Cost Accountant in Kent, WA at Carlisle Interconnect Technologies

Date Posted: 6/29/2018

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    Kent, WA
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Job Description


To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential job function satisfactorily. The requirements listed below are representative of the knowledge, skill, and/or ability required. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions

* Experience in a manufacturing environment
* Strong analytical skills
* Superior excel skills with exposure to Access
* Able to communicate effectively with all levels of the organization


* High school diploma or equivalent (GED)
* BS/BA Business Administration (preferred degree in accounting or finance)


Must maintain industry certifications as applicable to position and value stream that is supported. Including but not limited to; IPC-WHMA-A-620, IPC-JSTD-001, IPC-610, IPC-600 and NASA 8739


* Ability to read, write, speak and understand English


The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions

* Regular sitting, standing and walking throughout the day to accomplish tasks
* Occasional sitting
* Manual and finger dexterity used regularly with some repetitive finger motions, and required usage of both hands as needed
* Lifting and carrying up to 25 pounds, occasionally up to 50 pounds
* Specific vision abilities include close and distance vision; able to identify colors, small letters and numbers; hand/eye coordination, depth perception and able to adjust focus
* Hearing and speaking
* Other conditions may include frequent reaching, stretching, pushing, pulling, pinching, grasping, gripping, and crouching or stooping


The work environment characteristics described here are representative of those an employee encounters while performing the essential functions of this job. Work is performed in a normal office environment with minimal physical risks involved. The noise level in the work environment is low to moderate


Carlisle Interconnect Technologies is dedicated to identifying and reducing the environmental impact of its operations, activities, and products. It is our commitment to comply with all applicable laws and other regulatory requirements concerning the environment. We are committed to preventing pollution and continually improving our environmental performance in all of our global operations. This will be achieved through a comprehensive Environmental Management System that provides the framework for setting and reviewing environmental objectives and targets of Carlisle Interconnect Technologies


* Clear ANSI Z87.1 safety rated glasses are required for the job when in the manufacturing areas


This position includes access or potential access to ITAR and/or EAR technical data. Therefore, candidates will need to qualify as a US Person which is defined as a US Citizen, or a Permanent Resident (Green Card Holder)


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Responsible for maintaining integrity of standard costs related to inventory, labor and overhead. Assist in day to day accounting within the organization including preparation of journal entries, account reconciliations and monthly financial close. Operate with a continuous improvement mindset.


* Cost Accounting

§ Maintain production reports and analysis to partner with operations to drive cost and process improvements:

§ Gross margin analysis and reporting

§ Calculate and apply labor and overhead standards and monitor variances

§ Product costing and maintenance

§ Reserve analysis for aging inventory

§ Raw material standards analysis and usage, including PPV analysis.

* Analyze actual manufacturing costs and prepare monthly reports comparing standard costs to actual production costs.
* Monthly and quarterly reporting and analysis

* Maintain and create monthly cost of material forecast
* Research and help Controller with strategies to minimize materials, labor, scrap and overhead variances.
* Assist in preparation of monthly cost forecast and analyze actual results versus previous forecasts. Objective is to minimize forecast versus actual variances and continuously improve the forecasting process.
* Identify continuous improvement opportunities
* Partner with purchasing organization to help drive inventory reductions through recurring inventory reporting and excessive and obsolete material analysis.
* Roll up standard costs on an as needed basis to support revision rolls/new parts and re-cost all parts monthly.
* Review monthly manufacturing cost activity during monthly close. Journalize adjustments as required.
* Support internal and external audit requests
* Inventory and asset monitoring. Including cycle count accuracy and fixed asset inventories

* General Accounting and Financial Reporting
* Assist in the monthly close and balance sheet reconciliations
* Review and analyze product margins for all customers and support assigned value stream meetings monthly with specific income statement summaries.

* Other

* Compile cost information to be used in operating budget preparation.

* Perform other related duties as required to meet the goals and objectives of the company and Finance Department
* Regular and predictable onsite attendance

*Other duties as required in support of the department and the company*


* This position does not have any supervisory responsibilities

Equal Opportunity Employer Minorities/Women/Protected Veterans/Disabled