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Cost Accountant

at Robert Half

Pay: $70,000 to $80,000/year
$70,000.00 - $80,000.00 / Yearly
Posted: 11/8/2019
Job Status: Contract/Temporary
Job Reference #: 00200-0011250963
Keywords: accounting

Job Description


Essential Responsibilities
* Maintains cost standards, ensures accuracy of bill of materials and production routes, analyzes production costs, recommends changes, monitors cost detail in the ERP system (JDE Enterprise One), and provides cost reporting to management
* Analyze overhead, manufacturing variances and actual manufacturing costs compared to budget, forecast and prior year.
* Provides ongoing analysis of process constraints, target manufacturing costing, detailed profitability analysis, and tracing costs back to underlying activities
* Support the Manufacturing/Operations departments with various analyses and drive cost improvement initiatives
* Develop an in-depth knowledge of the cost flow throughout the ERP system
* Assist with process improvements related to inventory, manufacturing operations and cost of sales.
* Assist in preparing capital and operational budgets and forecasts.
* Assist with month-end and year-end closing processes.

* Personal Leadership - Takes initiative and follows through on promises; accepts responsibility for mistakes; protects confidentiality; voices disagreement with tact; accepts & implements change.
* Internal & External Customer Service - Exhibits cooperative behavior; anticipates customer needs & initiates service in a timely manner; exceeds service expectations at all times.
* Communication - Communicates verbal & written information in a clear, concise manner; invites contact and listens with respect; responds to voice and email in a timely manner.
* Teamwork - Arrives at meetings and appointments on time; interacts well with various personalities; shares resources; supports team decisions; contributes to team projects when asked.
* Results Oriented - Possesses current industry & job knowledge; is organized & efficient; demonstrates effective time management & multi-tasking skills; makes decisions in a timely manner.


Bachelor’s degree Accounting or Finance or equivalent work experience required.

* A minimum of 3-5 years of experience in cost accounting, with a background in manufacturing.
* Strong working knowledge of MS Office Suite and advanced competency in Excel.
* Strong background in inventory accounting and standard cost systems.
* Excellent interpersonal and communications skills - able to work effectively with all user levels.
* Ability to work independently and to prioritize and manage multiple responsibilities and deadlines.

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