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Robert Half International Cost Accountant in Aurora, Colorado


Our well-known Client in Aurora has called upon Robert Half for assistance in hiring a Staff Accountant with Job Costing experience for a newly created position within their manufacturing company. This is a Contract-to-Hire job opportunity designed to evolve into Permanent employment after 90 days. In this position you will assist with the coordination, direction and analyzes of product costing, product manufacturing, cost variances, and inventory valuation. Your analysis is needed to evaluate operational performance against plans and providing recommendations to senior management for efficiency. In this role, you'll be working with the Senior Accountant and Cost Accountant directly.

Role: Cost Accountant

Pay: $28/hr

Location: On-Site, Aurora, CO 80011; free parking

Duration: 90 days contract-to-hire

Target Start Date: 7/28/2021

This is an immediate job opportunity; please apply to this ad or call me, Angelina, directly at (248) 226-5855 for immediate consideration.

Job Summary

  • Participate in month end, quarterly, and annual closings

  • Ensure ERP data accuracy via analysis, internal audit, and coordination with assembly facilities and subcontract mfg operations to create and maintain: accurate BOM's, up-to-date standard costs, process/control to support transactional activity and inventory valuation, and SOPs for system requirements and internal controls

  • Prepare various financial and periodic reports analyzing production costs related to subcontract manufacturing and assembly operations, inventory valuation, and general expense categories for each product line as needed focusing on actual vs plan (budget, standard cost) analysis: Raw Materials, WIP & FG valuation, gross margin production cost calculations and trends, changes in product design, raw materials, manufacturing methods, etc, to determine costs and profitability

  • Prepare estimates of new and proposed product or service costs with Engineering and Sales; provide comparison reports factoring in options and pricing

  • Contribute to overall efficiency of SOPs and cost reductions

  • Oversee customer invoicing, facilitate timing of invoicing, and prepare information for customers/sales

  • Project Cost: Actual to Budget Analysis. Establish & Monitor Bill of Material (BOM)


  • Highly developed analytical skill with strong attention to detail

  • Ability to prioritize, self-motivate, and seek feedback

  • Internal & External Customer Awareness & Support


  • 3-5 years of cost accounting and operational accounting experience, including inventory experience

  • Hands on ERP experience, experience with FishBowl and QuickBooks Desktop strongly preferred

  • High volume data entry and reconciliation experience, Excel experience with PIVOTs and VLOOKUPS preferred

  • Experience with Financial/Cost analysis & modeling; Inventory valuation; Budgeting; Forecasting

  • Bachelor's Degree in Accounting strongly preferred

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