Cost Accountant - Waterford - Hartley People

Cost Accountant – Waterford

  • Negotiable
  • Full Time
  • Waterford

Hartley People are recruiting a Cost Accountant for a leading multinational client in Waterford City. 

Reporting to the Finance Manager, the role is responsible for all technical and operational aspects of cost accounting for the entity. This includes a hands-on knowledge of purchasing and manufacturing, intimate working knowledge of ERP systems, history of driving process and controls improvement and the ability to work effectively in a fast moving, cross-functional, environment.

The Person: 

  • Bachelor’s degree in Accounting / CIMA/ACCA/ACA Qualified
  • Significant cost accounting experience with mid or large sized company
  • Very strong attention to detail and professional curiosity
  • Strong Excel skills (comfortable with pivot tables/ large data manipulation)
  • Understanding of US GAAP and internal controls related to inventory reporting
  • Experience in researching, developing and implementing accounting policies and procedures
  • Excellent analytical and technical accounting skills

The Role: 

  • Manage monthly, quarterly and annual close processes, including the preparation of COGS and inventory journal entries, account reconciliations, accruals, excess and obsolete inventory reserve calculations and intercompany transactions
  • Prepare monthly, quarterly and annual product gross margin analysis, including variance commentary and identification of process and cost saving opportunities
  • Perform or support various inventory transactional processing (i.e. standard cost updates, scrapping, freight allocations, etc.)
  • Monitor balance sheet accounts and prepare detailed account reconciliations for deferred COGS, capitalized variances, E&O reserves, etc.
  • Coordinate quarterly physical inventory process and participate in loading counts into ERP system
  • Design and implement a cycle count program, effective enough to eliminate quarterly physical inventory counts
  • Partner with financial planning and analysis and operations teams to coordinate budgeting and forecasting, including materials, labor and overhead expense forecasting, standard cost setting, etc.


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For immediate consideration please call Eamonn on 051-878813 or email your CV in response to this job posting.


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