Manufacturing Cost Accountant in Portland at Curtiss-Wright

Date Posted: 5/17/2022

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Job Description

PacStar® is a leading provider of advanced communications solutions for the U.S. military, government agencies, and commercial businesses. These solutions deliver secure, interoperable command and control communications capabilities to teams in austere, remote, and infrastructure-starved areas.



Delivering Advanced Communications Systems and Solutions

Pacific Star Communications, Inc. ("PacStar") was founded in 2000, initially focused on establishing vendor relationships, strengthening its engineering expertise, and building strong customer relationships and brand recognition for delivering cost-effective Enterprise IT communications systems.

During that time, PacStar established partner relationships with major prime contractors, direct sales relationships with all critical sectors of the military and coalition forces, and was awarded a U.S. Government Services Administration (GSA) contract for which PacStar routinely receives the highest performance ratings.

PacStar also gained recognition as a highly-reliable, first-call resource for communications systems for both enterprise IT and outstanding customer service.

Manufacturing Cost Accountant


We have an exciting opportunity for a Manufacturing Cost Accountant!

You will report directly to the Controller and will be responsible for many cross functional accounting areas at PacStar, a manufacturing company. This position requires a high level of accounting knowledge specific to inventory costing, controls and analysis, sales order entry and processing, and overall general accounting functions. This is a hands-on role within the accounting team that will be expected to have a working knowledge of full cycle accounting operations, costing, sales order processing, GL reconciliations, sub-ledger functions, US GAAP, and compliance within the manufacturing industry. You will have a high attention to detail, an effective cross functional team player that is able to manage within timelines in a dynamic work environment. PacStar is a rapidly-growing organization and over time this position will be responsible for expanding areas and needs within the accounting team.

Location: Portland OR

Your Challenge:

  •  Working knowledge of manufacturing costing
  •  Accurate and timely sales order processing (quote to cash) and accounting
  •  All inventory accounting functions, including costing, OH absorption, sub-ledger reconciliations, physical inventory reconciliations, BOM build-up reviews and analysis reporting
  •  GL and sub-ledger account reconciliations
  •  Prepare journal entries and accruals/adjustments for period-end closing
  •  Assist with revenue forecasting, deferred revenue analysis and revenue recognition analysis
  •  Assist with internal audit and tax preparation workpapers and analysis
  •  Investigate discrepancies and inform Controller of critical issues and observations
  •  Perform Ad-hoc reporting and analysis, as needed
  •  Maintain accounting procedures in compliance with applicable government regulations; including, but not limited to, SOX, GAAP, etc.
  •  Other duties as assigned

Your Expertise:

  •  4 - 8 years of manufacturing experience
  • College degree with a BS in Accounting/Finance
  • 5 years of progressive experience in Accounting, ideally with a blend of public accounting and manufacturing industry experience
  •  Strong/current knowledge of U.S. GAAP and SOX
  •  Strong analytical and problem-solving skills
  •  Working knowledge of sales order processing (quote to cash)
  •  Demonstrated track record of strong manufacturing/inventory accounting analysis
  •  Requires ability to problem solve independently
  •  Strong ability to work in a dynamic cross-functional environment
  •  Strong leadership, communication and interpersonal skills
  •  Accuracy and attention to detail and quality orientation a must
  •  Demonstrated ability to manage multiple tasks, prioritize and adhere to tight deadlines
  •  Experience in inventory costing and absorption
  •  Advanced Excel skills
  • Experience with Sage, Avalara, SAP, Concur and Crystal Reporting a plus
  •  CPA highly desired

What we offer:

Curtiss-Wright is proud to offer our employees a comprehensive total rewards package:

  • Competitive Pay
  • Health and wellness benefits, including medical, dental, life insurance and more
  • Savings opportunities for retirement, with an opportunity to become a shareholder
  • Learning and development opportunities
  • Recognition for your contributions


This position may require exposure to information which is subject to US export control regulations, i.e. the International Traffic in Arms Regulations (ITAR) or the Export Administration Regulations (EAR). All applicants must be U.S. persons within the meaning of U.S. regulations.

Curtiss-Wright values diversity in the workplace. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability or protected veteran status. If you require accommodation due to a disability at any time during the recruitment and/or assessment process, please contact Talent Acquisition and we will make all reasonable efforts to accommodate your request.

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