Cost Accountant

  • Location: Boston
  • Type: Perm (Contingency)
  • Job #24248




  • Handle all aspects of month-end close concerning cost of goods sold and inventory. This will consist of upholding the overall integrity of inventory and associated reserves
  • Work with the Director of Finance on variances and analytics.
  • Support Manufacturing and Purchasing in in-depth variance analysis on a weekly basis. Forecast and observe utilization, efficiency and labor & overhead applied
  • Analyze annual labor and overhead rates and explain fluctuations from prior periods
  • Responsible for managing the inventory cycle count program and annual physical
  • Review cost of goods sold and inventory balance fluctuations from forecast and budget and present to Finance Management team
  • Assist and coordinate standard cost updates and costing of new product introductions
  • Support decisions on make versus buy decisions and utilization of contract manufacturers
  • Coordinate return on investment assessments for molding and other equipment purchases
  • Assist with internal and external audit requirements
  • Drive financial analysis and support related to the preparation of general ledger entries, budgeting of costs and variances, ad-hoc analysis and special projects
  • Assist with project level tracking, accounting and budgeting for internal and funded R&D efforts. This will include maintaining and tracking project level effort, status and accounting for costs and funding to be recognized on a monthly basis





  • 3 to 7 years of increasingly responsible cost accounting experience, preferably in a manufacturing environment
  • Bachelor degree in Accounting
  • Strong cost accounting knowledge
  • Dynamic communicator who shows creativity and initiative
  • Guru in Excel
  • MRP/ERP system experience (e.g. Oracle, SAP, etc.; NetSuite ideal



Note: Qualified candidates will be contacted within 2 business days of application. If an applicant does not meet the above criteria, we will keep your resume on file for future opportunities and may contact you for further discussion.


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Job ID: 24248