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Robert Half Construction Cost Accountant (Edgin) in Memphis, Tennessee

Description Robert Half is currently working with a dynamic 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. 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.


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

  • Record and examine changes in goods and services, and determine the effects on cost

  • Execute standardized costing methodology for all domestic plants

  • Create and manage the cost accounting system, documents, and records of the organization

  • Estimate new and proposed product costs

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

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

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

  • Generate costs and cost saving ideas based on analysis

  • Support audits and general ledger preparation

  • Create internal cost audits

  • Take physical inventory and review the cycle count program

  • Log a detailed record of collected data

  • Abide by Generally Accepted Accounting Principles (GAAP) for financial statements Requirements - Bachelors degree in accounting or related field

  • Observant, accurate and able to thrive in a fast-paced environment

  • 2 years of Cost Accounting work experience

  • Knowledge of organizational accounting concepts

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

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

  • Extremely detailed and analytical

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