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Cost Accountant Job

Date: Jul 26, 2022

Location: Renton, WA, US, 98055

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

PACCAR Parts is the global provider of aftermarket parts and services to support Kenworth, Peterbilt, DAF and TRP dealers around the world. This includes 1 distribution centers globally that support 2,200 dealerships and over 1,000,000 customers. Aftermarket support includes world class customer centers that deliver industry leading uptime in conjunction with our outstanding supply chain that delivers record levels of inventory availability for dealers and customers.

Requisition Summary

Perform varied cost accounting activities with a high level of autonomy to ensure timely and accurate financial transactions, analysis, and general ledger activity. Additionally, this position performs and/or assists with statistical inventory counts, internal control reviews and Sarbanes-Oxley documentation. This position will report to the Cost Accounting Supervisor.

Job Functions / Responsibilities

  • Prepare Sales-per-day reports in an accurate and timely manner
  • Perform daily margin review and analysis
  • Perform monthly reconciliations and reserve analysis surrounding inventory transactions, including gross inventory, reporting of Profits in Inventory and surplus & obsolete reserves
  • Prepare monthly journal entries and review accounts that are linked to inventory
  • Communicate across business departments to ensure proper analysis of reserves and monthly forecast
  • Prepare monthly financial reporting schedule
  • Develop and implement process improvements to improve efficiency and reduce costs
  • Perform and/or assist with assigned statistical inventories and Parts Distribution Center audits.
  • Understand the relationship of operational and financial systems and develops reports in SAP, Excel, Access and SQL
  • Perform SOX testing as assigned
  • Support internal and external audit requests
  • Other duties and accounting functions as assigned


  • BS / BA in Accounting or Finance
  • Master's Degree or CPA preferred
  • 0 to 2 years of progressive accounting experience with increasing responsibility
  • Excellent analytical capabilities and attention to detail with a “big picture” focus   
  • Strong organizational skills, including the ability to manage multiple projects
  • Outstanding written, verbal and interpersonal skills
  • Ability to handle multiple priorities, meet deadlines and self-motivated
  • Understanding of US GAAP
  • Requires strong PC skills with Excel, Word, Access, PowerPoint
  • Must be able to travel periodically within the US and internationally

Additional Job Board Information

  • PACCAR Parts is an eVerify Employer.
  • PACCAR is an Equal Opportunity Employer/Protected Veteran/Disability.
  • PACCAR has success with diverse teams of employees working together to achieve excellent results. Having a diverse and inclusive work environment ensures PACCAR has the talent needed to conduct business today and in the future by leveraging different backgrounds, skills, and viewpoints. We believe diversity in the workplace increases innovation, results in better decisions and increases employee engagement.

Nearest Major Market: Seattle
Nearest Secondary Market: Bellevue

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