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Title:  Sr. Cost Accountant

Requisition ID:  53103
Date:  Mar 14, 2023

Scottsdale, Arizona, US

Department:  Finance

Onsite position in Scottsdale, AZ


Who We Are:

Working at West means having an opportunity to work by the side of our patients and customers, our global team members and the communities in which we operate – which all help contribute to a Healthier World.


At West, we are by the side of patients. The work we do impacts patients’ lives each and every day – our products are a critical part of healthcare delivery and we are proud of the role we play to improve patient health. We work by the side of our team members. We come together as one global team to deliver for our customers and help them address their challenges. We are a diverse, close-knit community of professionals, where everyone has a voice and opportunity to learn and grow through mutual trust and respect. With a 95 year plus history, we have a track record for success, which includes reported sales of $2.14B in 2020. We serve by the side of our community. Giving back is in our DNA—our team members across more than 50 sites globally are involved with hundreds of charities that have special meaning to them through our West Without Borders team member-led giving program.


Job Summary:

This position will join a centralized North American cost accounting team located with West’s Financial Services team in Exton, PA. You will be responsible for the accounting across multiple manufacturing sites including the preparation of journal entries and account reconciliations. 


Job Responsibilities 

  • Prepare journal entries related to manufacturing accounting and inventory reserves to support accurate & timely financial statements in accordance with US GAAP and corporate financial policies
  • Process manufacturing orders as part of the month-end close process
  • Participate in other monthly close activities for plants in area of responsibility
  • Prepare account reconciliations to ensure proper balance sheet valuation
  • Calculate standard costing of products in SAP as part of new product workflow
  • Monitor variances to standard cost and correct any erroneous errors
  • Support the periodic cycle count process
  • Reconcile 3rd party warehouses
  • Ensure appropriate controls and compliance with US GAAP
  • Support and assist other functions within the business as required
  • Assists with systems implementations and/or process enhancements, as required
  • Lead support for special projects, ad-hoc requests and other duties, as assigned
  • Contributes in development, execution & completion of new procedures, process improvements
  • Trains and supports in the growth of the staff accountants
  • Other duties as assigned


Required Qualifications: 

  • Education: Bachelor’s Degree in Accounting or Business with concentration in Accounting/Finance
  • Experience: 5-8 years of experience


Preferred Qualifications:

  • Accounting experience, preferable in a manufacturing environment using SAP or other ERP
  • Understanding of GAAP and internal control principles
  • High proficiency in Microsoft Excel


Travel Requirements:

  • Must be able to travel up to 10% of the time


Physical & Mental Requirements:

  • Use written and oral communication skills. Excellent communication and interpersonal skills must be coupled with public speaking, quick decision making
  • Organizational skills will enable planning, prioritization & achievement of goals especially of importance for the successful execution of related activities
  • Position operates in a professional office environment. May stand or sit for extended periods of time
  • This role routinely uses standard office equipment such as computers, phones, photocopiers, filing cabinets and fax machines
  • Read and interpret data, information and documents
  • Must maintain the ability to work well with others in a variety of situations
  • Must be able to multi-task, work under time constraints, problem solve, and prioritize
  • Ability to make independent and sound judgments

Observe and interpret situations, analyze and solve problems



West is an equal opportunity employer and we value diversity at our company. We do not discriminate on the basis of race, religion, color, national origin, gender, sex, gender identity, sexual orientation, age, marital status, veteran status, or disability status.  If you have a special need that requires accommodation in order to apply to West, please send an email to  Where permitted by law, an offer of employment with West Pharmaceutical Services, or any of its subsidiary or affiliate companies, is contingent upon the satisfactory completion of background screening and/or a pre-employment drug screening.

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