Senior Cost Accountant

AP Professionals of Rochester
September 16, 2021
United States of America
Job Type
Work Hours
8 am-5 pm plus additional hours as needed to meet requirements of the position
Salary Range
$81K - $100K
Base Salary
Street Address
500 Linden Oaks
Rochester, NY


Reporting to the Manufacturing Manager, the cost accountant is responsible for understanding operational results and applying this information to yearly standards.  Additionally, this position provides management with detailed reports for use in making business decisions and controlling expenditures, financial analysis to evaluate special projects, programs, and product costing.  This position also leads in developing and verifying data relevant to cost accounting and margin analysis.


  • Analyze manufacturing expenses and prepare reports detailing actual production costs
  • Investigate proposed design and process changes and new product concepts. Create cost/structures/analyses to deliver directional information for management use
  • Understand and design cost flow to determine proper job order costing
  • Responsible for operational variance analysis, usage variances, absorption and volume variances compared to budget with relevant and concise explanations
  • Provide management and various departments with detailed reports for use in making business decisions and controlling expenses
  • Perform month-end close activities including journal entries as well as forecasting
  • Manage fixed asset base and reporting
  • Support the Operations group annual budget and planning cycles
  • Support and educate personnel throughout the organization on financial principles relevant to their functions to ensure integrity of costs and accuracy of information.
  • Support the Accounting department personnel for analysis


This position requires a bachelor's degree in accounting.


A minimum of 6 years of experience working in a manufacturing environment with at least 3 years focused on cost accounting  activities is required.

Knowledge, Skills, Abilities, and Other Characteristics

  • Experience and knowledge of financial and cost accounting
  • Experience with working amongst all levels of an organization
  • Understanding of GAAP standards, codes and concepts
  • Excellent analytical and reasoning skills, plus excellent organizational and presentation skills required
  • Proficiency in Excel and other MS Office products
  • Effective problem-solving skills
  • Exercise discretion and maintain confidential information
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