The Sr. Cost Accountant is responsible for the ongoing analysis of process constraints, target costing projects, margin analysis and tracing costs back to underlying activities. In this role, one must be detailed-oriented and have the ability to multi-task in a dynamic environment.

Position Responsibilities

  • Drive accounting process within the plant to ensure accurate books, records and compliance to key control requirements including Sarbanes Oxley.
  • Function as an active member and financial advisor to Operations management team. Support Operations staff in developing and interpreting financial and non-financial performance measurements.
  • Monitors progress of Work Orders (WO) and their status address WO variance issues. Review inventory cost data for anomalies, assist in researching and identifying root causes and provide information for corrective action and process improvement as necessary.
  • Monitors and collects inventory and cost data; reviews daily/weekly/month reports and investigates variance to ensure that financial information has been recorded properly.
  • Work on creating Dashboards and Business Intelligence reporting within Oracle, identifying key performance indicators (KPI's) reflecting trends in labor and productivity.
  • Coordinate Capital Asset (CA) processes, monitor, review and assist in the development of cost estimate models and to support Estimate At Complete activities and depreciation allocations after approval.
  • Ad hoc support to perpetual inventory reviews, Quarterly E&O Reserve Analysis, Inventory Forecasting, Operational financial data analysis and ERP accuracy reviews.
  • Interfaces with Supply Chain Management and Corporate Accounting for ERP database accuracy
  • Determines methods and procedures on new assignments and may coordinate activities of other personnel (Team Lead)
  • Other duties as assigned

Basic Qualifications (Required Skills & Experience)

  • Bachelor's degree in Finance or related field is required or equivalent combination of education, training, and experience
  • Minimum of 8 - 12 years of experience in Finance, General Accounting and/or Cost Accounting in an aerospace manufacturing environment
  • Current expertise in: MS Office Suite (Advanced MS Excel required)
  • Experienced in and knowledgeable of GAAP

Other Qualifications & Desired Competencies

  • Advanced degree preferred
  • Knowledge of Government Cost Accounting Principles (CAS) and FAR preferred
  • Is a team player with good oral and written communication skills, and capable of working with various functional organizations to coordinate inputs and outputs
  • Having wide-ranging experience, uses professional concepts and company objectives to resolve complex issues in creative and effective ways with little instruction
  • Able to excel in a fast-paced, deadline-driven environment, where small teams share a broad variety of duties
  • Displays strong initiative and drive to accomplish goals and meet company objectives
  • Takes ownership and responsibility for current and past work products
  • Is committed to learning from mistakes and driven to improve and enhance performance of oneself, others, and the company
  • Has effective problem-solving, analytical, interpersonal and communication skills. Focuses on teamwork, collaboration and puts the success of the team above one's own interests

Physical Demands

  • Ability to work in an office environment (Constant)
  • Required to sit and stand for long periods; talk, hear, and use hands and fingers to operate a computer and telephone keyboard (Frequent)

The Salary Range For This Role Is

$100,422 - $131,804

AeroVironment considers several factors when extending an offer, including but not limited to, the location, the role and associated responsibilities, a candidate’s work experience, education/training, and key skills.

ITAR Requirement

This position requires access to information that is subject to compliance with the International Traffic Arms Regulations (“ITAR”) and/or the Export Administration Regulations (“EAR”). In order to comply with the requirements of the ITAR and/or the EAR, applicants will be asked to provide specific documentation to verify U.S. person status under the ITAR and the EAR. A “U.S. person” according to their definition is a U.S. citizen, U.S. lawful permanent resident (green card holder), or protected individual such as a refugee, or asylee. See 22 CFR

  • 120.15. Some positions will require current U.S. Citizenship due to contract requirements.

Benefits: AV offers an excellent benefits package including medical, dental vision, 401K with company matching, a 9/80 work schedule and a paid holiday shutdown. For more information about our company benefit offerings please visit:

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