Cost Accounting Manager

Special Metals Corporation, A PCC Company is seeking a highly motivated professional to serve as Cost Accounting Manager. SMC, located in New Hartford, NY has a history of alloy technology now going back some 75 years and continues to provide solutions to difficult materials problems through such time-tested products as our world-recognized INCONEL, INCOLOY, NIMONIC, UDIMET, MONKEL, and NILO alloys. Precision Castparts Corp (PCC), is a worldwide manufacturer of complex metal components and products providing high quality investment castings, forgings, and fastener/fastener systems for critical aerospace and power generation applications.

Manages cost accounting activities and directs junior/senior level professionals and clerical personnel in assigned areas of responsibility. Implements, maintains and controls cost accounting systems, policies and procedures. Directs activities related to product costing, cost analysis, standard rate calculations, overhead allocations, and inventory levels. Provides cost accounting support to other departments and maintains appropriate interfaces. Serves on task forces requiring cost accounting expertise.

This position is required to interface with Sales, Operations, Product and Process Engineering, Production Control and Corporate Management at all locations in order to coordinate their efforts in evaluating product cost, sales, and cost reduction programs.


  • Evaluates the adequacy of cost accounting systems, policies and procedures, and evaluates other accounting and production systems, policies and procedures in reference to cost accounting.
  • Monitors compliance of policies and procedures with outside agencies.
  • Directs and coordinates standard rate collection.
  • Reviews results of all studies, reports, etc., and makes presentations to management.
  • Directs the allocation of overhead costs.
  • Coordinates the forecasting of inventory levels.
  • Directs quarterly physical inventories.
  • Initiates and/or analyzes cost accounting system requests, identifies alternatives, makes recommendations and implements approved requests.
  • Explains cost accounting systems, policies and procedures and assists in the development and implementation of training programs.
  • Interprets and reports rate change impact on inventories.
  • Evaluates the need for special cost studies and analysis; directs the preparation of the study; and interprets, evaluates and presents the results.
  • Selects, develops and directs junior/senior level professional and clerical personnel in assigned areas of responsibilities. Establishes performance objectives and monitors and evaluates performance.


  • Organization
  • Attention to details
  • Technical knowledge
  • Strategic thinking
  • Engagement
  • Communication skills

Bachelor's degree in Accounting, Finance, or business related field required, preferably an MBA degree or equivalent experience. Formal training in cost accounting required. Eight or more years' experience with specialized accounting and management information systems in a medium-large manufacturing company. Management training and experience directing the work of others required.

Thorough understanding of cost accounting concepts and ability to relate them to operations and to the Income Statement and Balance Sheet. Good understanding of other accounting systems and computer systems. Demonstrated ability to plan and schedule, and apply systematic solutions to complex and diverse problems. Effective written and verbal communication skills.

Ability to interface with any person in the organization
Organizational skills and attention to detail are critical
Reliable attendance and good communication skills are essential
Self-motivated and achievement oriented
Ability to work in a high stress environment and meet deadlines

Precision Castparts Corp. is an equal opportunity employer committed to recruit, hire, train, and promote in all job categories without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, age, disability, veteran status or other status protected by applicable law.

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