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Cost Accounting Manager Job

Date: Jul 2, 2022

Location: Kirkland, WA, US, 98033

Company: PACCAR

Kenworth Division of PACCAR is hiring Cost Accounting Manager to join our organization in  Kirkland, Washington.



Company Information


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!


Kenworth Truck Company

Kenworth Truck Company is the manufacturer of The World’s Best® heavy and medium duty trucks. Kenworth is an industry leader in providing fuel-saving technology solutions that help increase fuel efficiency and reduce emissions. The company’s dedication to the green fleet includes aerodynamic trucks, compressed and liquefied natural gas trucks, and medium duty diesel-electric hybrids. Kenworth is the first truck manufacturer to receive the Environmental Protection Agency’s Clean Air Excellence award in recognition of its environmentally friendly products.


Position Summary

We are looking for a candidate with a solid base of accounting skills and strong leadership and supervisory skills.  Cost Accounting Manager oversees Division Cost Accounting function with an emphasis on margin analysis, month-end closing and financial reporting. The position will directly supervise two staff members and indirectly supervise three and will report to the Director of Division Accounting.

Job Functions / Responsibilities
Manage the day-to-day and month-end activities of the Division Cost Accounting team to ensure the preparation of timely, accurate and meaningful margins, cost standards, material variance analysis, cost applications and inventory valuations based on knowledge of product, pricing,  procurement and manufacturing systems. This includes US and Canada consolidated financial information.

  • Train, develop and retain a well-qualified Division Cost accounting staff through recruitment, coaching and development activities.
  • Review and/or perform various monthly cost of sales journal entries, general ledger reconciliations and account analysis.
  • Direct the preparation of timely, accurate and meaningful cost of sales forecasts and subsequent reviews against actuals.
  • Drive the use of data analytic tools to identify cost of sales reduction opportunities.
  • Analyze cost related reserves and other account balances to ensure they are regularly reviewed and properly stated.
  • Responsible for the review and/or preparation of monthly, quarterly and year-end financial reporting statements/schedules related to margins and/or cost of sales activities including supporting internal and external auditors.
  • Present margin analysis results periodically to Management.
  • Support cross-functional business needs working as a business partner with Sales, Marketing and Operations to drive profitable growth for the Division.
  • Assist and/or direct assigned Division internal control reviews including Sarbanes-Oxley documentation/testing and Internal Control Assessment Program reviews including identifying potential risks and opportunities.
  • Special projects as assigned, including periodic truck division comparisons, technical accounting research related to new product offerings, system related projects, and ad hoc reporting requests.


Qualifications & Skills
 BS/BA Accounting Degree

  • 7 + years of relevant accounting experience with increasing responsibility
  • Strong computer skills in Excel (i.e. pivot tables, macros, charts and graphs), Access (i.e. query building, report writing, etc.) and data analytic tools (i.e. tableau, etc.)
  • Strong leadership and supervisory skills, emphasizing continuous improvement
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills
  • Ability to communicate complex accounting issues at an executive level
  • Strong organizational skills, including ability to manage multiple projects from beginning to end
  • Deadline-driven, self-motivated and customer service oriented
  • Ability to work independently, handling multiple tasks and shifting priorities
  • SAP Experience
  • 2+ years of supervisory / management experience
  • Experience in manufacturing


 Why work for PACCAR/Kenworth?

  • Global Fortune 500 Company with a wide array of growth and development opportunities.
  • Work alongside experienced goal-oriented colleagues recognized as experts in their fields.
  • Support and/or design the commercial vehicles of the future with a focus on emerging technologies such as electric and autonomous trucks
  • Medical, dental and vision insurance plans for you and your family.
  • Paid Time Off – vacation, paid holidays and sick leave.
  • 401k with 100% company match, AND a company paid pension plan after 5 years.
  • Tuition reimbursement for continued education – eligible after 1 year of service.


PACCAR's Comprehensive Benefits ( offered from time of hire through retirement for vested employees and their families. U.S. Salaried PACCAR employees, have a full range of benefit options) Including:

  • Medical, Dental and Vision plan options
  • Flexible spending accounts and health savings account
  • 401(k) with dollar-for-dollar company match up to 5%
  • Fully funded pension plan that provides monthly benefits after retirement
  • 12 paid holidays, sick and vacation time
  • Tuition reimbursement program
  • Paid short-and long-term disability program
  • Life and accidental death and dismemberment insurance
  • EAP services including wellness plans, estate planning, financial counseling and more


Additional Job Board Information

PACCAR promotes equal employment opportunities by implementing policies and practices that ensure employees and applicants are not discriminated against because of their race, color, religious creed, national origin, ancestry, sex, gender, gender identity or expression, sexual orientation, age, mental or physical disability, medical condition, genetic information, military or veteran status or other legally protected status. This applies to recruitment, selection, placement, promotion, termination, rates of pay, and other conditions of employment.



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