Robert Half Jr. Cost Accountant in Gilroy, California
Description Robert Half is currently working with a client seeking a cost accountant. This critical Cost Accountant role is responsible for the ongoing analysis of product cost, development of new product cost and margin analysis. This role will also work closely with the sales teams and senior financial management team to establish customer pricing. This position is for a talented Cost Accountant looking for a company experiencing substantial growth.
What you get to do every single day
Generate reports comparing production costs to standard costs and analyze manufacturing costs
Take physical inventory and review the cycle count program
Create and manage the cost accounting system, documents, and records of the organization
Execute standardized costing methodology for all domestic plants
Determine any changes in cost by analyzing any changes in services or goods provided
Collect data and plan projects to decide costs of business activity such as raw material purchases, inventory, and labor usage, waste
Prepare and complete internal cost audits
Generate costs and cost saving ideas based on analysis
Make estimates of new and proposed product costs
Log a detailed record of collected data
Generate reports for management that specify and compare factors that affect prices and profitability of products or services
Support audits and general ledger preparation
Abide by Generally Accepted Accounting Principles (GAAP) for financial statements
Conduct variance analysis such as Purchase Price to Cost variance, cost revaluation, Invoice to PO price variances and work order variances Requirements - 2 years of Cost Accounting work experience
Understanding of cost management methodologies, activities, and cost pools based on direct and indirect cost rates
Strong analytical thinking and a detail-oriented mindset
Detailed and have the ability work independently
Aptitude for analyzing financial data and generating accurate reports in a timely manner
Knowledge of organizational accounting concepts
Bachelors degree in accounting or related field
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