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Senior Cost Accountant

Swimways Corporation, located in Virginia Beach, VA, is a leader in outdoor recreational products. Swimways has joined with Spin Master to create an outdoor Global Business Unit which is key to driving innovation and growth within the category. Our goal is making free time more fun through innovation! We currently have an opening at our Virginia Beach, VA location for a Senior Cost Accountant.

Job Function/Summary:

Reporting to the Operations Controller, the role’s primary responsibilities involve developing pricing models and analysis to support strategies for optimizing sales and profit margins. The accountant is responsible for accuracy of inventory costing and performs the related manufacturing accounting activities.


  • Maintain and analyze retail customer pricing and profitability
  • Provide pricing and costing analysis as part of the product line planning process
  • Maintain, update, and review manufactured and import standard costs
  • Track and monitor plant operating performance metrics(scrap, productivity, efficiency)
  • Prepare month-end analysis, reconciliations, and closing entries related to inventory costs and reserves
  • Create and maintain Excel models to support pricing decisions
  • SAP month-end close process
  • Participate in physical inventory process and record adjustments
  • Support internal and external audit processes
  • Budgeting and financial analysis
  • Other duties as assigned

Minimum Required Education, Experience, Licenses and Certifications

  • Minimum of a Bachelor’s degree in Finance or Accounting
  • 5+ years in a manufacturing business (at least $50MM in sales)
  • 5 – 7 years of cost accounting or pricing analysis experience
  • Experience with major ERP system (SAP highly preferred)
  • Advanced Excel skills (include pivot tables, VLOOKUPs)

Essential Mental & Physical Requirements:

  • Ability to work under stress and meet deadlines
  • Ability to operate a keyboard is required to perform the essential job functions
  • Ability to read and interpret a document is required to perform the essential job functions
  • Ability to travel to Tarboro, N.C. plant
  • Ability to lift/move/carry approximately 25 pounds if required to perform the essential job functions

Primary Location

This position will be based in Virginia Beach, VA.

Application Process

Not only is Swimways a fun place to work but it is a great place to build a career. Qualified candidates may email resumes with salary requirements to resumes@swimways.com