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Position Description: Cost Accountant

Basic Function: The cost accountant position is accountable for the ongoing analysis of process constraints, target costing projects, margin analysis, and tracing costs back to underlying activities.  The cost accountant must also construct and monitor those data accumulation systems needed to provide an appropriate level of costing information to management.

Principal Accountabilities:

Data Collection

  1. Construct data accumulation systems for a cost accounting system

  2. Create and review the controls needed for data accumulation and reporting systems


  1. Coordinate physical inventory counts and cycle counts

  2. Investigate cycle counting variances and resolve issues

  3. Update standard costs in the bill of materials

  4. Review standard and actual costs for inaccuracies

  5. Validate the cost of goods sold as part of the month-end close

  6. Revise the reserve for obsolete inventory as needed

  7. Accumulate and apply overhead costs as required by generally accepted accounting principles

  8. Work with the materials review board to locate and dispose of obsolete inventory


  1. Conduct ongoing process constraint analyses

  2. Report on breakeven points by products, work centers, and factories

  3. Report on margins by product and division

  4. Report on periodic variances and their causes, focusing in particular on spending variances

  5. Analyze capital budgeting requests

  6. Perform cost accumulation tasks as a member of the target costing group

Desired Qualifications: 3+ years of accounting/finance experience. B Degree with professional regitration. 


Please submit your cv to be considered for this role.


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