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Position: Cost Accountant

Hours: Monday through Friday

Job Type: Full-time -Salary Exempt

Pay: up to $70, 000

Reports to: Controller.

How to Apply: Interested applicants can apply at 3300 McMinnville Highway, Monday thru Friday between 9-2 PM or email a copy of your resume to 

At Jackson Kayak, we get to work with some of the most exciting outdoor-oriented people.

In this department, you are going to get to forge a bond with them. Teamwork is critical and anything less is unacceptable. You will be working with a fun and family-like team.

Under general direction, the person in this position performs costing and financial analysis relating to the manufacturing operations. This includes gathering and verifying information, and when necessary, establishing costing processes, as well as auditing manufacturing variances, and providing commentary and corrective actions.

Essential Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Gathers manufacturing data to accurately cost finished products, work centers, routings, materials, and expense items,
  • Creates, updates, and maintains bills of material (BOM), routings, material costs, and overhead (O/H) rates both annually for the budget and for new products created within the planning period,
  • Supports costing and margin analysis efforts in new product development,
  • Manages and maintains costing and metric models for weekly tracking against Plan,
  • Identifies cost variances and opportunities, creating monthly reporting tools to highlight purchase price differences, efficiency, and yield variances across all products,
  • Provides analysis and corrective actions and tracking on product cost variances identified,
  • Generates and participates in cost improvement projects,
  • Continually challenges the current processes with the expectation of improving cost and efficiencies across the organization,
  • Develops reports and conducts presentations to internal audiences, such as floor managers, Controller, and members of Management,
  • Support annual budgeting processes and other reporting requests identified within the year to highlight issues and opportunities.

Supervisory Responsibilities



Education and/or Experience

  • A minimum of five years of cost accounting experience
  • Bachelor’s degree in accounting or related field
  • Experience utilizing ERP type System.

Knowledge, Skills & Abilities

  • Excellent communication skills: written and verbal
  • Understanding of the functionality and use of an ERP system to manage cost and controls,
  • Preferred, but not required knowledge of Infor ERP modules,
  • Ability to organize and manage multiple high-priority responsibilities.
  • Ability to acclimate to ebb and flow of Manufacturing Environment.
  • Strong attention to detail
  • Ability to make independent decisions based on appropriate research and facts.
  • Strong understanding of modeling and margin analysis
  • Proven ability to multi-task in administrative, analytical, and operational settings without sacrificing attention to detail, the accuracy of record-keeping, or overall productivity.
  • Proficient in Microsoft Excel and other financial software
  • Ability to effectively present information in one-on-one, small group situations, and other employees of the organization
  • Ability to add, subtract, multiply and divide into all units of measure, using whole numbers, common fractions, and decimals.
  • Ability to compute rate, ratio, and percent and to draw and interpret graphs.

Physical Demands

Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

While performing the duties of this job, the employee is regularly required to stand and walk. The employee is regularly required to sit; use hands to finger, handle, or feel; and reach with hands and arms. Specific vision abilities required by this job include the ability to be able to view a computer screen.

Work Environment

While performing the duties of this job, the employee is occasionally exposed to moving mechanical parts. The noise level in the work environment is typically low.


  • BCBS Health Insurance eligibility after 90 days covering 100% of employee only medical coverage for select plans.
  • Employee Bonus Eligibility after 30 days of employment.
  • Vacation accrual up to 2 weeks after 6 months of employment
  • Free Kayak Rental program and classes
  • Excellent Employee discounts on Product
  • Family environment and culture

Jackson Kayak is an equal opportunity employer. All applicants will be considered for employment without attention to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, and veteran or disability status. The above statements are meant to describe the general nature and level of work being performed by individuals assigned to this position. They are not intended to be an exhaustive list of all duties, responsibilities, and skills required of personnel so classified.
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COVID-19 considerations:
All onsite employees are required to wear masks whilst around others.