Thursday, March 30, 2017

Cost Accountant (# 115396)

Position: Cost Accountant
Location: Milpitas, CA
Duration: Full time

Job Description:
Business Unit:
This is part of KLA-Tencor's US Operations Finance

Support US Operations and Finance with the following responsibilities: 
  • Drive Gross Margin Improvement Initiatives in Operations. Engage with and collaborate cross functionally with Engineering, Operations, Service and division finance for target setting and reporting of results.
  • Collaborate with Operations on Inventory Planning, Headcount Planning, managing of Operational expense drivers.
  • Continuous improvement mindset, partnering with different areas of the organization, identifying gaps, cost savings and productivity.
  • Own the Semi-annual standard cost change process of costing parts, manufacturing overhead and simulations in SAP system.
  • Responsible for the financial analysis of monthly actual results with comparisons to the forecast and engaging with Operations to maximize efficiencies and address issues.
  • Own the periodic forecasting covering manufacturing and operations expenses, product costs, other COGS as well as production inventory.
  • Ensure that finance policies and proper accounting rules are being followed consistently and SOX-compliant in all areas of responsibility.
  • Assist in all other ad hoc requests which require financial modeling, scenario analysis and simulations.
  • Partnering and aligning with Ops Finance Peers in various regions and Global Operations. 

Preferred Qualification:
  • Bachelor's Degree in Accounting or equivalent with minimum 3-5 years of relevant experience (with emphasis on cost accounting, forecasting and financial analysis in a manufacturing environment)
  • Proficient in SAP and strong MS Excel skills
  • Ability to manage multiple tasks in a time sensitive environment
  • Comfortable in ambiguous environment, comfortable approaching and communicating with different levels of the organization.
  • Independent and critical thinker, fast learner and excellent eye for detail

Minimum Qualifications:
Bachelor's Level Degree or equivalent with at least 3 years of experience
Master's Level Degree or equivalent with at least 2 years of experience

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KLA-Tencor is an Equal Opportunity Employer. Applicants will be considered for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, protected veteran status, disability, or any other characteristics protected by applicable law.