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Robert Half Cost Accountant in Houston, Texas


If you're an experienced Senior Cost Accountant with an eye for accuracy, Robert Half currently has a temporary to hire opportunity for you to check out. Working as a Senior Cost Accountant, you will be responsible for account analysis and reconciliations, financial statement preparation and consolidation, cash flow analysis, budgets and forecasting, audit preparation, and internal control maintenance and regulatory reporting. This Senior Cost Accountant opening is located in the Houston, Texas area and will offer you great experience, strong compensation, and an attractive benefits package. This role is full-time hours in the office, M-F from 8-5. If you are looking for a rewarding, career building experience with an exciting company, apply today!

What you get to do every single day

  • Collecting and analyzing data about a company’s operational costs

  • Setting standard costs of manufactured goods

  • Developing and analyzing cost standards

  • Carrying out cost-volume-profit (CVP) analysis, including for small businesses

  • Establishing costs of business processes such as administration, labor, shipping, etc.

  • Performing account reconciliations

  • Preparing audit reports and presenting their findings to management

  • General Ledger

  • Journal Entries

  • Heavy Excel analysis and reporting

  • WIP and inventory analysis

  • Recommending changes to the company’s processes and policies to reduce cost and maximize profit

  • Advising executives and upper management on appropriate costing based on financial data

  • Managing the company’s balance sheet and accounting books

  • Supporting other company accountants with invoicing and capital expenditure


Proven work experience as a Cost Accountant, Cost Analyst, Accountant or similar role

Thorough knowledge of accounting procedures

In-depth understanding of Generally Accepted Accounting Principles (GAAP)

Experience with accounting software

Computer literacy, MS Excel in particular (familiarity with VLOOKUPs, formulas, macros, and pivot tables)

Excellent analytical skills with an attention to detail

Strong time management skills

Integrity, with an ability to handle confidential information

Degree in Accounting, Finance or relevant study

Understanding of corporate performance management (CPM) and business intelligence systems required

Minimum 5-7 years of overall general accounting experience

Self-starter with efficient time management and organizational skills

Expertise in reconciliations

Journal entries experience

Solid understanding of account analysis

General ledger experience

Skilled with ERP systems

Top notch analytical, quantitative and social skills

Strong organizational skills and attention to detail are a must

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

Ability to handle multiple projects within strict deadlines

Must be proficient and able to complete various financial reporting tasks

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