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Senior Cost Accountant

Tampa, FL

Posted: 09/19/2023 Employment Type: Direct Hire(TW Perm) Category: Accounting Job Number: 21222 Pay Rate: $80,000 - $95,000

Job Description

One of Tampa’s fantastic, family owned companies is looking to grow their team.  This outstanding organization is focused on their people and also involved in our Tampa Bay community.  This diverse manufacturing company is stable, growing and offers competitive benefits and compensation.  Would you like to be a part of a positive culture, while working for strong leadership and growing your career? If so, this position could be for you.  This role will be the right hand to the department leader and will interface heavily with operational counterparts, playing the role of advisor.  The Senior Cost Accountant will be focused on “all things inventory” – costing, variance analysis, reporting, BOM’s reconciliations, and most importantly…serving as a business partner to operations. This position is ideal for someone looking to expand upon a foundation in costing and take on more of a partnership role. Interested in learning more?  APPLY TODAY!

Senior Cost Accountant Benefits and Compensation: 

  • Professional, family-oriented, positive working environment
  • Strong leadership and high visibility
  • Solid benefits package
  • Highly competitive compensation of $80,000 – 95,000, plus bonus, commensurate with experience!

Senior Cost Accountant Job Duties:

  • Responsible for all things costing and inventory analysis - COGS, production reporting, KPI reporting, standard costing, cost savings initiatives, and transactional accounting
  • Maintain, support and improve costing methodologies and KPI reporting for inventory and management cost reporting
  • Ensure accuracy of inventory valuation and support cost standard updates
  • Analyze variances to standards
  • Monitor and analyze inventory transactions and processes to ensure accuracy and compliance with corporate policies
  • Monthly manufacturing and overhead variance research, analysis and reporting, including labor/overhead absorption
  • Understanding and evaluate product/SKU level margins through key strategic reporting and analysis
  • Make recommendations for improvements in operations, logistics, procurement and other functions to improve profitability and inventory accuracy
  • Coordinate required inventory reserves and ensure appropriate disposition of aged product
  • Provide support to cross functional teams
  • Participate in the annual budgeting process, including preparation of standard costs
  • Prepare for and participate in internal and external reviews and audits
  • Various special projects, as needed

Cost Accountant Skills/Qualifications: 

  • Bachelor’s Degree in Accounting or Finance required
  • 3+ years of cost accounting/transactional accounting
  • Background must demonstrate a sound understanding of manufacturing and cost accounting principles from previous work experience
  • Strong Microsoft Office skills, particularly with advanced Excel (pivots/lookups at a minimum)
  • Prior experience/use and proficiency of ERP software systems
  • Strong technical and analytical skills
  • Superb attention to detail, strong organizational skills, and excellent written and communications skills required

At Taylor White, we specialize exclusively in Accounting & Finance leadership roles in Tampa Bay.  Our industry knowledge combined with our extensive recruiting experience means we not only know what you're looking for; we know how to find it!  For more information, please contact us via our website at

Additional Information

Whether you're an employer seeking talent or a job candidate ready for new challenges, we can help. We're Taylor White. A recruitment firm focused exclusively on placing those in the accounting and finance field - and only in the Tampa Bay area. What's more, most of our recruiters used to be accounting professionals themselves so we're uniquely capable of understanding your needs - no matter what side of the table you're on.

From placing top-tier talent in permanent positions throughout Tampa Bay to providing access to the area's best consultants, there's a reason Taylor White is the first firm both candidates and employers turn to. We know accountants.

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