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ATS Company:  SP Industries
Requisition ID:  12147

Warminster, PA, US, 18974

Date:  Mar 25, 2024

Director, Cost Accounting


ATS Scientific Products is currently seeking a Director, Cost Accounting to join our finance team. 


This role will drive a broad range of cost accounting operations including standard cost modeling, inventory valuation, and accounting close procedures and controls, ensuring financial accuracy and providing insightful cost analysis to support strategic business decisions. This role will partner closely with teams across global organization, including Supply Chain, Manufacturing, Finance, Accounting, 



  • Act as a key contributor in the development of Cost Accounting strategy and operationalize the strategy within assigned area. 
  • Oversee and manage inventory valuation and standard costing processes, as well as other key judgements. 
  • Lead month-end close procedures, including preparing/reviewing critical and complex journal entries, balance sheet reconciliations, financial flux and internal controls. 
  • Collaborate with Supply Chain leaders to understand supplier reconciliations, production schedules, contracts, inventory movements and related matters to ensure financial accuracy. 
  • Optimize KPIs and operational performance reporting to support strategic decision making. 
  • Develop, implement, and maintain internal cost accounting policies and procedures. 
  • Ensure SOX compliance for responsible area, including the development and implementation of improvements to current controls. 
  • Drive preparation of deliverables and collaborative interactions with internal and external auditors in support of quarterly reviews and annual audits. 
  • Provide leadership and take accountability for identifying and driving process and systems improvement initiatives. 


  • Bachelor’s degree in Accounting, Finance or related field. Master’s degree or CPA preferred
  • JDE or other major ERP system experience
  • Minimum of 7-10yrs. progressive experience in Costing and Inventory Accounting, 
  • Deep understanding of manufacturing operations 
  • Proven leadership experience with the ability to lead and develop a high performing team
  • Comprehensive understanding of accounting principes
  • Excellent analytical and problem-solving skills with high attention to detail and accuracy 
  • Knowledge of Microsoft packages and ERP tools
  • Effective communication and interpersonal sills with the ability to collaborate and influence cross-function teams
  • Ability to thrive in a fast paced environment and manage multiple priorities effectively 
  • Strong organizational skills with the ability to meet tight deadlines and drive results.
  • Travel requirement: Approximate 10-20% Travel


The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.


Work is normally performed in a typical interior/office work environment. The work environment characteristics described here are representative of those an employee encounters while performing the essential functions of this job.  Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

All managers are responsible for creating a positive safety culture and maintaining a safe and healthy workplace. It is the responsibility of each manager to ensure that employees receive regular training regarding health, safety and environmental matters.  Each manager is also accountable to ensure that HSE matters are addressed in a timely manner and that compliance with both legislative and corporate requirements are maintained.

Manager responsibilities for Health, Safety and Environment include:

  • Demonstrate leadership in Health, Safety and Environment compliance
  • Hold team members accountable for health, safety and environmental compliance as part of the annual performance review process
  • Ensure that the requirements of the health, safety and environment management system are implemented and maintained
  • Carry out hazard assessments, inspections, and audits as required by legislative framework and/or corporate requirements
  • Ensure that training is provided to all departmental employees are per established training matrix
  • Implement appropriate corrective measures for unsafe conditions and unsafe acts
  • Ensure that appropriate equipment, materials and protective devices are provided and maintained in safe condition
  • Provide information, instruction and supervision to employees 
  • Take every precaution reasonable in the circumstances for the protection of employees

Why Scientific Products?  

The three parallelograms in our logo reflect our core company values: People, Process, and Performance.  As part of ATS, Scientific Products leverages the ATS Business Model (ABM) to train, develop, engage, empower, and energize our people to make impactful changes in the organization.  Our relentless focus on people is what continues to set us apart as a great place to build a career.

  • We provide a wide range of innovative and high-quality scientific products that improve people’s lives
  • We offer a robust health and welfare benefits package that includes Life, Health, Dental, Vision
  • We offer 401(K) including company match, Paid Time Off annually + Paid Holidays
  • You will enjoy career Advancement Opportunities and Tuition Assistance to help you achieve your goals and continue your career growth


EEO and Affirmative Action Statement:
SP is an Equal Opportunity Employer, dedicated to a policy of non-discrimination in employment on any basis and takes affirmative action to ensure equal employment opportunities. It is our policy to provide our employees and applicants with equal employment opportunities in accordance with applicable laws and not to discriminate on the basis of race, color, religion, ancestry, national origin, age, marital status, sex, gender identification, sexual orientation, genetic information, political belief, pregnancy, citizenship, handicap or disability, status as a veteran or member of the U.S. military, or any other characteristic protected by applicable federal, state, or local laws. SP's Affirmative Action Plan is available through the HR Department and may be accessed during normal business hours. #INDSP


Pay Transparency Nondiscrimination Provision: 
SP will not discharge or in any other manner discriminate against employees or applicants because they have inquired about, discussed, or disclosed their own pay or the pay of another employee or applicant. However, employees who have access to the compensation information of other employees or applicants as a part of their essential job functions cannot disclose the pay of other employees or applicants to individuals who do not otherwise have access to compensation information, unless the disclosure is (a) in response to a formal complaint or charge, (b) in furtherance of an investigation, proceeding, hearing, or action, including an investigation conducted by the employer, or (c) consistent with the contractor's legal duty to furnish information.

Nearest Major Market: Philadelphia

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