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Cost Accounting Supervisor Job

Date: Jan 27, 2022

Location: Kirkland, WA, US, 98033

Company: PACCAR


Kenworth Division of PACCAR is hiring Cost Accounting Supervisor to join he Controlling organization in Kirkland, Washington office.


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



Kenworth is seeking a skilled and motivated individual to join our fast-paced accounting team.

We are looking for a candidate with strong accounting skills, including manufacturing and production knowledge.


As an influencing member of the Cost Accounting group, you will perform analysis on margins and aid with forecasting future margins. You will collaborate closely with our Purchasing and Plant Accounting group to validate standard costs and ensure standard cost accuracy within our costing system. This involves performing material variance analysis between standard and actual costs. You will perform month-end closing tasks and financial reporting, which includes account reconciliations and journal entry recording.  This position will provide the ideal candidate with exposure to product costing and margin reporting with high visibility to senior management. This position will supervise and develop staff members and will report to the Cost Accounting Manager. This position is ideal for any candidate who is comfortable performing and presenting ad-hoc analysis and implementing process improvement ideas as well as developing staff members and bringing a progressive perspective to the work environment.




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 and 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
  • 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.



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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