Senior Cost Accountant
Job Description SummaryDo you live and breathe cost accounting processes? Are you looking to align yourself with an innovative, purpose-driven organization that supports life science research? As the Senior Cost Accountant, you will report to the Cost Accounting Manager and will be responsible for leading process improvement initiatives, driving financial analytics, and mentoring cost accountants when needed.
Duties & Responsibilities:
Partner with Operations to provide meaningful analytics & prepare monthly management reporting documents
Be a leader in the continuous improvement of cost accounting processes
Lead preparation of the annual COGS & inventory budget & 6Q Forecast
Develop reporting insight and drive governance improvements
Partner with Global Operations to ensure accurate maintenance of Transfer Prices in adherence with policies maintained by tax and trade compliance
Knowledge & Qualifications:
5-7 years of accounting and/or audit experience, understanding and application of GAAP (ASPE / IFRS), and previous experience in a manufacturing environment
Experience with complex ERP systems. SAP and Tableau experience is an asset
Experience leading, coaching, and providing direct management to a team is considered an asset
Advanced proficiency using MS Office, specifically Excel including the use of pivot tables and Google Suites
Detail-oriented with a strong work ethic, good tolerance for ambiguity, and ability to manage multiple projects and adapt to changing priorities and deadlines in a fast-paced environment
STEMCELL Technologies is a privately-owned biotechnology company based in Vancouver that helps power leading-edge life science research around the world. Scientists performing stem cell, immunology, cancer, regenerative medicine and cellular therapy research are among those who rely on our cell culture media, cell separation products, instruments, ancillary reagents and contract assay services. We create novel, useful, standardized products of unfailing quality and deliver them to more than 70 countries via our many regional offices plus distribution centres in Vancouver, Seattle, Grenoble and Singapore. Driven by our love of science and our passion for quality, we see ourselves simply as “Scientists Helping Scientists” – standing by our customers to provide outstanding products, technical support and training. We have over 1000 science-oriented employees globally, including 250 PhDs/MScs, with most others holding a BSc or engineering degree. STEMCELL is proud to be the largest Biotechnology employer in Canada.
This is an opportunity to work with highly motivated colleagues in a science-oriented, creative, and dynamic environment. We offer a competitive salary, excellent benefits, and meaningful career development opportunities.
STEMCELL is well recognized for exceptional leadership and business practices. We are one of Canada’s Best Managed Companies and operate an ISO 14001-certified environmental management system to measure and reduce our environmental impact.
As an equal opportunity employer, STEMCELL is dedicated to ensuring that every employee feels safe, valued, and respected for who they are. We know that scientific progress and innovation occur when diverse, creative minds come together and we are committed to nurturing a culture of inclusivity and belonging. STEMCELL enforces a zero-tolerance policy for any form of discrimination. Selection decisions are solely based on job-related factors.
NOTE: STEMCELL’s vaccination policy requires that all candidates for this role be fully vaccinated against COVID-19 (including boosters), as currently recommended or required by local health authorities and public health orders, unless an exemption from this policy is approved through our accommodation request process.
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