Manufacturing Cost Accountant

Manufacturing Cost Accountant

JOB LOCATION: Calgary, Alberta

POSTION TYPE: Full-time, Permanent

REPORTING TO: Corporate Accounting Manager


Dynamic Source Manufacturing Inc. (DSM) is an electronics manufacturing services provider headquartered in Calgary, Canada. In business since 2000, our success is a direct result of providing our customers with responsive and flexible, customized manufacturing solutions. Our long term relationships with customers in the Communications, Industrial and Energy sectors are a testament to this partnership.


We are seeking a Manufacturing Cost Accountant to provide cost accounting support to our production, engineering and procurement groups. This position ensures data integrity of the plant’s operational and financial reporting in accordance with established corporate standards and requirements. This individual works well in a self-direct capacity and is driven to improve costs and processes.


  • Investigate variances in quoted costs for raw materials, WIP, and Finished Goods, report findings, summarize impact to ensure costing process is properly reflecting costs and understand and report on financial impact, perform and implement applicable root cause analysis
  • Provide summary margin variance report – Actual to Budget – To Last Year
  • Provide product and performance weekly reports – actual to costed.
  • Calculates and reviews loaded labour rates (quarterly basis)
  • Reconciles raw material, WIP and finished goods inventory levels and labour estimates
  • Performs analysis of inventory, production and sales levels, and reports on significant cost/volume changes
  • Ensures accurate and complete reporting of month end physical counts
  • Reports deficiencies and making recommendations to department processes
  • Performs month end journal entries, balance sheet reconciliations and monthly operations summary
  • Completes adhoc projects as assigned, including internal controls and external reviews
  • Maintains approved corporate standard internal reporting requirements in the plant to ensure accurate information of the plant’s performance
  • Performs other duties as required


  • Diploma/Degree in Accounting or Finance
  • 5+ years of cost accounting experience within a fast-paced environment, preferably manufacturing
  • Strong knowledge of cost accounting, budgeting and financial analysis
  • Intermediate proficiency with Microsoft Office (Word, Outlook, PowerPoint) and Expert proficiency with Excel (Pivot Tables & VLOOP’s)
  • Experience working within an ERP system (Made2Manage-Aptean considered is an asset)
  • Strong verbal and written communication skills – ability to clearly and concisely convey information through emails, dialogue, phone calls and other correspondence
  • Strong self-starter with the ability to work with various departments to achieve results and meet targets
  • Analytical, problem solver – ability to identify deficiencies and provide solutions to problems
  • Develop strong working relationships with internal and external stakeholders


• Competitive compensation and benefits program
• Employee development opportunities

If you possess the above qualifications and are looking for a new opportunity to advance your career within a successful and growing organization, we want to hear from you.


Please submit your resume, cover letter and transcripts, clearly quoting Manufacturing Cost Accountant in the subject line to:

DSM is an equal opportunity employer and encourages applications from all qualified individuals. Due to the number of applicants, only those selected for an interview will be contacted.

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