Senior Cost Accountant - San Diego


San Diego, California

Date Posted March 26, 2024
Industry Accounting
Job Status Full-time
Salary Not Specified


Werfen, founded in 1966, is a worldwide developer, manufacturer and distributor of specialized diagnostic instruments, related reagents, automation workcells, and data management solutions for use primarily in hospitals and independent clinical laboratories.  The Company’s business lines include Hemostasis, Acute Care, and Autoimmunity diagnostics, as well as Original Equipment Manufacturing.  Our success comes from a specific focus in these rapidly evolving diagnostic areas, our commitment to customers, and our dedication to innovation and quality.  We’re passionate about providing healthcare professionals the most valuable and complete solutions to improve hospital efficiency and enhance patient care.

Our North American Commercial Operations, as well as our Headquarters and Technology Center for Hemostasis and Acute Care Diagnostics, are based in Bedford, MA.  Our Headquarters and Technology Center for Autoimmunity Diagnostics is based in San Diego, CA.  Additionally, our Technology Center for Hemostasis and Blood Gas Reagents is in Orangeburg, NY, and our Technology Center for Whole Blood Hemostasis is in San Diego, CA.

Position Summary:

Under minimal supervision, responsible for product cost oversight, operations income statement detail, and inventory analysis.  Prepares all related reporting information. Performs financial analysis and participates in special projects. 


Key Accountabilities

Essential Functions:

  • Analyzes and prepares reporting package for Manufacturing department
  • Analyzes product costing results and variances to standard cost
  • Participates in the preparation of the annual budgets for Manufacturing department
  • Interprets financial operating results and makes recommendations for cost reduction and profit improvement
  • Provides reliable data and looks for ways to continually enhance the quality of the information provided and the responsiveness of the team to the changing needs of the business
  • To be determined based on department needs, to include interactions such as:
    • Report to Finance VP and Senior staff
    • Work routinely with Operations VP, Directors, and Line Supervisors
    • Interact with Management from other departments as needed

The ideal candidate for this position will exhibit the following skills and capabilities:

  • Demonstrated attention to detail
  • Strong written and verbal communication skills
  • Ability to report and present to Director and VP level
  • Willing to take leadership role on various projects


Minimum Knowledge & Experience Required for the Position:



  • Bachelor's degree in Accounting, Finance or related field.


  • Minimum five years of experience in a professional environment in a cost accounting, FP&A or related field.
  • Experience with product cost/cost accounting activities.

Additional Skills/Knowledge:

  • Strong working knowledge of the concepts, principles, and practices of accounting and financial reporting
  • SAP experience preferred.
  • Demonstrated expertise with Microsoft Excel
  • Language: Proficiency in English Language required.

If you are interested in constantly learning and being challenged on a daily basis, we encourage you to submit your resume or CV.

Werfen appreciates and values diversity. We are an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer M/F/D/V.

We operate directly in over 30 countries, and in more than 100 territories through distributors.  Annual revenue is approximately $2 billion and more than 5,000 employees around the world comprise our Werfen team.