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Robert Half International Cost Accountant in Eden Prairie, Minnesota


Robert Half is assisting a high profile client with their next Cost Accounting hire!

The Sr. Cost Accountant is responsible for various accounting activities with an emphasis on compiling and analyzing financial information & reporting. Analyze & interpret financial data & recommend changes to improve systems and financial performance. Maintain accounting policies & practices to ensure accurate & reliable data necessary for business operations.

Key Responsibility Areas:

• Ensure accurate costs are maintained for all products and raw materials. Facilitate communication with appropriate parties to correct any discrepancies found on Bills of Materials or Routings.

• Develop standard overhead and labor rates for use in product costing.

• Perform various cost roll-ups to update product standard costs.

• Analyze costs for new products, components and assemblies.

• Perform product-cost analysis on specific products when requested.

• Analyze variances from Budget and advise management of situations needling attention.

• Analyze Purchase Prices Variances (PPV).

• Process manufacturing transactions, analyze variances & report results.

• Cycle Count Generation and variance reporting.

• Perform analysis of aged, excess and obsolete inventory.

• Prepare weekly, monthly, and annual cost reports. Create new reports when necessary.

• General ledger account reconciliations & analysis required.

• Prepare appropriate journal entries.

• Compile & analyze financial information.

• Assist Cost Accounting Manager with monthly close, reporting and financial statement preparation.

• Assist with preparation of annual budget.

• Responsible for annual fixed asset audit.

• Provide financial support to manufacturing leaders.

• Complete other duties and projects as assigned by Cost Accounting Manager or Controllers.

Position Requirements

Education/Experience Requirements:

• Bachelor of Arts or Science Degree in Finance or Accounting.

• Standard Costing experience.

• 5 years’ experience in cost accounting in a manufacturing environment.

• 5 years of financial analysis including product cost, variances, inventory, account reconciliations etc.

• 5-10% travel to manufacturing sites


• High degree of accuracy and mathematical aptitude.

• Excellent communication skills. Ability to coordinate the efforts of people in different departments.

• Experience working in an ERP system environment.

• Excellent knowledge of Microsoft office programs, particularly Excel. Microsoft Access experience

a plus.

• Experience in an ad hoc reporting system a plus.

• Good project and time management skills.

• Results orientated – problem solving while following policies and procedures.

• Teamwork

• Flexibility

For immediate consideration reach me at Mark.Allen # roberthalf # com or on linkedin!

Requirements Cost - Standard, Cost Accounting

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