Senior Cost Accountant

Our client (Automotive Supplier) in Warren, MI needs to hire a Senior Cost Accountant to provide support.


PAY: $75,000 -$85,000 Annual plus performance bonus Medical / Dental / Vision

SCOPE: Provide direct support to the Pl ant Controller by performing all functions of the standard cost system and providing analysis of item costing and inventory transactions.

Job Requirements:


  • Review and reconcile the perpetual inventory to the general ledger monthly.
  • Analyze the profit margin on all manufactured and purchased parts.
  • Calculate standard overhead and labor rates annually.
  • Perform all cost roll activities.
  • Assist the Plant Controller with annual budget preparation.
  • Coordinate annual physical inventory. Oversee cycle counting activities.
  • Responsible for cost related journal entries, reconciliations, reserves, etc.
  • Prepare reports and statistics reflecting account balances for accruals, year-end audit records and reconciliation worksheets, labor reports, and other reports / KPI’s.
  • Support successful launch of all new programs with proper quoting support.
  • Participate in Lean Manufacturing events and other cost reduction support.
  • Participate in safety walks or other plant functions.
  • Educate plant management personnel in the use of cost data for effective decision making.
  • Daily printing / distribution of invoices with support to Corp Shared Services Accounts Receivable.
  • Assist with all audits, SOX reviews and compliance issues.
  • Responsible for monitoring and capitalizing all Fixed Asset projects and related Cap-Ex spending forecasts.


  • Bachelor’s degree in Accounting or related field. Prefer 3 to 5 years of financial experience in a manufacturing environment; or equivalent combination of education and experience in a manufacturing environment.
  • Prior experience in Cost Accounting for a manufacturing company. Journal entries, accruals, reconciliations experience.
  • Plex ERP software experience is a plus. Otherwise, another mid to large ERP accounting system.
  • Ability to analyze data and strong mathematical ability. Team Skills, Strategic/Systemic Thinking
  • The position requires a high level of confidentiality and integrity.
  • Seeking a candidate who is available and can pass a background check.
Published 4 days ago
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