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Sr. Cost Accountant Job

Date: Nov 23, 2021

Location: McKinney, TX, US, 75069

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

Dynacraft, a PACCAR Company, is headquartered in McKinney, TX. a suburb of Dallas. Dynacraft is a diversified global manufacturer of PACCAR medium- and heavy-duty truck parts sold under Kenworth, Peterbilt, and DAF nameplates. For fifty years Dynacraft has provided the company’s truck divisions and PACCAR Parts division with high quality components, subassemblies, and specialized services. Dynacraft has production facilities in Algona, WA., Louisville, KY. and McKinney, TX.

Requisition Summary

The Cost Accountant position will provide the ideal candidate the opportunity to work in a growing and dynamic manufacturing environment with exposure to professional growth and advancement.  The position will provide the opportunity to gain exposure to management, including the Controller, General Manager, Operations Managers and other department managers.  The position has a high potential for growth and requires an individual that will take initiative and be a self-starter.

Job Functions / Responsibilities

  • Participate in various month-end closing duties, including preparation of journal entries, general ledger account reconciliations and financial reports, and analysis of variance accounts
  • Perform financial analysis, including budgeting and forecasting
  • Work closely with various departments, such as Materials, Engineering, Operations, and Master Data to ensure accurate costs and prices 
  • Ensure new product standard costs are developed timely and accurately
  • Participate in team-oriented projects to identify opportunities for efficiency improvements
  • Participate in implementing additional SAP functionality
  • Assist in the facilitation of control activities related to inventory accuracy, including statistical inventory audits
  • Assist in the semi-annual cost review
  • Participate in year-end closing activities
  • Special projects as assigned

Qualifications & Skills

  • Excellent analytical and technical accounting skills
  • Excellent communications skills
  • Strong leadership skills, emphasizing continuous improvement
  • Attention to detail with a “strategic” focus
  • Strong organizational skills required to manage multiple projects from beginning to end
  • Deadline-driven and self-motivated
  • Advanced MS Excel (charts, pivot tables, etc.) and Access skills
  • ERP proficiency preferred
  • Ability to work independently, handling multiple tasks and changing priorities while meeting non-negotiable deadlines


  • BS/BA Accounting degree required to 3 years of relevant accounting experience required
  • CPA or MBA preferred
  • Big 4 public accounting experience preferred

Additional Job Board Information

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

This employer uses E-Verify

Nearest Major Market: Dallas
Nearest Secondary Market: Fort Worth

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