Accountant Cost Job Description Sample
Job #: 183818
If you are an experienced Cost Accountant looking for a position with a leading company, Bartech can help! We are a leading staffing firm and our clients include some of the nation's biggest companies. Our client has a need for a Cost Accountant. This is a direct position.
Your specific duties as a Cost Accountant will include:
Monitors and analyze cost performance versus plan, forecast, and metrics.
Participates in Month/Year End close and journal entries.
Reviews inventory transactions and related balance sheet accounts.
Coordinate physical inventory and cycle count counts and investigate variances and resolve issues.
Analyses excess & obsolescence and shrinkage reserves.
Calculates direct and indirect manufacturing rates for inventory control and valuation.
Knowledgeable of bill of material and Routers set-up and system flow.
Understanding of production and inventory control management.
Support ad-hoc requests, data mining, analytics and reporting
As a Cost Accountant you must represent our company well by being responsible, punctual and motivated to go above and beyond the call of duty. You must also be highly detail-oriented and organized with excellent analytic and problem-solving abilities. It is also important that you display excellent verbal and written communication and interpersonal skills.
Experience with SAP.
Advance excel skills to manage large volume of data.
Identify cost drivers and suggest cost improvements.
Strong analytical and problem-solving skills.
Work well under pressure.
Work cross-functionally with other departments.
As a Cost Accountant with Bartech, you will be working through an established and respected staffing organization with 40 years of serving as a trusted partner to our client companies. We are dedicated to providing our talent with personal, responsive attention, and will assign an employee care representative to answer any questions or concerns that you might have. Your hard work and professional dedication will be rewarded with competitive compensation, including benefits.
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Smart, driven and real. Sound like words describing you ideal employer?
As a Cost Accountant you will plan, analyze, and communicates the cost detail of the plant's manufacturing operations through detailed reports of efficiencies related to the plant's production and other key financial information for management review. Coordinates and conduct cycle counts and annual physical counts within the plant and guiding the cost analysis process.
James Hardie Building Products employs over 2,500 (2,200+ in U.S.) people who generate revenue of $1.9 billion a year. James Hardie Industries is a publicly traded company listed on the Australian Stock Exchange (ticker: JHX.AX) and on the New York Stock Exchange (ticker: JHX). We have 9 manufacturing plants located across the USA and corporate offices in Chicago, Illinois and Orange County, California.
To be considered for this position, you must have:
Bachelor's Degree in a related field (Accounting or Finance Degree preferred).
Exposure to a manufacturing related business or client
- 2 or more years of strong experience in standard costing, material, labor and overhead variance analysis.
- Demonstrated experience with ERP systems software (SAP preferred).
Plans, analyzes, and communicates the profitability of the plant's manufacturing operations to produce informative, detailed reports outlining efficiencies, plant production, and key financial information for management review.
Guides cost analysis process by implementing, refining, and reporting cost account processes that highlight operational opportunities and initiate projects that provide effective solutions.
Coordinates and conducts cycle counts and annual physical counts within the plant.
The Cost Accountant makes decisions based on trends identified in the operational data and offers his/her opinion and solutions to management. The incumbent has the responsibility to recommend changes and areas of improvement where appropriate, backed by the data analysis from our systems. He/she must use his/her experiences to confidently make decisions that influence a large portion of the business. The data analyzed is very important to the success of the division, making accuracy paramount.
Responsible for training others on best practices, changes to current processes, cycle counting, etc. The incumbent also possesses a high-level of communication skill with the ability to interact with all levels of the organization. He/she has a high level of responsibility to report outcomes of his/her analysis and recommendations on a frequent basis to senior management.
Perform analysis, problem solving, and generating new solutions/ideas. The incumbent is required to continuously think of new and improved methods for process improvement to better control variance and forecast budget.
At James Hardie Building Products, we are looking for people who are Smart, Driven, and Real. We hire leaders and innovators – not employees or staff. James Hardie is a $1.9B world leader in fiber cement building products and technology, and our success and quality of our products is attributed to the talent of our people.
"Come home to Hardie" and apply now!
James Hardie is an equal opportunity employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, age, protected veteran status, among other things, or as a qualified individual with a disability. Equal Employment Opportunity is the law.
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Cost Accountant 2
Goodman Global, Inc.
Cost Accountant 2
Goodman is seeking a professional, skilled individual for our Cost Accountant 2 position located in Houston, TX.
