Senior Cost Accountant at Energy Storage Systems
Portland, OR, US
About ESS
ESS, Inc. is a fast-growing, venture-backed, clean technology start-up, located in Portland, OR.
ESS has developed an advanced flow battery technology for commercial, industrial, and utility
About the Role
The Senior Cost Accountant plays a pivotal role within the company, providing finance and
accounting support to the Director of Operations and the Operations team while reporting
directly to the CFO. This person will be responsible for all facets of cost accounting and
inventory financial management. Detailed job description includes:
• Directly support Director of Operations and Operations team for all financial and
accounting requirements.
• Prepare monthly and quarterly financial reports.
• Maintain standard costs and inventory valuation.
• Perform variance analysis. Drive to resolution and correction as needed.
• Establish cost accounting function with help from the CFO. Implement processes and
• Active involvement in ERP system implementation.
Desired Skills & Experience
• Bachelor’s degree in Accounting, Finance or Economics.
• 3-5 years related experience in a manufacturing environment.
• Hands on experience with ERP systems.
• Experience with standard costing.
• Adaptability while working in a fast changing and evolving organization.
• Highly effective communication skills and relationship building.
• High level of proficiency with Excel and other MS Office products.
• Highest level of accuracy and integrity.
• Strong organization and time management skills.
• U.S. Citizenship or permanent residency.