Senior Manager, Cost Accounting in Tampa, FL at CIRCOR

Date Posted: 1/7/2022

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Job Description

Senior Manager, Cost Accounting



BUSINESS:  Leslie Controls, Inc


DIRECT REPORTING: Director of Finance




The Cost Accounting Manager will be responsible for a wide variety of reporting, planning and forecasting responsibilities for the Industrial Group. Reporting to the Director, Financial Planning & Analysis, for Industrial Group, this role will focus on supporting, operational finance, reporting, and forecasting processes and providing value-added analysis and recommendations to support business growth.


  • Maintain and enhance standard cost system.
  • Determine product cost allocations and shop labor and overhead rates, and lead annual standard cost roll.
  • Prepare variance analysis and root-cause. Recommend process improvements and corrective actions for problem areas. 
  • Lead pricing and margin analysis.
  • Drive analysis of inventory and reduction activities.
  • Develop and provide timely and accurate financial and operational reports.
  • Prepare and analyze weekly, monthly, quarterly and annual consolidated results including variance analysis to forecasts, plan, prior quarter and prior year and provide resulting insights to Management
  • Assist with financial bridges to explain variances in financial results
  • Lead the annual physical inventory process.
  • Supports optimization of internal reporting and forecasting processes.
  • Perform special analysis projects as assigned
  • Prepare and monitor program and project EAC/ETC’s
  • Manage and oversee the processes and proper reporting of POC revenue recognition under GAAP and Circor policy
  • Primary finance & accounting department liaison for ERP implementation to actual costs.  Ensure financial and accounting objectives of ERP implementation are met and that the ERP system is GAAP and Circor compliant.
  • Productivity / Process Improvement: Using Lean tools, drive improvements in financial processes and represent financial function in cross functional improvements, including automation of manual activities, improvements in the quality and consistency of data and analysis, and elimination of non-value added work. Identify cost reduction or efficiency opportunities and lead related cross functional projects, Kaizen activities, or other initiatives as required.
  • Initiatives: Provide financial support to help drive key site improvement initiatives including, but not limited to, project accounting, pricing controls, product line reporting, SKU margin improvement and cost reduction programs

Job Requirements


Knowledge, Skills & Abilities

Critical Thinking

  • Develops a deep understanding of the business in order to analyze problems and organizational implications and to identify root causes.
  • Deals with complex financial information and analysis with a clear view of the targets, projections, and performance required.


Technical Accounting

  • Proven knowledge of US GAAP, including rules specific to revenue recognition.
  • Demonstrated aptitude of applying US GAAP within similar organizations.


Operational Accounting

  • Experience with accounting operations for complex business units in a similar setting.
  • Demonstrated effective and efficient oversight of the financial reporting process, including the implementation of best practices and the ability to leverage systems to automate processes and financial reporting.


Systems & Data

  • Proven financial systems background and track record utilizing systems to drive efficiencies and eliminate duplicate/manual processes.
  • Ability to drive insightful analytics that drive improved business performance.



  • Ability to prioritize assignments, deal with interruptions, and meet deadlines in a fast-paced and growth-oriented environment.
  • Innovative and passionate, with a superior ability to execute.
  • Excellent communication skills; possess the interpersonal and leadership qualities required to continuously motivate and drive results.


Behavioral Competencies


  • Action Oriented - Enjoys working hard; is action oriented and full of energy for the things he/she/they sees as challenging; not fearful of acting with a minimum of planning; seizes more opportunities than others.


  • Team player - Blends people into teams when needed; creates strong morale and spirit in his/her team; shares wins and successes; fosters open dialogue; lets people finish and be responsible for their work; defines success in terms of the whole team; creates a feeling of belonging in the team.


  • Business Acumen - Knows how businesses work; knowledgeable in current and possible future policies, practices, trends, and information affecting his/her business and organization


  • Composure - Is cool under pressure; does not become defensive or irritated when times are tough; is considered mature; can be counted on to hold things together during tough times; can handle stress; is not knocked off balance by the unexpected; doesn’t show frustration when resisted or blocked; is a settling influence in a crisis.


  • Customer Focus - Is dedicated to meeting the expectations and requirements of internal and external customers; gets first-hand customer information and uses it for improvements in products and services; acts with customers in mind; establishes and maintains effective relationships with customers and gains their trust and respect.


  • Dealing with Ambiguity - Can effectively cope with change; can shift gears comfortably; can decide and act without having the total picture; isn’t upset when things are up in the air; doesn’t have to finish things before moving on; can comfortably handle risk and uncertainty.


  • Decision Quality - Makes good decisions (without considering how much time it takes) based upon a mixture of analysis, wisdom, experience, and judgment; most of his/her solutions and suggestions turn out to be correct and accurate when judged over time; sought out by others for advice and solutions.


  • Ethics & Values - Adheres to an appropriate (for the setting) and effective set of core values and beliefs during both good and bad times; acts in line with those values; rewards the right values and disapproves of others; practices what he/she/they preaches.


  • Integrity & Trust - Is widely trusted; is seen as a direct, truthful individual; can present the unvarnished truth in an appropriate and helpful manner; keeps confidences; admits mistakes; doesn’t misrepresent him/herself for personal gain.


  • Organizing - Can marshal resources (people, funding, material, support) to get things done; can orchestrate multiple activities at once to accomplish a goal; uses resources effectively and efficiently arranges information and files in a useful manner.


  • Priority Setting - Spends his/her time and the time of others on what’s important; quickly zeros in on the critical few and puts the trivial many aside; can quickly sense what will help or hinder accomplishing a goal; eliminates roadblocks; creates focus.


  • Problem-Solving - Uses rigorous logic and methods to solve difficult problems with effective solutions; probes all fruitful sources for answers; can see hidden problems; is excellent at honest analysis; looks beyond the obvious and doesn't stop at the first answers.


  • Process Management - Good at figuring out the processes necessary to get things done; knows how to organize people and activities; understands how to separate and combine tasks into efficient work flow; knows what to measure and how to measure it; can see opportunities for synergy and integration where others can't; can simplify complex processes; gets more out of fewer resources.


  • Timely Decision Making - Makes decisions in a timely manner, sometimes with incomplete information and under tight deadlines and pressure; able to make a quick decision.


Other Competencies:

  • Moderate-to-advanced proficiency in Microsoft Office – Word, PowerPoint
  • Ability to perform responsibilities with modest guidance, self-directed
  • Ability to influence and persuade department leaders and professional staff
  • Fluent in English, both spoken and written
  • Knowledge in cost accounting and audit
  • Analytical capacity to identify operational problems and analyze variances from expected results
  • Knowledge and application of Sarbanes-Oxley Act Section 404 compliance


  • Bachelor’s degree in Accounting, Finance or Business Administration, or equivalent
  • MBA, CMA, or CPA is a plus
  • 10+ years of professional experience with an emphasis cost accounting
  • Experience with integrated ERP system in manufacturing or distribution environment
  • Experience using Epicore Vantage a plus
  • US GAAP experience and understanding
  • Manufacturing experience required
  • Advanced Excel skills:  financial modeling, data management, and data consolidation preferred.


  • US Citizen

CIRCOR is an EEO Employer of Females / Minorities / Veterans / Individuals with Disabilities


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