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Senior Cost Accountant


Join the world leader in thermal mass flow meter technology. FCI began in 1964 by pioneering the development and application of thermal dispersion flow and level sensing technology. The Company is the world-recognized leading manufacturer for solving flow and level measurement applications for industrial process and plant applications using patented thermal dispersion flow measurement technology.  We are currently seeking a Senior Cost Accountant to join our Accounting team.


Under general direction of the Chief Financial Officer, the Senior Cost Accountant will be responsible for the regular recurring cost accounting, analyses and reporting work, but will also focus on the development, automation and integration of the Company’s manufacturing, order entry and accounting systems to provide on-line visibility of inventory and cost of sales data, improve product costing information, and eliminate rework and waste. If this sounds interesting to you . . . KEEP READING IF:

You have advanced manufacturing and product costing systems experience, and exceptional quantitative analysis, critical thinking and problem solving skills, and thrive on working in a fast-paced environment. 

You are inspired by the challenge of your duties and understand success will come through collaboration with others to resolve discrepancies and solve problems. 

You embrace new ideas; are adaptive, resourceful, self- aware and quick to admit and learn from mistakes. 

You are open to learning new methods and adopting new approaches while not being trapped by past inefficient processes or methods. 

You are positive and able to contribute to a similar culture and environment even under stressful times. 

You listen and communicate with integrity, respect and understanding of others to reach a workable agreement.

You say what you will do, do what you say and strive to do it right the first time.


  • Cost accounting, including monthly closings and analysis of results, testing systems to insure that those systems are properly recording, rolling-up and reporting product costs, and closing inventory and cost of sales on a monthly basis including the preparation of inventory and product-line profitability reports. 
  • Analysis of bills of material, cost standards and routings, and additionally analysis of material costs and cost trends, labor costs, labor productivity and productivity trends, and excess & obsolete inventories.
  • Collaborate with manufacturing and financial management to evaluate current systems and processes to determine if there are advanced alternatives that may be available to us to develop, automate and/or integrate, including the integration of machines to process/work systems. 


  • Communicate effectively in English, both verbally and in writing.
  • Maintain effective and constructive working relationships with others both internally and externally.
  • Establish effective communication formats, including on-line dash boards and reports.
  • Follow safe work practices, participate in safety training as required, and report any unsafe condition or accident.


  • Understand and support the quality policy and the appropriate elements of the quality management system for their areas of work, reduce, eliminate, and prevent quality deficiencies including escapes.
  • Initiate action to prevent the occurrence of nonconformities related to product, process, and quality system.
  • Take responsibility for and authority to identify quality deficiencies, elevate any concerns for action within or related to our quality system and processes.


Within the first 3 months:

  • Completion of a monthly Cost Accounting closing.
  • Good understanding of existing accounting, order entry and manufacturing processes & procedures, and Company’s databases and SYTELINE application software.
  • Good understanding of the Company’s policies and accounting issues, including the calculation of our inventory, net realizable value and warranty reserves.
  • Creating effective working relationships within and outside the Accounting department.

Within first 6 months:

  • Develop a conceptual specification of the “next level” systems, jointly with the Chief Financial Officer and Manufacturing Executives of the three focused-factories.

Within 12 months:

  • Develop detailed specification and the associated schedules for a “next level” systems for one of the factories.


  • Bachelor of Science in Accounting with at least five years of experience as a Senior Cost Accountant in an organization that has been oriented to develop advanced manufacturing and product costing systems and procedures. 
  • Exceptional quantitative analysis, critical thinking and problem-solving skills, with a successful track record of finding new efficiencies and automating existing processes to provide on-line visibility of inventory and cost of sales data, improve product costing information, and eliminate rework and waste, including the elimination of manual inputting, processing, reconciling, correcting, and a lot if not all of the other non-thinking work.
  • Recent experience working in advanced, innovative and/or cutting edge manufacturing processes, with the ability to develop, automate and integrate systems, including the integration of machines to process/work systems. 
  • Position requires extensive experience with computer-based manufacturing and accounting applications, and advanced skills in Microsoft Excel, including macros, pivots/charts, and financial formulas.
  • Demonstrated verbal, written and interpersonal communication skills.


PHYSICAL DEMANDS: While performing the duties of this job, the employee is frequently required to sit and use the computer system for extended periods of time.  Limited bending, walking, standing, lifting is required. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions. The information contained in the job description is for compliance with the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) and is not an exhaustive list of duties performed by this position. Additional duties may be assigned by the Supervisor or his/her designee.

These duties may be modified or changed at any time at the sole discretion of management either orally or in writing. The above statements are not to be construed as an exhaustive list of all responsibilities, duties, and skills required of this position. All personnel may be required to perform duties outside of their normal responsibilities from time to time, as needed.

FCI is an equal opportunity employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex including sexual orientation and gender identity, national origin, disability, protected Veteran Status, or any other characteristic protected by applicable federal, state, or local law. If you are qualified individual with a disability or a disabled veteran, you have the right to request an accommodation if you are unable or limited in your ability to use or access our career center as a result of your disability. To request an accommodation, contact a Human Resources Representative.

FCI is an ITAR required employer and active participant of the DHS and SSA E-Verify program. Contract requirements for ITAR identify US citizen or permanent resident card "Green Card" holder in the absence of ECCN.

COMPANY: FCI is the leading manufacturer of thermal type process control instrumentation sold throughout the world. In addition to our home office, we operate three (3) separate facilities across different continents to bring our brand of expertise and service to thousands of global customers. FCI is a privately held organization.

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