Cost Accountant

Cost Accountant

Company Overview

Advanced Structural Technologies (AST) is an industry leading manufacturer of rotary forged and flow formed products for the automotive, defense, aerospace and alternative energy markets. As a fully integrated contract manufacturing business, all process steps are completed on site in AST’s 100,000 sq. ft. facility.

AST is located in Oxnard California, the “Gateway to California’s Central Coast”, located 60 miles northwest of Los Angeles and 2 miles from the Pacific Ocean and California’s Pacific Coast Highway.

Responsibilities of the position include: 

Responsible for the preparation of daily and monthly management reports including key performance metrics such as employee productivity, product profitability, absorption of overhead etc..

The costing and accuracy of Inventory and WIP.

The integrity of the perpetual inventory system and reconciliation of the general ledger to the physical inventory records.

Manage the month-end close process as it relates to manufacturing and inventory and ensure that the general ledger accurately reflects the cost of sales and related entries.

Ensure that work orders in WIP are being properly controlled, including time charging and material issuance.

Participate in determining and maintaining standard labor and overhead rates.

Monitor and report on product profitability and make recommendations on corrective actions.

Requirements for the position include:

Bachelor’s degree in related field is desired but not required.

Minimum of three years Cost Accounting experience in an integrated manufacturing company, preferably in a job shop or engineered products environment.

Must be able to collaborate and build positive relationships with other departments in order to effectively make recommendations and implement process improvements.