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Sr. Cost Accountant SG 24 Job

Date: Mar 8, 2023

Location: Columbus, MS, US, 39701

Company: PACCAR

PACCAR is a Fortune 500 company established in 1905. PACCAR Inc is recognized as a global leader in the commercial vehicle, financial, and customer service fields with internationally recognized brands such as Kenworth, Peterbilt, and DAF trucks.  PACCAR is a global technology leader in the design, manufacture and customer support of high-quality light-, medium-, and heavy-duty trucks under the Kenworth, Peterbilt and DAF nameplates.  PACCAR also designs and manufactures advanced diesel engines, provides financial services and information technology, and distributes truck parts related to its principal business.

Whether you want to design the transportation technology of tomorrow, support the staff functions of a dynamic, international leader, or build our excellent products and services — you can develop the career you desire with PACCAR. Get started!


Requisition Summary

The Senior Cost Accountant performs key functions in the accounting department with a strong emphasis in cost accounting. The is a highly visible role helping to analyze purchase price variances, monitor cost changes on engine models, and participate in month end closing processes. We are looking for a high energy leader who has a track record of contributing to the success of operations and process improvements. This position is based in our Columbus, MS facility.


Job Functions / Responsibilities


Responsibilities include but are not limited to the following:

  • Prepare timely, accurate, and meaningful reports, cost analyses, and cost factor recommendations.
  • Ensure accurate cost standards are established and variances are properly recorded.
  • Participate and support month-end closing and forecast activities.
  • Prepare and analyze assigned meaningful journal entries and account reconciliations.
  • Provide accurate and detailed analysis on purchase price variances.
  • Ensure accurate inventory valuation and assist with periodic inventory counts.
  • Lead quarterly engine count and prepare corresponding reconciliations. 
  • Execute internal control reviews and testing as assigned.
  • Conduct monthly analysis on changes in costs for typical engine models.
  • Ensure USMCA analysis is prepared timely for quarterly reporting.
  • Prepare various management reports, financial comments and provide key data as requested.
  • Create, engage, and support continuous improvement initiatives.

Qualifications & Skills

  • Accounting degree required. CPA/Masters preferred.
  • 3+ years’ accounting experience required, preferably in a manufacturing or related environment.
  • Advanced Microsoft Excel skills with a desire to learn other accounting technology.
  • SAP/ERP system experience preferred.
  • Proven ability to handle multiple tasks simultaneously with accuracy.
  • Communicate with impact and clarity to all levels of team members.
  • Able to thrive in a fast-paced environment with minimal supervision.
  • High-energy team player willing to serve as resource to all business partners.

Additional PACCAR Website Information

PACCAR is an Equal Opportunity Employer/Protected Veteran/Disability.

PACCAR offers comprehensive benefits from time of hire through retirement for vested employees and their families. As a U.S. Salaried PACCAR employee, you have a full range of benefit options including:

  • Medical, Dental and Vision plans options for you and your family options.
  • Flexible spending accounts (FSA) and health savings accounts (HSA).
  • 401(k) with dollar-for-dollar company match up to 5%.
  • A fully funded pension plan that provides monthly benefits after retirement.
  • Tuition reimbursement program.
  • Paid short-and long-term disability programs.
  • Life and accidental death and dismemberment insurance.
  • EAP services include wellness plans, estate planning, financial counseling, and more.
  • Comprehensive paid time off – minimum of 10 paid vacation days (additional days are provided with additional seniority/years of service), 12 paid holidays, and sick time.


General Description of any Other Compensation

         •     This position is also eligible for a holiday gift.

         •     This position offers relocation assistance benefits.

Additional Job Board Information

If you would like more information about what makes PACCAR an excellent place to work, please visit the PACCAR Career Site.





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