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Robert Half Cost Accountant in Madison, Mississippi


Robert Half is partnering with a manufacturing client in Madison, MS that is searching for a Cost Accountant to join their team. This position offers fantastic growth potential and a great company culture!



· Month-end accounting duties including journal voucher completion, account reconciliation, variance analysis, reports/statement preparation. Standard cost development, monthly variance application calculation.

· Direct interaction with supervisors/managers in annual budgeting/planning process.

· Responsible for inventory control for plant(s) using work orders and repetitive shop floor controls.

· Take lead in coordinating annual physical inventory.

· Reconciles book to physical differences.

· Develop and maintain written procedures/work-instructions for division cost accounting duties.

· Applies continuous improvement techniques and methods to internal processes and systems.

· Maintains standard costs for all part numbers.

· Develops and maintains ongoing audits of standard costs, work centers, and routing codes.

· Reviews new routings to ensure correct structure to be costed.

· Manages and communicates updates as dictated by cost changes.

· Performs monthly closing activities.

· Analyzes manufacturing variances.

· Produces financial schedules.

· Initiates reports as required by divisional and corporate accounting on a daily, weekly, monthly, quarterly, and annual basis.

· Provides local management with financial and statistical information to enable them to better control operations.

· Works on special projects. Prepares audit schedules, corporate requests, margin review. Contributes to team effort by accomplishing related results as needed. Work assignments may include cross-functional or project team responsibilities (e.g. continuous improvement).

· Analyzes financial statements and makes recommendations. Analysis of process flow and material usage in order to spot inventory trouble spots.

· Responsible for the submission of payroll and assisting in the resolution of all related problems.

· Participates in quote review process.

· Assists in preparation of departmental budgets and forecasting.

· Participates on continuous improvement/cost reduction teams.


· Bachelor's degree with a concentration in Accounting

· 2-5 years accounting experience

· Strong analytical, communication, and interpersonal skills

· Strong personal computer skills with Microsoft Office products

· Knowledge of General Accepted Accounting Principles (GAAP)

For confidential consideration, please contact Brittany Riera at 504-383-0781. Thank you for your interest in Robert Half!

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