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Cost Accountant (m/f)

Cost Accountant (m/f)

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As one of the world’s leading analytical instrumentation companies, Bruker covers a broad spectrum of advanced solutions in all fields of research and development. All our systems and instruments are designed to improve safety of products, accelerate time-to-market and support industries in successfully enhancing quality of life. We’ve been driving innovation in analytical instrumentation for 50 years now. Today, worldwide more than 6,000 employees are working on this permanent challenge, at over 70 locations on all continents.


  • Planning, Studying, and collecting data to determine costs of business activity such as raw material purchases, inventory and labor.
  • Analyzing data collected and recording results
  • Report on breakeven points by products
  • Report on margins by product and division
  • Report on periodic variances and their causes, focusing in particular on spending variances
  • Analyze capital budgeting requests
  • Analyze actual manufacturing costs and preparing periodic reports comparing standard costs to actual production costs
  • Record cost information for use in controlling expenditures
  • Provide management with reports specifying and comparing factors affecting prices and profitability of products or services.
  • Coordinate physical inventory counts and cycle counts
  • Investigate cycle counting variances and resolve issues
  • Update standard costs in the bill of materials
  • Regularly review and prepare listing of excess and obsolete inventory
  • Maintain timely inventory movement and manufacturing records in SAP
  • Maintain the inventory system with integrity and standardization
  • Have full knowledge of purchasing policies, processes, and procedures
  • Creates and monitors purchase orders. It is important to make sure that each purchase order is properly tracked finding the appropriate approval signature, account numbers and proof of the receipt of the goods ordered
  • Close cooperation in all HR topics with the Bruker office in Singapore
  • Management of personnel files as well as time management


  • Minimum of 5 solid years of Cost Accounting in a Manufacturing Environment
  • Bachelor Degree in Finance/ Accounting
  • The Cost Accountant must have the capability to prioritize and plan work activities efficiently to meet deadlines; work on multiple tasks and projects simultaneously
  • Experience working with engineering and manufacturing personnel on development and analysis of cost standards
  • He/She is often faced with changes, delays, or unexpected events and must be able to deal with all these things in a calm and timely manner
  • The Cost Accountant must have the capability to work in a team environment with varied departments and diverse personalities.
  • He/She must be detailed oriented with excellent oral and written communication skills
  • The Cost Accountant is expected to be proficient in MS Word, MS Outlook, and Intermediate to Advanced in MS Excel programs
  • Proficient in SAP MM and FICO module
  • Strong written and speaking communication skills in English and Malay
  • Experience with Malaysia Tax incentives procedures and claims will be advantageous