Cost Accountant

    • Job Tracking ID: 85347-302222
    • Job Location: Dallastown , PA
    • Job Level: Mid Career (2+ years)
    • Level of Education: 2 year degree
    • Job Type: Full-Time/Regular
    • Date Updated: 03/03/2020
    • Years of Experience: 3+
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Job Description

GENERAL JOB SUMMARY:

To monitor company cost performance and ensure accurate costing of products, while maintaining compliance with applicable policies and regulations. 

ESSENTIAL JOB FUNCTIONS:

  • Reviews and analyzes job profitability, and historical job cost data and trends. 
  • Provides continual feedback on job cost performance to program managers and functional departments, and initiates corrective action.
  • Estimates cost at completion for all jobs.
  • Prepares monthly Statement of Operations, including calculation of cost of sales and backlog. 
  • Prepares various financial forecasts: sales, profit, manpower, etc.
  • Estimates labor and material costs for new bids as required. 
  • Performs various statistical analysis and operational performance analysis
  • Reviews cost estimating packages for Truth In Negotiation Act (TINA) bids and support Contracts department in contract negotiations. 
  • Ensures compliance with applicable financial policies and regulations (FAR, DFAR).
  • Responds to and fulfills external audit requests.
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Other Job Functions

  • Other duties may be assigned 

SUPERVISORY RESPONSIBILITY:  

This position has no supervisory responsibilities 

Experience and Skills

KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS AND ABILITIES REQUIRED:   

Ability to maintain sensitive and confidential information as required by government standards

Ability to interact effectively with peers and supervisors

Ability to interact appropriately with the public when necessary

Ability to adhere to workplace rules

Ability to obtain a Security Clearance

EDUCATION AND EXPERIENCE:

Required: 

Cost Accountant:

AS/AA degree (accounting/finance field preferred)

2-4 years related experience in accounting

General knowledge of accounting principles

 Senior Cost Accountant:

BA/BS degree  (accounting/finance field preferred)

5 years related experience in accounting

General knowledge of accounting principles

 Preferred:

Earned Value and Large Program experience preferred  

WORK ENVIROMENT / PHYSICAL REQUIREMENTS:

Office 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 10 pounds