The essential functions of the Cost Accountant 2 are to perform as a business partner with the Assistant Plant Controller at DTTP, provide focused support to the Operating Team and plant personnel, focus on providing fundamental analysis of standards, BOM's, inventory, expenses, assets, material, labor, overhead, scrap, etc.; and develop reports that serve to increase the efficiency and effectiveness of the operating group. The candidate will rotate through several positions designed to provide the knowledge and background required to accept Controller and Management opportunities. If you meet the qualifications listed below, then we invite you to apply for our open position by visiting our website at www.careersatgoodman.com.
Houston-based Goodman is a leading supplier of heating, ventilation and air conditioning (HVAC) products for residential and commercial use and is a member of Daikin Industries, Ltd. . Goodman's products are predominantly marketed under the Goodman® and Amana® brand names, and are sold through company-operated and independent distribution networks with more than 950 total distribution points throughout North America. Goodman is ISO 14001:2004 accredited, an international certification that recognizes manufacturing processes and policies that are more environmentally sustainable. Daikin Industries is a Fortune 1000 company with more than 44,000 employees worldwide and is recognized as the number one HVAC manufacturer in the world. The company has manufacturing operations in 18 countries and a sales presence in more than 90 countries and is headquartered in Osaka, Japan. For more information, visit www.goodmanmfg.com
Measure, analyze, and develop metrics to aid in improving efficiency and effectiveness. Provide insight for specific improvements in plant material, labor, overhead, scrap, floor planning, inventory levels, staffing, etc. to improve efficiency and effectiveness of the plant.
Inventory Accuracy: Reconcile and maintain accurate inventory records within the scope of the Plant Operations.
Special Projects, Ad Hoc Analysis, and Reporting
Fixed Asset Accounting:
Assist project leaders with preparing capital requests including cost justification.
Monitor and report on project status and spending versus plan.
Ensure accurate fixed asset records are maintained.
Policy, Procedure & General Operational Review:
Ensure adequate controls and procedures.
Assist Operations in performing audits and maintaining controls.
Monitor compliance and provide corrective support as it relates to internal audit.
Budgeting and Forecasting
Responsible for working with plant personnel in preparing the annual budget, along with weekly forecasts.
Bachelor's degree in Accounting/Finance (Master's in Accountancy a plus)
2+ years level of Accounting or related experience
Plant or Operations experience preferred
Cost Accounting background a plus
Inventory experience a plus
Auditing or governance experience a plus
Accounting or Finance professional certification (e.g. CPA, CMA, etc.) preferred
The Company provides equal employment opportunity to all employees and applicants regardless of a person's race, color, religion (including religious dress or grooming practices), creed, national origin (including language use restrictions), citizenship, uniform service member or veteran status, ancestry, disability, physical or mental disability (including HIV/AIDS), medical condition (including cancer and genetic characteristics), genetic information, request for protected leave, marital status, sex, pregnancy, age (over 40), sexual orientation, gender, gender identity or expression, political affiliation, or any other characteristic protected by law. The Company will comply with all federal and state regulations and statutes pertaining to individuals with disabilities.
Manufacturing Cost Accountant
Premier Manufacturing Company has an immediate vacancy for a Manufacturing Cost Account. This essential employee will analyze and monitor Raw Materials, WIP and Finished Goods Manufacturing Sites, Distribution Center and Company Stores. Will review actual manufacturing cost and compares to standard cost, assist in the verification of Labor and Overhead Rates.Will also be required to to perform account reconciliations for Inventory, PPV, material accruals, month closing journal entries, track consignment inventory transactions and other duties as assigned by Senior Management.
Strong written and verbal communication skills
Bilingual ( English / Spanish) a plus
Excellent problem-solving skills
Proficient with ERP systems, including Microsoft Office
Able to multi-task, plan and prioritize work effectively
Accounting / Finance Degree
3 to 4 years experience in Cost Accounting
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The Cost Accountant will be responsible cost accounting processes including monthly cost close, account reconciliations, variance analysis, and audit support. This position will interact frequently with all levels of Operations, Accounting, and Finance personnel and will be responsible for special projects that may be cross functional and will drive value for the company.
Monthly inventory close including reporting monthly inventory perpetual to ledger status including break out of specific inventory categories including spare parts.
Maintaining standard costs and cost rollups for all inventory items as needed.
Maintain monthly FIFO inventory variances, building monthly FIFO layers and releasing variances to COGS when sold.
Tracking, analyzing and reporting on material scrap. Provide management with a monthly report of actual scrap, scrap accruals, and inventory at risk.
Monthly accruals for manufacturing operations.
Manage monthly warranty expense and analyze the sufficiency of the liability on the balance sheet.
Monitoring daily production transactions, identifying and addressing transactional issues with Operations, proactively managing Cost processes outside of close.
Performs other duties as required.
