting
  • Partner with the Operations team to understand materials cost drivers and cash out timings
  • Manage monthly inventory and COGS analyses
  • Manage COGS functions, including inventory transactions, gross margin analysis, and variances. Provide detailed inventory reconciliation and COGS analytics
  • Develop, maintain, and improve inventory records and cost data in accordance with US GAAP and SOX internal control requirements
  • Manage and review inventory related reconciliations and inventory reserves
  • Drive cycle count and annual physical inventory internal audit, and support annual external audits
Analytical Responsibilities
  • Effectively tell the story of significant drivers affecting COGS
  • Partner with the Operations team to develop and implement ongoing cost savings strategies, and benchmarking
  • Partner with the Operations and Finance teams to review cost drivers
  • Identify workflow inefficiencies and propose solutions to streamline processes
Education, Experience, Skills
  • Bachelor's Degree in Accounting or Finance.
  • 7+ years of accounting experience
  • Broad knowledge of cost accounting and inventory management principles, systems, and procedures
  • Experience in a MRP environment; Experience implementing & managing MRP systems
  • Ability to create and document internal control procedures and processes.
  • Exceptional attention to detail
  • Innovative and able to thrive in a high paced environment.
  • Strong interpersonal/communication skills and the ability to deal effectively with a variety of personnel including scientific, commercial and operational staff
  • Outstanding written and verbal communication skills
  • Excellent organizational skills and ability to adhere to timelines
  • Proactive and timely problem solver


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