Robert Half International Cost Accountant in Dayton, Ohio


Position Summary: The Cost Accountant is responsible for the ongoing analysis of inventory, costs associated with production, margin analysis and tracing costs back to underlying activities. The Cost Accountant must be able to construct and monitor cost-effective data accumulation systems and to develop a meaningful and comprehensive reporting package to provide current and accurate information to management in order to make solid business decisions related to production, inventory management and pricing of our products. Responsibilities:

  • Accountable for the ongoing analysis of inventory, production costs, margin and tracing costs back to underlying activities and drivers.

  • Maintains standard costs and reviews standard and actual costs for inaccuracies including variance analysis and treatment of variances in accordance with GAAP.

  • Aid in establishing Key Performance Indicator Reports and maintain the foundational data of those KPIs.

  • Prepare & present cash flow forecasts related to plant projects.

  • Maintain monthly inventory account reconciliations.

  • Transact inventory adjustments as needed.

  • Work in cooperation with Operations to ensure accurate reporting of material movements.

  • Visits plants and performs production walk through to understand manufacturing processes, variances, reporting errors and interpretation of cost build ups.

  • Calculate labor and overhead calculation annually.

  • Develop and maintain absorption rates by plant and work center including labor costs and overhead.

  • Develops meaningful and comprehensive reporting packages to provide current and accurate information to management to support business decisions related to production, inventory management and pricing of our products.

  • Prepare & analyze the standard gross margin reporting.

  • Prepare and provide analysis of labor efficiency report.

  • Participate in process improvement initiatives.

  • Assist with administering the cycle count program and ensuring proper inventory controls are in place.

  • Assist in the preparation of new product costing.

  • Participate in month-end, quarter-end, and year-end closing process ensuring timely, accurate results & assist with annual accounting audit.

  • Performs month end tasks associated with inventory, labor, manufacturing overhead, material costs, margin analysis and plant financial analysis including adjustment, summary schedules, preparation of journal entries and reconciliation.

  • Participate in preparation of financial forecasts and annual budget, leading plant budget preparation and completion.

  • Lead completion of the annual cost roll process.

  • Support manufacturing through analysis, projects, and reporting.

  • Review engineering changes to bills of material and determine financial effect of changes

  • Analysis of fixed vs variable costs company-wide.

  • Assists in general accounting tasks as assigned.

  • Support ad hoc projects and reporting.


Basic Qualifications:

  • Bachelor’s Degree in Finance or Accounting

  • 0-2 years of experience

  • Cost Accounting College courses

  • Advanced in Excel

  • Effective Communication

Robert Half Finance & Accounting, the world's leader in specialized financial staffing, provides exciting full-time opportunities in the areas of accounting, bookkeeping, finance, audit, taxation and more. We pioneered the professional staffing industry, and we've been successfully matching professionals with employers since 1948. Our proven proprietary processes, along with our relationships in 325 locations worldwide, allow us to provide you unparalleled access to exciting career opportunities. But don't take our word for it. Our company has appeared on Fortune® magazine’s list of “World's Most Admired Companies” since 1998, and 9 out of 10 of our customers would recommend our service to a colleague.

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Salary: $50000 - 60000/year

Location: Dayton, OH

Date Posted: December 12, 2018

Employment Type: Permanent

Job Reference: 03370-0010727605

Staffing Area: Full-Time Accounting & Finance