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Senior Cost Accountant



Accounting & Finance
San Mateo, CA, USA
Posted on Saturday, May 25, 2024

Skydio is the leading US drone company and the world leader in autonomous flight, the key technology for the future of drones and aerial transportation. The Skydio team combines deep expertise in artificial intelligence, best-in-class hardware and software product development, and operational excellence to empower a broader, more diverse audience of drone users - from first responders to insurance claims adjusters, utilities, and more!

We are seeking a Senior Cost Accountant with a strong background in a manufacturing environment and deep understanding of GAAP in relation to inventory and cost accounting. The Senior Cost Accountant will report to the Senior Manager, Cost Accounting, supporting all aspects of inventory and cost accounting from the transaction level up to financial reporting. This role will be a key Finance business partner to the Manufacturing, Supply Chain and Logistics teams.

Location: This is an office-based position that requires 3 days/week onsite at our HQ in San Mateo, CA. We offer relocation assistance if needed.

How you’ll make an impact:

  • Maintain all standard costs for material, labor and overhead in Netsuite
  • Record all journal entries related to inventory and cost accounting
  • Review & approve all material related purchase orders
  • Perform account reconciliations for inventory and cost related GL Accounts with explanations
  • Create reports which provide strategic recommendations based on detailed financial analysis
  • Assist with managing inventory and cost accounting close, including deliverables from internal and external resources
  • Quarterly Cost Monitors to analyze variances for decision making to business leadership
  • Own per unit cost analysis and run different scenarios based on changes to fixed / variable costs and levels of production
  • Provide Accounting oversight and review for quarterly physical inventory and ongoing cycle counts
  • Document and improve manufacturing accounting controls, processes, systems and procedures
  • Partner with Supply Chain, Manufacturing, Logistics, Engineering and other internal departments
  • Lead complex cost projects that drive accuracy / efficiency of inventory / COGs through cross functional coordination
  • Proactively identify issues and present thoughtful solutions to leadership
  • Self starter with the ability to exercise autonomy and make informed decisions
  • Cultivate a deep knowledge of inventory and cost and have a strong ability to create advanced analytic reports

What makes you a good fit:

  • Bachelor's degree in Accounting or related area
  • 5-7 years of experience in Cost Accounting
  • Experience in Netsuite ERP
  • Experience with detailed cost accounting at a manufacturing company
  • Previous experience in a startup
  • Strong analytical and problem solving skills with an intellectual curiosity
  • Demonstrated ability to learn quickly and pick up new skills
  • Self starter and proactive personality with a proven track record of following through and delivering on responsibilities

Compensation Range: The annual base salary range for this position is $110,000 - $130,000*. Compensation will vary based on factors, including skill level, proficiencies, transferable knowledge, and experience. In addition to base salary, Skydio full-time employees are eligible to enroll in our benefit plans and take advantage of a variety of incentives and stipends.

*For some positions the pay may be dependent upon the individual's regional location.


At Skydio we believe that diversity drives innovation. We have created a multidisciplinary environment that embraces the power of diverse perspectives to create elegant solutions for complex problems. We are committed to growing our network of people, programs, and resources to nurture an inclusive culture.

As such, we do not make hiring or other employment-related decisions on the basis of an applicant or employee’s race, color, ethnicity, national origin, citizenship, sex/gender (including pregnancy, childbirth, breastfeeding and related medical conditions), gender identity or expression, age, religion, disability status, sexual orientation, marital status, medical condition, genetic information or characteristics, veteran, military or family status, or other classifications protected by applicable federal, state or local anti-discrimination laws.

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