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Robert Half Cost Accountant in Houston, Texas


For immediate confidential consideration, see Edward Welch Linked In profile for contact information.

Robert Half is currently working with a dynamic client seeking a cost accountant. This cost accountant will assist in all aspects of manufacturing and cost accounting functions. Responsibilities include reporting, audit compliance, process improvements, and driving the business results with the team.


  • Perform a combination of cost accounting tasks on production contracts and provide general accounting support at month end closings.

  • Analyze material, labor, and overhead cost variances.

  • Provide oversight, analysis, and reporting of company inventory.

  • Preparation of monthly journal entries, analysis of invoicing, reconciliation of assigned balance sheet accounts, assignment of account coding and approval of expenditures.

  • Create/Update new standard costs as requested

  • Assist with the annual standard cost roll for various business groups

  • Manage monthly, quarterly, and year-end cost accounting close requirements to meet corporate deadlines

  • Prepare recurring and adjusting journal entries as part of the month end close process

  • Prepare cost accounting reports to monitor manufacturing expenses and inventory trends

  • Review and explain month end manufacturing variances between actual and standard costs

  • Monitor and observe cycle counts as required

  • Prepare monthly account reconciliations and input into corporate central database

  • Manage monthly scrap process


  • Degree in Accounting is required, CPA desired, but not mandatory

  • Proficient with Microsoft Excel

  • 2+ years Cost Accounting experience in an engineering and manufacturing environment preferred.

  • Familiarity with JDE ERP systems.

  • Willing to dive in and learn complex software systems.

  • Detail oriented: focus on accuracy; self-motivated.

  • Problem solver with ability to identify root cause.

  • Ability to work with diverse teams with multiple priorities.

  • Good verbal and written communication skills.

  • Well organized and effective time management

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