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Robert Half Analyst - Cost Accounting in SPARTA, Michigan


Robert Half is currently working with a client seeking a Cost Accounting Analyst. The Cost Accountant is a critical role responsible for the ongoing analysis of product cost, development of new product cost and margin analysis. This role will also establish customer pricing by working closely with the sales teams and senior financial management team. If you are a talented Cost Accountant looking for a position with a company experiencing substantial growth, this may be the role for you. For more information, please contact Katie Ruger today at 616-600-8734!

Your responsibilities in this role

  • Record and examine changes in goods and services, and determine the effects on cost

  • Assist in audits and general ledger preparation

  • Analyze costs and recommend cost savings

  • Generate reports for management that specify and compare factors that affect prices and profitability of products or services

  • Manage the implementation of a standard costing methodology for domestic plants

  • Analyze the data collected and log a detailed record of the results

  • Prepare regular reports comparing standard costs to actual production costs and analyze manufacturing costs

  • Conduct physical inventories and monitor the cycle count program

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

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

  • Create internal cost audits

  • Develop and support 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

  • Make calculations of new and proposed product costs

    Requirements - High attention to detail and possesses excellent organizational and writing skills

  • 2 years of Cost Accounting work experience

  • Proficient at analyzing financial data and promptly creating accurate reports

  • Prior experience utilizing cost management methodologies, activities, and cost pools based on direct and indirect cost rates

  • Bachelors degree in accounting or related field

  • High analytical and extremely detailed

  • Knowledge of organizational accounting concepts

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