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Robert Half Cost Accountant in CHARLOTTE, Michigan

Description Robert Half is looking for a cost accountant to join our client! The Cost Accountant is a critical role responsible for the ongoing analysis of product cost, development of new product cost and margin analysis. This role will also establish customer pricing by working closely with the sales teams and senior financial management team. If you are a talented Cost Accountant looking for a position with a company experiencing substantial growth, this may be the role for you.

How you will make an impact

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

  • Help prepare general ledgers and assist in audits

  • Generate costs and cost saving ideas based on analysis

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

  • Make calculations of new and proposed product costs

  • Generate and complete internal cost audits

  • Implement standardized costing methodology for all domestic plants

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

  • Provide management with reports that specify and compare factors that affect prices and profitability of products or services

  • Record and examine changes in goods and services, and determine the effects on cost

  • Maintain the cycle count program and take physical inventory

  • Examine the data collected and log a detailed record of the results

  • Follow Generally Accepted Accounting Principles (GAAP) for financial statements

  • Develop and support the cost accounting system, documents, and records of the organization Requirements - Proficient at analyzing financial data and promptly creating accurate reports

  • High analytical and extremely detailed

  • Experience working with organizational accounting concepts

  • 2 years of Cost Accounting work experience

  • Attentive, ability to work independently and prioritize tasks

  • Experience utilizing cost management methodologies, activities, and cost pools based on direct and indirect cost rates

  • Bachelors degree in accounting or related field

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