Cost Accountant – Galway | Collins McNicholas

Cost Accountant – Galway

  • Reference: GJ43450 k
  • Job Type: Permanent
  • Location: Galway, Galway city, Mayo
  • Category: Accountancy & Finance

Senior Cost Accountant with 7 plus year’s hands-on manufacturing cost accounting/finance experience preferred.  Start up situaton. Galway.


  • Responsible for full cost accounting monthly close process for Ireland and all activities to ensure accounts are accurate, including coordination with corporate to ensure inter-company accounts are accurate.
  • Assist Corporate Cost Accounting in the review, documentation, update and maintenance of new and existing cost accounting policies, procedures and process documentation. 
  • Provide financial support to Manufacturing Operations, including operational metrics, financial analysis, and root cause analysis.
  • Perform month-end close activities related to cost accounting.
  • Prepare various financial analyses related to manufacturing costs, inventory and expense information, including but not limited to gross margin and variance analyses.
  • Work closely with Corporate Cost Accounting and Manufacturing Operations to ensure accurate and timely update of standard costs for components and manufactured products including standard labor and overhead rates.
  • Lead and manage the annual physical inventory count processes, including liaison with external auditors. Ensure compliance with cycle count processes.
  • Assist in the quarterly and annual financial audits, including preparing and compiling inventory and cost data for support of schedules and questions.
  • Support compliance relating to internal financial controls and procedures for cost accounting and manufacturing operations, including assisting in the development and/or updating of procedures to enhance efficiency and internal controls.  
  • Prepare monthly inventory account reconciliations and inter-company revenue & cost of goods schedules and analyses. 
  • Assist Corporate Cost Accounting and Manufacturing Operations in the preparation of E&O and warranty reserve requirements for Ireland.
  • Ensure validity and accuracy of ERP and related add-ons and participate in software improvement and implementation projects.
  • Work with Corporate Cost Accounting and Manufacturing Operations to develop, enhance and review internal reporting, including analytics, ratios and other analysis.
  • Assist in special projects and provide on-going support to the corporate finance departments.
  • Perform responsibilities required by the Quality System and other related duties as assigned or requested.

Skills, Experience and Qualifications:

  • 7 plus year’s hands-on manufacturing cost accounting/finance experience preferred
  • Undergraduate, 4 year degree required; CMA and/or Masters degree in business is preferred.
  • Must possess hands-on functional expertise including working knowledge of Enterprise-level accounting solutions (SAP Business 1 preferred)
  • Knowledge of SAB 104 “Revenue Recognition in Financial Statements” and associated deferred revenue concepts is preferable.
  • Experience working in a medical devices manufacturing / high-tech environment
  • Must be detail-oriented, dependable, organized, and service focused.
  • Must be self-motivated and pro active, with a strong sense of accountability.
  • Must be able to work independently to successfully support local operations as well as Corporate Finance in U.S. as the primary Cost Accounting resource in Ireland.

For a confidential discussion and more information on the role/company please contact Noeleen Stewart on 091-706712 or email
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