Job ID R-483744 Date posted May 7, 2024

Cost Accounting Manager (On-Site)

Job Description Summary

This position requires the maintenance of accounting and reporting procedures resulting in accurate product costs and manufacturing performance reporting and ensures product inventories and manufacturing assets are adequately safeguarded and financial reporting. Additionally, will occasionally interact with Global Marketing, Research and Development, and other General & Administrative functions. Promote change, as needed, to ensure compliance to GAAP/SOX, reviewing and delivering recommendations for continuous improvement, and clearly communicating relevant fiscal information to executive management. Position could potentially require limited domestic travel.

This position will report directly to the Plant Controller.

Job Description

We are the makers of possible 

BD is one of the largest global medical technology companies in the world. Advancing the world of health™ is our Purpose, and it’s no small feat. It takes the imagination and passion of all of us—from design and engineering to the manufacturing and marketing of our billions of MedTech products per year—to look at the impossible and find transformative solutions that turn dreams into possibilities. 

We believe that the human element, across our global teams, is what allows us to continually evolve. Join us and discover an environment in which you’ll be supported to learn, grow and become your best self. Become a maker of possible with us. 


  • Partner with the local, business unit and San Antonio/GenPact finance teams to maintain the financial integrity for all activities associated with the Sumter manufacturing facility, as well as Global IDS Quality function.

  • Leads all aspects of all planning, reporting, and analysis of Standard Product Costing, Manufacturing Variances, Inventory, and its component parts.

  • Developing standard costs and maintaining fixed assets

  • Ensuring reserves are calculated appropriately

  • Ensuring manufacturing performance is accurately reported

  • Maintain business visibility to all risks & opportunities in the manufacturing space

  • Quarterly forecasting

  • Partners with the Manufacturing Directors and Plant LT to optimize finance related operational decisions, ensure appropriate financial/accounting, introduce process control as needed, and safeguard company assets.

  • Drives continuous financial improvement through Gross Profit analysis, Inventory analysis, New Product and Discontinuance Analysis, and Spending analysis.

  • Ensures financial reports and records are prepared in compliance with US GAAP and BD financial policies, and financial controls are maintained and that the requirements of the Sarbanes/Oxley Act are met.

  • Assists both internal and external auditors with their periodic review of the BD Specimen Management financial records. Is further responsible for the implementation of agreed upon recommendations, related to areas of responsibility, resulting from the audit findings.

  • Responsible for maintaining capital investment strategy and reporting by partnering with project management.

To be successful in this role, you require:

  • A track record demonstrating the management of growing levels of responsibility, successful business partnering at a senior level, and leading cross-functional teams.
  • Consistent record of improving controls and influencing decisions through accounting knowledge and data driven financial analysis.
  • Highly proficient with Microsoft Excel (pivot tables, macros, VLOOKUP, etc.)
  • Experience with SAP preferred.
  • Superb interpersonal skills, strong collaboration and proven ability to build rapport with all business partners, and influence at all levels of management through informed discussions and presentations.
  • Knowledge of corporate accounting policies and procedures, and GAAP.
  • Driven, proactive and seeks continuous improvement.
  • Ability to work independently in a fast-paced, matrixed, exciting environment with strong attention to detail.
  • Organized with good analytical skills, and the ability to lead projects.
  • Audit experience preferred, and knowledge of SOX controls.
  • Strong desire to learn and advance within the finance function.

Education and experience required:

  • 5+ years of relevant dynamic accounting / finance experience in a manufacturing environment: manufacturing operations, product costing, manufacturing variances and inventory control, financial analysis, COGS, CAPEX, and budgeting & forecasting experience required.
  • Requires a bachelor’s degree in Accounting or Finance. A CPA, MBA, or CMA is preferred.
  • Proven track record leading and serving as an effective team member in a large organization.

For certain roles at BD, employment is contingent upon the Company’s receipt of sufficient proof that you are fully vaccinated against COVID-19. In some locations, testing for COVID-19 may be available and/or required. Consistent with BD’s Workplace Accommodations Policy, requests for accommodation will be considered pursuant to applicable law.

Why Join Us?

A career at BD means being part of a team that values your opinions and contributions and that encourages you to bring your authentic self to work. It’s also a place where we help each other be great, we do what’s right, we hold each other accountable, and learn and improve every day.  

To find purpose in the possibilities, we need people who can see the bigger picture, who understand the human story that underpins everything we do. We welcome people with the imagination and drive to help us reinvent the future of health. At BD, you’ll discover a culture in which you can learn, grow, and thrive. And find satisfaction in doing your part to make the world a better place.  

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