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Robert Half International Cost Accountant in Oak Ridge, Tennessee


Accountemps is currently working with a large manufacturing company in need of a very strong Cost Accountant. This position will report directly to the VP of Finance and have room to take on new responsibilities.


Cost Accountant:

  • Update and analyze manufacturing variances to forecast and budget

  • Lead month-end cost accounting closing activities, including journal entries, analysis, reconciliations, and monthly webforms and international sales and orders in HFM

  • Lead Physical Inventory audit and monthly cycle count process

  • Prepare annual standard shift

  • Lead completion of manufacturing budgets

  • Assist in forecasting unbudgeted variances

  • Weekly inventory processes to push transactions to GL

  • Monthly inventory reporting

  • Monthly and weekly Margin Analysis

  • Ensure all processes are documented and reflects actual practices

  • Assist in quarterly MD&A processes

  • Complete all SOX testing related to inventory

Project Accountant:

  • Open special project requests

  • Monitor project spend

  • Weekly project processes to push transactions to GL

  • Prepare journals to properly recognize project COGS

Accounts Receivable:

  • Set goals for AR team and track progress

  • Ensure timely collection of customer payments

  • Manage AR-1 process

  • Act as backup to collections team when needed

  • Ensure team stays on track during month end close

  • Closely monitor aged balanced and establish reserves if necessary

  • Ensure no items in rec > 90 days are cleared or supported

  • Approve credit limits, payment terms, etc. that are above team’s approval levels


  • Perform daily revenue recognition processes

  • Sales and Margin reporting

  • Daily sales reporting

  • Monthly sales reconciliations

  • Complete all SOX testing related to the above tasks

  • Adhere to internal and external audit requests

  • Support Finance team as needed to resolve company problems

  • Recommend system improvements and implement as approved

  • Meet all reporting deadlines

  • Various corporate packages/forms

  • Complete all SOX testing related to sales

  • Proactive driver of finance continuous improvement initiatives to improve accuracy and efficiency


Supervise, support, and assist Accounts Receivable personnel


Bachelor’s Degree in Accounting/Finance. CPA or MBA preferred

Minimum five to seven years experience in a manufacturing environment, preferably in a company with global presence. Public accounting experience is a plus

Oracle experience preferred


Ability to read, analyze, and interpret financial reports and legal documents. Ability to effectively present information to top management.


Ability to work with calculations, such as % changes, allocations, and margins.


At least moderate Microsoft Office skills, including: vlookups, pivots tables, and other formulas necessary to simplify work. Oracle. SAP. Hyperion


Excel, Degree in Accounting, Oracle

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Salary: $25.00 - $30.00 / Hourly

Location: Oak Ridge, TN

Date Posted: October 16, 2020

Employment Type: Temporary

Job Reference: 03920-9502728083

Staffing Area: Temporary Accounting u0026 Finance