Senior Cost Accountant

Novitex Windsor, CT

About the Job

Position Exempt Status


Weekly Scheduled Hours


Scheduled Shift

Job Description

Essential responsibilities
•    Provide broad financial support to operational and financial leaders, including preparation of variance analysis for Sales to Gross Margin comparing Actuals to Prior Year, Forecast and Budget
•    Work closely with Corporate Finance, Off-Site Accounting and Operations to understand Inventory and Inventory Reserves, Goods Received Not Invoiced, Receiving, AP, Payroll, Materials P&L and Balance Sheet activity to properly record and post Journal Entries per GAAP standards
•    Prepare Inventory and Inventory Reserve Balance Sheet Reconciliations and troubleshoot unreconciled items each month
•    Recommend and action Continuous Improvement activities to improve controls, processes and reduce closing
•    Have an in-depth knowledge of GAAP, External Audit Requirements, SOX compliance and G/L systems
•    Coordinate and prepare audit requirements (Schedules, Worksheets, Analysis and Reconciliations) for external auditors
•    Participate and action special requests for the implementation of the new ERP system for use in shop floor activities
•    Ensure accurate, complete, concise understanding of all requests from Controller, Management and external auditors
•    Develop Standards, Overhead Rates, Management Labor and Overhead Absorption Rates and Inventory Valuation based on Standard Changes, Over/Under Absorption activity 
•    Work collaboratively with other members of the department to propose and implement process improvement ideas to enable more accurate and faster reporting and analysis

•    6-9 years of experience in an Accounting role involving the preparation, follow-up and management of the monthly, quarterly and year-end closing requirements
•    Bachelor’s or Master’s degree in Accounting, Finance or related business discipline
•    Advanced MS Excel skills and ability to assemble/manipulate large data sets efficiently
•    Experience within manufacturing sector preferred 
•    Detail oriented, with a passion for rigorous, data-driven decision making
•    Strong analytical, verbal and written communication skills
•    Ability to handle multiple priorities with proven follow-through and adherence to deadlines
•    Self-starter capable of driving business results without significant supervision
•    Ability to flourish in a dynamic, fast paced environment


The contractor will not discharge or in any other manner discriminate against employees or  applicants because they have inquired about, discussed, or disclosed their own pay or the pay of another employee or applicant. However, employees who have access to the compensation information of other employees or applicants as a part of their essential job functions cannot disclose the pay of other employees or applicants to individuals who do not otherwise have access to compensation information, unless the disclosure is (a) in response to a formal complaint or charge, (b) in furtherance of an investigation, proceeding, hearing, or action, including an investigation conducted by the employer, or (c) consistent with the contractor’s legal duty to furnish information.