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Cost Accountant

Company: Sparrow Company, LLC
Location: Torrance
Posted on: May 2, 2021

Job Description:

Responsible for the accurate and timely calculation of product and component standard costs as well as period-end inventory reports and related journal entries. Requires a good grasp of more complex manufacturing standard cost systems in a multi-national inventory acquisition environment. Requires frequent interaction with various levels of personnel in accounting and other departments of the company.* Perform all work in a manner that maximizes self-documentation of the analysis process and calculations to facilitate required Financial Controls review. Pro-actively identify potential material weaknesses and control deficiencies.* Perform month-end/quarter-end/year-end close. Includes journal entry reconciliations of various inventory and variance accounts, such as Excess and Obsolete inventory reserve, purchase price variance, and other expense accruals.* Quarterly, revise material, labor, sub-contract, and overhead for all part numbers in the item master. Revise standard costs outside of the quarterly schedule as needed in such situations as bill of material changes, inventory acquisition method changes.* Support compliance to companies's policy concerning ERP system technical data and Accounting policies. Ensure correct item master parameters affecting costs, BOM costing structures, and other parts of the costing process.* Support cost analysis, data requests from non-accounting functions.* Assist in the ERP system activities of the annual multi-site physical inventory.* Support the quarterly and annual external audits. Includes preparation and explanation of various PBC data requests.* Assist Cost Accounting Manager as a resource to Operations regarding all cost accounting and inventory control issues.* Perform other directly-related, appropriate duties as requestedEducation/Experience:A minimum of 5 years of experience as an Inventory or Cost AccountantBachelor's Degree in Finance or Accounting requiredExperience with ERP software (QAD Enterprise Edition preferred)Advanced MS Excel skills with an emphasis on pivot tables, macros and functionsAn understanding of GAAP in relation to inventoryExperience with Internal Audit and Sarbanes-Oxley requirements in relation to Cost Accounting and Inventory ControlBilingual Spanish/English a plus

Keywords: Sparrow Company, LLC, Torrance , Cost Accountant, Accounting, Auditing , Torrance, California

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