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Robert Half Cost Accountant in MAYFIELD HEIGHTS, Ohio


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. This role will also work closely with the sales teams and senior financial management team to establish customer pricing. Are you a talented Cost Accountant looking for a position with a company experiencing substantial growth? Then this may be the role for you.

Major responsibilities:

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

  • Generate reports for management that specify and compare factors that affect prices and profitability of products or services

  • Generate costs and cost saving ideas based on analysis

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

  • Analyze manufacturing costs and prepare regular reports comparing standard costs to actual production costs

  • Prepare and complete internal cost audits

  • Conduct physical inventories and monitor the cycle count program

  • Follow Generally Accepted Accounting Principles (GAAP) for financial statements

  • Design a cost accounting system, and manage the documents and records of the organization- Determine any changes in cost by analyzing any changes in services or goods provided

  • Assist in audits and general ledger preparation

  • Put into action a standard costing methodology for domestic plants

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

  • Make calculations of new and proposed product costs

For Immediate CONFIDENTIAL Consideration, please call TOM MAY ASAP @ 216-800-7232!


  • Bachelors degree in accounting or related field

  • +1 year of Cost Accounting work experience- Attention to detail and demonstrated ability to follow standard procedures is a requirement

  • Aptitude for analyzing financial data and generating accurate reports in a timely manner

  • Prior experience utilizing cost management methodologies, activities, and cost pools based on direct and indirect cost rates

  • Knowledge of organizational accounting concepts

  • Strong analytical thinking and a detail-oriented mindset

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