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Job Number
Job Title
Senior Cost Accountant
Econco : Finance
Woodland, CA
Communications & Power Industries (CPI), headquartered in Palo Alto, California, is a global manufacturer of electronic components and subsystems focused primarily on communications and defense markets.

With a heritage of technological excellence that spans decades, CPI develops, manufactures and globally distributes innovative and reliable technology solutions used in the generation, amplification, transmission and reception of microwave signals for commercial and military applications. CPI serves customers in the communications, defense, medical, industrial and scientific markets. CPI has manufacturing locations in the United States, Canada, Europe and Asia, and sales, service and engineering offices around the world.

Reporting to the Financial Controller, the Senior Cost Accountant will provide cost accounting reporting for CPI’s Econco facility.

Econco is located in Woodland, CA and has 80 team members who ensure Econco continues to be a recognized leader in rebuilt power tubes, that are used worldwide. As an important unit of CPI MPP, Econco also designs and manufactures new high-power magnetrons for use in industrial heating, cooking and processing applications.

Product cost responsibilities and related month-end closing reconciliations and journal entries

Responsible for oversight of cycle counts; cost proposals; annual target cost reviews

Performing Government rate audits; Internal control audits

Reporting and process improvement projects

Assist Controller as needed

Proficient in Microsoft Office Suite, including Word, Excel and PowerPoint)
• Bachelor’s degree in Accounting or related field
• 2-4 years of Cost Accounting experience in a manufacturing environment
• Strong Excel skills - including expertise in use of Pivot Tables and Macros
• Ability to work both independently and in a team environment
• Must be a U.S. Citizen
• Knowledge of prime contract with the U.S government, FAR rules, regulations and indirect applied rates

This position requires potential access to technology controlled under the International Traffic in Arms Regulations (ITAR) or the Export Administration Regulations (EAR). The successful candidate must be a “U.S. Person” as defined under ITAR and EAR. In order to be a U.S. Person for ITAR and EAR purposes, you must (i) be a citizen or national of the United States; or (ii) be a lawful permanent resident of the United States; or (iii) have been admitted to the United States as a refugee or have been granted asylum.

CPI is proud to be an Equal Opportunity and Affirmative Action employer. We do not discriminate based upon race, religion, color, national origin, sex (including pregnancy, childbirth, or related medical conditions), sexual orientation, gender, gender identity, gender expression, transgender status, sexual stereotypes, age, status as a protected veteran, status as an individual with a disability, or other applicable legally protected characteristics.