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Robert Half Cost Accountant in SALT LAKE CITY, Utah

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. You 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.

How you will make an impact

  • Comply with Generally Accepted Accounting Principles (GAAP) for financial statements

  • Interpret data collected and record detailed results

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

  • Create reports that specify and compare factors that affect prices and profitability of products or services

  • Estimate new and proposed product costs

  • Recommend costs and cost savings based on analysis

  • Implement standardized costing methodology for all domestic plants

  • Take physical inventory and review the cycle count program

  • Analyze any changes in goods or services provided in order to determine what effect it has on the cost

  • Develop and maintain the cost accounting system, documents, and records of the organization

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

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

  • Prepare and complete internal cost audits

  • Assist in audits and general ledger preparation Requirements - 2 years of Cost Accounting work experience

  • Understanding of 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

  • Outstanding skills in analyzing financial data and promptly generating accurate reports

  • Knowledge of organizational accounting concepts

  • Bachelors degree in accounting or related field

  • High analytical and extremely detailed

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