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Robert Half Cost Accountant in Pasadena, Texas


Established manufacturing organization in South Houston has experienced significant growth recently! Due to a recent implementation of new production software platform, a cost accountant is needed to assist with critical project. This Cost Accountant will be responsible for the ongoing analysis of process constraints, target costing projects, margin analysis, analyzing projected versus actuals and tracing costs back to underlying activities. The Cost Accountant must also construct and monitor those data accumulation systems needed to provide an appropriate level of costing information to management.

Position responsibilities:

Create and review the controls needed for data accumulation and reporting systems to drive the cost accounting process

Coordinate physical inventory counts and cycle counts

Investigate cycle counting variances and resolve issues

Update standard costs in the bill of materials

Review standard and actual costs for inaccuracies

Validate the cost of goods sold as part of the month-end close

Revise the reserve for obsolete inventory as needed

Accumulate and apply overhead costs as required by GAAP

Work with management to locate and dispose of obsolete inventory

Report on breakeven points by product and work center

Report on margins by product

On a regular basis, provide reporting on variances and their causes, focusing in particular on spending variances

Analyze capital budgeting requirements

Perform cost accumulation tasks


BS/BA degree in Business, Accounting or related field or equivalent combination of education and experience

2+ years of cost accounting experience Preferred.

Excellent analysis skills, and the ability to collaborate across all levels of the organization.

Strong system and data processing background

Strong understanding of GAAP

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