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Robert Half Cost Accountant in Milwaukee, Wisconsin


Robert Half is looking for a cost accountant to join our client! 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 establish customer pricing by working closely with the sales teams and senior financial management team. This position is for a talented Cost Accountant looking for a company experiencing substantial growth. For immediate consideration call Bill Johannes at 414-622-3416 or 414-699-0299 or connect on Linked-In . All conversations will be confidential. If you or someone you know would qualify for any of the positions listed below feel free to have them call me as well. Thanks for any consideration and I look forward to helping you. God Bless.

What you get to do every single day

  • Maintain the cycle count program and take physical inventory

  • Help prepare general ledgers and assist in audits

  • Design a cost accounting system, and manage the documents and records of the organization- Perform variance analysis, including Purchase Price to Cost variance, cost revaluation, Invoice to PO price variances and work order variances

  • Log a detailed record of collected data

  • Determine any changes in cost by analyzing any changes in services or goods provided

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

  • Perform internal cost audits

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

  • Recommend costs and cost savings based on analysis

  • Estimate new and proposed product costs

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

  • Execute standardized costing methodology for all domestic plants

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

    Requirements - Strong analytical thinking and a detail-oriented mindset

  • Bachelors degree in accounting or related field

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

  • High attention to detail and possesses excellent organizational and writing skills

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

  • Experience working with organizational accounting concepts

  • 2 years of Cost Accounting work experience

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