Cost Accountant - II

Date: Apr 1, 2024

Location: Paris, IL, US, 61944

Company: North American Lighting

Job Summary

Who We Are

North American Lighting Inc., member of the Koito Group of Companies, is the largest tier one automotive exterior lighting manufacturer in North America. As the market share leader in exterior automotive lighting, NAL provides advanced lighting technology, engineering design expertise, and state-of-the-art production capabilities to auto makers based in North America and around the world.


Our Opportunity

North American Lighting (NAL) is looking for a Cost Accountant - II to join our team. The ideal candidate will maintain the Company's standard costing system while ensuring compliance with Corporate policies and Generally Accepted Accounting Principles.

Essential Duties & Responsibilities

Your Priorities

  • Runs monthly costing for all NAL part numbers, analyze results, and make adjustments as needed.
  • Prepares, analyzes, and posts monthly cost of production, overhead, inventory, and scrap journal entries.
  • Calculates monthly royalty payments to shareholder.
  • Audits Bills of Material and Routings in the AS/400, reports errors to appropriate personnel, and follows-up to ensure that changes are made.
  • Enters standard costs to the system for all purchased components.
  • Calculates and analyzes inventory value of general ledger compared to manufacturing stock status.


Your Background

Bachelor’s Degree in Finance, Accounting, Business, or a related field, plus 2 - 4 years of experience in an accounting position.

Experience in a manufacturing cost accounting position is preferred.

At North American Lighting

Team Member Benefits 

World class health insurance plans 

Award winning 401k plan 

Relocation assistance 

Paid time off (vacation, sick, holidays, etc) 

Supplier discounts (wireless, computer, vehicle, etc.) 

Company sponsored wellness program including gym reimbursement 

Diversity at NAL: 

The mission of NAL’s Diversity Committee is to facilitate NAL’s ongoing and continuing efforts to foster a culture and atmosphere of mutual respect, for the benefit of all Team Members from different backgrounds, perspectives, and abilities that represent our communities. 

You can learn more about NAL and our opportunities at 

All qualified applicants will receive equal consideration for employment without regard to race, color, national origin, religion, sex, pregnancy, marital status, parental status, sexual orientation, gender identity, age, non-disqualifying physical or mental disability, genetic information, and veteran status or any other characteristic protected by federal, state, or local law.

Requisition ID: 16458

Location: Paris CHQ 

Nearest Major Market: Decatur