Senior Cost Accountant

Date: May 25, 2024

Location: Sherrill, NY, US, 13461

Company: Briggs & Stratton


As a Senior Cost Accountant your goal is to support cost accounting, inventory controls and other accounting functions by working closely with the finance team and operations leadership. You'll do this by preparing and creating journal entries and reports with month-end closing, costing, daily operations, and other financial analysis. You'll formulate and administer approved accounting practices throughout the organization (Turf Business Unit in support of Ferris brand) to ensure that financial and operating reports accurately reflect the condition of the business and provide reliable information necessary to control operations within the business unit.


You will do this by:

  • Analyzing and updating system to ensure accurate production cost, inventory and labor variances throughout the month

  • Performing costing of purchased parts, service parts and resolves AP discrepancies

  • Assisting with month-end closing by calculating accruals, booking journal entries, reclasses and other system adjustments 

  • Reviewing account details and following-up on month-end closing items when necessary

  • Preparing reports daily, weekly and monthly which may include but not be limited to production cost, inventory, spend and other metrics

  • Performing standard cost roll at year-end to ensure standards are accurately updated

  • Coordinating review of inventory balances and inventory monitoring programs

  • Working with functional managers throughout the company to identify opportunities for improved efficiencies and offer recommendations for improvement

  • Performs other duties as assigned


The above statements are intended only to describe the general nature of the job and should not be construed as an all-inclusive list of position responsibilities. 


You are the kind of person who is/has:

  • excited to bring fresh eyes to a process and identify improvements

  • collaboration skills

  • a desire for career growth


Required Qualifications:

  • Bachelor’s Degree in Accounting or Finance OR equivalent experience and education

  • Fluent in English and primary language used in area of responsibility and/or location

  • Minimum of five years of related Accounting/Finance experience

  • Advanced proficiency in MS Excel


Preferred Qualifications:

  • Experience working in a manufacturing environment

  • SAP Experience


Additional Knowledge & Skills:

  • Strong analytical skills and knowledge of analysis techniques that assist in report preparation for decision-making purposes

  • Thorough understanding of general accounting functions as well as cost accounting and standard cost setting

  • Advanced organization skills necessary to manage multiple assignments and priorities

  • Strong verbal and written communication and interpersonal skills for interface and communicate with diverse groups

  • Desire to grow career/skill set

  • Strong computer literacy, especially experience with financial software systems


Travel Required: 

  • % of Travel: 0


Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.


Work Location: 

  • Sherrill, NY (Hybrid Eligible)


NY State Compensation:

  • For this position, the expected base annual salary range is $65,000 to $95,000 USD commensurate with experience. Actual compensation within that range will be dependent upon the individual's skills, experience, qualifications, and applicable laws.



Briggs & Stratton, headquartered in Milwaukee, Wisconsin, provides innovative products and diverse power solutions to help people get work done. Briggs & Stratton is the world’s largest producer of engines for outdoor power equipment, and is a leading designer, manufacturer and marketer of lithium-ion battery, standby generator, energy storage system, lawn and garden, turf care and job site products through its Briggs & Stratton®, Vanguard®, Ferris®, Simplicity®, Snapper®, Billy Goat®, Allmand®, SimpliPhi®, Branco® and Victa® brands. Briggs & Stratton products are designed, manufactured, marketed and serviced in more than 100 countries on six continents.


Briggs & Stratton is committed to a policy of equal employment opportunity. The Company conducts all employment practices without regard to race, sex, color, religion, national origin, age, disability, protected veteran's status, pregnancy, genetic information, sexual orientation or any other basis prohibited by law. Briggs & Stratton also undertakes affirmative action to assure equal employment opportunity for minorities and women, for persons with disabilities, and for protected veterans.

Nearest Major Market: Utica