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Robert Half Cost Accountant in Carpinteria, California

Description Robert Half is currently working with a dynamic client seeking a cost accountant. This critical Cost Accountant role is responsible for the ongoing analysis of product cost, development of new product cost and margin analysis. This role will also work closely with the sales teams and senior financial management team to establish customer pricing. Are you a talented Cost Accountant looking for a position with a company experiencing substantial growth? Then this may be the role for you.

What you get to do every day

  • Abide by Generally Accepted Accounting Principles (GAAP) for financial statements

  • Put into action a standard costing methodology for domestic plants

  • Log a detailed record of collected data

  • Plan projects and collect data to determine costs of business activity such as raw material purchases, inventory, and labor usage, waste

  • Estimate new and proposed product costs

  • Monitor the cycle count program and conduct physical inventories

  • Support audits and general ledger preparation

  • Review changes in goods or services provided in order to determine what effect it has on the cost

  • Create reports that specify and compare factors that affect prices and profitability of products or services

  • Analyze manufacturing costs and prepare regular reports comparing standard costs to actual production costs

  • Perform variance analysis, including Purchase Price to Cost variance, cost revaluation, Invoice to PO price variances and work order variances

  • Prepare and complete internal cost audits

  • Analyze and recommend costs and cost savings

  • Develop and maintain the cost accounting system, documents, and records of the organization Requirements - Prior experience utilizing cost management methodologies, activities, and cost pools based on direct and indirect cost rates

  • Competence with financial data analysis and report generation that is prompt and accurate

  • High analytical and extremely detailed

  • Knowledge of organizational accounting concepts

  • Observant, accurate and able to thrive in a fast-paced environment

  • Bachelors degree in accounting or related field

  • 2 years of Cost Accounting work experience

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