Education and Experience
Education and Experience:
Bachelor's Degree in Finance or Accountancy or equivalent business experience
Proficiency with MS Windows and MS Office Software, especially Excel
Minimum of 2 years related business experience with a basic understanding of accounting processes and procedures.
Excellent communication and analytical skills
Continuous improvement / Lean orientation and skills
Deadline oriented with attention to detail
Excellent organizational skills
Ability to handle multiple projects
Immediate opening for an experienced Office Manager / Accountant. This is a full-time, direct hire position in the North Charleston area. Excellent starting salary and full benefit package.
The primary duties will be to manage and oversee daily operations of accounting and office staff including; A/P, A/R, GL, Payroll, Budgeting, Reconciliation, Month and Year End, etc.; as well as HR duties, insurance and licensing functions.
The ideal candidate will meet the following requirements:
- Bachelor’s Degree in accounting or Finance
- Minimum of six (6) years’ experience in an office manager or accounting manager capacity
- Knowledge of QuickBooks Pro, QuickBooks Enterprise, MS Word, Excel, and Outlook
- Strong understanding of bookkeeping, GAAP, SOX, Job Costing, and other accounting principles and practices
- Previous experience in the construction, manufacturing, or service industries are preferred
At Lonza, we invest in great people. We encourage our employees to challenge themselves and we offer an environment that fosters creativity and success.
Headquartered in Basel, Switzerland, we operate production, R&D, and business sites around the world, including Europe, North America, and Asia. Our vision: We strive to be the leading supplier using science and technology to improve the quality of life.
Our mission: We work with passion, using advanced technologies, to transform life science into new possibilities for our customers. Do you want to help us as we shape the future of this great organization?
Job Description SummaryEnsures and maintains the integrity of the control systems and programs used to accumulate and report cost data and inventory valuations. Manages and controls the costs associated with the various North America manufacturing operations. Prepares timely, accurate, and useful financial information and analysis.
Job Description Job Duties: Utilizes knowledge of plant manufacturing operations, material flow and cost accounting principles, set forth in MAM, to ensure accurate product cost development. Performs accounting activities for monthly, quarterly, and year-end plant accounting closings, variance analysis and reporting.
Prepare month-end inventory reconciliations and reserves. Conduct product costing and analysis of results (various costing variants) that assist in business decision-making. Facilitate Target process with Sales, Operations, and Sourcing to develop the new years’ product costing standards accurately and timely as dictated by Corporate Accounting.
Assists as needed, in coordinating and performing annual physical inventory and cycle counts. Supports Supply Chain/Operations in the analysis and reconciliation of data from the inventory counts and makes adjustments to accurately state plant inventories. Provides support for internal and external audit requests.
Qualifications: BA/BS Degree (Accounting or Finance) with cost accounting experience preferred. Excellent attention to detail with strong oral and written communication skills. SAP experience and strong Microsoft Office applications skills Office/Plant Environment Must be capable of wearing required safety equipment.
Minimal Travel Responsibilities EducationBachelors: Accounting, Bachelors: Finance Work ExperienceFinance (Intermediate) Certifications Skills Language(s) Lonza is an equal opportunity employer.
All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, religion, color, national origin, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, age, status as a qualified individual with disability, protected veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by law. Lonza. The place to Go, Stay and Grow.
SUMMARY:Seeking a Cost Accountant with strong analytical and problem-solving skills. You should be highly organized and detail-oriented and possess the ability to work effectively, both independently and in a team setting. It is also important that you display excellent verbal and written communication and interpersonal skills, as well as the ability work well under pressure in a fast-paced environment. The successful candidate will bring a sense of urgency and motivation to the position.
JOB REQUIREMENTS: Under limited direction, performs varied and complex general/cost accounting duties as related to recording, analyzing and reporting financial operations. Studies accounting data and prepares analyzes for various complex reports. Must be able to perform the essential duties and responsibilities with or without reasonable accommodation. The duties and responsibilities may change from time to time without notice and include but are not limited to the duties described below
ESSENTIAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES:
Maintains cost accounting and inventory systems.
Assists in the month end close of the general ledger and perpetual inventory system.
Conducts physical inventories and monitors cycle count program.
Reconciles raw material, WIP and finished goods inventories.
Perform various month end reports, journal entries, and reconciliations.
Analyzes excessive and obsolete inventory SKU s and proposes reserve adjustments as required.
Assist auditors for year-end analysis as related to inventory and standard costing.
Assist with cycle counting and support annual physical inventories.
Planning, collecting, and analyzing data to determine costs of business activity such as raw material purchases, inventory and labor.
Responsible for Fixed Asset accounting.
Performs ad hoc product line cost analysis for management as required.
