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Robert Half International Senior Cost Accountant in Houston, Texas


Robert Half Finance is looking for a Cost Accountant for a full-time opportunity with a reputable company. In this role, the Cost Accountant is in charge of preparing journal entries, monthly and year-end closings, bank reconciliation, fixed asset maintenance and general ledger reconciliation. You will also be responsible for many aspects of internal reporting during the monthly close. You will lend your skills in assisting the development and implementation of accounting policies. Also, you will take part in compliance, interact with our external auditors for quarterly reviews and annual audits, and review schedules for the reporting processes. This position is very complex as it plays a part in the production of Financial Statements, Cash Flow projections, and Budgets. Based in the Houston, Texas area, this role is a career-building, multi-faceted opportunity to work for a company that recognizes and rewards hard work.

Key responsibilities

  • Organize schedules for monthly payments and capital lease

  • Play a part in a variety of department-wide initiatives

  • Perform month end close, journal entries, with minimum supervision

  • In-depth knowledge of reconciling month end balance sheet accounts

  • Prepare monthly financial close workbooks to support the month end, quarter end and year end closing process

  • Prepare complex journal entries and account reconciliations including but not limited to cash, prepaid expenses and payroll

  • Organize and review various financial data, then report it in a manner that is useful and understandable

  • Prepare analyses for monthly balance sheets and income statements for management to report on

  • Intercompany billings, transactions, and reconciliation

  • Assist in implementation, maintenance and adherence to internal controls and accounting procedures ensuring compliance with GAAP

  • Maintain fixed asset ledgers, depreciation, and reconciliation

  • Recurring journal entries maintenance and reconciliation

  • Upon request, take part in special projects and impromptu reporting

For confidential consideration, please submit resume to Esti Castresana at


  • BA/BS or equivalent in Accounting, Finance or Economics

  • 3+ years of recent and relevant cost accounting experience

  • Spreadsheet and database capabilities

  • Skilled with ERP systems

  • Inventory analysis experience required

  • Month end closings experience

  • Strong organizational, written and verbal communication skills

For confidential consideration, please submit resume to Esti Castresana at

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Salary: $70,000.00 - $80,000.00 / Yearly

Location: Houston, TX

Date Posted: January 12, 2021

Employment Type: Full-time

Job Reference: 04040-0011384685

Staffing Area: Full-Time Accounting u0026 Finance