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Cost Accountant I/II

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Location: Salt Lake City, UT, United States
Position Type: Unfixed Term
Job Function: Finance

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A family-owned company, bioMérieux has grown to become a world leader in the field of in vitro diagnostics. For almost 60 years and across the world, we have imagined and developed innovative diagnostics solutions to improve public health. Today, our teams are spread across 44 countries and serve 160 countries with the support of a large distribution network. This includes our SLC site, formerly known as BioFire Diagnostics.


Responsible for participating in the planning, implementation and maintenance of the cost accounting system. Major responsibilities include accurate and timely analysis, as well as reporting and compliance activities.

Essential Job Duties and Responsibilities

  1. Perform all work in compliance with company policy and within the guidelines of BioFire Diagnostics’ Quality System.
  2. Create, implement and monitor cost / management accounting system and procedures.
  3. Responsible for monitoring and reporting on manufacturing budgets and variances.
  4. Participates in and prepares Bill of Material (BOM) set up, maintenance and costing review for manufactured items.
  5. Maintains integrity of general ledger transactions.
  6. Responsible for analyzing, reconciling, and reviewing inventory valuation reports.
  7. Performs account analysis and reconciliations.
  8. Prepares recommendations, supports and implements alternatives to work processes that will increase efficiencies and quality of financial reporting.
  9. Monitors inventory activities from purchase of raw material through the production process to finished goods.
  10. Prepares cost and variance analysis associated with the month, quarter and year-end close, prepares related reports, and meets reporting deadlines.
  11. Development of product cost models: material usage, material cost, equipment requirements, and labor rates, labor cycle times, overhead, tooling, and capital requirements for new business or changes to current business.
  12. Monitors standard work procedures for product cost tracking.
  13. Prepares cost models, budget models and new standards.
  14. Prepares budget to actual variance reports.
  15. Prepares month, quarter and year-end reports and presentation data.
  16. Performs complex analyses of specific cost centers and variances.
  17. Performs and analyzes cost trends.
  18. Prepares manufacturing variance reporting.
  19. Prepares purchase price variance (PPV) reporting.
  20. Performs semi-finished goods Master Data set up and review.
  21. Performs other general accounting and administrative tasks as required.
  22. Performs other duties and projects as assigned.





Training and Education

Bachelor’s degree in accounting or related degree with emphasis in cost accounting, audit, or operations.


Cost Accountant I
1+ years of relevant accounting experience.

Cost Accountant II
3+ years of relevant accounting experience.


Knowledge, Skills and Abilities

In depth knowledge of Cost Accounting and business systems and best practices.

ERP experience required; SAP experience preferred.

Proficient at Microsoft Office.

Strong internal customer service skills. 

Demonstrated strong project management and time management skills.

Excellent verbal and written communication skills.


Physical Requirements

May be required to lift boxes containing documents weighing about 10-20lbs.

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BioMérieux Inc. and its affiliates are Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employers. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, age, protected veteran or disabled status, or genetic information. Please be advised that the receipt of satisfactory responses to reference requests and the provision of satisfactory proof of an applicant’s identity and legal authorization to work in the United States are required of all new hires. Any misrepresentation, falsification, or material omission may result in the failure to receive an offer, the retraction of an offer, or if already hired, dismissal. If you are a qualified individual with a disability, you may request a reasonable accommodation in BioMérieux’s or its affiliates’ application process by contacting us via telephone at (385) 770-1132, by email at [email protected], or by dialing 711 for access to Telecommunications Relay Services (TRS).

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