Job Title:

Senior Cost Accountant (690)

Job Location:

Menlo Park, CA
690 posted on March 6, 2020

Job Compensation:


Job Description:

Our client, a commercial-stage medical device company, has an opening for a Senior Cost Accountant. The ideal candidate is a self-starter with the ability to thrive in collaborate team environment.


Primary Responsibilities:

  • Plan, organize and direct all the activities of the cost accounting function in support of monthly close activities, including preparation or supervision of preparing of journal entries and accruals
  • Review and reconcile all inventory accounts (including raw materials) each month for all site locations
  • Calculate reserves for excess and obsolete inventory
  • Calculate inventory turns and capitalized variances
  • Month-end/Quarter-end and Year-end close support
  • Define policies and procedures for all cost accounting and inventory activities (including processes related to inventory team)
  • Assist in implementation and compliance with Sarbanes- Oxley section 404, building controls and processes
  • Support audit schedules and other related audit events
  • Prepare monthly reporting metrics relating to COGS and Inventory analysis
  • Support cost analysis by product
  • Provide analytical insight and support
  • Support manufacturing variances
  • Support purchase price variances
  • Support manufacturing resources and cost center spend
  • Develop metrics and tracking system for major cost drivers and drive communications of results with respective business leaders
  • Support Costing and Systems
  • Maintain a standard cost system
  • Support BOMs (Bill of Materials)
  • Support Labor rates and cycle time
  • Support Individual product costs and margin analysis
  • May manage inventory team from accounting compliance prospective and provide them directions and guidance as needed (for example, monthly cycle counts process/timeline; year-end close/counts/audit requests, Physical cycle count, ERP processes and controls)
  • May supervise other employees directly and indirectly
  • Understand & apply US GAAP requirements
  • Experience in interacting with manufacturing, engineering, quality, purchasing, production control, materials, outside vendors and other functional areas of a manufacturing business
  • Reconcile monthly inventory



  • Bachelor’s degree required.  Accounting or Finance a plus; CMA, CPA or MBA a plus
  • Minimum of 8 years of progressive experience in cost accounting and analysis
  • Demonstrated ability to perform complex financial analysis related to manufacturing activities
  • Demonstrated leadership and history of driving change with a sense of urgency
  • Strong organizational, communication and interpersonal skills
  • Ability to clearly and concisely communicate with non-accounting professional
  • Strong working knowledge of ERP & MRP systems
  • Strong Analytical and MS office skills, especially Excel Excellent management skills
  • Attention to detail
  • High degree of proficiency with Microsoft Office (Excel and Word) required
  • High degree of integrity including ability to successfully handle sensitive or confidential information
  • Displays a high level of accuracy
  • Ability to learn quickly and complete ownership of area of responsibility
  • Comfortable and willing to work in a fast-paced dynamic environment
  • Strong organization, verbal and written communication, and interpersonal skills
  • Ability to be a team player


Our Firm:

Murdock Martell, Inc. is a leading financial consulting and recruiting firm that provides solutions to established and emerging growth companies. We represent some of the strongest companies in the Bay Area with an emphasis in technology and life sciences start-ups.

Job posting by Murdock Martell, Inc

Murdock Martell, Inc. is not licensed or registered as a public accounting firm and does not issue opinions on financial statements or offer attestation services.

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