Lupin Pharmaceuticals (Company Headquarters)

Manager, Cost Accounting

3 weeks ago
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The, Cost Accounting Manager will combine cost accounting duties with other financial accounting responsibilities.  Responsibilities will include assisting with standards setting, variance monitoring, cost-of-sales accounting, manufacturing accruals and intercompany profit eliminations.  This position will report to the Head of Finance.


Responsible for internal management reporting, cost management, and supporting analysis, including

  • Product processing yield analysis
  • Direct labor analysis
  • Raw material yield (inventory adjustments) analysis
  • Root cause failure analysis
  • Automate reporting and analysis using advanced Excel and Access tools, such as pivot tables and queries.

Responsible for cost models and product pricing studies and new item set-ups.

Responsible for spending and variance analyses.

Responsible for timely and accurate closings.

Responsible for internal controls, financial control documentation and testing, and supporting audits. Ensures that items are correctly classified and statements prepared in accordance with Generally Accepted Accounting Principles (GAAP).

Data management: supports SAP processes and system development.

Assists in the analytical and/or strategic function, including the development of budgeting, planning, and forecasting:

  • Ability to manage function, allocate resources, set priorities, and coordinate many interdependent groups.
  • Involves varied tasks requiring advance problem solving skills.
  • Conceives ideas for problem resolution (e.g., supports cost improvement teams).
  • Assesses feasibility of proposed solutions and participates in the resolution of issues.
  • Resolves conflict problems escalated by associates.



  • Minimum of 3-5 years of management experience in a manufacturing environment, ideally with manufacturing experience in a SAP environment. (Prior experience in Pharma big plus)
  • Minimum education required: B.S/B.A. degree in Accounting or Finance
  • Education desired: CPA or CIMA UK Certified, Master's Degree in Business Administration or Finance a plus
  • Knowledge, skills, and abilities required: Strong technical and analytical skills in accounting and finance. Excellent financial reporting and forecasting abilities with high-level database and change management skills.
  • Computer proficiency in Windows-based software applications (i.e. Word, Excel, PowerPoint, etc.) Excellent Microsoft Excel and Access skills required. SAP experience is essential
  • Strong attention to detail. Must responsibly question and challenge financial information and data, rather than accepting it at face value.
  • Must have strong planning, organizational, and problem solving skills.
  • Results oriented. Must be self-motivated and a self- starter.
  • Excellent communication skills (both verbal and written). Must possess strong training/facilitation skills.


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