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Robert Half Sr. Cost Accountant in CHICAGO, Illinois

Description Robert Half is currently working with a client looking to fill an interim Senior Cost Accountant position. In this contract engagement, you will act as the costing subject matter expert on all costing inquiries and analysis.


  • Develop new cost accounting methods and procedures and manage the implementation

  • Prepare explanations and analysis in response to costing queries

  • Finish assigned processes, procedures and workflows within corporate guidelines and check for compliance with internal and external requirements

  • Prepare and analyze cost reports and costing audits

  • Identify variances in standard versus actual costs from analysis

  • Investigate costs that seem contrary to experience after analyzing cost records and calculation of unit cost for products or services related to a specific job or project Requirements - Must have excellent communication (written and verbal) skills to interact clearly and effectively in a fast-changing environment

  • Minimum of 5+ years of progressive experience in a costing capacity in a manufacturing setting

  • Bachelor or Business Administration degree with a specialization in Finance or Accounting

  • Excellent MS Excel skills a must, including data analysis and modeling capabilities

  • Experience with ERP systems

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