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Cost Accountant

Job Number:  8071
Group:  Cosma International
Division:  Cosma Die Technology
Job Type:  Permanent/Regular

Troy, MI, US, 48098-2863

Maintain and control job cost and inventory accounting.  Prepare cost analysis reports on labor, material, travel, overhead etc. complying with accounting policies, systems and procedures.  Generate customer invoicing.  Assist finance team with accounting processes, including Accounts Receivable/Accounts Payable and Fixed Assets Inventory.

Role Summary

Responsible for maintaining accurate and reliable job costing on all aspects of engineering inventory from award to invoice and assist the Finance Team with accounting for division per Magna Finance Policy.

Key Qualifications/Requirements

Professional Highlights

  • To perfrom this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily.
  • The requirements listed below are representative of the knowledge, skill, and/or ability required. Reasonable accomodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions. 


  • Bachelor's Degree in Finance, Accounting, or Equivalent
  • 3-5 Years Accounting Experience
  • Experience in Automotive Preferred
  • Fixed Asset Management a Plus
  • Must be Familiar Working in a High Volume Environment
  • Excellent Communication Skills
  • Strong Organizational, Analytical, and Account Reconciliation Skills
  • Ability to Multitask, Adapt to, and Operate in a Fast-Paced, Changing Environment

Language Skills

  • Business fluent in English language; any other language would be an asset.
Key Responsibilities
  • Maintain financial system - open jobs, maintain purchase orders, track/analyze cost, close jobs, and invoice customers.
  • Analyze job cost actual vs quote/purchase orders.
  • Support internal management with job costing reports and month end close as required.
  • Maintain work in process and fixed assets inventory, accruals and reconciliations.
  • Assist month end close process including financial analysis.
  • Assist in completion of reconciliations for month/quarter/year end.
  • Support both internal and external financial audits, compliance audits, and inspections.
  • Support annual business plan and reforecast requirements.
  • Maintain accounts receivable, and general ledger.
  • Analysis of accounts receivable and timely feedback on account status.
  • Support Accounts Payable.
  • Coordinate with management to identify areas of continuous improvement.
  • Assist and support immediate and indirect supervisors as requested.
  • Keep abreast of accounting policy, system updates, and GAAP.
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