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Senior Cost Accountant


Anaheim, CA, US

Requisition ID:  470091

Collins Aerospace is a leader in technologically advanced and intelligent solutions for the global aerospace and defense industry. Created in 2018 by bringing together Rockwell Collins and UTC Aerospace Systems, Collins Aerospace has the capabilities, comprehensive portfolio and expertise to solve customers’ toughest challenges and to meet the demands of a rapidly evolving global market.

Do you want to be a part of something bigger? A team whose impact stretches across the world, and even beyond? At Collins Aerospace, our Mission Systems team helps civilian, military and government customers complete their most complex missions — whatever and wherever they may be. Our customers depend on us for intelligent and secure communications, missionized systems for specialized aircraft and spacecraft and collaborative space solutions. By joining our team, you’ll have your own critical part to play in ensuring our customer succeeds today while anticipating their needs for tomorrow. Are you up for the challenge? Join our mission today.



Reporting to the Controller, the Senior Cost Accountant will apply principles of cost accounting to conduct studies which provide detailed cost information not supplied by general accounting systems.  



 Cost Management

  • Load unit BOM and review BOM periodically based on engineering changes.
  • Compare Anaheim BOM with LCC BOM to see whether we achieve cost saving targets.
  • Prepare gross margin analysis monthly.
  • Set up standard cost for new parts.
  • Close WOs, review and analyze variance, Review PPV.
  • Reconcile GL to perpetual; prepare JE.
  • Manages inventory and related work order systems including physical to perpetual to general ledger reconciliations, journal entries, audit explanations, and standard costs.
  • Manages periodic requirements of manufacturing systems to ensure timing and accuracy of standards and gross margins and provides meaningful analysis of results.
  • Manages preparation and execution of annual standard cost roll.
  • Manages processes involving establishment of standard costs of new parts, and review and analysis of standard costs for existing parts.
  • Analyzes the of purchase price variance general ledger account.
  • Audits cycle count activity, selection of items to be counted, recount decisions, research of discrepancies, and reports on root causes and progress toward making improvements for greater quantity and physical accuracy.
  • Prepares, reviews and distributes daily absorption report and compares with forecast.
  • Provides cost support to cross functional areas as requested.
  • Provides product cost information utilized in month end financial closing.
  • Performs reporting activities throughout the month on margins, absorption, PPV and other metrics to ensure timing and accuracy of standards and gross margins.
  • Directs development of and reviews cost analysis reports and works with manufacturing department heads to formulate corrective actions.
  • Maintains the DSI time keeping system for the business unit.
  • Maintains the integrity and accuracy of product cost data.
  • Updates and distributes program costing on a monthly basis.


General Accounting 

  • Prepares account reconciliations.
  • Performs monthly closing activities including preparation and approval of journal entries.


Financial Reporting/Sox

  • Assists in SOX compliance audits, internal and external audits.


Financial Systems

  • Assists in the development and installation of accounting systems, procedures and controls associated with cost accounting.
  • Ensures JDE system integrity and accuracy of general ledger and cost accounting data.

Bid Support

  • Provides support for bids on new contracts.
  • Manages cost accounting requirements in support of sales & marketing and customer service sales quotation process.
  • Performs product cost and profitability analysis related to customer RFQ process.



  • Bachelor's degree (BA/BS) from four-year college or university; and at least five years related experience and/or training; or equivalent combination of education and experience.






EOE/Minorities/Females/Veterans/Disabled.  All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability or protected veteran status.

Nearest Major Market: Orange County
Nearest Secondary Market: Anaheim

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