Cost Accountant

United States of America
Full Time
August 1 2020



Precision Castparts Corp. (PCC) is a leading worldwide, diversified manufacturer of complex metal components and products. It serves the aerospace, power, and general industrial markets. PCC is the market leader in manufacturing large, complex structural investment castings, airfoil castings, and forged components used in jet aircraft engines and industrial gas turbines. The Company is also a leading producer of highly engineered, critical fasteners for aerospace and other general industrial markets, manufactures extruded seamless pipe, fittings, forgings, and clad products for power generation and oil & gas applications, and supplies metal alloys and other materials to the casting and forging industries. PCC is a high quality business with dominant positions in most segments of the markets in which it serves.

Headquartered in Portland, Oregon, this over 10 billion dollar company employs more than 29,500 people worldwide.  PCC has over 160 plants and has a presence in twenty-six states in the US and in over a dozen countries. PCC is relentless in its dedication to being a high-quality, low-cost and on-time producer; delivering the highest value to its customers and shareholders while continually pursuing strategic, profitable growth.

Effective early February 2016, Berkshire Hathaway, led by chairman and CEO Warren E. Buffet, acquired Precision Castparts Corp.

Delivering Locking Solutions for the most challenging applications.

Shur-Lok's precision manufacturing facilities provide a high degree of flexibility for satisfying both large and small volume production requirements.

From purchasing the latest CNC equipment to building its own secondary operation and assembly machines, Shur-Lok capitalizes on cutting edge manufacturing technology. The company regularly upgrades equipment as it strives to achieve World Class Manufacturing.

Through cellular manufacturing, operators are cross-trained to run most machines in their cell, and they take responsibility for the total production of the part. Many of Shur-Lok's machine operators are trained and certified to inspect their own work.

Extensive quality assurance programs verify the results. Skilled personnel and modern equipment for controlling and testing make certain that the company's fasteners and components adhere to the industry's highest quality standards. Shur-Lok Company's Quality Assurance system is AS9100 Certified. By setting the highest standards for itself, Shur-Lok also has achieved participation in self-release programs initiated by its major customers. Through these programs, designated Shur-Lok employees are authorized to act as the customer's inspectors so finished products can be shipped directly to customer stores and production lines without further examination.

2541 White Rd., Irvine, CA 92614

Position Summary:

The Cost Accountant performs accounting duties which require exercise of independent judgment, thorough knowledge of accounting, bookkeeping procedures and familiarity with work relationships within the fields of accounting and cost accounting activities. Handles confidential data. Must be able to analyze and present information to Senior Management of the plant and division. Responsible for Sarbanes Oxley compliance within Inventory, Fixed Assets and General Accounting areas of the business.

Primary Duties & Responsibilities:


  • Prepares journal entries, accruals, adjustments, and posting entries to specified accounts


  • Determines product cost for accuracy on closed jobs


  • Prepares and analyzes inventory reserves


  • Maintains accurate inventory valuation and reviews cycle count adjustments


  • Analyzes and investigates production cost variances


  • Prepares various reports for Company’s external auditors


  • Assists in closing general ledger for each period; prepares cost reports for management


  • Provides analytical support to the operations team


  • Establishes work center labor, machine and overhead rates, when necessary


  • Prepares daily, weekly, and monthly scrap and other cost accounting reports for management information


  • Participates in the annual budget process


  • SOX compliance



Bachelor's degree in Accounting or related discipline

Required Skills and Experience:


Familiarity with cost accounting in a manufacturing environment

Familiarity with cost accounting in a manufacturing environment

Full Relocation is authorized for this position.

This requisition is closed to applications.