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Cost Accountant II

Company: AeroVironment
Location: Simi Valley
Posted on: February 3, 2020

Job Description:

Position DescriptionCost Accountant IILocation Simi Valley, CAEmployment type Regular - Full TimeID 961We are currently seeking a Cost Accountant II to join our team.The Cost Accountant is responsible for the ongoing analysis of process constraints, target costing projects, margin analysis and tracing costs back to underlying activities. In this role, one must be detailed-oriented and have the ability to multi-task in a dynamic environment.Job Duties and Responsibilities

  • Drive accounting process within the plant to ensure accurate books, records, and compliance to key control requirements including Sarbanes Oxley.
  • Function as an active member and financial advisor to Operations management team. Support Operations staff in developing and interpreting financial and non-financial performance measurements.
  • Monitors the progress of Work Orders (WO) and their status address WO variance issues. Review inventory cost data for anomalies, assist in researching and identifying root causes and provide information for corrective action and process improvement as necessary.
  • Monitors and collects inventory and cost data; reviews daily/weekly/monthly reports and investigates variance to ensure that financial information has been recorded properly.
  • Assist with creating Dashboards and Business Intelligence reporting within Oracle, identifying key performance indicators (KPIs) reflecting trends in labor and productivity.
  • Coordinate Capital Asset (CA) processes, monitor, review and assist in the development of cost estimate models and to support Estimate At Complete activities and depreciation allocations after approval.
  • Ad hoc support to perpetual inventory reviews, Quarterly E&O Reserve Analysis, Inventory Forecasting, Operational financial data analysis, and ERP accuracy reviews.
  • Exercises judgment within defined procedures and practices to determine appropriate action
  • Other duties as assignedRequired Qualifications & Background
    • US Citizenship or US permanent resident (Green Card Holder) due to ITAR
    • Bachelor's degree in Finance or related field
    • Minimum of 2 - 5 years of experience in Finance, General Accounting and/or Cost Accounting in an aerospace manufacturing environment
    • Must be a team player with good oral and written communication skills, and capable of working with various functional organizations to coordinate inputs and outputs.
    • Strong technical knowledge of Microsoft Office products.
    • Working knowledge of GAAP.
    • Basic Knowledge of Government Cost Accounting Principles (CAS) and FAR a plus.
    • Current expertise in MS Office Suite (Advanced MS Excel required)
    • Normally receives general instructions on routine work and detailed instructions on new projects or assignments
    • Able to excel in a fast-paced, deadline-driven environment, where small teams share a broad variety of duties
    • Displays strong initiative and drive to accomplish goals and meet company objectives
    • Takes ownership and responsibility for current and past work products
    • Is committed to learning from mistakes and driven to improve and enhance the performance of oneself, others, and the company
    • Has effective problem-solving, analytical, interpersonal and communication skills. Focuses on teamwork, collaboration and puts the success of the team above one's own interests
    • Ability to work in an office (Constant)
    • Required to sit and stand for long periods; talk, hear, and use hands and fingers to operate a computer and telephone keyboard (Constant)ITAR Requirement:This position requires the use of information which is subject to compliance with International Traffic Arms Regulations (ITAR). To conform to U.S. Government export regulations/ITAR, applicants must be a U.S. Citizen, lawful permanent resident of the U.S. (or, green card holder), protected individual as defined by 8 U.S.C. 1324b(a)(3), or eligible to obtain the required authorizations from the U.S. Department of State. Applicants cannot be hired until they are qualified to have such access. Some positions due to contracts will require current U.S. Citizenship.Benefits: AV offers an excellent benefits package including medical, dental vision, 401K with company matching, a 9/80 work schedule and a paid holiday shutdown. For more information about our company benefit offerings please visit: .We also encourage you to review our company website at to learn more about us.Principals only need apply. NO agencies please.Who We AreBased in California, AeroVironment (AVAV) is a global leader in unmanned aircraft systems (UAS) and tactical missile systems. Founded in 1971 by celebrated physicist and engineer, Dr. Paul MacCready, weve been at the leading edge of technical innovation for more than 45 years. Be a part of the team that developed the worlds most widely used military drones and created the first submarine-launched reconnaissance drone, and has seven innovative vehicles that are part of the Smithsonian Institutions permanent collection in Washington, DC.Join us today in developing the next generation of small UAS and tactical missile systems that will deliver more actionable intelligence to our customers so they can proceed with certainty and succeed.What We DoBuilding on a history of technological innovation, AeroVironment designs, develops, produces, and supports an advanced portfolio of unmanned aircraft systems (UAS) and tactical missile systems. Agencies of the U.S. Department of Defense and allied military services use the companys to provide situational awareness to tactical operating units through real-time, airborne reconnaissance, surveillance, and target acquisition.AeroVironment Incorporated is an equal opportunity employer, M/F/D/V and works in compliance with both federal and state laws. We are committed to the concept regarding Equal Employment opportunity. Qualified candidates will be considered for employment regardless of race, color, religion, age, sex, national origin, marital status, medical condition nor disability, genetics, veteran and all others that may appy.To view our CCPA Privacy Policy click here:

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