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Robert Half Cost Accountant in WAUCOMA, Iowa


Robert Half is looking for a cost accountant to join our client! 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 work closely with the sales teams and senior financial management team to establish customer pricing. Are you a talented Cost Accountant looking for a position with a company experiencing substantial growth? Then this may be the role for you.

What you get to do every single day

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

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

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

  • Make estimates of new and proposed product costs

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

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

  • Generate and complete internal cost audits

  • Provide management with reports that specify and compare factors that affect prices and profitability of products or services

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

  • Analyze and recommend costs and cost savings

  • Assist in audits and general ledger preparation

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

  • Conduct physical inventories and monitor the cycle count program

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


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

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

  • Strong attention to detail

  • 2 years of Cost Accounting work experience

  • Experience working with organizational accounting concepts

  • High analytical and extremely detailed

  • Bachelors degree in accounting or related field

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