Senior Cost Accountant (Hybrid)


Phoenix, AZ

Date Posted:



United States of America


HAZ10: Interiors (Lighting) - Phoenix 3414 S 5th Street, Phoenix, AZ, 85040 USA

Position Role Type:


Reporting to the Controller the Senior Cost Accountant will apply principles of cost accounting to conduct studies which provide detailed cost information not supplied by general accounting systems. This position is a crucial member of the Interiors Finance organization and will work with the Business Unit Finance Department, Business Unit Leadership, and Operations teams. The position will be supporting cost and management accounting, financial reporting and analysis, month-end financial closing, and audit. The role requires strong communication skills and critical thinking. In addition, the position will require a robust investigative mindset and can work through efficiency improvements and opportunities as they present.

This role is hybrid in Phoenix, AZ.

Primary Responsibilities:

  • Cost Management
    • Manages inventory and related work order systems including physical to perpetual to general ledger reconciliations, journal entries, audit explanations, and standard costs.
    • Manages periodic requirements of manufacturing systems to ensure timing and accuracy of standards and gross margins and provides meaningful analysis of results.
    • Manages preparation and execution of annual standard cost roll.
    • Manages processes involving establishment of standard costs of new parts, and review and analysis of standard costs for existing parts.
    • Analyzes the purchase price variance general ledger account.
    • Audits cycle count activity, selection of items to be counted, recount decisions, research of discrepancies, and reports on root causes and progress toward making improvements for greater quantity and physical accuracy.
    • Prepares, reviews, and distributes absorption report and compares with forecast.
    • Provides cost support to cross functional areas as requested.
    • Provides product cost information utilized in month end financial closing.
    • Performs reporting activities throughout the month on margins, absorption, PPV and other metrics to ensure timing and accuracy of standards and gross margins.
    • Directs development of and reviews cost analysis reports and works with manufacturing department heads to formulate corrective actions.
    • Maintains the integrity and accuracy of product cost data.
    • Updates and distributes program costing on a monthly basis.
    • May supervise and/or mentor other members of the cost accounting staff.
  • General Accounting
    • Prepares account reconciliations.
    • Performs monthly closing activities including preparation and approval of journal entries.
  • Financial Reporting/Sox
    • Assists in SOX compliance audits, internal and external audits.
  • Financial Systems
    • Assists in the development and installation of accounting systems, procedures and controls associated with cost accounting.
    • Ensures SAP system integrity and accuracy of general ledger and cost accounting data.
  • Bid Support
    • Provides support for bids on new contracts.
    • Manages cost accounting requirements in support of sales & marketing and customer service sales quotation process.
    • Performs product cost and profitability analysis related to customer RFQ process.

Qualifications/Experience Needed:

  • Typically requires a University Degree and minimum 5 years prior relevant experience or an Advanced Degree in a related field and minimum 3 years of experience or in absence of a degree, 9 years of relevant experience.
  • Must be a U.S. Person/Permanent Resident “Green Card” holder.

Preferred Qualifications:

  • SAP experience a plus
  • Knowledge of Microsoft Excel
  • Strong analytical and organizational skills
  • Adaptability to manage multiple and varied tasks.
  • Ability to work with individuals and teams at all levels of the organization.

Collins Aerospace, a Raytheon Technologies company, is a leader in technologically advanced and intelligent solutions for the global aerospace and defense industry. Collins Aerospace has the capabilities, comprehensive portfolio and expertise to solve customers’ toughest challenges and to meet the demands of a rapidly evolving global market.


At Collins Aerospace, our Interiors team is focused on innovation, safety and cost efficiency. But we don’t just get people from point A to point B. We’re committed to making air travel more comfortable, connected and secure. As a leader in aviation interior products and services, we’re helping airlines and original equipment manufacturers create a positive experience for their customers. With offices and manufacturing facilities in more than 12 states across the U.S. and more than 10 countries around the globe, we’re changing the game of aircraft interiors. Are you ready to join our team?

Collins Aerospace Diversity & Inclusion Statement:

Diversity drives innovation; inclusion drives success. We believe a multitude of approaches and ideas enable us to deliver the best results for our workforce, workplace, and customers. We are committed to fostering a culture where all employees can share their passions and ideas so we can tackle the toughest challenges in our industry and pave new paths to limitless possibility.


* Please consider the following role type definitions as you apply for this role.

Onsite: Employees who are working in Onsite roles will work primarily onsite. This includes all production and maintenance employees, as they are essential to the development of our products.

Hybrid: Employees who are working in Hybrid roles will work regularly both onsite and offsite. Ratio of time working onsite will be determined in partnership with your leader.

Remote: Employees who are working in Remote roles will work primarily offsite (from home). An employee may be expected to travel to the site location as needed.

Regardless of your role type, collaboration and innovation are critical to our business and all employees will have access to digital tools so they can work with colleagues around the world – and access to Collins sites when their work requires in-person meetings.

  • Some of our competitive benefits package includes:
  • Medical, dental, and vision insurance
  • Three weeks of vacation for newly hired employees
  • Generous 401(k) plan that includes employer matching funds and separate employer retirement contribution, including a Lifetime Income Strategy option
  • Tuition reimbursement program
  • Student Loan Repayment Program
  • Life insurance and disability coverage
  • Optional coverages you can buy: pet insurance, home and auto insurance, additional life and accident insurance, critical illness insurance, group legal, ID theft protection
  • Birth, adoption, parental leave benefits
  • Ovia Health, fertility, and family planning
  • Adoption Assistance
  • Autism Benefit
  • Employee Assistance Plan, including up to 10 free counseling sessions
  • Healthy You Incentives, wellness rewards program
  • Doctor on Demand, virtual doctor visits
  • Bright Horizons, child and elder care services
  • Teladoc Medical Experts, second opinion program
  • And more!

Nothing matters more to Collins Aerospace than our strong ethical and safety commitments. As such, all U.S. positions require a background check, which may include a drug screen.


Background check and drug screen required (every external new hire in the U.S.)

Drug Screen only performed on re-hires who have been gone for more than 1 year

At Collins, the paths we pave together lead to limitless possibility. And the bonds we form – with our customers and with each other -- propel us all higher, again and again.

Apply now and be part of the team that’s redefining aerospace, every day.


Raytheon Technologies is An Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability or veteran status, age or any other federally protected class.

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