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Robert Half Assistant Controller in YORK, South Carolina


Our growing manufacturing client is seeking an Assistant Controller to join their team. The Assistant Controller is a critical role 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. Are you a talented Cost Accounting Manager looking for the next step in your career with a company experiencing substantial growth? Then this may be the role for you. This role is located in the South Carolina and is a permanent opportunity with high growth potential.

Key responsibilities:

  • Analyze and recommend costs and cost savings

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

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

  • Decide costs of business activity, including raw material purchases, inventory, and labor usage, waste

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

  • Create and manage the cost accounting system, documents, and records of the organization

  • Log a detailed record of collected data

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

  • Perform internal cost audits

  • Estimate new and proposed product costs

  • Support audits and general ledger preparation

  • Monitor the cycle count program and conduct physical inventories

  • Implement standardized costing methodology for all domestic plants

  • Follow Generally Accepted Accounting Principles (GAAP) for financial statements


We are looking for you to offer the following:

  • Bachelor’s degree in accounting or finance

  • 3+ years cost accounting experience required

  • Ability to complete complex tasks with minimal supervision

  • Highly proficient with MS Office, primarily Excel

  • Accounting software experience, i.e., JD Edwards and Business Intelligence (BI)

  • Management skills – ability to foster teamwork

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