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Robert Half Cost Accountant in CLINTON, Tennessee


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

Your responsibilities

  • Help prepare general ledgers and assist in audits

  • Decide costs of business activity, including raw material purchases, inventory, and labor usage, waste

  • Interpret data collected and record detailed results

  • Execute standardized costing methodology for all domestic plants

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

  • Maintain the cycle count program and take physical inventory

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

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

  • Analyze and recommend costs and cost savings

  • Make calculations of new and proposed product costs

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

  • Design a cost accounting system, and manage the documents and records of the organization- Abide by Generally Accepted Accounting Principles (GAAP) for financial statements

  • Create internal cost audits

For immediate consideration please contact Lisa Coker at 865-370-2084 to set up an interview

Requirements - Bachelors degree in accounting or related field

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

  • Experience working with organizational accounting concepts

  • Strong analytical thinking and a detail-oriented mindset

  • Attentive, ability to work independently and prioritize tasks

  • 2 years of Cost Accounting work experience

  • Aptitude for analyzing financial data and generating accurate reports in a timely manner

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