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Cost Accountant I

Job Tracking ID:  85347-288392
Location:   Roseville, CA
Job Type:  Full-Time/Regular
Date Updated:  June 24, 2019
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Job Description:

Responsible for the review, accumulation and correction of accounting information as it relates to program and product costs.


  • Assist in month-end closing to include but not limited to:
    • Labor review and reconciliation
    • Project WIP updates and reconciliation.
    • Inventory variance reconciliations to include:
      • PPV (Purchase Price Variances)
      • Inventory adjustments
      • Work order closure variances
    • Other month end close responsibilities as assigned.
  • Work with other departments as necessary to review and correct ERP system discrepancies to include:
    • Cost account discrepancies
    • Unit of measure errors
    • Labor and material reporting issues
  • Prepare various monthly financial reports to assist financial analysts.  
  • May work with IT department to upgrade systems associated with cost accounting and actual cost reporting requirements.
  • Assist in various cost accounting projects as assigned by Programs Cost Accounting Manager.
  • Coordinate and perform various audit tasks as needed with internal and external auditors and other personnel to include:
    • Time Keeping Audits - Lead time keeping audit program, coordinate internal auditors, and perform corrective action re-audits.
    • Inventory Audits – Internal WIP manufacturing floor audits and cycle count audits.
    • Other audit tasks as needed.
  • Travel (approx. 1-2 days per month) to Sacramento manufacturing facility in order to complete required WIP and Timekeeping audits. 
  • Develop working relationships with teams across the manufacturing plant.



  • None



  • Ability to maintain sensitive and confidential information as required by government standards and company policies.
  •  Ability to remain calm and stay in command of stressful situations and be resourceful and efficient.
  • Ability to multitask, be proactive, prioritize workload and complete tasks in a timely manner.
  • Ability to build strong working relationships with all levels of personnel.
  • Ability to justify decisions verbally or in written documentation when reviewed.
  • Must be willing to provide support to other departments as needed.
    • Must be flexible and motivated with a high level of initiative to close open action items.
    • Ability to effectively communicate professionally in writing or verbally with all levels of personnel
    • Ability to work independently with minimal supervision.
  • Ability to manage complexities and analyze information to make informed decisions.
  • Must have excellent computer skills with intermediate level MS Excel experience.
  • ERP or MRP system skills or ability to learn systems quickly.
  • May be required to obtain and maintain a U.S. Security clearance at the appropriate level (requires U.S. Citizenship).


Experience and Skills:


  • Bachelors Degree in Accounting or related field or equivalent years of experience.
  • Minimum of 1-3 years of experience related to accounting or cost accounting functions in a project engineering or manufacturing environment.


  • Office and/or manufacturing environment
  • Ability to stand and sit for long periods of time
  • Ability to perform repetitive motion (keyboarding, 10-key, phones)
  • Ability to lift up to 25 pounds



  • 0-5% May be required between KUAS locations.



Additional Information:
Job Level:   Mid Career (2+ years)
Number of Openings:   1
Years of Experience:  
Level of Education:   BA/BS
Starting Date :   ASAP