Senior Cost Accountant Manager

Our client, an innovative social marketing company within the Beauty Industry, is looking for a Senior Cost Accountant Manager, to take the leadership over cost of goods sold and all inventory accounts of our client, including reserves and allowances.

Qualifications / Requirements

  • 8+ year experience in cost accounting, for manufacturing company focusing on personal care products
  • Experience with large ERP systems (e.g. SAP, Oracle), including Inventory and GL modules
  • Advanced Excel user who is comfortable to work with large sets of data
  • Ability to work in cross-functional and remote teams
  • Experience with the direct selling international company is a plus


  • Ownership of all inventory and COGS accounts, including reserves and allowances. Maintenance and accuracy of BOMs, standard costing, and reconciliation of variances and accounts
  • Sets and maintains all standard costs on an accurate and timely basis
  • Develops all labor and overhead rates for the standard cost cycle
  • Reports and analyzes quarterly standard and gross margin by product line
  • Reports and analyzes manufacturing variances (e.g. price, quantity variances) as reported on the COGS section of the P&L
  • Performs on-going cost rolls on a periodic basis to keep standards cost structure current and month-end inventory reconciliations
  • Oversee and manage monthly accounting entries to record material and inventory consumption
  • Works with purchasing, maintains a monthly Purchase Price Variance (PPV) report and establishes a capitalized PPV variance to be booked monthly
  • Calculates obsolete, excess and lower of cost of market (LCM) inventory reserves and all related reporting and present them for the CFO review and approval
  • Prepares MTD/QTD/YTD inventory roll forward analysis based on sales forecasting process.
  • Provides audit oversight from a finance perspective on cycle count and WIP validation systems.

Education / Training

  • Bachelor degree in Accounting/Finance