Cost Accounting Manager

Position Purpose

Job Description

We are seeking someone with extensive Cost Accounting specific experience (this is critical) for this Managerial role.

We are growing at an amazing rate and this role will play an integral part in accounting and the development of supply chain finance operations.

Duties and Responsibilities

Perform all cost accounting activities including month end close; journal entry, reconciliation, inventory flux analysis, variance analysis, margin analysis, inventory control and reporting

Calculate, analyze and report warranty and sales return expense and reserves

Track and monitor R&D inventory movement and capitalization

Assist with ERP implementation

Work with operations to ensure Bills of Materials (BOM) are accurate and up to date

Cost accounting policies and process for existing and future products

Develop, maintain and ensure ongoing compliance with accounting policies and procedures

Review all standard cost variance including purchase price variance

Inventory reconciliation against purchases, shipments and returns

Actively participate in internal and external audits

Partner with operational teams to drive process improvement and cost reduction initiatives

Assist with forecasting supply chain impact to financial statements

Provide management reports and analysis

Ad hoc analysis and tasks as needed

Must-Have Qualifications

Strong analytical and problem solving skills

Willing and able to work in a fast paced environment, perform well under pressure, juggle multiple priorities, meet aggressive deadlines and doing hands work on while understanding the big picture

Able to drive new processes and take on additional responsibilities as necessary

Excellent verbal and written communication skills

Strong work ethic

A Bachelor’s degree in Accounting, CPA and/or MBA a plus

5-8 years cost accounting experience in a contract-manufacturing environment (retail and tech a plus)

Highly technical with GAAP; IFRS a plus

Strong interest in technology

Tech savvy –Excel guru

Tier 1 ERP experience

Strong understanding of financial and operational controls


Competitive salaries, stock options and great benefits (health, subsidized public transportation costs, generous vacation)

Great San Francisco office with lots of light and great views, convenient to every mode of mass transit – on wheels, on rails and on water

Early stage start-up where you’ll help shape the culture and have a huge impact

Free catered lunches, snacks and drinks

You get to work on innovative products and challenging problems with some amazingly talented (and fun) people!

Job Summary

  • San Francisco, CA, US
Date Posted:
23 Jul 2014