Senior Cost Accountant

  • Location
    Riverwoods, Illinois
  • Category:
    Accounting & Finance - Accountant - Financial
  • Job Type:
    Direct Hire
  • Job reference:

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Our client, headquartered in Riverwoods, IL, is seeking to hire a Senior Cost Accountant. This is an exciting opportunity to work at their state-of-the art facility with gym on site. They offer exciting perks like generous vacation, a management training program, and opportunity to work from home 1 to 2 days per week after 6 months of employment




The Senior Cost Accountant is responsible for developing, implementing, and directing effective financial reporting and analytical processes in compliance with Generally Accepted Accounting Principles (GAAP) over inventory and related Cost of Sales transactions.  


  • Perform accounting activities for monthly, quarterly, and year-end closings.
  • Perform variance analysis, reporting, and month end reconciliations for all inventory related general ledger accounts.
  • Prepare and post monthly cost accounting journal entries
  • Prepare and issue monthly inventory reporting package to Corporate and local management as well as ad hoc inventory reporting as requested.
  • Maintain current standard cost estimates and update new component materials and bill of materials (BOM) for newly created items in compliance with costing policy.
  • Identify and monitor purchase price variances.
  • Monitor cycle counts and report results to management. Participate in the annual physical inventories.
  • Develop and maintain result reports and ensure transactions are recorded timely in the systems.
  • Project manage accounting improvement opportunities working with plant management when applicable.
  • Background:

  • Bachelor’s degree in finance or accounting required and 3+ years required experience in general accounting or financial analysis, cost accounting experience highly preferred. 
  • Some knowledge and use of accounting software.
  • Advanced Excel skills required.


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