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Hiller Companies Cost Accountant in Amesbury, Massachusetts

The Hiller Companies, Inc. a national leader in the fire protection and security industry, has an immediate opening for a qualified Cost Accountant in the North Shore / Amesbury, MA area.

The Cost Accountant is responsible for managing the accounts of various construction projects, administering all forecasting, accounting, financial analysis/reporting, project profitability, and leadership beyond the boundaries of a traditional finance role to influence business and operations.


  • Performing accounting duties throughout the project, such as preparing customer invoices, reviewing all job costs (including expense reports, purchase orders and payroll)

  • Ongoing collaboration with project managers throughout life cycle of each job

  • Monitor job costs daily and report to project managers and General Manager jobs that are failing to meet budgeted margins

  • Preparing cost analyses by interpreting projects' financial data and information.

  • Prepare divisional revenue, cost and profit forecasts on a monthly basis

  • Oversee inventory transactions, ensure accuracy of physical counts and reconciled to the general ledger

  • Support preparation of annual and periodic divisional budgets

  • Conduct Job Cost meetings as required

  • Manage and reconcile Petty Cash disbursements

  • Ensure accurate and timely month end financial reports

  • Influence business and operations and strategically plan for future growth

  • Keeping abreast with the fire protection, construction and accounting industry.


  • Bachelor's Degree required in accounting, finance, or a related field. Equivalent professional experience may be substituted for educational requirement.

  • Must have 3+ years’ experience in private or public accounting.

  • Work experience with ERP systems, ideally JD Edwards EnterpriseOne

  • Knowledge and experience with percentage of completion job cost accounting and other construction cost accounting principles

  • Solid analytical and mathematical skills.

  • Meticulous attention to detail and a high level of accuracy.

  • Applicants must be currently authorized to work in the United States for any employer. No sponsorship is available for this position


  • Competitive Pay

  • Medical, Dental & Vision Insurance

  • 401(k) with a Company Match

  • Voluntary Disability & Life Insurance Package

  • Paid Leave

  • 8 Paid Holidays

The Hiller Companies, Inc. is a drug-free workplace, an equal opportunity employer and ADA compliant.

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