Accountant 3 - Cost Analyst

L3 Communications   •  

Los Angeles, CA

Industry: Telecommunications.


8 - 10 years

Posted 240 days ago

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We currently have an opening for a talented COST ANALYST at our Torrance, Californialocation.  In this position you will provide analytical and strategicsupport by understanding all planned assumptions, identifying and interpreting all variances, and communicating information in a way that enables the management team to take appropriate action.  You’ll be directlyresponsible for all necessaryinventory-related entries during the month and at month-end for closing purposes, and perform analysis of material usage variances and cost of non-conformance.   Otherresponsibilitieswill include:

  • Collecting, organizing and analyzing data regarding actual and projected manufacturing costs, labor, scrap, raw material, and efficiency metrics to determine the cost, trends and effects on the business.
  • Supporting and organizing physical inventories and cycle counts, monitoring inventory levels, and calculating costs of excess and obsolete items.
  • Preparing overhead and other rates to supportinternal planning and analysis.
  • Preparing rate submissions for the DCAA/DCMA and providing auditsupport.
  • Preparing margin analysis reports to support special projects.
  • Fully supporting the month-to-month forecast process and variance analysis at month-end close.
  • Preparing analysis to support the division’s Annual Plan.
  • Participating in the budget development process.
  • Playing an active role in day-to-day Finance operations and actively participating in continuous improvement programs.
  • Using analysis skills and practical understanding of Lean principles to work with departments within the organization, making determinations and recommendations for continuous improvement.
  • Working directly with the Controller on special projects.


You will need at least sevenyears of cost accountingexperience in a manufacturing setting.  Otherqualifications that will enable you to perform successfully in this position include:

  • Government contract accounting experience and ASC 606 (familiarity with FAR/CAS a plus).
  • Proficiency with Microsoft Office applications, with superior Excel skills.
  • Proficiency with ERP systems; experience with Infor or BAAN software preferred.
  • A bachelor’s degree in accounting or a related field is necessary, with an MBA or CPA/CMA preferred.