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Cost Accountant in Columbia, KY at Circor Career Site

Date Posted: 9/4/2018

Job Snapshot

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  • Location:
    Columbia, KY
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    Not Specified
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Job Description


Position Summary

CIRCOR Industrial Pumps NA is searching for a Cost Accountant to join its Columbia, KY team. Key areas include: cost accounting, variance analysis, analyzing travel expenses, compilation of financial information for journal entries and account reconciliations, participates in initiatives to increase the efficiency of the department and assistance in completion of special projects.

Principal Activities include the following.  Other duties may be assigned.

  • Serves as a business partner with Operations to support business plan and provide financial guidance.
  • Provide analysis of manufacturing statistical data in order to understand, explain, and improve the performance of the manufacturing plant.
  • Analyze month end and month to date financial and statistical data to understand the drivers for variances from budget/forecast/prior year and develop improvement plans with operations.
  • Coordinate monthly/quarterly forecasts for the manufacturing plant.  Assist in the analysis and understand the impact of cost rolls on product cost and provide reports or data to assist in comparing standard cost to actual production cost. 
  • Maintain procedures and controls to monitor financial performance and safeguard the company assets.
  • Support process improvements to improve efficiency and accuracy of financials.
  • Liaison with division/corporate accounting, internal and external auditors as required. 
  • Ensure GAAP is followed consistently.
  • Ensure compliance with SOX and participate in implementation of additional controls.
  • Support in the preparation of the month end reporting package to senior management.

Job Requirements


  • Knowledgeable of accounting and has a sound understanding of theories and practices.
  • Can resolve routine, unusual and highly complex problems demanding/requiring use of conceptual and innovative thinking (i.e., identifying solutions).
  • Deadline focused and can work under tight timelines and stress
  • High capacity to manage multiple shifting priorities timely and accurately under minimal supervision.
  • Bias for action and high sense of urgency
  • Excellent written and oral communication skills
  • Thrives in taking ownership and holding self and others appropriately accountable
  • Required to be proficient with Excel, including but not limited to data extracts, formulas and pivot tables.


Required Qualifications
Minimum qualifications:

  • Bachelor’s degree in Accounting.
  • Minimum of 1-3 years’ experience in cost accounting in a manufacturing environment.
  • Successfully perform duties with a minimum of direction or guidance; must be self-directed.



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