Senior Cost Accountant

Date: Jun 16, 2024

Location: Fergus, ON, CA, N1M 2X1

Company: A. O. Smith Corporation

Company / Location Information

We are one of the 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.


  • Maintain and analyse product costing and related variances for the Stratford and Fergus operations.
  • Review BOM’s and monthly inventory transactions for accuracy.
  • Maintain cycle count system and follow up on significant variances.
  • Responsible for developing the proposed changes to the standard material, direct labour and overhear rates.
  • Responsible for developing the proposed manufacturing budget as part of the annual Plan process.
  • Coordinate and complete the annual cost roll.
  • Work with other departments to maintain accurate manufacturing costs and inventory.
  • Create and distribute reports that monitor the manufacturing activities against forecast, Plan and prior year.
  • Work with other departments to identify, develop and implement improvements to the product and manufacturing costs.
  • Assist with the monthly accounting period close activities with timely and accurate reporting thru journal entries and analysis of variances to Plan & forecast.


  • Thorough knowledge of cost accounting using a standard cost system
  • Experience developing financial manufacturing reports and metrics
  • Interpersonal and communication skills with the ability to interact with various management levels
  • Strong Excel, Word, and PowerPoint skills. Knowledge of SAP an asset.
  • Superior attention to detail.
  • Effective verbal and written communication
  • Conversant in French an asset

Ideal candidate would possess a CPA with at least 3-5 years of experience in cost accounting within a manufacturing environment.


Bachelor's Degree in Accounting or Finance

Years of Experience

Minimum of 3 years of related work experience or training

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.


For Ontario - A.O. Smith is an equal opportunity employer. In accordance with the Accessibility for Ontarians with Disabilities Act, if you are contacted for a job opportunity, please advise us of any accommodations needed to ensure fair and equitable access throughout the recruitment and selection process. All accommodation information provided will be treated as confidential and used only for the purpose of providing an accessible candidate experience.

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