Sr. Cost Accountant

  • Job Reference: 425086147-2
  • Date Posted: 17 November 2021
  • Recruiter: Dasan Zhone Solutions
  • Location: Plano, Texas
  • Salary: On Application
  • Sector: Accounting
  • Job Type: Permanent

Job Description

DZS (NSDQ: DZSI) is a global provider of leading-edge access, 5G transport, and enterprise communications platforms that enable the emerging hyper-connected, hyper-broadband world. A pioneer in disaggregated platforms, SDN, and virtualization, service providers and enterprises look to DZS for the innovation that leads to future-proof networks and outstanding performance. Over 1200 service providers, operators, and enterprises in over 120 countries have leveraged DZS innovation, open solutions, and agility to arm them with the network resources and deployment freedom they need to lead in their markets and deliver an unrivaled communications experience. With manufacturing, engineering, service and support centers of excellence spread across the globe, DZS is positioned to bring next-generation technologies and world-class solutions to service providers and enterprises who are poised to transform, compete and win.

DZS is seeking an ambitious, high-energy individual to be part of its high-performing finance team and contribute to the success of a growing company. The role will be based in the company's global headquarters in Plano, Texas.

Reporting to the Director of Accounting, the successful candidate in this role must have strong communication, interpersonal, analytical and technical skills.


* Establish standard costs and update them in accordance with company policies.
* Maintaining financial reports, records, and general ledger accounts.
* Performing monthly balance sheet reconciliations, including inventory, fixed assets, and other asset accounts.
* Evaluate Excess and Obsolete inventory reserves, as part of the close process.
* Analyzing actual manufacturing costs and preparing periodic reports comparing standard costs to actual production costs.
* Reviewing changes in product design, raw materials, manufacturing methods or services provided, to determine effects on cost.
* Performing month-end cost accounting close, including the preparation of journal entries
* Coordinates physical inventories and monitors the cycle count programs
* Assist in the preparation of balance sheet and income statement fluctuation analyses
* Assist in the preparation of the DZS US' reporting unit reporting package
* Assist in the preparation of balance sheet and income statement fluctuation analyses
* Perform general accounting duties as required
* Perform analyses of general ledger account details, when required
* Assist in aggregation of consolidated inventory for financial reporting purposes
* Liaise with external auditors in resolving their audit requests in a timely manner
* Responsible for assisting in updating documentation of process and procedures for SOX purposes, and ensuring controls are executed.
* Work with other finance personnel in gathering supporting documentation for the financial statement and Sox audits
* Participate in special projects and perform additional duties as required.


* Bachelor's degree in Finance or Accounting required
* CPA or CMA required
* 7-10 years' experience required; experience with telecom or other high-tech equipment manufacturers a plus.
* Minimum of 5 years of Cost Accounting experience.
* Experience with process improvement projects and ability to manage multiple on- going projects.
* Demonstrated understanding of Generally Accepted Accounting Principles (GAAP)
* Intermediate to advanced Microsoft Excel and Word skills required.
* Diligent, highly efficient and accurate, with extreme attention to detail and exceptional organizational and time management skills.
* Self-starter, effective follow through and timely in providing status updates.
* Ability to work independently and productively in a dynamic environment, as well as being a solutions-oriented team player.
* Strong interpersonal/communication skills required; both written and verbal communications ability is critical
* Potential for advancement.
* Should be quick learner and self-starter who has the ability to work both independently and within a team environment and is accustomed to working with tight deadlines. Able to work flexible hours as needed during peak times
* Desire to work in a dynamic, nimble, entrepreneurial, empowered environment, yet one that is committed to best practice and to upholding the expectations of an SEC registrant. To succeed, this person must be adaptable & flexible.

At DZS, we're building a diverse workplace and an inclusive culture to give more people the chance to imagine, design, and make a better world. DZS is proud to be an equal opportunity employer and considers all qualified applicants for employment without regard to race, color, religion, age, sex, sexual orientation, gender, gender identity, national origin, disability, veteran status or any other legally protected characteristic. We also consider for employment all qualified applicants regardless of criminal histories, consistent with applicable law.