Oct 18, 2019

Cost Accountant

  • DynCorp International LLC
  • Andalusia, AL, USA
Full-Time Defense Facilities Logistics Program Management Transportation

Job Description

Job Summary

The Cost Accountant position is accountable for the ongoing analysis of process constraints, margin analysis, and tracing costs back to underlying activities. The cost accountant must also construct and monitor those cost-effective data accumulation systems needed to provide an appropriate level of costing information to management.

Principal Accountabilities

  • Construct data accumulation systems for a cost accounting system

  • Create and review the controls needed for data accumulation and reporting systems

  • Planning, studying, and collecting data to determine costs of business activity such as material purchases, inventory and labor

  • Working with production control personnel on development and analysis of cost

  • Analyzing data collected and recording results

  • Coordinate & conduct physical inventory counts and monitor cycle counts

  • Review actual costs for inaccuracies

  • Validate the cost of goods sold as part of the month-end close

  • Work with supply chain management to manage inventory

  • Complete monthly/quarterly/annual Government required inventory reporting

  • Report on margins by project

  • Report on periodic variances and their causes, focusing in particular on spending variances

  • Ability to accurately prepare daily, weekly, monthly, quarterly and annual reports

  • Support effectiveness of operational performance by providing operations with financial analysis, thorough reporting of plant metrics and KPI's

  • Assist with quarterly EAC, forecasts and the annual budget

  • Collaborate with Operations to improve the recording, reporting, measurement, and analysis of operational data to ensure that operational metrics align with financial performance

  • Analyze plant financial data to quantify cost savings opportunities and to support Operations with implementing cost reduction initiatives in order to improve EBITDA

  • Improve the effectiveness of ERP system including documentation of procedures, processes, and training plant personnel

Knowledge & Skills

  • Excellent analysis skills, and the ability to collaborate with a multi-department team.

  • Helpful to have experience building and manipulating databases.

  • Ability to work independently with good decision-making skills

  • Highly proficient in Microsoft Office software including Word, Excel, PowerPoint, Access, etc.

  • Prefer PeopleSoft and CostPoint knowledge

Experience & Education

  • BS degree in Accounting or Finance

  • Inventory control experience, Company owned & Government Furnished

  • Four (4) years of cost accounting or job costing experience, preferably in an aircraft depot or modification environment.

Physical Requirements/Working Environment

  • The cost accountant generally works in an office environment, however, is expected to be highly familiar with all production operations, and to regularly visit all significant company operations.


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