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Accountant 3, Costing

Location: Biñan, Laguna, Philippines 
Req ID: JR-0000039888


Cost Accounting Analyst

Location:  Laguna, Philippines (PHO)
Req Id: JR-0000039888

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-Narrative Job Description:  
The Cost Accounting Analyst is responsible to provide accurate financial cost accounting and inventory report to assist management in business decision making. He should ensure validity of inventories on hand and accurate costing of inventories. He should also drive improvement in cost accounting process.  The position will report to the Finance Manager.
This position will handle a US-based entity through a shared service set-up.  The shared service office is located in Binan, Laguna. 
• Review and approve new items (SKUs)
• Review and update inventory cost
• Ensure accurate costing of inventories and Cost of Goods Sold (COGS)
• Analyze inventory movement and record adjustments, as needed
• Work with Operations team to resolve issues related to inventory transactions
• Review valuation of inventories and recommend inventory reserve
Perform annual inventory count, and analyze physical count result
• Monitor, analyze and perform reconciliation on Inventory and Cost related accounts
• Perform deferred rebate analysis
• Perform deferral of  COGS recognition
• Review and approve inventory purchase request
• Review monthly financial results specifically on Inventory and Cost of Goods Sold (COGS)
• Analyze gross margin by product and customer  


• Graduate of Bachelor of Science in Accountancy
• Minimum of 3-5 year of relevant cost accounting experience in a shared services or other relevant industry  
• Strong technical expertise on cost accounting
• Knowledgeable on US Generally Accepted Accounting Principle 
• Ability to communicate and work effectively with a variety of constituencies, including the Operations team and the Sales Operations team
• Ability to multitask and meet deadlines
• Ability to work efficiently in a fast paced environment
• Ability to assess materiality and prioritize workload
• Ability to adapt to changing business requirements
Strong work ethic, good judgment, initiative, well organized and attention to detail

• Certified Public Accountant
• Familiarity in others facets of finance including Revenue, General Accounting and Financial Planning and Analysis
• Capability to manage workload distribution across different geographies and different time zones
• Ability to work well with multiple teams and different cultures 

• Good written and verbal communication skills with proficiency in English 
• Good financial and analytical skill
• Intermediate  Excel, Word and Outlook proficiency
• Intermediate SAP, Oracle or Netsuite System proficiency

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