Cost Accountant
Hayward, CA Accounting
Job Type

This is a hands-on position for the company’s cost accounting function, with focus on Product Costing, Cost Variance Analysis and Reporting. The position requires a solid understanding of manufacturing operations, the materials, labor and overhead variances and production work orders throughout the various stages of the production cycle. 



  • Establish Bills of Materials and Process Routers for new parts in the ERP system.
  • Evaluate manufacturing cost drivers with the Engineering & Operations 
  • Update BOMs and Routers for changes in manufacturing methods & processes.
  • Implement changes in standard costing process within the ERP system.
  • Develop product cost and profitability analyses to identify cost savings and process improvements.
  • Perform periodic Cost rolls and calculation of Direct Labor & OH rates for multiple sites.
  • Close weekly Production Orders, resolve issues with IT and Manufacturing 
  • Complete monthly reconciliation of Inventory accounts at multiple locations.
  • Provide executive management with analysis on manufacturing margins by product line by site. 
  • Review monthly Trial Balances and resolve material manufacturing accounts variances for multiple locations.
  • Support the financial reporting deadlines with timely costs analysis.
  • Support the various audits (Bank, Government, Financial) with cost accounting analysis and schedules. 
  • Partner with Manufacturing to conduct regular inventory cycle count program and annual Physical Inventory.
  • Review daily Consignment Consumptions to ensure proper invoicing & cash receipts are properly applied.
  • Analyze E&O reserve and make recommendations to management to ensure provision is sufficient.
  • Perform other duties related to cost accounting areas and related General Accounting areas as necessary.


Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities Required


  • Possess a strong command of cost accounting analytics in a fast growing manufacturing environment 
  • Can work effectively cross functionally, especially with Engineering & Operations departments
  • Have strong written and verbal communication skills 
  • Have strong excel skills & excellent analytical skills with attention to detail
  • Must be able to multi-task well under pressure of competing demands to meet deadlines
  • Is a team player and is a highly motivated self-starter
  • Have a positive attitude towards problems solving and comfortable with ambiguity


Minimum Qualifications


  • Bachelors Degree in Accounting 
  • 3-5 years’ experience in Cost Accounting using Standard Cost
  • Strong command of Cost Accounting Principles
  • 4 days each week on site in the east bay office