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Cost Accountant

Department: PAI - Accounting
Location: Sunnyvale , CA

PFU America, Inc. (PAI), based in Sunnyvale, California, is the “innovation” arm of PFU group companies worldwide. PAI is continuously striving to create and explore new businesses and opportunities, for our group companies, to provide preeminent and innovative solutions. In addition, we deliver corporate support to our subsidiary companies in the United States in areas such as Finance, Accounting, Human Resources, IT, and Legal & Compliance support.  This consolidated business operation allows the business divisions to focus on its strategic goals and core activities.

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PAI is looking for a master multi-tasker with excellent communication skills and an upbeat attitude to join our Cost Accounting team.  We are looking for someone who is professional, polite, and attentive while also being accurate.  You should always be prepared and responsive and willing to meet challenges directly. 

The Cost Accountant will primarily be responsible for all facets of cost accounting, which include but are not limited to month end close, analyzing variances, standard cost, budget and forecast support, reporting, inventory analysis, special projects and process improvements.


  • Inventory Management
    • Reconcile monthly inventory value includes in transit;
    • Reconcile inventory value which is located at customer on hand;
    • Reconcile work-in-process variances;
    • Prepare and analyze inventory reserves quarterly with management;
    • Reconcile inventory re-evaluation due to transfer price updates;
    • Responsible for managing inventory sub-ledgers;
    • Responsible for inventory aging, gross and net reports;
    • Responsible for distributors inventory report;
    • Perform and assist in yearly physical inventory;
    • Responsible for the part number setups;
    • Review and perform BOM roll-up cost.
  • Revenue Analysis
    • Reconcile and analyze sales return quarterly;
    • Reconcile and analyze monthly revenue;
    • Analyze and perform monthly revenue adjustments from service business;
    • Monthly accrual of sales proceeds from third party customer;
    • Responsible for the proper recognition of revenue between different business division.
  • Cost Analysis
    • Reconcile and analyze monthly material and overhead costs;
    • Reconcile and analyze any variances from inventory and work order;
    • Perform transfer price updates and analyze proper adjustments or accrual;
    • Responsible for analyzing and closing work orders;
    • Reconcile and adjust actual freight and reserve releases;
    • Analyze burden rate or freight overhead with management;
    • Analyze warranty reimbursement and cost accrual;
    • Analyze and accrue for service labor cost and warranty expenses;
    • Analyze and calculate third party maintenance scanner support;
    • Responsible for the proper recognition of cost between different business division.
  • Other Balance Sheet and Expense Analysis
    • Reconcile deferred discount for service business;
    • Analyze expensed materials and recognize sales tax as necessary;
    • Analyze and track temporary prepaid monthly activities;
    • Calculate quarterly Fujitsu Brand HQ expense charges.
  • Monthly accounting closing activities, including preparation of journal entries;
  • Responsible for financial report creation and maintenance in the system;
  • Assists with preparation of monthly financial statement reports in regards to all facets of P/L and inventory to be distributed to management;
  • Assist in requested analysis for budget and forecast planning.


  • Proactively develops and recommends methodology to improve efficiency and accuracy of financial data and performance;
  • Prepare, analyze and assist in year-end audit and tax filing schedules;
  • Prepare inventory locations for quarterly tax package;
  • Prepare, analyze monthly billing base revenue;
  • Quarterly Logistics Survey preparation;
  • Perform mid-month posting of cost transactions to GL;
  • Assist operations and outside warehouse with various issues;
  • Special projects as requested.

EXPERIENCE:  Minimum 3 years’ experience within an Accounting or Finance corporate environment. 

EDUCATION:  Bachelor’s degree in Accounting


  • Knowledge: Cost Accounting; inventory experience at a contract manufacturer a plus.
  • Knowledge: International Financial Reporting Standards (IFRS) with a deep understanding of IFRS 15, Revenue from Contracts with Customers highly desired.
  • Skills: Experience with large ERP software; hands-on experience with Oracle 12, Tableau and Salesforce highly preferred.
  • High proficiency with Microsoft Office Suite, particularly Excel and Access.
  • Excellent verbal and written communication, analytical, and collaboration skills.
  • Abilities: Ability to overcome challenges to meet tight deadlines; team oriented and continuous improvement mindset; able to be discreet with confidential/sensitive information.


All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, gender, gender identity, gender expression, sexual orientation, national origin, genetics, disability, age or veteran status.



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