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Job Title:  Cost Accountant - Hybrid ($2,500 Sign on bonus)

Req ID:  29536
Job Category:  Finance

Point Richmond, CA, US, 94801


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

The Plant Controller provides financial analysis and business strategy support to the business leadership team by creating and delivering routine and ad hoc financial reporting, forecasting, and operational scorecards.  You will identify, analyze, and implement strategies and programs to grow the business. This is a great opportunity to join a well-established, global company that will invest in your career growth over the long term.

What will you do:

  • Act as a key Partner with the Marketing/Sales/R&D leadership and team to influence and align projects and strategy with STERIS’ financial interests.
  • Coordinate and assist with the annual Budget Planning and Forecasting process.
  • Prepare and assist with the creation of the Annual Strategic Plan.
  • Identify opportunities to enhance financial performance.
  • Independently review and analyze monthly, quarterly, and annual revenue results and profit margins.
  • Review all direct Sales and Marketing costs, overhead allocations, and General and Administrative expenses to assure timeliness and accuracy of reporting.
  • Create and maintain monthly financial and operational reports.
  • Lead the monthly, quarterly, and year-end financial close processes in accordance with corporate guidelines and policies.
  • Responsible for monthly, quarterly, end of the year SOX reporting, data gathering and consolidation.
  • Ensure that revenue is properly recognized on all orders in accordance with the Company’s revenue recognition policy and within Generally Accepted Accounting Practices.
  • Prepare, review, and provide support for journal entries and accruals in the general ledger system.
  • Measure actual performance results against forecast, plan, and prior year.  Identify issues that require further action.  Highlight areas of business unit under/over performance.

What do you need:

  • Bachelor’s Degree required, Master’s degree is a plus
  • Minimum 5 years of financial analysis experience and experience managing financial processes.
  • 2 years of experience in developing metrics.  
  • Strong resolution, problem-solving skills, and analytical skills. 
  • Manufacturing and Operations accounting knowledge preferred (experience a plus)
  • Advanced Excel, Word, and PowerPoint skills. 
  • Oracle experience a plus. 
  • Ability to be a self-starter; excellent organizational, interpersonal, and communication skills. 
  • Excellent attention to detail; ability to work as a team member, as well as independently; ability to perform comfortably in a fast-paced, deadline-oriented work environment; ability to successfully execute many complex tasks simultaneously.
  • Customer service skill and ability to interact with all levels of management.

If you are interested in joining our successful, growing team please apply today!




We offer:

The opportunity to join a company that will invest in you for the long-term. STERIS couldn’t be where it is today without our incredible people. That’s why we share in our success together by rewarding you for your hard work. Hiring people who are in it for the long run with STERIS is our ultimate goal. We do this by providing competitive salaries, healthcare benefits, tuition assistance, paid-time off, holidays, matching 401(k), annual merit, and incentive plans.  Join us and help write our next chapter.

  • Competitive pay
  • Annual merit bonus and incentive plans
  • Medical, vision, prescription, dental and life insurance
  • 401(k) with a company match
  • Paid vacation time and paid holidays
  • On site parking and electrical vehicle charging stations
  • Free shuttle from public transportation to plant
  • Tuition assistance
  • Opportunities for advancement


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:  29536
Job Category:  Finance

Point Richmond, CA, US, 94801

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