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At Gentherm, we say, “It’s about the person.” We’re with you on a cold winter day when you turn on your heated seat and steering wheel or helping manage patient body temperature in the operating room, recovering room or intensive care units. We take a human approach with everything we do.


As the global leader in thermal management technologies we embrace the opportunity to create and deliver extraordinary thermal solutions that make meaningful differences in everyday life. We do this by improving health, wellness, comfort and energy efficiency.


We embrace an entrepreneurial spirit and combine that with our global leadership to deliver results. Working at Gentherm provides you the opportunity to not only shape the future of the automotive and medical industries, but also influence your career throughout the company. You will be engaged, challenged and inspired by our team to deliver leading thermal technologies that positively impact lives around the world.


As Senior Cost Accountant with Gentherm Medical, you will work closely with our Manufacturing teams to address all aspects of financial performance and reporting. This role is responsible for business budgeting and forecasting, including variance analysis of inventory, gross margin, productivity, and capitalized assets. The Senior Cost Accountant also assists in consolidating these metrics for the division which requires process standardization throughout the business led by this individual.  Also assists the AP/AR analysts in cash management for Cincinnati location only.


  • Planning, studying, and collecting data to determine costs of business activities such as raw material purchases, inventory, and labor. 
  • Set and maintain overhead rates in Visual ERP system. 
  • Help prepare cost of goods sold and CAPEX budgets and forecasts. 
  • Analyze actual labor, material, and overhead costs against Standard/Budget. Research and explain variances. Report this information monthly or as needed. 
  • Assist the operations team in developing and tracking cost out initiatives. 
  • Providing management with reports specifying and comparing factors affecting prices and profitability of products and services. 
  • Conduct physical inventory and monitor cycle count programs, aligned with operations. 
  • Reconciles raw and finished goods inventory.  
  • Prepare monthly account reconciliations, roll forwards, and journal entries as part of month-end close. 
  • Prepare work papers for year-end audit. 
  • Assist management with developing, implementing, and maintaining system of internal controls. 
  • Provide overall leadership for Cash and Cash performance of the business. 
  • Prepare ad hoc reporting and analysis as required. 



  • Bachelor’s degree in Accounting, Finance or Economics.  
  • Minimum 3 years manufacturing cost analysis and/or accounting. 
  • Hands on experience with ERP systems.  
  • Solid personal computer skills with strong knowledge in Excel and other related software. 
  • Identifies and resolves problems in a timely manner; gathers and analyzes information skillfully; works well in group problem solving situations. 
  • Approaches others in a tactful manner; reacts well under pressure; treats others with respect and consideration regardless of their status or position. 
  • Demonstrates accuracy and thoroughness; looks for ways to improve and promote quality; applies feedback to improve performance; monitors own work to ensure quality. 


  • Certified Public Accountant (CPA) or Certified Management Accountant (CMA) 
  • Prior Cost Accounting Experience 
  • Visual ERP Experience 
  • Tax process/awareness


  • Deliver Results  
    • Understand the mission and output of your team; set SMART objectives and deliver 
  • Drive Change 
    • Focus on agility and commitment to continuous improvement; Understand and act on internal and external drivers of change 
  • Build Capability 
    • Foster a culture of learning and development; Support individual growth through continuous feedback to achieve personal and professional goals 
  • Cultivate Innovation 
    • Openly embrace, create, implement and support new and innovative ideas, processes and technology that deliver business results 


All positions in our office require interaction with people and technology while either standing or sitting. In order to best service our customers, internal and external, all associates must be able to communicate face-to-face and on the phone with or without reasonable accommodation. Gentherm is committed to compliance with its obligations under all applicable state and federal laws prohibiting employment discrimination. In keeping with this commitment, it attempts to reasonably accommodate applicants and employees in accordance with the requirements of the disability discrimination laws. It also invites individuals with disabilities to participate in a good faith, interactive process to identify reasonable accommodations that can be made without imposing an undue hardship. 

Gentherm is an Equal Opportunity Employer.  All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, age, national origin, genetic information, sexual orientation, gender identity, disability or protected veteran status.

Job Req ID:  8304

Cincinnati, OH, US, 45241

Country/Region:  US
Published:  Jun 25, 2022

Nearest Major Market: Cincinnati

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