Cost Accountant Sr. (Huntsville, AL)

| Huntsville, AL
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The Cost Accountant will be responsible for recording various inventory valuation transactions of the company while assisting in the day-to-day activities of inventory costing and valuation. This position will report to the Cost Accounting Manager.

Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Maintain/establish standard cost model on ERP system, including calculations of labor and overhead rates.
  • Monitor and adjust key cost drivers affecting purchase price variance and weekly report reviews with Buyers.
  • Analyze automated transactional flows through ERP system for accuracy and proper indexing of sales orders, purchase orders, and journal vouchers and ensure proper financial mapping to GL.
  • Monitor system generated cost integration transactions and record adjustments as needed.
  • Prepare and analyze monthly inventory revaluations and adjust reserves related to excess or obsolete materials, inventories in-transit.
  • Perform various month-end close activities including General Ledger research, record required monthly journal entries, prepare and review account reconciliations, Financial Statements fluctuation analysis, SOX control reviews and assist with audit requests.
  • Review WIP, Refurbished stock and FG reserves valuations and record required journal entries to adjust as needed. Assist with forecasting future reserves.
  • Prepare and analyze monthly standard cost variances related to material, labor and overhead, inventory revaluations and purchase price variances.
  • Assist in ERP setup and maintenance for financial cost data and General Ledger mapping.
  • Other projects and assignments may result and be assigned to accommodate the changing needs of the department and the Company.


  • Basic Qualifications:

  • Bachelor's Degree in Accounting (or related Business field) required.
  • Minimum of 5-8 years' standard cost experience, including knowledge of relevant GAAP rules.
  • Thorough understanding of ERP process flows, ability to troubleshoot, and critical thinking skills is required
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills are required.
  • Applicant should be able to see how a problem and its solution will affect others, gather information prior to making decisions, weigh alternatives against objectives, and arrive at a reasonable solution.
  • Microsoft Office with proficient use of Excel is required
  • Must be able to manage high volumes of data using databases, pivot tables, macros, and advanced application formulas.


  • Preferred Qualifications:

  • Previous experience with electronic component manufacturing is preferred.
  • Sarbanes-Oxley experience preferred.
  • Knowledge of BaaN ERP software and Oracle Discoverer is a plus.
  • It takes people to connect with people. At, ADTRAN we hire the best and brightest individuals who share our passion for meeting customer expectations the first time, every time. Employment is based not only on professional qualifications but also on the character and personal attributes we deem essential for the continued growth and success of the company. ADTRAN adheres to the highest ethical standards. This bar is set by our leadership and strengthened by our employees. Our employees are truly our most valued resource and are the reason for the company's continued success.

    For more than three decades, ADTRAN has been a leader in the telecommunications industry. We are enabling communities and connecting lives as we equip service providers around the globe to deliver Gigabit broadband. These services are transforming the way people live, work and play. As an innovator, the company is also focused on the future. We are defining the future network with cloud-based software solutions developed with an open, scalable and programmable approach.

    We invite you to explore our current job opportunities and apply for those you deem fit your skills and qualifications.

    ADTRAN is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer of all individuals. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, gender, gender identity or expression, sexual orientation, national origin, genetics, disabilities, age, protected military or veteran status, or any other characteristic or status protected by federal, state or local laws.

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    ADTRAN operates in the Other industry. The company is located in Huntsville, AL. ADTRAN was founded in 1985. It has 1601 total employees. It offers perks and benefits such as Flexible Spending Account (FSA), Disability Insurance, Dental Benefits, Vision Benefits, Health Insurance Benefits and Life Insurance. To see all 18 open jobs at ADTRAN, click here.
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