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Job Title:  Cost Accountant - Remote

Req ID:  32577
Job Category:  Finance

Chicago, IL, US, 60618


At STERIS, we help our Customers create a healthier and safer world by providing innovative healthcare and life science product and service solutions around the globe.

Position Summary

This position is a crucial member of both our finance and operations teams. They ensure proper accounting and controls execution in each of our plants and are also excellent analysts who provide insightful analysis. This role is responsible for ensuring accurate books and records, as well as identifying and implementing process and cost improvements.

Position location either  Chicago, IL or Des Plaines, IL

Option to work remotely 2-3 days per week


1.    Month end close, including journal entries, balance sheet reconciliations and review, and reporting.
2.    Partner and engage with operations management by developing reporting and providing insight and analysis. Including monthly and quarterly reporting to leadership.
3.    Ensuring adherence to internal controls and SOX framework.
4.    Champion continuous improvement and support our Lean journey.
5.    Key player in budget process, standard costing, and variance analysis.
6.    Support cycle counts and physical inventory processes.
7.    Manage fixed asset and capital expenditures.
8.    Ad hoc reporting and tracking of business and productivity initiatives.

Required Experience

  • Bachelor’s Degree in Accounting, Finance, or related field.
  • Four or more years of accounting/finance experience (manufacturing a plus)
  • Standard costing and variance analysis
  • Strong Microsoft Excel skills
  • Strong attention to detail
  • Strong organization and communication skills
  • Demonstrated experience with ERP systems (SAP preferred)
  • General knowledge in both GAAP and SOX
  • Demonstrated experience in process improvement and cost savings initiatives
  • Initiative, Sense of Urgency, Adaptability and Flexibility
  • Strong analytical and problem-solving skills



STERIS is a leading provider of products and services that meet the needs of growth areas within Healthcare: procedures, devices, vaccines and biologics.  We exist to fulfill our MISSION TO HELP OUR CUSTOMERS CREATE A HEALTHIER AND SAFER WORLD. STERIS is a $3B, publicly traded (NYSE: STE) company with approximately 16,000 associates and Customers in more than 100 countries.

If you need assistance completing the application process, please call 1 (440) 392.7047. This contact information is for accommodation inquiries only and cannot be used to check application status.

STERIS is an Equal Opportunity Employer.  We are committed to equal employment opportunity and the use of affirmative action programs to ensure that persons are recruited, hired, trained, transferred and promoted in all job groups regardless of race, color, religion, age, disability, national origin, citizenship status, military or veteran status, sex (including pregnancy, childbirth and related medical conditions), sexual orientation, gender identity, genetic information, and any other category protected by federal, state or local law.  We are not only committed to this policy by our status as a federal government contractor, but also we are strongly bound by the principle of equal employment opportunity.

The full affirmative action program, absent the data metrics required by § 60-741.44(k), shall be available to all employees and applicants for employment for inspection upon request. The program may be obtained at your location’s HR Office during normal business hours.

Req ID:  32577
Job Category:  Finance

Chicago, IL, US, 60618

Nearest Major Market: Chicago

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