Sr. Cost Accountant

Job Locations US-FL-Jacksonville
Posted Date 3 months ago(3/4/2020 3:49 PM)
Job ID
# of Openings
Employee Type
FT - Regular Full-Time
Position Level
Mid-Senior level


Are you looking to be a part of a fresh and dynamic team that is willing to guide and mentor you and your career to new heights? Do you get excited about tackling challenges and wearing multiple hats? Have you notice that your “CAN DO” attitude has a lasting and positive impact with the people around you? If so, we definitely want to hear from you ASAP!



Safariland has a unique opportunity for a hands-on Cost Accountant to join our team and help take our business to the next level while giving you an incredible opportunity learn and grow in a manufacturing and production environment.


Reporting to our Group Cost Accounting Manager you will be using your accounting and analytical skills to work with leaders and associates at all levels of the Company to review and investigate labor and manufacturing variances, monthly inventory levels and presenting on key results of the finance department. A substantial portion of this position will involve participating in teams driving continuous process improvements within our operations.


  • Monitor changes and updates bills of materials
  • Analyze and update labor and manufacturing overhead rates
  • Analyze fixed versus variable overhead rates
  • Analyze and update labor operation hours
  • Monitor monthly inventory levels and implement cycle count programs
  • Participate in physical inventory process
  • Analyze monthly manufacturing variances
  • Analyze monthly gross profit
  • Analyze inventory reserves
  • Partner with Manufacturing to prepare annual plant budgets
  • Conduct studies and submit recommendations for improving the organization’s cost accounting procedures.
  • Substantial portion of this position will involve participating in teams driving process improvements within the operations area as well as, the finance organization
  • Perform all other ad hoc duties as assigned by Group Manager, Cost Accounting


Desired Experience:

  • 1-5 years of general accounting, cost accounting or financial analysis experience
  • 1-5 years of experience in manufacturing experience using AX ERP system a plus
  • Experience with Visual Manufacturing system, Oracle financials or Microsoft Dynamics (ERP)
  • Experience with Hyperion Essbase or a similar reporting tool
  • Experience in Lean Manufacturing

Desired Education:

  • Bachelor’s degree in Business, Accounting, Finance or other relevant field.

  • Master’s degree or MBA preferred

  • CPA / CMA a plus

To be successful in this role, you will demonstrate the following skills:

  • Excellent analytical skills

  • Strong interpersonal and communication skills

  • Demonstrated leadership skills

  • Strong problem solving and analytical skills
  • Self-motivated with the ability to manage time on a project basis
  • Willingness to learn and grow
  • Excellent writing, speaking and presentation skills

  • Ability to clearly and concisely communicate with non-accounting professionals



The Safariland Group believes in the benefits of a diverse workforce and is committed to equal opportunity and affirmative actions. We pride ourselves on hiring and developing the best people, without regard to age, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, genetic characteristics, race, color, creed, religion, ethnicity, national origin, alienage, citizenship, disability, marital status, military status, pregnancy, or any other legally-recognized protected basis prohibited by applicable law.

For those applicants with disabilities, if you require reasonable accommodation in searching for a job opening or submitting an application, please contact us by calling 888-469-6455.

All employment decisions are solely based on the applicant's qualifications as they relate to the requirements of the position.


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