Cost Accountant

POSTED: October 9, 2019
BUSINESS: FLIR Detection, Inc. 
START DATE: Immediate Availability


Job Summary:

  • Develops, implements and/or maintains one or a combination of cost accounting systems. Prepares journal entries; maintains and reconciles ledger accounts.
  • Collects data, allocates costs and prepares reports on labor, equipment, depreciation, assembly or other operating expenses, ensuring that established procedures are followed.
  • Prepares financial statements and variance reports as requested.
  • May do analysis and prepare special reports. May interpret reports and records for managers.
  • Responsible for assisting with cost accounting functions for all plants at FLIR Detection Inc. Responsible for assisting with reporting financial data, product line activity and the financial reporting of overall inventory and gross margin.


  • Oversee the data collection, cost allocation, and report preparation for material purchases, labor, repairs, assemblies and overhead expenses to ensure established processes are in place and procedures are followed.
  • Verify proper allocation of cost data, investigate unusual cost records, analyze actual vs standard costs, and prepare reports containing recommendations of the results of these studies.
  • Develop current and projected cost/rate analysis for pricing and budgeting purposes. Assist in preparation of the revenue plan and budget. Prepare costing reports for divisions by comparing budget to actual, as needed.
  • Investigate cost structures for new and existing service and products.
  • Responsible for overseeing/auditing counting and analysis of inventory on a quarterly and annual basis.
  • Prepare and review of periodic gross margin activities by product/division.
  • Track service/warranty costs.
  • Responsible for analysis and reporting of monthly operating variances by plants.
  • Responsible for analysis for BOM changes and subsequent cost impact by plants/products.
  • Assist in margin forecast and preparation for quarterly QMR.


  • Bachelor's degree in Accounting
  • One or more years of financial and cost accounting experience
  • Experience working with Standard and Actual costing
  • Good experience with working knowledge of Excel, Pivot table
  • Experience in manufacturing cost data and engineering projects
  • Must be a US Citizen


  • SAP experience

Additional Information: 

  • Please apply online at (Reference Job #13346)
  • A criminal conviction check is required for employment in this position
  • FLIR offers health benefits, dental, vision, life insurance, parental leave, short-term & long-term disability, 401(k), 10 company designated holidays, flexible time off (FTO), tuition reimbursement, fitness reimbursement and more
  • FLIR Detection is an Equal Opportunity Employer


Applicants must be either a U.S. citizen, U.S. national, legal permanent resident, asylee, refugee or must be eligible to apply for and obtain the appropriate export control license from the U.S. Departments of State or Commerce ​


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