• Cost Accountant

    Job Locations US-CA-Seal Beach
    Job ID
    2018-1226
    Category
    Accounting/Finance/Procurement
  • Overview

    The Cost Accountant is responsible for manging cost accounting and fixed asset activities for Dendreon.

    Responsibilities

    Responsibilities:

    • Manage the annual standard cost development process. Analyze the actual costs and preparing periodic reports comparing standard costs to actual production costs.  Provide cost information for updating ERPLx.
    • Identify monthly material consumption, WIP quantity, labor cost, OH for processing production month end closing and book monthly COGS JEs.
    • Coordinate the monthly closing with accounting team monthly insuring correct results with minimal adjustments; Generate general ledger entries; Prepare monthly financial reporting (CIP, PPV) and balance sheet reconciliations (inventory, liabilities); Provide information for weekly flash reports; Prepare additional analysis as required to explain and summarize financial activity.
    • Prepare inventory movement and COGS substantive analysis.
    • Prepares monthly roll forward of fixed assets and related accumulated depreciation accounts and reconcile GL balance and sub ledger.
    • Track the compilation of project costs into fixed asset accounts, and close out those accounts once the related projects have been completed.
    • Manage physical inventory cycle count and fixed asset.
    • Insure that proper financial controls exist in Inventory, Fixed Assets, and Requisition to Payment. Insure that all tasks are performed in compliance with internal controls and the Code of Ethics.
    • Maintain cost accounting system. Make enhancements to financial systems as business needs change to support our internal customers. Provide support as required for system implementations and upgrades.

     

    Scope:

    • Coordinating monthly closings and financial reporting, managing the budget preparation. process from schedule planning to final presentation.
    • Overseeing the standard costing process, ensuring the proper financial controls are in place.
    • Drive improvements in our financial systems.
    • Managing fixed asset movement and reconciling to GL accounts.
    • Training and developing skills of other finance personnel.
    • Partnering with others at the site to evaluate business decisions and insure financial objectives are met.
    • Reports to Controller.

    Qualifications

    Job Requirements:

    • Education: Undergraduate degree in Accounting; CPA, CMA, or MBA preferred.
    • Experience: Five or more years work experience in a related job or company; Prior experience in Manufacturing Cost Accounting desirable; Prior experience with BPCS/ERPLx and PeopleSoft or similar software systems a plus.
    • Special Skills: Demonstrated analytical proficiency; Posses the ability to understand and correlate complex business issues into simple cause and effect explanations; Excellent formal and informal written and oral communication skills; Willingness to be held accountable for producing accurate information and to perform tasks by the highest ethical standards
    • Specialized Training: Expert command of standard MS Office Applications – Excel, Word, Powerpoint, Outlook
    • Potential monthly travel required to Union City, GA. and Seattle, WA

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