Job Description

Cost Accountant & Analyst

Department: Accounting and Finance

• Analysis • Accountant • Reconciliation • Journal Entries • Costing background in manufacturing (preferred)

Job Description
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Summary

The Cost Accountant will be responsible for studying and collecting data to determine costs of business activity such as raw material purchases, inventory, subcontractor, labor and overhead.  This person will monitor/manage the standard cost system and analyze/audit costs.  He/she is responsible for the accuracy and reliability of the manufacturing standard cost inventory records, through analysis and working with operations on continuous process improvement of inventory control and reporting. He/she will serve as internal audit of the cycle-count program and will prepare weekly report for inventory valuation, manufacturing variances and absorption, as well as assist with month-end close and year-end closing and will report and explain variances between actual and standard cost.  This person will also work with Corporate to coordinate and run the Annual Cost Roll for the site.

  • Assists with maintaining Standard Cost System accross various systems.
  • Assists with monitoring cost and changes that impact costing and valuation.
  • Assists with month-end closing activities by preparing account reconciliations, review of expenses, review of manufacturing transactions, analyze Purchase Price Variance, analyze Cost-of-Goods sold, assists with Profit Margin analysis, assists with Inventory Trend analysis and journal entries.
  • Assists with compiling Manufacturing Variances (material usage vs. planned cost) and explains variances.
  • Reviews and addresses anomalies on close Production Orders weekly.
  • Assists with compiling weekly and monthly reports for submission to Corporate (i.e.-inventory levels, manufacturing variances, absorption, purchase price variance, inventory adjustments, etc.)
  • Serve as internal audit for cycle-count program.
  • Assists with compiling  Excess & Obsolescence and Capitalize Variances.
  • Ability to manage priorities and deadlines, and the ability to solve problems.
  • Monitors compliance with Finance Policies and Procedures.
  • Prepares for and participates in internal and external audits.
  • Perform ad hoc analysis of product/plant to support the operations.

Education Requirements & Competencies

  • Analysis 
  • Reconciliation
  • Journal Entries
  • Costing background in manufacturing (preferred)

 QUALIFICATIONS:

  • Bachelors of Science in Business or Accounting or equivalent experience required.
  • Experience with bill of material management and variance analysis.
  • Thorough knowledge of accounting principles.
  • Able to identify opportunities to improve processes and take initiative to recommend changes to management.
  • Detailed oriented, strong Excel skills and be able to partner within a team working ability.
  • Knowledge of Microsoft AX is a plus. 
  • Regular and predictable attendance is an essential function for this position.
  • Must read, write, and understand English. 
  • Must be authorize to work in the USA.

 

PHYSICAL DEMANDS

Sitting for long periods. Dexterity and coordination to handle files and single pieces of paper; occasional lifting

of items weighing up to (25) twenty-five pounds such as files, stacks of paper, reference and other materials.

Moving from place to place within the office; minimum reaching for items above and below desk level.

Strength, dexterity, coordination and vision to use keyboard and video display terminal for prolonged periods.

Job Type
Full Time