Senior Cost Accountant


Toronto, ON, CA, M9W 1M7



Support the management and manufacturing team’s decision making through providing accurate product cost information and to create an environment of product cost awareness.



  • Support the Accounting and Manufacturing Data Team by gathering data from various sources, compiling, and presenting results.
  • Track consumption of raw materials versus standards
  • Work with the manufacturing personnel to improve yield and efficiency
  • Prepare summary feedback of financial statement variances to budget and prior periods.
  • Establish a business partner relationship, with other departments (Ops, sales, engineering, etc.), to provide relevant information to improve business.
  • Monitor productivity initiatives; calculate and track cost savings.
  • Supports Finance Manager in efforts to control fixed and variable costs in accordance with budgeted / forecasted spend. For example, this may include working on ways to increase real time cost visibility and identifying potential targets for cost efficiency improvements
  • Report on manufacturing variances, overhead expenses, scrap and waste, and inventory valuation.
  • Annual compilation of manufacturing budget and review of standard costs
  • Ability to synthesize data and present reports in a meaningful way to management.
  • Perform month end analysis related to COGS and inventory.
  • Performs other duties as required to ensure the success of the business unit.


Every worker shall,

  • Cooperate with their employer for the purposes of protecting the health and safety of themselves as well as other workers either engaged or at the work site where the work is being carried out.

Every employer shall, as far as it is reasonably practicable ensure: 

  • Health and safety of workers and others at the work site
  • That the workers are aware of their health and safety responsibilities and duties.


  • Bachelor's degree in Business Management/Administration with a major in Accounting or related field
  • CPA/CMA/CGA considered an asset
  • 6-10 years of experience in a related field
  • Experience in standard costing, in a manufacturing environment
  • Excellent interpersonal and communication skills
  • Preference will be given to those who have implemented a standard costing system
  • A team player with excellent people skills, knowing when to listen and when to speak up.
  • Self-motivated individual
  • Effective at multi-tasking
  • Action oriented quick paced individual with a sense of urgency.
  • Good problem solving abilities.
  • Positive achiever, who is able to accept and adjust to constructive feedback.
  • Positive attitude and outlook.
  • Exceptional attention to detail is essential to this position
  • ERP experience is an asset – preference will be given to IFS experience
  • Ability to multi-task and thrive in a dynamic work environment
  • Strong analytical skills
  • Must possess a high level of Excel skills.



As the leading integrated energy services company, Shawcor is responsible for protecting the integrity of operational assets across the world. Succeeding in our current markets and pursuing our growth vision is made possible by our people. In addition to intelligence, dedication and professionalism, we look for individuals who embody our values. These include integrity, execution and technology, with a foundation of accountability, respect and doing the right thing.       
Integrity is the foundation on which we were built. And it’s not just in how we operate—it’s behind every product we engineer. It’s part of every new project we take on. And it’s the promise that we give our customers. At Shawcor, we have built a true team environment where all employees are empowered to contribute to the success of the company. We want you to join our team!
Backed by the strengths of Shawcor, DSG-Canusa and ShawFlex brands form the Connection Systems Group. We manufacture a complete range of custom engineered cable, advanced cable accessories including heat shrink tubing, and automated application equipment. By connecting, insulating, sealing and protecting valuable assets and equipment systems, we assure the reliability of electrical connectivity across a wide range of applications - including Power Utilities, Industrial, Automotive and Energy spaces.
We thank all applicants for their interest; however we cannot accept telephone calls regarding this position. All recruiting activities are managed via our applicant tracking system. Please apply online to be considered for this opportunity.
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