Sr. Aerospace Cost Accountant

Chatsworth, California - Direct Hire - Job ID #2614

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How You’ll Make an Impact 

The Sr. Cost Accountant (Aerospace Manufacturing) is responsible for the cost accounting systems and activities for the company.  Major responsibilities include inventory valuation and control, cost of sales, product margins, and cost analyses as required.  The Sr. Cost Accountant is responsible for the cost system including system integrity, data collection, and margin analysis reporting.  

What you’ll be doing as a Sr. Cost Accountant:

  • Working a Full-time, onsite position at our Chatsworth, CA location.
  • Perform all cost accounting activities including inventory valuation, cost of sales, product profitability and cost ratio analyses, variance analysis, etc.
  • Provide reporting and analysis including manufacturing productivity, capital budget review, budget and forecasting support, quoting support, as well as developing labor and overhead rates, etc.
  • Setting standard costs of manufactured goods
  • Developing and analyzing cost standards
  • Support Controller(s) as required for the monthly financial close to ensure timely financial reporting.
  • Communicate and explain cost and financial performance results to a broad range of audiences.
  • Participate in development of annual budgets and operating plans.
  • Lead cycle count procedures, ensuring accuracy of inventory records.
  • Validate revenue and cost of goods sold as part of the month-end close and forecast.
  • Supporting other company accountants with invoicing and capital expenditure
  • Effectively collaborate with staff at all levels from all departments including manufacturing, sales, engineering, and procurement.
  • Analyze and lead improvement teams in relevant value streams and processes.
  • Support external financial audits on product costing and inventory valuation.
  • Provide analysis to assist operational improvement initiatives, developing and maintaining key performance indicators (KPIs).
  • Provide analysis on capital expenditure projects.
  • Adhere to all workplace safety guidelines, policies, and laws determined by the Company, state, and federal authorities.
  • Perform other duties as assigned.


  • Available to work a full-time position with pre-determined shift times. 
  • 3-5 years cost accounting experience in a manufacturing environment. Aerospace and government contracting experience is a plus.  
  • Strong analytical skills, accuracy, and attention to detail
  • ERP system experience
  • Spreadsheet and database capabilities
  • Dedication and requisite skills to meet critical business deadlines
  • Self-starter and strong ethical standards
  • BA/BS or equivalent in Accounting, Finance or Economics
  • Proficient with spreadsheets and databases
  • Ability to work in a dynamic and changing environment
  • Attention to detail and proven ability to follow standard procedures is a requirement
  • Experienced organizational, written, and verbal communication skills
  • Experience in manufacturing, aerospace, and defense a plus

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