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Robert Half Cost Accounting Analyst in PORTLAND, Oregon


Robert Half has partnered with one of the leaders in the Oregon Food Manufacturing Industry on the search for a Cost Accounting Analyst on a contract basis. This is a remote position! Our client has a fantastic culture, a beautiful office space (taste test kitchen included) and countless other perks. If you are a Cost Accountant or Financial Analyst with manufacturing industry experience interested in joining a brand leader, please apply online today or call Jake Ovgard at 503.222.9778 for immediate consideration!

Role & Responsibilities:

  • Responsible for evaluating current financial performance in several key areas

  • Review Gross Margins versus budgets and forecasts and provide analysis of variances

  • Review costs of goods sold, delivery expenses vs. budget and forecasting using financial modeling

  • Perform month end closing duties pertaining to COGs and manufacturing make costs, including inventory account reconciliations and other journal entries as needed

  • Participates in cross-functional teams and provide financial analysis to evaluate investments and process changes.

  • Partners with supply chain to evaluate current logistics costs and evaluate proposals to minimize costs and to better serve customers

  • Reviews economics of SKU mix for various product lines and recommend changes

  • Review and updates manufacturing standards

  • Assists the Cost Accounting Manager in preparing monthly forecasts and annual budgets

  • Provides monthly analysis and explanations on product margins

  • Supports Manufacturing, Logistics, Supply Chain with the preparation of their annual budgets

  • Collaborate with external auditors to provide necessary inventory information during year end audits

  • Supports projects and initiatives in development and refinement of data structure, processes, and metrics in accordance with business requirements.


  • Bachelor's Degree in Finance or Accounting required

  • 3+ years of Cost or Inventory Accounting experience

  • Strong understanding of US GAAP

  • Excellent communication skills - oral and written

  • Exceptional problem solving and time management skills

  • MS Dynamics experience preferred or similar large ERP system

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