Cost Accountant

Date: Oct 7, 2021

LOCATION: Torrance, CA, US

Company: Pelican Products, Inc.


The Corporate Cost Accountant is responsible for maintaining costing data within the SAP System to ensure accurate valuation of inventory.



• Prepares journal entries, account reconciliations, and analysis for all inventory related activities including material consumption, labor and overhead.

• Performs settlement process to cost inventory production.

• Investigates, analyzes, and reports on manufacturing variances, material, and freight purchase price variances.

• Collaborates with manufacturing engineering, maintains the accuracy and reliability of BOMs and routings.

• Assists in the development of direct labor and overhead rates used for annual standard cost rolls.

• Assists in the preparation of weekly and monthly operational reports focusing on key performance indicators.

• Analyzes aged, obsolete, and excess inventory to establish reserves in accordance with corporate policy.

• Maintains fixed assets ledgers and monitors status of capital projects to ensure proper accounting treatment.

• Investigates and analyzes balance sheet transactions for accuracy utilizing financial understanding to trace to source data and validate transactions.

• Investigates, analyzes, and classifies transactions from various company entities for reporting in compliance with GAAP. 

• Coordinates with IT department for system issues, maintenance, and development such as production, purchasing, accounts payable, accounts receivable, receiving, shipping, and other.

• Follows company policies and practices as outlined in the Employee Handbook and/or applicable employment agreement. Follows safety guidelines and procedures in accordance to the job.

• Performs additional duties as assigned.



• Bachelor’s Degree in Accounting/Finance.

• Minimum of 3-5 years’ experience in cost accounting.

• Proficient in MS Excel (e.g. v-lookup, pivot tables, SUMIFS) and other MS products (e.g. PowerPoint); experience with SAP highly preferred.

• Excellent organizational and follow through skills.



• Actively supports and complies with Pelican’s objectives, guidelines and commitment to Quality and Safety, with an emphasis on continual improvement.

• Must be able to interact effectively and cooperatively with employees at all levels.

• Must have the ability to complete assignments within the timeframe specified by the Manager.

• Must be flexible regarding working hours. Must be able to work evenings and weekends, with or without advanced notice.

• Must be able to operate in a fast-paced environment and handle multiple projects simultaneously.

• Ensures that staff is contributing at maximum potential through rigorous hiring practices and an emphasis on training and development initiatives, including coaching and counseling direct reports in their performance and professional development, for approving the proposal of pay increases, hiring decisions and disciplinary actions.

• Emphasizes ethical leadership and decision-making to protect Pelican’s brand and reputation.

• Establishes challenging, productive and achievable goals for direct reports; measure results by establishing checkpoints to track progress.

• Must be able to travel, nationally and internationally, as necessary.



• While performing the duties of this job, the employee will be occasionally required to execute standard physical activities within the facility areas (i.e. stand, walk, sit, use hands/fingers).

• While performing the duties of this job, the employee will be occasionally required to execute non-standard physical activities within the facility areas (i.e. climb or balance, stoop, kneel, crouch).

• Ability to lift and/or move up to 10 pounds and occasionally lift and/or move up to 20 pounds.

• This position requires repetitive hand/wrist activities.


Why Join Pelican? Here’s a glimpse of Pelican Perks…

• Generous paid time off plans

• 401k plan – with a competitive match

• Tuition Assistance Program

• Established reputable brand offering premium products – you’ll be proud to represent Pelican!

• Prime location – minutes away from the beach!

• Amazing employee discount program on Pelican Products

• Great Benefits – several options including Pet insurance for our animal lovers.

• Wellness Discount Program

• Lucrative employee referral program – get paid to work with your trusted network.

• And more…



Pelican Products, Inc. is an Equal Employment Opportunity/Affirmative Action employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex including sexual orientation and gender identity, national origin, disability, protected Veteran Status, or any other characteristic protected by applicable federal, state, or local law.

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