Kespry Inc. is hiring a

Cost Accountant

Menlo Park, United States

At Kespry, we’re revolutionizing industries with products that fly. We’re the leading commercial drone and data intelligence provider offering the most advanced product on the market. But more than that, we’re a group of crazy passionate people standing on the edge of the next technology revolution. We see a future where drones change people’s lives by helping to cut construction costs, increasing mining safety and efficiency, finding and helping people in dangerous situations, and much, much more. Not only do we see that future, we’re making it happen with small, smart, reliable, and fully autonomous drones that capture crystal clear images, 3D models, and mountains of aerial data.

This position will directly support the Accounting and Manufacturing departments during the monthly accounting close. Responsibilities include management of inventory, metrics analysis and being the central point for standard cost for the business as well as supporting ad-hoc projects as assigned.

Key responsibilities include: 

  • Responsible for the month-end closing activities for inventory and COGS, including variance analysis and reporting, monthly reporting
  • Maintain standard costing, perform standard cost updates
  • Analyze and reconcile variances-material
  • Prepare inventory reports, ad-hoc financial reports
  • Interface with customer service, manufacturing, engineering and purchasing departments to resolve any cost, inventory and/or BOM issues
  • Update standard costs in the bill of materials
  • Review standard and actual costs for inaccuracies
  • Validate the cost of goods sold as part of the month-end close
  • Develop process to analyze margins by product and customer
  • Maintain integrity of the inventory system with standard procedures
  • Coordinating and conducting the physical inventory count and periodic cycle counts, including reconciling differences and making financial and inventory adjustments
  • Investigate cycle counting variances and resolve issues
  • Support month-end closing including analysis and accruals
  • Prove solid operational finance support by working closely with Operations to provide continuous financial appraisal on projects and process improvements
  • Responsible in the capital budgeting, forecasting and actuals reporting for all of Operations
  • Assist in ad-hoc financial planning, forecasting and other management reporting functions

Education & Experience:

  • Bachelor’s degree in finance/accounting or related field or equivalent work experience required
  • 5+ years of progressive Cost Accounting/finance experience with a Manufacturing company required 
  • Proficient with Quickbooks Enterprise with Inventory module Experience
  • Excellent verbal and written communications
  • Strong analytical skills
  • Intermediate Excel skills required, including Pivot table, vlookup, etc.
  • Experience with BoM's & COGs: 5+ years
  • Working knowledge of US GAAP
  • Comfortable working independently and with a team

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