Sr. Cost Accountant

Date: May 20, 2024

Location: San Jose, California, United States

Company: Super Micro Computer

Job Req ID: 24058

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:

Supermicro is growing and we are recruiting for a Sr. Cost Accountant, who will reports to the Cost Accounting Supervisor and is responsible for day to day cost accounting activities in accordance with the established policies and procedures. The ideal candidate must have in-depth knowledge on manufacturing cost, solid interpersonal skills and the ability to work effectively with internal departments.

Essential Duties and Responsibilities:

The Sr. Cost Accountants responsibilities will include, but not limited to:

• Participate in the month-end closing process by preparing journal entries and account reconciliations associated with inventory and cost of goods sold according to Generally Accepted Accounting Principles (GAAP)

• 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

• Perform product COGS, variances and margin analysis

• Prepare various cost accounting reports for presentation to the upper management

• Assist with compliance with Sarbanes-Oxley section 404

• Support audit schedules and other related audit events

• Participate in other accounting projects as assigned


• Bachelor's degree in Finance or Accounting preferred; MBA or CMA/CPA is a plus
• 8+ years of related experience in high-tech or hardware manufacturing industry preferred
• Strong GAAP accounting and analytical skills
• Experience with major ERP software; Hands-on experiences with SAP is strongly desired
• Experience in interacting with cross functional teams in manufacturing industry is preferred
• Demonstrated ability to perform complex financial analysis related to manufacturing activities
• Solid oral and written communication skills
• Excellent organizational skills to work effectively in a fast-paced environment
• Work effectively in a team environment
• Proficient computer skills with advanced knowledge of Microsoft Word and Excel

Salary Range

$100,000 - $125,000 

The salary offered will depend on several factors, including your location, level, education, training, specific skills, years of experience, and comparison to other employees already in this role. In addition to a comprehensive benefits package, candidates may be eligible for other forms of compensation, such as participation in bonus and equity award programs.

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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