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Robert Half Cost Accountant in NILES, Michigan

Description Robert Half is currently working with a 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 work closely with the sales teams and senior financial management team to establish customer pricing. If you are a talented Cost Accountant looking for a position with a company experiencing substantial growth, this may be the role for you.

What you get to do every day

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

  • Conduct physical inventories and monitor the cycle count program

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

  • Create internal cost audits

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

  • 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

  • Analyze and recommend costs and cost savings

  • Decide costs of business activity, including raw material purchases, inventory, and labor usage, waste

  • Assist in audits and general ledger preparation

  • Execute standardized costing methodology for all domestic plants

  • Make estimates of new and proposed product costs

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

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

  • Extremely detailed and analytical

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

  • 2 years of Cost Accounting work experience

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

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

  • Strong understanding of organizational accounting concepts

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