Manufacturing Cost Accountant – Calgary, AB

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  • Are you looking for a rewarding career within a growing company? Are you a dynamic, hard-working team player? If so, we are looking to hire you! We are an Electronics Manufacturing Services company, supporting global businesses by bringing their products to market effectively and efficiently for more than 20 years. At DSM, you will help create innovative products for our industry-leading customers. We trust and grow with our people and do everything in our power to build a healthy and rewarding environment that gives you a sense of pride about coming to work everyday. We have built a collaborative environment filled with highly motivated individuals who are committed to learning, growing, and getting things done. Our success has been built on trust, integrity, and delivering our customers’ unique innovative requirements
  • We are seeking a Manufacturing Cost Accountant for our Calgary manufacturing facility. The successful candidate will be responsible for providing cost accounting support to the finance, 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.
  • Great company culture; transparent, supportive, and positive
  • Challenging and rewarding work
  • Company Events
  • Training and development opportunities
  • Professional development assistance
  • Dental, Health, Vision, and Life Insurance
  • Paid Time Off
  • Clean and safe working environment
  • Casual Dress
  • On-Site parking
  • Develop and implement project plans for labour costing down to job order level
  • Calculate (annual basis) and review (quarterly basis) loaded labour and material overhead rates
  • Perform variance analysis of quoted labour, materials, and overhead costs to actual costs, identifying issues and providing sound business solutions in a concise manner
  • Provide weekly product and performance weekly reports – actual vs quoted
  • Report and review variances related to finished goods, raw materials and WIP
  • Work with procurement to maintain a monthly Purchase Price Variance (PPV) log and establish a capitalized PPV variance
  • Ensure accurate and complete reporting of month end physical counts
  • Reconcile raw material, WIP and finished goods inventory levels and labour estimates
  • Perform analysis of inventory, production and sales levels, and reports on significant cost/volume changes
  • Report deficiencies and making recommendations to department processes
  • Perform month end duties including journal entries, balance sheet reconciliations and monthly COGS and inventory summaries
  • Complete adhoc projects as assigned, including internal controls and external reviews
  • Maintain approved corporate standard internal reporting requirements in the plant to ensure accurate information of the plant’s performance
  • Diploma/Degree in Accounting or Finance
  • 3 – 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 & VLOOKUP’s)
  • Experience working within an ERP system (Made2Manage-Aptean considered is an asset)
  • Go Getter – Strong desire to learn and continually develop abilities
  • Good Communicator – Strong verbal and written communication skills – ability to clearly and concisely convey information through emails, dialogue, phone calls and other correspondence
  • Analytical Problem Solver – Identify and evaluate deficiencies and provide solutions to problems
  • Relationship Focused – Builds strong relationships with internal and external stakeholders
    • Casual dress
    • Company events
    • Dental care
    • Disability insurance
    • Extended health care
    • Flexible schedule
    • Life insurance
    • On-site parking
    • Paid time off
    • Tuition reimbursement
    • Vision care
    • Work from home


    • 8 hour shift
    • Monday to Friday

Supplemental pay types:

    • Bonus pay

Ability to commute/relocate:

    • Calgary, AB T2C 5L9: reliably commute or plan to relocate before starting work (required)


    • Bachelor’s Degree (preferred)


    • Cost Accounting: 3 years (preferred)
  • If you are looking for a career where you truly care about what you do, with a company that rewards innovation and values contribution, we would love to connect with you. 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. Looking forward to hearing from you.
Please apply on Indeed (link here).
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