Robert Half Corporation Jobs

Job Information

Robert Half Cost Accountant in Marlborough, Massachusetts


Senior Cost accountant needed in company achieving rapid growth. If you are looking for growth to Controller level and willing to get into the cost accounting then this could be the ideal role for you. FOR IMMEDIATE INTERVIEW PLEASE CONTACT VICTOR MULLER AT 508 205 2136.

Senior Cost Accountant needed with exceptional organizational and analytical skills who will be responsible for developing and sustaining system tools and processes to consistently monitor, analyze, and illustrate opportunities to reduce waste, increase gross margin, and ensure accurate valuation of inventory.

Cost Accountant Responsibilities:

  • Collaborate with Engineering, Purchasing, and Operations to maintain the accuracy and reliability of BOMs and Routings in ERP

  • Investigates, analyzes and illustrates costs and variances; Manufacturing, Raw Materials, Freight, Make, Buy, Inventory, Labor utilization, and Service areas to fully understand and target opportunities across the facility.

  • Accountability of daily, weekly and monthly operational reports focusing on Key Performance Indicators.

  • Drive root cause analysis and innovative problem-solving which impact our costs across the organization.

  • Prepares journal entries, account reconciliations, and analysis for all inventory related activities including material consumption, labor and overhead.

  • Performs settlement process to cost inventory production

  • Assists in the development of direct labor and overhead rates used for annual standard cost rolls.

  • Analyzes aged, obsolete, and excess inventory to establish reserves in accordance with corporate policy.

  • Maintains fixed assets ledgers and monitors status of capital projects to ensure proper accounting treatment.

  • Investigates and analyzes balance sheet transactions for accuracy utilizing financial understanding to trace to source data and validate transactions.

  • Investigates, analyzes, and classifies transactions from various company entities for reporting in compliance with GAAP.

  • Coordinates with IT department for system issues, maintenance, and development such as production, purchasing, accounts payable, accounts receivable, receiving, shipping, and other.

  • Follows company policies and practices as outlined in the Employee Handbook and/or applicable employment agreement. Follows safety guidelines and procedures in accordance to the job.

  • Performs additional duties as assigned.


Cost Accountant Requirements:

  • Bachelor’s degree in accounting or related field (essential).

  • At least three years of cost accounting work experience preferred

  • Working knowledge of ERP required; ERP super-user preferred

  • Sound understanding of accounting principles.

  • Solid understanding of costing systems; able to participate in time-and-motion studies and populate BOM and Router to create a Costed Manufacturing Bill

  • Strong analytical, conceptual and problem-solving skills.

  • Ability to work under pressure and meet tight deadlines.

  • Ability to work independently and as part of a team.

  • Excellent report-writing, verbal communication, and technical skills.

  • Must have experience working in manufacturing environment; time spent on shop floor, setting standard costs, variance analysis, cost of WIP and Cost of Quality metrics

  • Demonstrable financial modeling skills; Excel, Pivot Tables, Business Intelligence software

Robert Half is the world’s first and largest specialized talent solutions firm that connects highly qualified job seekers to opportunities at great companies. We offer contract, temporary and permanent placement solutions for finance and accounting, technology, marketing and creative, legal, and administrative and customer support roles.

Robert Half puts you in the best position to succeed by advocating on your behalf and promoting you to employers. We provide access to top jobs, competitive compensation and benefits, and free online training. Stay on top of every opportunity – even on the go. Download the Robert Half app and get 1-tap apply, instant notifications for AI-matched jobs, and more.

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. Benefits are available to contract/temporary professionals. Visit for more information.

© 2021 Robert Half. An Equal Opportunity Employer. M/F/Disability/Veterans. By clicking “Apply Now,” you’re agreeing to Robert Half’s Terms of Use ( .