Senior Cost Accountant

Sarasota , FL Permanent / Annual


Salary, Bonus, Benefits, 401k + match, LTD/STD

Inventory accounting, product costing for existing and new products, sales margin analysis and related month-end close accounting activity

Provide insight and analysis regarding factors influencing material margin and contribution margin, as well as gross margin and operating margin

Collaborate with the other members of the finance team in executing the monthly closing process and analysis of operational results

Responsible for setting annual standard costs and labor rates

Drive initiatives for continuous improvement of processes and documentation supporting inventory- and sales-related reconciliations and journal entries prepared during the monthly closing cycle

Recommend and monitor benchmarks for measuring financial and operating performance

Analyze monthly, quarterly, and annual financial results for business lines within the operation and various operational cost pools

Support of financial and SOX audits particularly related to cost accounting areas of responsibility

Assess cost accounting-related financial activities to ensure compliance with all regulations and accounting principles

Assist in establishing and monitoring financial goals, objectives, policies, and operating procedures, including collaborating with the team responsible for inventory accuracy

Prepare and analyze financial and operational reports, statements and projections


Bachelor’s or Master’s degree in Finance, Accounting or Business with strong cost accounting experience

3+ years proven accounting experience, CMA or CPA preferred

2+ years of experience in a manufacturing environment, including:

o Product costing
o Rolling standard costs
o Direct labor rates
o Piece Parts pricing
Experience with inventory accounting and reconciliation in a manufacturing environment for products with multi-level bill of materials

Experience with design and maintenance of internal controls

Knowledge of general accounting and cost accounting principles including Generally Accepted Accounting Principles

Advanced Microsoft Office skills, especially MS Excel

About Criterion Executive Search, Inc.

For 42 years Criterion Executive Search has been recognized as one of the nation’s leading executive staffing and recruiting firms. As one of Tampa, FL first recruiting & staffing agencies we have been privileged to work with leading companies throughout the state of Florida. Those same strategic partnerships have allowed us to perfect our personalized, life-cycle approach to placing the ideal candidates with their ideal companies.

Our innovative individualized placement strategies allow us to match Finance & Accounting professionals with companies throughout the country, and beyond. Each of our job placement specialists has a minimum of two years in the recruiting industry and an average of nearly 15 years of experience. Each recruiter has their own, personal, and direct experiences within their specialization.

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Job Id Number : 10021
Staffing Industry : Finance & Accounting
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