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Cost Accountant

Bedford, MA, USA | Ametek

  • Industry:
    Manufacturing (Light Industry / Consumer-Oriented)
  • Position Type:
    Full-Time
  • Functions:
    Accounting / Control
    Finance (Internal)
  • Experience:
    5-7 years
Job Description:
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Amptek is a world leader in the design, development, manufacture, and sale of radiation detection components used in X-ray and gamma-ray detection.These are used primarily in X-ray spectroscopy, for analytical chemistry in laboratory and portable applications, and in nuclear and space research.

The successful candidate will be under the direct supervision of the Controller.The Cost Accountant will maintain a high level of analytical insight into manufacturing, operational expenses, product pricing, and business unit profitability.This individual will be responsible for Financial Closing, Financial Reporting, Financial Analysis, and Cost Accounting.

Reporting Structure

Reports to the Business Unit Controller

Job Responsibilities

The job responsibilities include, but are not limited to:

• Apply principles of manufacturing cost accounting to provide detailed cost information including standard cost, variance analysis, labor distribution, direct labor & absorption, and inventory analysis

• Update and manage standard costs in ERP system

• Prepare and analyze monthly journal entries and account reconciliations

• Responsible for business unit material cost analysis (includes reporting, scrap, reserves, and other elements of material cost)

• Analyze performance and cost trends

• Maintain budget vs cost data

• Record financial adjustments resulting from annual physical inventory and monthly cycle counts

• Support and validate cost improvement initiatives

• Compile complex reports using Microsoft Office applications, primarily Excel

• Assist with annual budgeting and monthly forecasting

• Ensure compliance with GAAP/SOX and provide support in external and internal audits

• Assist in preparation of monthly standard reporting package

• Work closely and effectively with multiple levels of the organization

• Conform with and abide by all regulations, policies, work procedures, and instructions

• Handle workload in a timely and accurate manner

• Additional responsibilities as required


Position Requirements:

• Bachelor’s Degree in accounting

• Five years in related accounting experience

• Strong proficiency with office productivity applications (Microsoft PowerPoint, Excel, Word, Adobe)

• Experience with integrated ERP software and Hyperion Financial Management (HFM)

• Must be able to work independently and on multiple projects simultaneously

• Superior organizational skills and attention to details

• Work requires effective oral and written communications skills

• Strong analytical skills


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