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Cost Accountant

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    Los Angeles

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  • Contact:

    Lee Cartney

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  • Published:

    22 days ago

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  • Client:

    Mason Controls

Are you a Cost Accountant with a manufacturing background? Do you have the ability to engage with operations, build out reports and ensure accurate and effective cost control? Would working with an organisation that truly values highly-skilled accountancy professionals be of interest? If so, this may be the ideal opportunity for you...

Cost Accountant - Mason Controls 
Mason Controls welcomes people who share our determination and high standards to join us in doing work that moves the world forward. We design, manufacture, and market highly engineered products and systems principally for the aerospace and defense markets. Mason, a wholly-owned subsidiary of Transdigm, offers world-class control devices and subsystems — such as control grips, throttles, HaWC controllers, and communications interfaces — for today’s advanced cockpits, military vehicles, and other specialized applications. Our solutions fall into two broad categories: control products and components.
Summary of the Cost Accountant position:
Under supervision of the VP, Finance, this position performs a wide variety of duties related to inventory valuation, development project accounting, and management reporting. This position requires an analytical mindset, initiative, and judgment.  An understanding of inventory valuation and project accounting concepts in accordance with US GAAP is necessary as is maintaining a strong internal control environment.
Position duties of the Cost Accountant position:
• Perform inventory valuation steps as part of normal close process including reconciliations, valuation analysis, post journal entries, and prepare financial reports.
• Calculate inventory reserves including: excess & obsolete, lower of cost and net realizable value, inventory variance capitalization, and period end cut-off
• Maintain processes and controls related to inventory and project accounting including cycle count processes.
• Calculate overhead rates for use internally as well as for government contracting compliance. 
• Analyze variance and exception reports
• Investigate data and current cost allocation methodology to eliminate waste, driving improvement in working capital, processes, and cost.
• Complete special projects, as assigned
• Assist in support of internal, external, SOX audits. 
• Maintain the highest ethical standards, even when challenged from above
Qualifications, education & experience required for the Cost Accountant: 
• Bachelor’s Degree in Accounting is required
• Experience of cost accounting experience in a manufacturing environment (aerospace preferred).
• Understanding of US GAAP and SOX
• Understand various accounting process flows in order to create and implement new processes, policies & procedures customized for Mason Controls.
• Advanced skill in Excel, Intermediate skill in Word, PowerPoint
• Positive attitude & aptitude for change, team spirit, sound reasoning and problem solving abilities
• Interface effectively with other employees from production to the senior staff level, across multiple departments
• Able to perform supply chain cost analysis, cost benefit analysis, and identify improvements
• High attention to detail and maintaining accurate information
• Able to multi-task and work autonomously in a fast paced manufacturing environment.
• ERP Knowledge should include SyteLine, LN, other Infor products, as well as others
ERP “Data mining” and “Report writing” desirable 

The successful Cost Accountant will be offered the opportunity to join an organisation that truly hold accountancy and finance professionals in the highest regard. After a successful ERP implementation, you'll be given the opportunity to design, develop and implement your very own cost control system. Working closely with operations with the complete support of Senior Management, you'll have the opportunity to make an immediate positive impact and develop your career accordingly. Therefore if you are a Cost Accountant that is interested in a new and exciting position, please get in touch....