B. Braun

  • Cost Accountant II

    Job Locations US-CA-Irvine
    Requisition ID
    Central Admixture Pharmacy Services, Inc.
    # of Openings
    Position Type
    Regular Full-Time
    7am to 4pm or 7:30am to 4:30pm
  • Overview

    Central Admixture Pharmacy Services, Inc. (CAPS®) is the nation's largest network of outsourcing admixture pharmacies. CAPS, a pioneer in the outsourcing of compounded sterile preparations was founded in 1991.


    State-licensed and FDA-registered, CAPS pharmacies deliver solutions from more locations than any other national compounder. CAPS provides both custom and standard solutions to hospital and outpatient providers from our 25 locations across the United States. Making over 300,000 local deliveries annually, CAPS pharmacies operate 365 days a year to dispense labeled, patient-specific and anticipatory IV prescriptions to our health system pharmacy customers.


    CAPS believes safety is job one. Our goal is to provide the most comprehensive and continuous quality assurance program in the industry. We perform environmental monitoring, regular process validations, and daily process sterility testing as part of our routine Continuous Quality Assessment and Improvement Program.


    The CAPS service is focused on the daily admixing, dispensing, and delivery of a variety of CSPs. CAPS uniquely trained and licensed pharmacy personnel compound a broad range of patient and non-patient specific CSPs embracing the latest compounding technology, including proprietary software for ordering prescriptions and barcode safety checks for automated and manual compounding processes.


    Each CAPS pharmacy is managed by a pharmacist with well-established compounding expertise. These directors manage a team of licensed pharmacists and certified technicians trained on CAPS Standard Operating Procedures. CAPS employs a QA team of chemists, microbiologists, and on-site quality assurance personnel who are accountable independently from the admixture staff. Quality Assurance reports are provided to our clients on a quarterly basis.


    Orders are sent via CAPSLink, a web-based proprietary ordering software that can manage both complex and patient-specific prescriptions like Parenteral Nutrition (PN) and anticipatory compounded (AC) non-patient-specific order requests. CAPS ordering system can also interface with your pharmacy management software for convenience and broader custom service options. Pharmacists review orders upon receipt and prepare your order using an automated compounding process and a bar coded manual-add-system (MAS) to verify ingredient accuracy.


    CAPS mixes to order so you can be assured your order is freshly compounded and has maximum beyond use dating (BUD) when delivered. CAPS has a variety of delivery options including same day and next day services.


    Position Summary:


    The Cost Accountant II in the Irvine CAPS Finance department supports the CAPS Controller and Operations Management of all CAPS Pharmacies. The major objectives are to provide production performance information, variance analysis, budgetary planning and standard costing. The primary focus is to deliver reliable, accurate, and timely analysis as a basis of management’s decision.


    Responsibilities: Essential Duties

    • Conduct Activity Based Costing Studies at specified Pharmacy locations.
    • Develop standard costs for standardized products and perform quarterly analysis for changes.
    • Maintain costing/pricing tool.
    • Maintain Fixed Assets. Close capital projects, request asset tags and coordinate asset tagging.    Complete documentation for disposing of assets.
    • Conduct Pharmacy audits for purchasing, inventory and fixed asset compliance.
    • Assist with loading standard costs in LANCE system/database.
    • Closing of monthly SAP transactions.
    • Furnish month end financial information and analysis to CAPS Management and additionally as specifically requested.
    • Plan yearly cost center activities and expense budgets for CAPS Pharmacies, CAPS Engineering, CAPS Quality Assurance and CAPS G&A.
    • Review and analysis of actual activities and expenses to plan for above areas on a monthly basis.
    • Review inventory levels of raw materials, work- in- process and finished goods and develop corrective actions as needed.
    • Perform month end capital SAP entries and maintain capital spending reports.
    • Review Post-Audit of the implemented ROI results.

    • Provide information in support of the year-end financial audit of CAPS Pharmacies as required by our outside independent auditors, PWC. This function is critical to the organization in that we comply with US GAAP and IAS obtain a satisfactory audit.

    Expertise: Knowledge & Skills

    • Excellent SAP knowledge, Accounting Practices & Principles, Strong Cost Accounting and Budgeting in a Manufacturing environment, Activity-Based Costing.
    • Microsoft Office (Excel, Word, Power Point) competency required; advanced formulations, uploading, downloading, merge and comparison of file data. Familiarity with Lotus Notes/Outlook.
    • Strong analytical and reasoning skills, excellent verbal and written communication, effective time management and organization, good judgement, initiative, persuasiveness, and thoroughness. Must meet deadlines.


    Expertise: Qualifications - Experience/Training/Education/Etc



    • Bachelor’s degree in Accounting or Finance
    • 5-7 years of Cost Accounting/Controlling experience in an Manufacturing environment
    • 3-5 years experience with Operations management reporting
    • Travel will  be required


    • CMA, MBA

    While performing the duties of this job, the employee is regularly required to sit and talk or hear. The employee frequently is required to use hands to handle or feel and reach with hands and arms. The employee is occasionally required to stand and walk. The employee must occasionally lift and/or move up to 20 pounds.



    Braun offers an excellent benefits package, which includes healthcare, a 401(k) plan, and tuition reimbursement. To learn more about B. Braun and our safety healthcare products or view a listing of our employment opportunities, please visit us on the internet at www.bbraunusa.com Equal Opportunity Employer Minorities /Women/ Veterans/Disabled.

    Through its “Sharing Expertise®” initiative, B. Braun promotes best practices for continuous improvement of healthcare products and services.


    Responsibilities: Other Duties:


    The preceding functions have been provided as examples of the types of work performed by employees assigned to this position. To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily. The requirements listed in this description are representative of the knowledge, skill, and/or ability required. Management reserves the right to add, modify, change or rescind the work assignments of different positions due to reasonable accommodation or other reasons.

    Physical Demands:

    The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

    Work Environment:

    The work environment characteristics described here are representative of those an employee encounters while performing the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions. The noise level in the work environment is usually moderate.




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