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Senior Cost Accountant 

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About the Organization Headquartered in Solon, Ohio, HDT Global is the industry leader in engineering, designing and manufacturing leading-edge military expeditionary products, rugged industrial/commercial products, and products for medical rehabilitation. Our product lines include shelters, heaters, environmental control units (ECUs), power generators, chemical/biological/radiological/nuclear (CBRN) air filtration and collective protection systems, military vehicles, perimeter protection systems, and robotics including manipulator arms, vehicles, and healthcare solutions.

Additionally, HDT’s success and longevity is based on the full range of engineering services we offer, including design, analysis, testing, validation, training, and installation. These services provide the foundation of our innovation, providing ongoing research and development.

Full-Time/Part-Time Full-Time  
Location HDT (Huntsville, AL)  


Applies principles of cost accounting to analyze production variances, inventory analysis, and review and maintenance of standard cost sytem. Performs accounting functions consisting of month end close responsibilities, analysis of financial results and reporting, forecasting, and assistance in preparation of annual operating plan.


  • Collects data to determine costs of business activity such as raw material purchases, inventory, and labor
  • Analyzes changes in product design, raw materials, manufacturing methods, or services provided to determine effect on costs
  • Analyzes actual manufacturing costs and prepares periodic report comparing standard costs to actual production costs for use in controlling expenditures
  • P&L - monitors forecast to AOP and provides corrective actions if not meeting AOP
  • Key Performance Indicators and MBR (Management Business review) focal point
  • This position is the forecast and budgeting partner between Planning, Operations, and Finance
  • Conducts margin analysis versus standard/plan
  • Drives POV (Production Order Variances) improvements
  • Works with production planners to resolve production order issues
  • Responsible for capital expenditure justification analysis
  • Conducts inventory analysis: obsolete, slow moving, cycle counting program
  • Conducts make versus buy analysis
  • Adheres to all quality and safety standards.
Position Requirements


To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty and responsibility listed above satisfactorily. The requirements listed below are representative of the knowledge, skill, and/or ability required. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.


Minimum of Bachelor’s degree in Accounting or related field


  • Minimum 5 years cost accounting experience
  • Demonstrated understanding of general accounting knowledge
  • Knowledge of standard accounting policies, procedures and regulations


  • Familiarity with SAP preferred
  • Good oral and written communication skills
  • Ability to manage multiple projects and problem solve
  • Strong organizational and time management skills
  • Strong problem solving and analytical skills
  • Ability to work a varied schedule; willing to work overtime when necessary
  • Prior work experience in a manufacturing environment
  • Prior experience with government/defense contractor is a plus
  • Strong interpersonal skills and the ability to work with employees and managers at all levels within the company
  • Demonstrated proficiency in standard business software packages (e.g., Microsoft Office)
Number of Openings 1  

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