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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 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. This role will also establish customer pricing by working closely with the sales teams and senior financial management team. If you are a talented Cost Accountant looking for a position with a company experiencing substantial growth, this may be the role for you.

Major responsibilities

  • Generate reports for management that specify and compare factors that affect prices and profitability of products or servicesLead the Cycle Count program / activities and manage 4 Cycle Counters (including 2 leads)

  • Prepare monthly reports, inventory and operating expense variance reports, Cost Accounting Reports

  • Reconcile inventory monthly and prepare month end cost, inventory journal entries and other month-end close transactions

  • Analyze manufacturing costs to establish standard labor and overhead rates for coming year

  • Analyze shop work order costing and work with the management team to understand / report significant variances

  • Assist Sales organization in projecting gross margins for projects and new products

  • Complete the Excess & Obsolete model quarterly

  • Track and report site Cost Reductions via the scorecard

  • Support annual Physical Inventory process

  • Participate in and eventually Co-Manage Six Sigma Lean Projects (Training provided)

  • May require longer hours during Month End Closing and for other projects


  • Bachelor’s degree in Accounting or Finance combined with minimum three years of experience in Cost Accounting.

  • Demonstrated excellent oral and written communication skills

  • Demonstrated ability to plan, organize and multi-task in order to meet deadlines

  • Proficient in the use of Microsoft Applications, Oracle software skills are a huge plus

  • Willingness to obtain Six Sigma Black Belt within 6 – 8 months of start date (company sponsored

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