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Cost Accountant

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Tyler/Henderson/Longview, TX
$60,000 - $75,000
Job Type
Direct Hire
Sep 04, 2018
Job ID
Job Description – Cost Accountant
Primary Job Functions and Responsibilities
  • Determine monthly product profitability utilizing existing reporting procedures as well as ad hoc analytical methods.
  • Assist in month-end accounting closings.
  • Reconcile all perpetual inventory balances vs. general ledger values at month-end; significant variances are investigated, with adjustments made and/or corrective action taken as required.
  • Coordinate and reconcile periodic physical inventories, including cycle counts and the wall-to-wall annual physical; determine root causes of significant book-to-physical discrepancies.
  • Participate in setting and revising cost accounting standards for departmental labor usage, material utilization, and manufacturing overhead rates; will work closely with industrial engineering and operating personnel.
  • Conduct research and perform analytical studies with regard to manufacturing spending, actual vs. standard direct labor performance, material yields, overhead costs, process improvements, and other analyses.
  • Understand product manufacturing cost flow in order to evaluate or determine production job costs and variances.
  • Weekly review of production job actual performances vs. standards and trends; a thorough grasp and comprehension of production variances is essential.
  • Responsible for Fixed Asset accounting, including verifying and tracking all construction in progress expenditures, capitalizing CIP costs at the proper time, recording monthly depreciation allocations, and recording asset sales and retirements.
  • Take the lead in developing and verifying data relevant to margin analysis, spending controls, cost avoidance, and a variety of financial analysis and special projects.
  • Work with multiple departments and/or individuals in order to get a complete understanding of a process or situation.
  • Participate in internal control documentation and internal audits.
  • Assist the CFO with projects as needed.
  • This is a Manager level position and reports to the CFO.
Desired Qualifications
  • Bachelor’s degree in Accounting or Finance
  • Cost Accounting experience in a manufacturing environment.
  • Strong cost systems background with excellent analytical skills and sound understanding of accounting principles.
  • Proficient computer skills: expertise with accounting, spreadsheet, and database software.  An Excel power-user is a plus.
  • The ability to communicate with people from multiple layers of the company – that includes people from senior management to factory workers.
  • Ability to research, compile, analyze, and interpret data.
  • An effective leader who also finds satisfaction from a team oriented approach.
  • Strong organizational and communication skills.
  • A detail oriented person who also “gets the big picture.”
  • Experience working with engineering and manufacturing personnel on development and analysis of cost standards.