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Robert Half Cost Accountant in Lockport, New York

Description Robert Half is looking for a cost accountant to join our client! This critical Cost Accountant role is 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.

Major responsibilities

  • Maintain the cycle count program and take physical inventory

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

  • Log a detailed record of collected data

  • Analyze projects and data to determine costs of business activity such as raw material purchases, inventory, and labor usage, waste

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

  • Perform variance analysis, including Purchase Price to Cost variance, cost revaluation, Invoice to PO price variances and work order variances

  • Abide by Generally Accepted Accounting Principles (GAAP) for financial statements

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

  • Develop and support the cost accounting system, documents, and records of the organization

  • Make estimates of new and proposed product costs

  • Help prepare general ledgers and assist in audits

  • Execute standardized costing methodology for all domestic plants

  • Create internal cost audits

  • Analyze and recommend costs and cost savings Requirements - Attention to detail and proven ability to follow standard procedures is a requirement

  • Bachelors degree in accounting or related field

  • 2 years of Cost Accounting work experience

  • Understanding of organizational accounting concepts

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

  • Extremely detailed and analytical

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

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