Cost Accounting Manager


Job #: 19951
Status: Active
Title: Cost Accounting Manager
Job Location: Los Angeles, CA - Burbank
Base Compensation: $85,000 — $100,000
Total Compensation: $90,000 — $110,000
Benefits: medical, dental, 401k
Is Employer Willing to Relocate?: No
Employment Type: Full Time / Direct Hire
Job Categories: Accounting
Industries: Manufacturing / Distribution


Our client is a rapidly growing, private equity backed Consumer Products company whose revenues exceed $300 million annually. We have a long-standing relationship with their Controller and the company has engaged us to find an analytical, detailed Cost Accounting Manager. Their environment is fast-paced, but also collaborative and casual. This is a new role that is open due to the company's growth.


• Driving process improvement by crafting new procedures for calculating and maintaining standard costs for overhead cost components (freight, duties, and royalties). Validate accuracy of factory costs and bill of materials. • Making product costing decisions independently, as it relates to item and/or bills of material set up and standard cost updates, without regular supervision while ensuring accuracy and timeliness. • Leading cross-functional team meetings to address cost accounting processes and changes • Serving as financial representative and advisor on strategic cost savings initiatives within operations. • Enforcing discipline amongst product development teams to ensure product cost analyses are current and accurate. • Performing month-end close activities such as analyzing actual costs and variance reporting against standard costs. Also, manage reconciliation of perpetual inventory to GL account balances. • Providing financial and margin analyses to support business decisions (e.g. pricing decisions). • Assist with development of quarterly sales forecasts for licensors, with input from product development, sales, and licensing teams. • Support cross-functional (product development, sales, accounting/finance, etc.) ad-hoc financial projects as required.


• BS in Business with an emphasis in Accounting • 7 or more years of experience in cost accounting • Proficient in Microsoft Excel (lookup tables, pivot tables, etc.) • Strong attention to detail • Experience with Navision software is a plus
Total Years of Experience: 7-8+


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