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Robert Half Cost Accountant in Grenada, Mississippi

Description Robert Half is currently working with a dynamic client seeking a cost accountant. The Cost Accountant is a critical role 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. This position is for a talented Cost Accountant looking for a company experiencing substantial growth.

Major responsibilities

  • Comply with Generally Accepted Accounting Principles (GAAP) for financial statements

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

  • Analyze costs and recommend cost savings

  • Record and examine changes in goods and services, and determine the effects on cost

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

  • Make estimates of new and proposed product costs

  • Assist in general ledger preparation and audits

  • Prepare regular reports comparing standard costs to actual production costs and analyze manufacturing costs

  • Put into action a standard costing methodology for domestic plants

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

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

  • Monitor the cycle count program and conduct physical inventories

  • Generate and complete internal cost audits

  • Examine the data collected and log a detailed record of the results Requirements - Observant, accurate and able to thrive in a fast-paced environment

  • High analytical and extremely detailed

  • Bachelors degree in accounting or related field

  • Strong knowledge of cost management methodologies, activities, and cost pools based on direct and indirect cost rates

  • Understanding of organizational accounting concepts

  • Competence with financial data analysis and report generation that is prompt and accurate

  • 2 years of Cost Accounting work experience

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