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Robert Half Cost Accountant in Kenwood, California


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. 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. Wine or other FMCG/CPG industry preferred.

Your responsibilities in this role

  • Conduct physical inventories and monitor the cycle count program

  • Analyze any changes in goods or services provided in order to determine what effect it has on the cost

  • Execute standardized costing methodology for all domestic locations

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

  • Manage the cost accounting system, documents, and records of the organization

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

  • Make estimates of new and proposed product costs

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

  • Analyze and recommend costs and cost savings

  • Support audits and general ledger preparation

  • Examine the data collected and log a detailed record of the results

  • Collect data and plan projects to decide costs of business activity such as raw material purchases, inventory, and labor usage, waste

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

  • Prepare and complete internal cost audits


  • Bachelors degree in accounting or related field

  • 2 years of Cost Accounting work experience

  • Outstanding skills in analyzing financial data and promptly generating accurate reports

  • Experience working with organizational accounting concepts

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

  • Excellent attention to detail

  • Experience with a fully integrated ERP system and intermediate to advanced Excel are required.

For immediate consideration, please call Amanda Howell at 707-578-3355 after applying to this role.

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