Senior Inventory and Cost Accountant

Golden Eagle Distributing Corp.

Lake Zurich, IL

ECHO Incorporated is an industry leader in developing and manufacturing high-performance, professional-grade, handheld outdoor power equipment. With distributors and thousands of dealers across North and South America, ECHO is constantly anticipating the future of the outdoor power equipment industry and the need for environmental sustainability. Working for ECHO means joining a team of people who are committed to collaboration, innovation, creativity, and high-quality products that make us a globally competitive brand.

ECHO is looking for a new Senior Inventory and Cost Accountant!  The Senior Accountant is responsible for inventory valuation, variance analysis, assisting in maintaining our cost accounting system, reporting, and gross margin analysis.

This is a hybrid position that will offer the flexibility of working from home and on-site at our Lake Zurich facility.

Some of our benefits include:

  • 11 paid holidays
  • Extremely affordable medical, dental, and vision insurance
  • Paid PTO
  • 5% 401K match
  • Tuition Reimbursement

Senior Inventory and Cost Duties/Responsibilities: 

  • Perform variance analysis and articulate variances between actual and standard cost.
  • Develop and maintain material costs, labor, freight, and overhead rates.
  • Analyze inventory balances and prepare reporting, analytics.
  • Suggest process improvements and assist in make or buy analytics.
  • Analyze gross margins, cost components, price / volume / mix.
  • Key team member in system improvements, implementation, review, and approval.
  • Prepare and review journal entries, account reconciliations, roll forward analytics, etc.
  • Key member in internal controls, internal and external audits, documenting policies and procedures.

Senior Inventory and Cost Job Experience/Skills: 

  • 3- 5 years of experience in a manufacturing environment.
  • Experience with Infor XA preferred.
  • Great problem solver with continuous learning mindset.
  • Proficiency with Microsoft Excel.
  • Attention to detail and focus on the accuracy of data and analysis.
  • Effective communication skills.

Education: Bachelor's Degree in Accounting

Equal Opportunity Employment:

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