Sr. Cost Accountant

at Penn A Kem LLC in Memphis, Tennessee, United States

Job Description

Pennakem has a heritage of 75 years with a unique company culture of a family atmosphere and high level of engagement. We are more than just a job and seek career-minded individuals who want to grow. Our base chemical derives from renewable resources and is environmentally friendly. We offer challenging and interesting work along with competitive salaries and benefits.

We are currently seeking a Sr. Cost Accountant to join our team of talented employees! Role Description The Sr. Cost Accountant is responsible for various general, cost accounting and financial planning responsibilities. Principal Accountabilities:

+ Cost products

+ Reconcile and report inventory

+ Analyze and report material usage and purchase variances

+ Prepare month-end journal entries and financial statements

+ Reconcile general ledger accounts

+ Maintain CIP and capital assets

+ Participate in preparation of annual budget and quarterly forecasts

+ Special projects, particularly in the area of ERP improvements or implementations

+ Other duties as assigned

Qualifications/Requirements: Experience and Education:

+ Must have prior experience in general and standard cost accounting

+ B.S. or B.A. in Accounting or related field of study required

+ CPA or MBA preferred, but not required

+ Must have good knowledge of GAAP

+ Excellent knowledge of accounting and financial processes (budgeting, financial closure, consolidations reporting etc.)

+ Must be proficient with Microsoft products including Excel and Word

+ Must be a team player with excellent written and verbal communication skills

Interpersonal Skills:

+ Able to work openly with members of other departments and accounting team

+ Good communication skills and the ability to work cross-functionally

+ Must be reliable and able to carry out tasks autonomously and collaboratively

+ Ability to prioritize and manage multiple responsibilities

+ “Self-starter” who can work independently with minimal direct supervision

+ Well organized and detail oriented


+ Medical & Vision Insurance

+ Dental Insurance

+ Paid Holidays


+ Dependent Life

+ Tuition Reimbursement

+ Annual Physical – Company paid

+ Safety Glasses allowance – $250/year

+ Safety Shoes allowance – $150/year

+ Defined Contribution Plan

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Job Posting: JC224571824

Posted On: Sep 24, 2022

Updated On: Dec 02, 2022