Cost Accountant

Robert Half
Published
March 23, 2020
Location
Chicago Ridge, IL
Category
Job Type

Description

Ref ID: 01370-9502428571

Classification: Cost Accountant

Compensation: $85000.00 to $100000.00 yearly

We are looking to hire a Cost Accountant with excellent organizational and analytical skills. Cost Accountants are expected to be detailed oriented, knowledgeable on statistics, have strong problem-solving skills, work comfortably under pressure and deliver on tight deadlines.

To ensure success, Cost Accountants should be confident, professional and meticulous with a keen interest in cost-efficient operations of the organization. Top candidates will have outstanding presentation and report-writing skills, with the ability to work on their own initiative and as part of a team.

Cost Accountant Responsibilities:
Develop and maintain the cost accounting system, documents and records of the organization.
Analyze and recommend costs and cost savings.
Prepare and complete internal cost audits.
Comply with Generally Accepted Accounting Principles (GAAP) for financial statements.
Analyze the data collected and log a detailed record of the results.
Analyze any changes in goods or services provided in order to determine what effect it has on the cost.
Analyze manufacturing costs and prepare regular reports comparing standard costs to actual production costs.
Make estimates of new and proposed product costs.
Provide management with reports that specify and compare factors that affect prices and profitability of products or services.
Assist in audits and general ledger preparation.
Conduct physical inventories and monitor the cycle count program.

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