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Robert Half Cost/GL Accountant in Torrance, California


Robert Half is currently working with a dynamic 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. This role will also establish customer pricing by working closely with the sales teams and senior financial management team. Are you a talented Cost Accountant looking for a position with a company experiencing substantial growth? Then this may be the role for you.

How you will make an impact

  • Generate reports comparing production costs to standard costs and analyze manufacturing costs

  • Collect data and plan projects to decide costs of business activity such as raw material purchases, inventory, and labor usage, waste

  • Design a cost accounting system, and manage the documents and records of the organization- Perform variance analysis, including Purchase Price to Cost variance, cost revaluation, Invoice to PO price variances and work order variances

  • Perform internal cost audits

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

  • Put into action a standard costing methodology for domestic plants

  • Take physical inventory and review the cycle count program

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

  • Analyze costs and recommend cost savings

  • Help prepare general ledgers and assist in audits

  • Generate financial statements that comply with Generally Accepted Accounting Principles (GAAP)

  • Interpret data collected and record detailed results

  • Make calculations of new and proposed product costs

For confidential consideration, please apply directly with your resume or call Allysa Wilkes at 562-317-6642 If you are already working with a recruiter from Robert Half, please contact him or her directly to expedite your candidacy for this role.


  • 5 years of Cost Accounting work experience

  • Bachelors degree in accounting or related field

  • Very detail oriented and expert analytical thinking skills

  • Aptitude for analyzing financial data and generating accurate reports in a timely manner

  • Strong knowledge of cost management methodologies, activities, and cost pools based on direct and indirect cost rates

  • Be detailed, flexible, and organized

  • Experience working with organizational accounting concepts

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