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Fortive Corporation Cost Accountant in Boxborough, Massachusetts

Position Summary:

Dover Motion is seeking a self-directed and motivated Cost Accountant to join our collaborative and fast paced manufacturing environment. This individual will be responsible for all facets of Cost Accounting, including Costing, Inventory Valuation, and facilitate completion of monthly close procedures, including but not limited to preparation of journal entries, reconciliations and cost variance analysis. Qualified candidates should be well versed in SOX compliant environments. To be successful, this person needs to have the ability to work in a fast-paced environment with a bias for action, a great propensity to learn, the willingness to grow, and have a mindset for continuous improvement.


  • Be the analytical lead in accounting for standard cost update, cycle counting, E&O, expenses, and audit self-testing; serve as the finance partner with supply chain team and other departments internally.

  • Support Supply Chain with timely manufacturing cost-related activities (part

  • activation, BOM review, item costing, inventory analysis).

  • Prepare and complete closing, reconciliation, and local reporting requirements for Costing.

  • Other Responsibilities, Tasks and Projects as assigned by the Finance Director.

Desired Skills/Experience:

  • 5+ years total professional work experience, manufacturing or financial environment preferred.

  • 3+ years related professional experience with inventory costing and accounting.

  • Intermediate/advanced Excel capabilities required.

  • Proficiency with Oracle enterprise or similar financial accounting system.

  • Adaptable to changing methods, processes and environments.

  • High attention to detail with focus on accuracy, business acumen, Excellent verbal/written skills.

  • Capable of self-scheduling diversified workload to multi-task and prioritize.

  • Ability to work with all levels of employees, management, and external parties such as suppliers.

  • Ability to be an effective team member and display initiative to meet strict deadlines.

Education :

  • Bachelor’s degree, or equivalent, finance/accounting degree preferred.


  • 0 – 10% of overnight travel required for this position

Fortive Corporation Overview

Fortive’s essential technology makes the world stronger, safer, and smarter. We accelerate transformation across a broad range of applications including environmental, health and safety compliance, industrial condition monitoring, next-generation product design, and healthcare safety solutions.

We are a global industrial technology innovator with a startup spirit. Our forward-looking companies lead the way in software-powered workflow solutions, data-driven intelligence, AI-powered automation, and other disruptive technologies. We’re a force for progress, working alongside our customers and partners to solve challenges on a global scale, from workplace safety in the most demanding conditions to groundbreaking sustainability solutions.

We are a diverse team 18,000 strong, united by a dynamic, inclusive culture and energized by limitless learning and growth. We use the proven Fortive Business System (FBS) to accelerate our positive impact.

At Fortive, we believe in you. We believe in your potential—your ability to learn, grow, and make a difference.

At Fortive, we believe in us. We believe in the power of people working together to solve problems no one could solve alone.

Fortive: For you, for us, for growth.