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Robert Half Cost Accountant in DAYTON, Ohio


Our client, a GROWING manufacturing company in South Dayton is seeking a Cost Accountant due to a recent promotion! The cost accountant will be a key member of the accounting team and be responsible for inventory related functions, updating standards, PPV and more! Our clint offers a great work/life balance, amazing culture and lots of room for advancement.

Primary Responsibilities:

  • Coordination of analytical and informational needs, such as investigating operational data, standard cost reviews, and inventory reporting

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

  • Calculate labor costs and manufacturing overhead

  • Generate and track all product costing standards for both new and existing products

  • Validate the cost of goods sold as part of the financial reporting, ensure that completed production orders are closed and costed correctly

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

  • Analyze costs and recommend cost savings

  • Create and manage the cost accounting system, documents, and records of the organization

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

  • Reconcile inventory for month end

  • Month end closing activities including journal entries, reporting, and reconciliations



  • Bachelor's degree in accounting or finance

  • 3+ years related experience in manufacturing

  • High attention to detail and possesses excellent organizational and writing skills

  • Advanced Microsoft Excel knowledge (v-look ups/pivot tables)

  • Previous ERP systems experience

For more information, contact Jason Young @ (937) 637-7759

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