Cost Accountant in Huntsville, AR at Ducommun

Date Posted: 4/3/2021

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Job Description

Cost Accountant

Job Description

Summary & Essential Functions: Implement cost accounting procedures and methods. Responsible for the preparation and analysis of cost reports.

Essential Functions

  • General ledger entries and reconciliations (15% of time)
  • Determine cost of operations by validating and managing actual cost of sales through collecting of and thorough analysis of operational data. (20% of time)
  • Work with the material and operation functions to audit processes surrounding inventory (costing, transaction trials, cycle counts, customer furnished material and obsolete/excess material). (10% of time)
  • Guide cost analysis process by establishing and enforcing policies and procedures; provide trends and forecasts; explain processes and techniques; recommend actions. (10% of time)
  • SOX reporting and compliance. (5% of time)
  • Provide training, guidance, and support to operations for lean activities to drive increased profitability. (5% of time)
  • Provide regular margin analysis reports for actual versus bid to the facility staff. (5% of time)
  • Recommend actions by analyzing and interpreting data and make comparative analyses; study and propose changes in methods and materials (5% of time)
  • Develop and document Standard work practices.  (5% of time)
  • Prepare special reports by collecting, analyzing, and summarizing information and trends. (5% of time)
  • Prepare 606 Revenue Analysis and supporting documents. (10% of time)

Skills & Qualifications

Required Skills & Qualifications:  To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily.  The requirements listed below are representative of the knowledge, skills, qualifications, competencies, abilities and any physical demands if required.  Physical demands are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential requirements of this job. 

  • Self-starter capable of interacting closely with production, bidding and customer service as well as the ability to quickly identify and solve complex problems.

  • Strong analytical ability and excellent communication skills.

  • Ability to work with a large volume of detail, producing accurate results within aggressive deadlines.

  • Advanced level of computer skills in e-mail, Word, Excel, PowerPoint, and Access. Proficient ERP system skills. (BAAN/SAP expereince a plus)

  • Ability to prepare business correspondence, reports, and procedure manuals.

  • Ability to effectively present technical and budgetary or cost information, and respond to questions from managers and external contractors.

  • Demonstrated problem solving ability involving many variables and limited standardization.

  • Leadership skills—people management, meeting facilitation, presentation, and customer support.

  • Negotiation and conflict management skills together with demonstrated experience troubleshooting and problem-solving.

  • Excellent written and verbal skills to interact with people at all levels and functions inside and outside Ducommun, Inc.

  • Ability to multitask efficiently and adapt within a rapidly changing environment.

  • Experience with SOX Compliance and requirements is a must.

  • Excellent drive and work ethic; regular attendance is a must.


Physical Demands (reasonable accommodations may be made, if necessary):

Physical Abilities                                             Lift /Carry        

Stand - Frequently                                             10 lbs or less - Occasionally

Walk - Frequently                                              11-20 lbs - Occasionally

Sit - Continuously                                              21-50 lbs - N/A 

Climb – N/A                                                      51-100 lbs - N/A

Crawl - N/A                                                        Over 100 lbs - N/A

Squat or Kneel - Occasionally                           

Bend - N/A                                                        Push / Pull

Fine Manipulation - N/A                                      10 lbs or less - Occasionally

Reach Outward - Occasionally                            10-20 lbs - Occasionally

Reach Above Shoulder - Occasionally                20-50 lbs - N/A

Drive - Occasionally                                          50-100 lbs - N/A

                                                                        Over 100 lbs - N/A


N/A (Not Applicable) - Activity is not applicable to this occupation

Occasionally - Occupation requires this activity up to 33% of the time (.25 - 2.5 hrs/day)

Frequently - Occupation requires this activity from 33% - 66% of the time (2.5 - 5.5 hrs/day)

Continuously - Occupation requires this activity more than 66% of the time (5.5+ hrs/day)


Other Physical Requirements: None


Required Experience/Education/Training/Certifications:  To perform this job successfully, an individual must possess the outlined experience level, education, training, minimum years of experience, product or industry knowledge plus any certifications in order to be considered.  List in bullet fashion what they must possess.  See SAMPLE below:

  • Bachelor’s Degree in Accounting

  • 3 or more years accounting experience; experience in a manufacturing environment preferred.

    Licenses, Certifications, etc.:

  • None required; CPA preferred.

    Work Environment and Safety Equipment Required: The work environment characteristics described here are representative of those an employee encounters while performing the essential functions of the job.  Include things such as safety glasses, safety shoes and other designated personal protective equipment as required for the position. 

  • Office environment and light manufacturing environment

  • Ability to wear Personal Protective Equipment (PPE)  

  • Ability to travel to other sites occasionally

403 LaBarge Avenue
Huntsville, Arkansas, 72740
United States

Equal Opportunity Employer Veterans/Disabled