Cost Accounting Supervisor Job

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Date: Feb 21, 2024

Location: Kirkland, WA, US, 98033

Company: PACCAR

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.

 

Kenworth Truck Company

Kenworth Truck Company, founded in 1923, is the manufacturer of The World’s Best® heavy and medium duty trucks. With an excellent heritage of quality, innovation and technology, Kenworth has played an essential role in the development of trucks that are more fuel efficient, productive, and economical to operate. Today, Kenworth is leading transportation innovation with the introduction of battery-electric vehicles, exploration of fuel cell electric powertrains, and autonomous driving systems. Kenworth is committed to fostering an environment of diversity, equality and inclusivity in the workplace.

 

Requisition Summary

Perform cost accounting function with an emphasis on margin analysis, month-end closing and financial reporting.  The position will supervise staff members and will report to the Cost Accounting Manager. 


Job Functions / Responsibilities
•    Supervise the day-to-day and month-end activities of 1 or 2 staff accountants 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.
•    Prepare and/or review various cost of sales journal entries, general ledger reconciliations and perform account analysis.
•    Participate in various month-end financial statement closing duties, including margin analysis. 
•    Perform monthly analysis on changes in costs for typical truck models 
•    Supervise and participate in the preparation of timely, accurate and meaningful cost of sales forecasts and subsequent reviews against actuals.
•    Analyze cost 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.
•    Develop and implement various process improvements to improve efficiency and reduce costs. 
•    Train, develop and retain a well-qualified cost accounting team through recruitment, coaching and development activities.
•    Drive the use of data analytic tools to identify cost of sales reduction opportunities.
•    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 Kenworth Truck Company.
•    Assist and/or supervise 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
•    Bachelor’s degree required with Accounting emphasis preferred.
•    4+ years of relevant accounting experience, including supervisory and increasing responsibility.
•    Understanding of US GAAP; CPA / MBA preferred.
•    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 organizational skills, including ability to manage multiple projects from beginning to end
•    Deadline-driven, self-motivated and customer service oriented
•    Strong leadership and supervisory skills, emphasizing continuous improvement
•    Excellent written, verbal and interpersonal skills.

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

 

As a U.S. PACCAR employee, you have a full range of benefit options including: 

  • 401k with up to a 5% company match 
  • Fully funded pension plan that provides monthly benefits after retirement 
  • 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 
  • Tuition reimbursement for continued education 
  • Medical, dental, and vision plans for you and your family 
  • Flexible spending accounts (FSA) and health savings account (HSA) 
  • 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 

 

Additional Job Board Information

At PACCAR, we value talent and promote growth and development. We carefully consider numerous compensation factors including your education, training, or experience. The salary range for the Cost Accounting Supervisor is $80,800 - $126,600 annually. This position is also eligible for a holiday gift. Additionally, this role is eligible for the full range of benefit options listed above.

 

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.


Nearest Major Market: Seattle
Nearest Secondary Market: Bellevue

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