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Senior Cost Accountant Job

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Date: Dec 6, 2018

Location: Kirkland, WA, US

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 designs and manufactures advanced diesel engines and also provides customized financial services, information technology and 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!

Division Information

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.

Job Functions / Responsibilities

  • Ensure compliance with Corporate, Division and Plant policies for product costing, inventory valuation, and effective internal controls.
  • Assist with cost, reserve and accrual analysis.
  • Maintain and review cost standards to ensure accuracy.
  • Perform account analyses and reconciliations.
  • Prepare, review and analyze monthly journal entries.
  • Assist with periodic inventories and other team oriented projects to identify opportunities for efficiency improvements and cost reductions.
  • Perform internal control reviews and Sarbanes Oxley reviews as assigned.
  • Participate in year-end closing activities (i.e. prepare various 10-K, tax and audit schedules).
  • Special projects as assigned.


  • Bachelor’s Degree in Accounting (CPA/MBA/CMA desired) required with 2 - 5 years accounting experience, preferably in cost accounting in a manufacturing or related environment.
  • Must be well organized with a strong attention to detail.
  • Must be effective and comfortable in team oriented environment.
  • Motivated to solve problems with a bias for action.
  • Ability to work with ambiguous tasks.
  • Ability to effectively handle multiple tasks and meet deadlines.


  • Bachelor's Degree in Accounting required
  • CPA Professional Certification preferred

Additional Job Board Information

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

Nearest Major Market: Seattle
Nearest Secondary Market: Bellevue

Job Segment: Accounting, CPA, MBA, Finance, Customer Service, Management

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