Sr Cost Accountant

Date: Sep 2, 2023

Location: Ashland City, TN, US, 37015

Company: A. O. Smith Corporation

Company / Location Information

We are one of the world’s leading manufacturers of water heating and water treatment technologies in the world. We are a $3.5 billion company with 140+ years history and we employ more than 12,000 individuals globally who pride themselves on providing the world with innovative water technology. We are committed to Continuous Improvement, not just in our factories or processes, but in our people.

Primary Function

The Senior Cost Accountant will play a critical role in maintaining standard costs and ongoing analysis. This role will be a key member of the accounting team in providing costing support and partner with other functional areas of the business.


  • Setting standard costs of manufactured goods.
  • Developing labor, overhead, and freight rates for use in developing standard costs.
  • Maintain standard cost accounting system and analyze manufacturing variances including scrap, purchase price variance, and production order variances.
  • Analyze costs incurred, cost of production, and the valuation of inventory.
  • Prepare various daily, weekly, and monthly management reports.
  • Prepare journal entries in support of end of month close process.
  • Prepare accounts reconcilements including inventory perpetual to general ledger.
  • Recommending changes to company processes and policies to reduce cost and maximize profit.
  • Audit inventory cycle count and scrap income transactions


  • Bachelor’s degree with a major in accounting or finance
  • 3+ years of experience in cost accounting
  • Experience with proper procedures for month-end cutoff transactions & reconcilement of sub-ledgers to the general ledger



  • SAP experience is desirable
  • Excellent data analysis skills

We Offer

Competitive compensation package and comprehensive benefits plans which include medical and dental insurance, company-sponsored life insurance, retirement security savings plan, short- and long-term disability programs and tuition assistance.

Nearest Major Market: Nashville

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