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Job Title:  Project and Cost Accountant


Richmond, CA, US, 94806

Business Unit:  Zygo
Posting Date:  Sep 22, 2022
Job Description: 


Zygo Corporation is a global leader in the design and manufacture of advanced optical metrology systems and ultra-precise optical components and assemblies.


Founded in 1970 and headquartered in Middlefield, Connecticut, USA, ZYGO's global operations are supported by approximately 500 dedicated and highly skilled individuals around the world. Throughout its history, ZYGO has been driven by a passion for innovation, as evidenced by approximately 750 patents awarded since the Company's founding. In 2014, ZYGO became part of the Ultra Precision Technologies Division of AMETEK, Inc., a leading global manufacturer of electronic instruments and electro-mechanical devices.



The Project & Cost Accountant will be a key partner to the program manager and Sr. Cost Accountant. This is an onsite role and will be deeply involved in daily support of strategic programs. The ideal candidate is a proactive self-starter and team player who is focused on continuous improvement. You should possess extensive experience in accounting and the ability to provide project managers with accurate financial information. The focus is on ensuring consistent billing and preparing reliable financial reports.



  • Partnering with program manager to provide cost accounting support to specific development programs
  • Reviewing budgets, including staffing, work plans, and fee structures
  • Preparing pre-billing reports for project managers to review
  • Issuing invoices and tracking purchase orders, consultants, subcontractors, vendor, and supplier bills
  • Providing project managers and clients with timely financial reports and budgets, as well as project forecasts
  • Support the development of bill of materials and routings for new product development
  • Ensure inventory is transacted timely and balance sheet accurately stated
  • Support the consolidation and analysis of operation’s key performance indicators
  • Assist the finance team in other areas of the accounting department as needed



  • Bachelor’s degree in Finance or Accounting required
  • Minimum 5 years of experience in manufacturing environment, operational and project cost accounting
  • Experience working on high value, high technology projects and liaising with both project management and finance teams
  • Exceptional ability to prepare project budgets, financial forecasts, and reports
  • Extensive experience in project invoicing and billing
  • Strong analytical skills and knowledge of accounting principles and practices
  • Advanced knowledge of Microsoft Office applications; strong skills in Excel required
  • Experience with ERP systems; Microsoft Dynamics NAV preferred
  • Ability to work with all levels of personnel including senior management and key customers
  • Excellent organizational skills desired

AMETEK is committed to making a safer, sustainable, and more productive world a reality. We use differentiated technology solutions to solve our customers’ most complex challenges. We employ 18,500 colleagues, in 30 countries, that are grounded by our core values: Ethics and Integrity, Respect for the Individual, Diversity and Inclusion, Teamwork, and Social Responsibility. AMETEK (NYSE:AME) is a component of the S&P 500. Visit for more information.

We are an Equal Opportunity Employer and do not discriminate against any employee or applicant for employment because of race, color, sex, age, national origin, religion, sexual orientation, gender identity, status as a veteran, and basis of disability or any other federal, state or local protected class. Individuals who need a reasonable accommodation because of a disability for any part of the employment process should call 1 (866) 263-8359.

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