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Robert Half Cost Accountant in Minneapolis, Minnesota

Description Robert Half is currently working with a dynamic client seeking a cost accountant. This critical Cost Accountant role is 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. 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

  • Take physical inventory and review the cycle count program

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

  • Perform internal cost audits

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

  • Manage the implementation of a standard costing methodology for domestic plants

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

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

  • Recommend costs and cost savings based on analysis

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

  • Abide by Generally Accepted Accounting Principles (GAAP) for financial statements

  • Assist in general ledger preparation and audits

  • Generate reports comparing production costs to standard costs and analyze manufacturing costs

  • Approximate costs for new and proposed products Requirements - Bachelors degree in accounting or related field

  • Strong analytical thinking and a detail-oriented mindset

  • Understanding of cost management methodologies, activities, and cost pools based on direct and indirect cost rates

  • Highly capable of analyzing financial data and quickly creating accurate reports

  • 2 years of Cost Accounting work experience

  • Attention to detail and proven ability to follow standard procedures is a requirement

  • Understanding of organizational accounting concepts

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