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Robert Half Cost Accountant in Brodhead, Wisconsin


Established manufacturing organization in Brodhead, WI has experienced significant growth recently! A cost accountant is needed to assist with critical projects. This Cost Accountant will be responsible for the ongoing analysis of process constraints, target costing projects, margin analysis, analyzing projected versus actuals and tracing costs back to underlying activities. The Cost Accountant must also construct and monitor those data accumulation systems needed to provide an appropriate level of costing information to management.

Position responsibilities:

  • Create and review the controls needed for data accumulation and reporting systems to drive the cost accounting process

  • Coordinate physical inventory counts and cycle counts

  • Investigate cycle counting variances and resolve issues

  • Update standard costs in the bill of materials

  • Review standard and actual costs for inaccuracies

  • Validate the cost of goods sold as part of the month-end close

  • Revise the reserve for obsolete inventory as needed

  • Accumulate and apply overhead costs as required by GAAP

  • Work with management to locate and dispose of obsolete inventory

  • Report on breakeven points by product and work center

  • Report on margins by product

  • On a regular basis, provide reporting on variances and their causes, focusing in particular on spending variances

  • Analyze capital budgeting requirements

  • Perform cost accumulation tasks

    Requirements Cost Accounting, Manufacturing Cost Accounting, Standard Cost Accounting, Actual Variance Analysis, Cost Variance, Inventory Variance, Monthly Variance Analysis, General Ledger, Adjusting Journal Entries, Journal Entries

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