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Cost Accountant

Cost Accountant

locationFullerton, CA, USA
PublishedPublished: 5/19/2024
Full Time


Cost Accountant I position supports a variety of Controller’s Office activities including cost analysis, standard costing, inventory, fixed assets, general ledger accounting, timekeeping, payroll, receivables, collections, and performance reporting.

Essential Duties and Responsibilities
  • Prepare, process, audit, and distribute a variety of daily reports such as production activity, sales/invoicing, orders/backlog, inventory, payroll, receivables, and indirect spending
  • Perform financial analysis and summarize/communicate results in a meaningful matter 
  • Maintain required financial records in an accurate and timely manner as applicable
  • Prepare regularly scheduled reports to Corporate, Business Unit and various governmental agencies.
  • Reconcile general ledger / Payroll / Inventory accounts monthly as required
  • Prepare weekly / monthly financial analysis to support business decisions 
  • Produce or assist in producing accurate and timely internal/external financial reporting
  • If assigned to payroll, coordinate or assist in maintenance of payroll records, timecards, payroll distribution, preparation of W-2 forms, vacation/sick pay accruals and Social Security reports 
  • Assist with other schedules/reporting in order to complete monthly Business Unit requirements
  • Partner with manufacturing, engineering, and a variety of support functions
  • Perform special projects or other duties as assigned or requested
  • Keeps work area clean, safe and in an orderly fashion on a daily basis
  • Performs other tasks of equal or lesser skill as required

Basic Qualifications:
  • BA/BS degree in Accounting or Finance or Business Administration
  • 4 - 6 years of directly related experience in standard cost systems, month-end closing, manufacturing accounting and Sarbanes Oxley 404 compliance.  Strong manufacturing costing background preferred.
  • Advanced knowledge of Excel: creating and updating spreadsheets and formulas, VLOOKUP’s, Pivot Tables, etc.
  • Understanding of inventory systems, cost accounting, financial reporting budgeting, forecasting and manufacturing systems from a cost perspective preferred
  • Minimum of one (1) year experience working in a manufacturing environment
  • Employees must be legally authorized to work in the United States. Verification of employment eligibility will be required at the time of hire. Visa sponsorship is not available for this position. 

Preferred Qualifications:
  • Bachelor’s Degree in Accounting or Finance or related field from an accredited Institution;
  • CMA or CPA preferred
  • Minimum of five (2) years’ experience in a manufacturing environment;
  • Previous aerospace manufacturing experience preferred
  • Experience with SOX assessment tools, audits and tax packages preferred
  • Minimum of five (5) years’ experience in an accounting, finance or auditing role;

About Howmet Aerospace

Howmet Aerospace Inc. (NYSE: HWM), headquartered in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, is a leading global provider of advanced engineered solutions for the aerospace and transportation industries. The Company’s sales for 2022 approximated $5.7 billion. The Company’s primary businesses focus on jet engine components, aerospace fastening systems, titanium structural parts and forged wheels. With nearly 1,150 granted and pending patents, the Company’s differentiated technologies promote more fuel efficiency for aircraft and commercial transportation. For more information, visit, including content shared during the Company’s May 2022 Technology Day.

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Howmet is proud to be an Equal Employment Opportunity and Affirmative Action employer. We celebrate diversity and are committed to creating an inclusive environment for all employees.

All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability, status as a protected veteran, or other applicable legally protected characteristics.

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Howmet fastening systems are the premier aerospace and industrial fasteners, latches, bearings, fluid fittings and installation tools. Our products are used nose to tail on commercial and military defense aircraft, as well as on jet engines, automobiles, commercial transportation vehicles, wind turbines, solar power systems, and construction and industrial equipment.