Robert Half Corporation Jobs

Job Information

Robert Half International Cost Accountant in Madison, Illinois


Robert Half Direct is seeking a talented Cost Accountant for a manufacturing company. The Cost Accountant will work under the direct supervision of the Accounting Manager and will join a strong and growing company. This position will be responsible for various Cost and Inventory related duties and requires a self-directed individual, whom is highly organized and has an eye for detail / accuracy. The individual must have an ability to build effective relationships across the company and must be willing to grow their skill set and perform duties as assigned.

Primary Responsibilities:

  • Maintain accurate standard costs for raw materials and finished goods

  • Assist production control personnel in movement of WIP through the manufacturing process.

  • Participate in special initiatives related to the manufacturing process.

  • Report and understand manufacturing variances and make suggestions to minimize those variances.

  • Month end closing of inventory along with related journal entries.

  • Understanding of bills of materials, routings, and absorption.

  • Identify production cost trends (efficiencies and inefficiencies).

  • Maintain a strong internal control environment and helping execute the company’s annual Sarbanes-Oxley (SOX) assessment.

  • Maintain internal control documentation and related processes to ensure compliance with control framework.

  • Supports the audit process by providing data to external auditors.

  • Thoroughly understand monthly manufacturing activity. Prepare reporting that describes results to management including spending, efficiency and variances to budget and standards.

  • Assist with additional duties as assigned


  • Bachelor’s degree in accounting or finance required

  • Master’s degree preferred

  • 2 more years of experience with an understanding of cost accounting principles required

  • Previous manufacturing experience

  • Standard cost experience

  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills

  • Organized and accurate while maintaining efficiency to meet business deadlines

Robert Half Finance & Accounting matches skilled professionals with remote or on-site jobs in accounting, bookkeeping, finance, audit, taxation and more on a full-time basis. Our experienced staffing professionals can promote you to employers and advocate on your behalf. We provide access to top jobs, competitive compensation and benefits, and free online training. For more opportunities, get the Robert Half app and receive instant notifications when our AI matches your skills and experience with jobs.

When you work with us, you’re working with the best. Robert Half has been recognized as one of FORTUNE’s “Most Admired Companies” every year since 1998 and was No. 1 on Forbes’ annual ranking of America’s Best Professional Recruiting Firms.

Questions? Call your local office at 1.888.490.5461. All applicants applying for U.S. job openings must be legally authorized to work in the United States.

© 2020 Robert Half Finance & Accounting. An Equal Opportunity Employer. M/F/Disability/Veterans. By clicking “Apply Now,” you’re agreeing to Robert Half’s Terms of Use (