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Director, Cost Accounting

Date: Jan 14, 2022

Location: San Jose, California, United States

Company: Super Micro Computer

Job Req ID: 16956

About Supermicro:

Supermicro® is a Top Tier provider of advanced server, storage, and networking solutions for Data Center, Cloud Computing, Enterprise IT, Hadoop/ Big Data, Hyperscale, HPC and IoT/Embedded customers worldwide. We are the #5 fastest growing company among the Silicon Valley Top 50 technology firms. Our unprecedented global expansion has provided us with the opportunity to offer a large number of new positions to the technology community. We seek talented, passionate, and committed engineers, technologists, and business leaders to join us.

Job Summary:

The Director of Cost Accounting reports to the VP Corporate Controller and is responsible for day to day cost accounting activities in accordance with Super Micro's established policies and procedures. This individual will be responsible for overall accounting and costing functions, including audit and compliance with both internal policies and external regulations. Responsibilities require in-depth knowledge in cost accounting, manufacturing processes, vendor rebate accounting, US GAAP and SAP best practices. A substantial portion of this position will involve participating in teams driving continuous process improvements within our team.

Essential Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Manage and own the entire month, quarter and year-end cost and vendor rebate accounting closing process
  • Maintain and expand the cost accounting global process
  • Manage and direct the implementation of global cost accounting methods and activities including internal control
  • Analyze actual manufacturing costs, prepare periodic report comparing standard costs to actual production costs and maintain the standard cost system ensuring standards represent actual costs
  • Oversees global inventory, warranty reserve and vendor rebate accounting and analysis and coordinate with other departments for inputs
  • Ensure consistent application of cost and rebate accounting policies and practices worldwide
  • Communicate accounting results by explaining variances and anomalies in account balances; determining accounting influence on future proposals, and discussing the effects with management and the Finance Team;
  • Design, develop and deliver various cost accounting reports for presentation to upper management
  • Direct cost accounting activities with Supermicro’s Taiwan and Netherlands offices
  • Interface with external auditors and manage the preparation of audit schedules
  • Drive automation of manual processes to enhance the efficiency and effectiveness of existing processes
  • Provide supervision and development opportunities for the team by hiring and training; mentoring; assigning duties; providing recognition; and ensuring diversity awareness


  • Bachelor's degree in Finance or Accounting with a CMA/CPA preferred
  • 10+ years of experience in high tech manufacturing industry preferred
  • Strong US GAAP accounting and analytical skills
  • Experience with major ERP software and SAP highly preferred
  • Demonstrate supervisory and leadership experience
  • Highly effective verbal and written communication skills
  • Excellent organizational skills to work effectively in fast paced environment
  • Attention to detail is critical to this role
  • Work effectively in a team environment
  • Proficient in advance knowledge of Microsoft Word and Excel
  • Effective interaction with all levels of management
  • Experience analyzing large amounts of financial data

EEO Statement

Supermicro is an Equal Opportunity Employer and embraces diversity in our employee population. It is the policy of Supermicro to provide equal opportunity to all qualified applicants and employees without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, age, disability, protected veteran status or special disabled veteran, marital status, pregnancy, genetic information, or any other legally protected status.

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