Cost Accountant - Torrance, CA

Are you a Cost Accountant with a degree in Accounting or Finance and 5+ years of cost accounting experience in a high technology or manufacturing environment?  Do you have ERP & advanced Excel skills?  If so, read on and let’s talk. 

Responsibilities:  The Cost Accountant will report to the Director of Finance and will be responsible for cost accounting, including supporting audit and compliance related to production/product shipments.  The ideal candidate is eager to work in a challenging, growth environment and likes to collaboratively work with business stakeholders to positively impact operations and financial results.

  • Analyze inventory cost transfers, issuance, and write offs on an ongoing basis

  • Prepares monthly journal entries for production cost write offs

  • Analyze inventory variance and reconcile inventory cost (including burdens) to the general ledger on a monthly basis

  • Analyze actual manufacturing costs and prepare periodic reports of actual production costs

  • Implement controls to ensure accurate recording and classification of costs

  • Assist in month-end close of the general ledger

  • Lead year-end physical inventory and reconciliation to the general ledger

  • Analyze inventory valuation, inventory roll forward, and conduct inventory reserve analysis as needed

  • Prepare ad hoc management reports as well as audit and tax reports

  • Support audits related to inventory/WIP activities

  • Assist with preparation of cost estimates of new or special products

  • Maintains professional relationships with internal and external stakeholders

  • Write procedures and recommend new or changes to policies related to inventory activities a monthly basis

  • Train others on proper recording of costs or use of system for recording costs


  • BS/BA degree in Finance or Accounting is required (MBA or MS Accounting a plus).

  • 5+ years cost accounting technology or manufacturing environment

  • Experience working with engineering and manufacturing personnel on development and analysis of product cost

  • Experience with Deltek Costpoint (preferred) or a similar ERP system required

  • Good communication and collaboration skills

  • Highly skilled in Excel

  • Strong integrity, high accuracy, detailed, and team player

  • Ability to work independently under minimal supervision

  • Experience in aerospace/defense manufacturing highly desirable

  • Knowledge of/experience with FAR, DFARS, and CAS highly desirable

  • US Citizen/Green Card holder required

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