Cost Accounting Manager

Firefly Aerospace

Firefly Aerospace

Accounting & Finance, Sales & Business Development
Cedar Park, TX, USA
Posted on Thursday, February 1, 2024


As an end-to-end space transportation company, Firefly Aerospace is on a mission to enable our world to launch, land, and operate in space – anywhere, anytime. Our launch vehicles, lunar landers, and orbital vehicles provide government and commercial customers with full mission services from low Earth orbit to the surface of the Moon and beyond. Headquartered in north Austin, Texas, Firefly is looking for passionate, hardworking innovators to join our team and help fuel our successful trajectory into space.


We are looking for high energy individual with exceptional attention to detail. The Cost Accountant / Manager’s primary responsibility is to own and lead the cost and inventory functions within the Accounting Team. They will provide significant input into month end close and budget processes as well as supporting business decision making and other accounting processes. They will organize and monitor inventory counting. The Cost Accountant / Manager works under the supervision of the Corporate Controller. This position is critical to the growth of our company.


  • Responsible for all manufacturing cost accounting related activities: month end close, maintaining accurate costs, labor & overhead absorption, inventory management, freight and duty tracking and monitoring.
  • Establish relationships with key stakeholders cross-functionally (Operations, Supply Chain, Engineering) to develop deep understanding of processes, business drivers, costs and revenue
  • Strong ability to build processes and implement process improvements including focus on change management
  • Drive operational improvements and efficiencies on labor & overhead burden to improve business profitability.
  • Work with inventory control team and internal audit team to monitor, track and improve the cycle count process and inventory accuracy.
  • Perform variance analysis such as purchase price to cost variance, cost revaluation, invoice to PO price variances and work order variances.
  • Ensure validity and accuracy of ERP through analysis, internal audit, and coordination with inventory control, production and work order processing. Own ERP process enhancements and continue to scale the system to meet new processes and requirements
  • Collaborate with the FP&A team to identify cost drivers and develop models as the basis for forward looking plans and forecasts. Partner with FP&A and Engineering teams to ensure Bill of Material accuracy including knowledge of cost reduction impact on financials
  • Ensure process integrity within Manufacturing, Intercompany, and Inventory while working with cross-functional peers to resolve process issues.
  • Maintain phenomenal relationships with business partners and accounting peers to address information reporting needs. Prepare accounting schedules routinely and as requested for internal and external reporting requirements.
  • Provide support to the monthly budget vs actual analysis
  • Support audit and SOX compliance as requested
  • Protect the organization’s value by maintaining confidentiality
  • Become a trusted advisor to your business partners



  • 5+ years of work experience in in Accounting preferably in a manufacturing and/or R&D environment
  • Bachelor’s Degree in accounting or finance related field
  • Ability to understand the manufacturing environment and the associated financial processes
  • Deep knowledge of supply chain, receiving, inventory flow, operations process and manufacturing principles
  • Ability to effectively analyze transactional level detail in an enterprise resource planning system and articulate the key findings to management
  • Strong business skills and effective understanding of financial, distribution and manufacturing systems
  • Excellent analytical abilities, problem-solving skills and business acumen
  • Exceptional attention to detail and accuracy
  • Exceptional written and verbal communications skills
  • Excellent project and time management abilities
  • Ability to work under pressure within short time constraints and in a complex high growth organization


  • Supervisory experience
  • Financial reporting experience
  • Team motivated

Firefly offers outstanding benefits for our employees, including generous health, dental and vision plans with low plan deductibles, parental leave, educational reimbursement, short term disability, and flexible PTO options.

To conform to U.S. Government space technology export regulations, including the International Traffic in Arms Regulations (ITAR) you must be a U.S. citizen, lawful permanent resident of the U.S., protected individual as defined by 8 U.S.C. 1324b(a)(3), or eligible to obtain the required authorizations from the U.S. Department of State.

Firefly Aerospace, Inc. is an Equal Opportunity Employer; employment with Firefly is governed based on merit, competence and qualifications and will not be influenced in any manner by race, color, religion, gender, national origin/ethnicity, veteran status, disability status, age, sexual orientation, gender identity, marital status, mental or physical disability or any other legally protected status.