Senior Cost Accountant

Job ID 2023-0903

Finance/Accounting/Credit Stamford, Connecticut East Windsor, New Jersey


Position at Conair LLC

* Position can be based out of our Stamford, CT or East Windsor, NJ office on a hybrid basis)

About Us:

Conair is a leading international designer, manufacturer, and marketer of branded personal care and small kitchen appliances, cookware, hairbrushes & accessories, cosmetic bags, and travel accessories.

Conair has always been driven by a passion for innovation; it’s part of the Company’s DNA. Trendsetting products have been invented by Conair since its inception in 1959, keeping the Company always a step ahead of the competition. The company's domestic and international divisions offer a diversified mix of consumer and professional products sold in over 120 countries. The Family of Conair brands includes CONAIR, Cuisinart, BabylissPRO, Scünci , TRAVELSMART by CONAIR, and Waring.

Conair’s passion for innovation gets stronger with each decade, as evidenced by the over 1,000 patents the Company has obtained worldwide. Today, Conair and its brands are names known throughout the world. Conair continues to introduce its brands to new and emerging markets, year after year. By the 1990s, most households in America owned at least one Conair product. Today many have more than one, and the Company’s goal is to ensure that every household in the world eventually owns one of our products.

At Conair, we inspire our customers with innovative quality products and brands that enhance their lives.

Position Summary:

Reporting to the Cost Accounting Manager, the Senior Cost Accountant is responsible for analyzing, managing, and reporting financial data related to the cost of producing goods. This role involves working closely with various departments to identify and monitor cost-saving opportunities, as well as forecasting and budgeting.


  1. Cost analysis and reporting: Analyze financial data related to the cost of goods sold, inventory, production, and other expenses. Prepare reports, charts, and graphs to communicate findings and make recommendations to management.
  2. Budgeting and forecasting: Develop and maintain budgets and forecasts for cost-related activities, ensuring accuracy and alignment with company goals and objectives.
  3. Cost control: Work with production, engineering, and other departments to identify and implement cost-saving opportunities, such as reducing waste, improving efficiency, and optimizing processes.
  4. Inventory management: Monitor inventory levels, analyze variances, and report on trends to ensure accurate inventory valuation.
  5. Compliance: Ensure compliance with accounting standards, policies, and procedures, as well as applicable laws and regulations.
  6. Team management: Supervise and mentor junior cost accountant, ensuring their work meets quality and accuracy standards.

Essential Qualifications:

  1. Bachelor's degree in accounting or finance, with a focus on cost accounting.
  2. CPA or CMA certification preferred.
  3. Minimum of 5 years of experience in cost accounting, preferably in a manufacturing or production  environment.
  4. Strong analytical and problem-solving skills, with a keen attention to detail.
  5. Excellent communication and interpersonal skills, with the ability to collaborate effectively with cross  functional teams.
  6. Proficiency in Excel and other financial software programs.
  7. Knowledge of US GAAP
  8. SAP experience strongly preferred

Environmental Factors:

  • Working conditions are normal for an office environment.
  • Must be able to sit for extended periods of time
  • Must be able to use a computer keyboard and view a monitor for extended periods of time
  • Must be able to travel domestically and internationally for business (% if needed)
  • Must be Covid-19 vaccinated.
  • We currently operate on a hybrid schedule; candidate must be willing to come into the office 50% of time.

What we offer:

  • Comprehensive Medical/Dental/Vision plans
  • Generous Paid Time Off Programs
  • Life & Disability Insurance
  • FSA/HRA/Dependent Care FSA
  • Paid Parental Leave Policy
  • 401k and company match
  • Free Lunch (in some locations)
  • EAP & Employee Wellness Programs
  • Volunteer Days Paid Time Off

Are you passionate about this opportunity but worried that you don’t have 100% of the experience we’re looking for?  We still want to hear from you!

Apply online and let us know why you would make a great addition to Conair!