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Robert Half International Cost Accountant in Saluda, South Carolina


Our client, a fast-growing, manufacturing company, is seeking a Cost Accountant. This position will focus on month end and year end accounting functions, as well as monitor the cost of materials, supplies, machinery, shipping and other processes in the plant. The ideal candidate for this role will have experience of at least 3-4 years in manufacturing cost accounting. Additionally, the candidate for this position will be motivated to grow with the organization, building a career for years to come.


Cost Accountant Responsibilities:

  • Own the standard cost process

  • Preparation of daily, weekly and monthly production reports

  • Works closely with operations team to provide production costs analysis, including direct labor analysis

  • Provide operational/financial guidance to senior management on a monthly basis

  • Provide input into cost accounting techniques and methodologies which aid in improving business insight and operational and financial results

  • Review and analyze inventory, yield, utility usage, labor, and margin reports; conduct research and perform analytical studies in regards to cost analyses and profitability

  • Provide recommendations regarding cost-saving strategies and ways to improve processes in achieving company standards and continuously improving costs

  • Supports the plant management in the analysis of variances between actual costs occurring at the plant and standard costs, and the impact of variances on the plant’s financial performance

  • Works with Production to investigate variances related to finished goods, products, raw materials and supplies (including maintenance) to ensure accuracy (real-time) of inventories

  • In conjunction with Inventory Control Analyst, ensures accurate reporting of month-end physical counts, and supply inventories pricing

  • Acts as primary contact for the plant’s financial reporting and communication

  • Performs financial accounting activities (review expenditures, prepare and enter journal entries into the financial system)

  • Complies with GAAP (Generally Accepted Accounting Principles) and company corporate capital expenditure policy

Education and Experience

  • A bachelors degree in accounting or finance

  • 3 years experience of cost accounting within an integrated manufacturing environment.

  • Position requires a working knowledge of Generally Accepted Accounting Principles (GAAP)

  • Proficiency in MS Office applications

  • Knowledge of financial/operational database programs, standards and an ERP system

  • Strong analytical and communication skills

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