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Safran USA/Canada
Location: California
Job type: Permanent
Sector: Finance & Accountancy
Category: Office
General information


Safran is an international high-technology group and tier-1 supplier of systems and equipment in the Aerospace and Defense markets. Operating worldwide, Safran has nearly 58,000 employees and generated sales of 15.8 billion euros in 2016. Safran is listed on the Euronext Paris stock exchange, and its share is part of the CAC 40 and Euro Stoxx 50 indices

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Safran Electronics & Defense is a world leader in the supply of solutions and services in optronics, avionics, electronics and critical software for both civil and military markets. Safran Electronics & Defense is the No. 1 company in Europe and No. 3 worldwide for inertial navigation systems used in air, land and naval applications. It is also No. 1 worldwide in helicopter flight controls and the European leader in optronics and tactical UAV systems. Operating worldwide, Safran Electronics & Defense employs 7,600 people in Europe, Asia Pacific, North America and South America.

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Job details

Main domain/Job field

Support functions - Economy / Finance

Job title

Cost Accountant

Employment type

Regular Full time

Professional category

Administrative staff

Part time / Full time


Job description

1) Summary of Job Purpose:

 Cost Accountant collects, analyzes and forecasts manufacturing cost information providing management with accurate and timely reporting of financial and operational data. The cost accountant role is responsible for standard costing issues, inventory, & general accounting.

2) Essential Duties and Responsibilities:
 Perform month-end closing, account reconciliations, expense analysis, and financial and operational reporting.
 Applies principles of cost accounting to develop product costs, labor and overhead rates.
 Analyzes and prepares reports of actual manufacturing costs and compares standard costs to actual production costs.
 Provides timely and accurate financial and operational reports.
 Assist in review of information related to cost of sales, closed work order variance and gross margin exception analysis for reasonableness.
 Active in auditing and reconciling physical inventories.
 Variance and root-cause analysis. Recommend process improvements and corrective actions for problem areas.
 Participate in the planning, budgeting, and forecasting process.
 Manage the entire fixed assets cycle (capital appropriations, CIP tracking, capitalization, asset disposals and cycle counts)
 Validate and track site cost reduction initiatives
 Assist in the Annual Sarbanes-Oxley Assessment & Testing requirements.

Candidate skills & requirements

Education / Experience:

Basic Qualifications (candidates must meet these requirements)
 Bachelors degree in Accounting from an accredited institution
 2 years of experience in standard costing and manufacturing accounting
 Must be authorized to work in the United States without company sponsorship.
 This position requires use of information or access to hardware which is subject to the International Traffic in Arms Regulations (ITAR). All applicants be U.S. persons within the meaning of ITAR. ITAR defines a U.S. person as a U.S. citizen, U.S. permanent resident (i.e. green card holder), political asylee or refugee
 No relocation is provided for this position. Only candidates residing within a 50 mile radius will be considered.

Position Criteria (Requirements of the job, but difficult to measure and candidates don't have to meet every single requirement)

 Microsoft Office: Excel, PowerPoint, Outlook.
 Thorough attention to detail and accuracy.
 Displays initiative and creativity in identifying and solving problems.
 Ability to work both independently and in a team environment.
 Excellent communication and interpersonal skills. Exhibits clear and concise written and verbal communication.
 Capacity to work in a fast-paced, deadline driven environment with multiple concurrent assignments.
 Works and communicates effectively at all organizational levels and across functional areas.

Preferred Qualifications (Would be ideal for candidates to meet these requirements)
 Knowledge of ERP system

4) Physical Requirements (candidates must meet these requirements)

- While performing the duties of this Job, the employee is regularly required to sit; use hands to finger, handle, or feel and talk or hear. The employee is frequently required to reach with hands and arms. The employee is occasionally required to stand and walk.
- The employee must occasionally lift and/or move up to 10 pounds. Specific vision abilities required by this job include close vision.
- The noise level in the work environment is usually quiet.

Job location

Job location

North America, United States, California

City (-ies)

Costa Mesa, CA 92626

Candidate criteria

Minimum education level achieved

Bachelor's Degree

Minimum experience level required

More than 3 years

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