Cost Accountant in Monrovia, CA at Ducommun

Date Posted: 3/29/2021

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Cost Accountant

Job Description

The Cost Accountant is a key member of the finance organization and is responsible for all aspects of the accounting and cost accounting procedures; timely and accurate processes and reporting in accordance with company policy, and in compliance with all requirements related to Sarbanes Oxley. This role will provide leadership and guidance to other accountants and participate in functional initiatives and strategic planning as needed.

  • Performs analysis and validation of monthly Gross Profit reports and General Ledger inputs including components of cost (DL, Mat’l, Burden, Scrap etc.)
  • Performs analysis of spending trends on a monthly and YTD basis by value stream.
  •  Maintain effective controls on inventory / COGS and ensure compliance with Sarbanes – Oxley
  •  Coordinates and participates in cycle counts and annual physical inventories
  • Complete monthly checklist of tasks and ensure the timely documentation in accordance with defined procedures and noted SOX controls.
  • Compute and prepare financial statements, statistical reports; prepare analyses and make recommendations resulting from the analyses
  •  Reconcile and update KPI information timely and accurately as required by corporate goals and guidelines
  • Prepare and reconcile the monthly reports for various general accounting activities including but not limited to: sales, bookings, backlog, fixed assets, and other general ledger accounts
  •  Prepare supporting documentation and journal entries
  • Perform daily accounting activities related to AR and AP as required
  •  Responsible for the upload and maintenance of the monthly financial information into the local and corporate reporting systems for the assigned entities
  • Responsible for maintenance of certain supporting workpapers for each assigned entity (bad debt roll forward, fix assets roll forward, inventory reserves, etc.)
  • Support the Sr. Manager, Financial Reporting and Consolidation with ad hoc projects and analysis.
  •  Provide support in development of Annual Operating Plan for business unit
  • Responsible for the monthly reconciliation of intercompany balances between the reporting entities, including the preparation and recording of any required adjustments.
  • Coordinate completion of the shipping and FOB cutoff to support revenue recognition
  • Perform monthly review of the assigned entities financial information, review and /or perform required reconciliations as required.
  • Prepare monthly financial narrative to explain trend and budget variances
  •  Assist in the calculation and recording of the month sales and cost of sales eliminations between the reporting entities and its intercompany partners.
  •  Developing transfer pricing on an annual basis
  •  Maintain/monitor fixed asset acquisitions and capital expenditure data to ensure compliance.
  •  Coordinate accounting matters and participate in process development with other departments and locations
  •  Prepare documentation for internal and external audit of general accounting activities as needed for financial and SOX audits
  • Provide financial information to the Corporate Office as required
  • Performs other duties as assigned or required by the position, including leading projects and participation in project meetings

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. 

Required education/ Experience:

Bachelor’s degree in Accounting or equivalent experience

Licenses, Certifications, etc.:

 CPA preferred.

Demonstrated and thorough knowledge of generally accepted accounting principles and practices

  •  Thorough knowledge of manufacturing terminology used in accounting activities
  •  Strong verbal and organizational skills, and ability to communicate accounting practices
  •  Excellent written and verbal skills to interact with people at all levels and functions inside and outside Ducommun
  •  Leadership skills - people management, meeting facilitation, presentation, and customer support
  •  Excellent interpersonal skills (customer oriented, positive attitude, team participation)
  •  Intermediate level of computer skills in email, Word, Excel, PowerPoint, and Access; Expert level of experience with Excel preferred.
  •  Demonstrated analytical expertise including ability to plan, resolve problems effectively and respond to and reduce customer complaints.
  •  Ability to multitask efficiently and adapt within a rapidly changing environment
  •  Ability to work autonomously, including ability to prioritize responsibilities
  •   Detail oriented with attention to accuracy
  •  Ability to analyze and accurately process large volumes of data efficiently
  •  Database experience such as SQL server is a strong plus
  • Understanding of ERP/ MRP systems and concepts

Equal Opportunity Employer Veterans/Disabled


801 Royal Oaks
Monrovia, California, 91016
United States

Equal Opportunity Employer Veterans/Disabled