Salary Mid-Point: $90,000
Location: Chicago IL
Job Type: Permanent

Sr. Cost Accountant role in a growing manufacturing company near O'Hare!


  • A key member of the accounting department that will drive all aspects of operating performance and act as the financial champion for cost measurement and analysis
  • Financial responsibilities include driving the monthly close to complete according to schedule.  Verification of accurate journal entries and variance reporting.
  • Provide leadership during external audits.  Work with auditors to complete requests.
  • Take ownership of the monthly financial forecasting, measurement, and reporting on production, inventory, variances and other financial metrics & information
  • In addition, variance analysis / reporting / forecasting - including work orders, labor and purchase price variances
  • Work with FP&A in calculating cost savings, measuring projects, cost reporting, and forecasting
  • Provide support to the operations groups- reviewing/understanding data: work centers, routers, costing roll ups and data integrity
  • Continuous improvement mindset - capturing best practices and benchmarking
  • Partner with key individuals in various departments to resolve operational cost concerns/problems

Job Requirements

  • Bachelor’s degree in Accounting; CPA preferable but not required
  • 5+ years of progressive financial experience preferably in a manufacturing environment
  • Cost accounting experience in a manufacturing environment required
  • Ability to make change - with excellent facilitative, leadership, and problem solving skills
  • Demonstrated team player with a strong initiative to win
  • Excellent oral/written communication and influencing skills  
  • Strong financial, quantitative and data analysis skills
  • Proactive self-starter – ability to understand and respond to need without close-direct supervision

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