Senior Cost Accounting Analyst

Veridian National Search - Boston, MA

Senior Cost Accounting Analyst
$800M SEC Life Sciences Company— Greater Boston, MA -- $90-95K+ profit sharing plan


  • Role is hybrid – will be close to inventory and will need to go in accordingly, but flexible
  • Must have cost experience with products, be able to design a cost program, strong excel skills
  • Targeting 5 years of experience with cost accounting experience, manufacturing environment preferred
  • Flexible work environment
  • Vaccination required
  • Unlimited PTO, 12 holidays, great benefits


  • A Bachelor’s degree in either Accounting or Finance is required; MBA, CMA or CPA is a plus.
  • 5 plus years of relevant financial experience required, preferably in a manufacturing environment
  • Minimum of 3 years of cost accounting experience required.
  • Previous experience in a publicly traded company a plus.
  • Experience with accounting software applications, ERP systems and Microsoft Office suite required. Knowledge of the Oracle Cloud ERP is a plus.
  • Demonstrated strength in communications and ability to multi-task in complex and dynamic environments.


  • Support monthly financial close activities including accuracy of manufacturing general ledger for the inventory group of accounts.
  • Lead continuous process improvement projects for E&O reviews and onboarding of new acquisitions as they move to company cost accounting.
  • Support the Cost Accounting Function, including E&O reviews, Physical Inventories, cycle counts and inventory management
  • Drive solutions for root cause and variances to standard costs (Purchase Price Variances, Work Order Variances, and Overhead Absorption)
  • Enhance reports and tools to understand/explain results.
  • Prepare data analysis on the performance of key business metrics.
  • Prepare margin analysis and variance analysis as required and communicate financial results and trends to senior finance leadership.
  • Prepare SOX Controls and Balance Sheet Reconciliations for quarterly and year end audits.
  • Prepare overhead application rates on an annual basis.
  • Develop and report headlight metrics.
  • Analyze and interpret data trends and present results.
  • Prepare ad hoc reporting and analyses and assist the team with research on cost accounting questions and assist with special projects, as requested.
  • Responsible for compliance with applicable Corporate Policies and performing other duties as assigned by management.

Posted On: Monday, October 24, 2022

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