Jost Chemical Co.
  • 02-Oct-2020 to 01-Dec-2020 (CST)
  • Accounting
  • St. Louis, MO, USA
  • Full Time

Costing Manager 

Jost Chemical,, a global leader in the manufacture of high purity specialty chemicals for pharmaceutical products is looking for a Costing Manager to provide accounting and analytical support to various Jost operating groups in the area of inventory valuation and product costing.

If you have excellent analytical, problem solving and technical skills with the ability to multitask in a fast-paced environment this Costing Manager position is for you.


Costing Manager

Position: Full time

Our offer:

  • Medical/Dental/Vision Plan Insurance, Short and Long-Term Disability and Life Insurance after 60 days.
  • 3% Safe Harbor contribution to your 401K.
  • Paid Time Off (PTO) Employees eligible after 90 days of continuous employment.
  • 9 Company Paid Holidays (72 hours) each year.
  • Uniforms Provided
  • Foot Protection- annual allowance for all laboratory, maintenance and production employees.
  • 24-hour access to our free, on-site fitness center.
  • We provide Individual development, on-the-job training, and development programs designed to enhance your professional growth and development while ensuring you feel valued, inspired and appreciated at work.

Jost Chemical is an equal opportunity employer and affirmatively seeks diversity in its workforce. We consider applicants, and make all employment decisions, without regard to race, color, religion, creed, gender, national origin, age, disability, marital or veteran status, or any other legally protected status. We are committed to recruiting and retaining the best talent in the chemical manufacturing industry.


Costing Manager

Reports to Controller

The Costing Manager will be working under the general direction of the Controller, providing accounting and analytical support to various operating groups in the area of inventory valuation and product costing, to ensure accounting accuracy as well as to support business decision making. This is a great role for someone who appreciates challenges and aspires to make an impact with one's skills and knowledge. This role supports both Jost US and Jost Poland. This is an individual contributor position.



  • Perform month-end close activities related to cost accounting and inventory valuation; evaluate for and act on process improvement opportunity where applicable.
  • Develop various financial analyses related to manufacturing costs, product margin, and inventory level for various products as needed. Create periodic reports analyzing variances and discussing underlying drivers to provide operational insights and to seek for savings opportunities.
  • Perform item cost maintenance and item cost analysis, standard labor/overhead rate development and maintenance, standard material cost development and maintenance, and standard cost variance analysis.
  • Be an instrumental part in the new ERP implementation for both Jost US and the US Poland, primarily in the area of inventory and costing; ensure validity and accuracy of the system through analyses, problem-solving, and cross-functional collaboration.
  • Set up new raw material and finished goods items in the accounting system; coordinate to maintain production BOMs; perform periodic cost updates.
  • Maintain and improve processes and controls associated with manufacturing costs and inventory valuation.
  • Assist the Controller as needed.


Core Competencies:

  • Analytical - Collects and researches data and uses intuition and experience to complement data analysis.
  • Problem Solving Identifies and resolves problems in a timely manner. Gathers and analyzes information skillfully. Develops alternative solutions.
  • Technical Skills Strives to continuously build knowledge and skills.
  • Adaptability Adapts to changes in work environment. Manages competing demands and changes approach or method to meet the situation.


  • Bachelor's Degree in Accounting, Finance, Economics, Business Administration, or any relevant discipline.
  • Five or more years' professional experience in the accounting/finance area. Manufacturing experience preferred. Breath of experience preferred.
  • Proficient in Excel. Sufficient experience with financial systems in general.
  • Entrepreneurial, inquisitive, analytical, and organized.






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