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Cost Accountant

Job Description

At Lonza, we invest in great people. We encourage our employees to challenge themselves and we offer an environment that fosters creativity and success. Headquartered in Basel, Switzerland, we operate production, R&D, and business sites around the world, including Europe, North America, and Asia. 

Our vision:

We strive to be the leading supplier using science and technology to improve the quality of life.

Our mission:

We work with passion, using advanced technologies, to transform life science into new possibilities for our customers.

Do you want to help us as we shape the future of this great organization?

Job Description Summary

Ensures and maintains the integrity of the control systems and programs used to accumulate and report cost data and inventory valuations. Manages and controls the costs associated with the various North America manufacturing operations. Prepares timely, accurate, and useful financial information and analysis.

Job Description

Utilizes knowledge of plant manufacturing operations, material flow and cost accounting principles, set forth in MAM, to ensure accurate product cost development.

Performs accounting activities for monthly, quarterly, and year-end plant accounting closings, variance analysis and reporting.

Prepare month-end inventory reconciliations and reserves.

Conduct product costing and analysis of results (various costing variants) that assist in business decision-making.

Facilitate Target process with Sales, Operations, and Sourcing to develop the new years’ product costing standards accurately and timely as dictated by Corporate Accounting.

Assists as needed, in coordinating and performing annual physical inventory and cycle counts.  Supports Supply Chain/Operations in the analysis and reconciliation of data from the inventory counts and makes adjustments to accurately state plant inventories.

Provides support for internal and external audit requests.



Work Experience




Lonza is an equal opportunity employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, religion, color, national origin, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, age, status as a qualified individual with disability, protected veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by law.

Lonza.  The place to Go, Stay and Grow.

Job Snapshot

Employment Type Full-Time
Job Type Accounting
Education Not Specified
Experience Not Specified
Manages Others Not Specified
Industry Chemical
Required Travel None
Job ID R1980
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Cost Accountant

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