Drives continuous improvement through trend reporting analysis and metrics management.
Other departmental related duties as assigned.
EDUCATION and/or EXPERIENCE:
Minimum of 5 years of Cost Accounting in a Manufacturing Environment
Bachelor's Degree in Accounting
Must have a strong cost systems background and have excellent analytical skills; sound understanding of accounting principles.
Self-motivated and work well in a team environment
Well organized, detail oriented and ability to multi task
Strong Excel skills
Experience with INFOR LN a plus
Equal Opportunity Employer – minorities / females / veterans / individuals with disabilities / sexual orientation / gender identity.
Staff Accountant – Cost Recovery - Chi008720
Hyatt Hotels Corporation seeks a self-motivated professional accountant to join its Corporate Accounting – Cost Recovery team. Responsibilities include general oversight of assigned processes within the Hyatt monthly and quarterly close process, specifically related to Hyatt's managed and franchised properties, as well as the various billing and collection functions. This includes preparation of journal entries, monthly and quarterly balance sheet account reconciliations as well as financial statement analytics across all Hyatt entities. Additional responsibilities include assisting in the enhancement of internal controls and participating in special projects that incorporate a wide range of accounting exposure.
Accounting for management and franchise fee revenue and related receivables balance.
Accounting for Hyatt's corporate bill program including the related receivables balance.
Preparation of monthly journal entries, balance sheet account reconciliations, and billing files provided to the accounts receivable team.
Preparation of monthly analyticals over significant account balances.
Assist with the optimization of accounting procedures as special projects, as required.
Preparation of various stand-alone audit reports.
Preparation of quarterly external reporting schedules.
Fielding and resolving inquiries from management and external auditors.
Contribute to compliance with Sarbanes-Oxley, including documentation of process areas and testing of key controls.
Demonstrate a commitment to Hyatt core values.
The position responsibilities outlined above are in no way to be construed as all encompassing. Other duties, responsibilities, and qualifications may be required and/or assigned as necessary.
- 1-2 years of experience in corporate accounting and/or public accounting
Required: Bachelor's degree in accounting
Preferred: Master's degree in accounting
- Preferred: CPA - Certified Public Accountant
Required: Strong PC skills including Microsoft Office
Preferred: Financial ERP systems (Oracle preferred)
- Strong verbal and written communication skills
Property: Hyatt Corporate Office
Hotel Brand/Office Type: Hyatt Corporate
Primary Location: United States-Illinois-Chicago
Pay Basis: Yearly US Dollar (USD)
Job Level: Professional Staff/Corporate
Remote Position: No
Req ID: CHI008720
Generac Power Systems – Work with the leader in the power industry! Our office in Waukesha, WI is seeking a Cost Accountant.
The Cost Accountant I is responsible for providing support for cost accounting functions including standard cost updates, calculating, analyzing and updating costing rates, verifying and posting inventory transactions into the general ledger, maintaining product cost, creating and posting journal entries, general ledger account reconciliation and analysis. In addition, this position will be responsible for tasks related to process and data integrity. They will be responsible for SAP Master Data Costing Management in relation to accurate and timely material master costing set up.
Essential Duties and Responsibilities:
Maintain knowledge of standard costing and inventory management to supply accurate information under tight deadlines; prepare and/or maintain documentation of current processes and procedures.
Actively participate in month-end closing process by accurately and timely preparing account analysis and related journal entries.
Reconcile various general ledger accounts; investigate and document reconciling items.
Participate in preparing monthly financial book.
Maintain material product costs and review variances.
Collaborate with other departments and accounting team to provide inventory/costing support.
Responsible for entering critical material master costing data as new parts are released from the Product Lifecycle Management (PLM) software into SAP.
Responsible for maintaining all costing aspects for existing material master data.
Ensure data consistency and accuracy in daily work and through participation in routine data accuracy checks, reviews, and audits.
Identifies when a cost roll is inaccurate. Follows up with the necessary master data analyst for resolution.
- Bachelor's degree in Business Administration, Accounting or Finance or equivalent experience;
Flexible and able to adapt to changing priorities;
Goal-oriented and ability to meet aggressive deadlines;
Excellent written and verbal communication skills;
Cross/multi-functional understanding of industry, company, and products to enable identification of assumptions and events, and qualification of related risks and opportunities;
Good problem solving skills; the ability to ask the right questions, help frame logical conclusions and arrive at effective solutions;
Solid quantitative skill set and the ability to analyze, think and communicate with well-supported data;
Ability to build and run queries;
Previous experience using SAP or equivalent ERP.
While performing the duties of this job, the employee is regularly required to talk and hear; and use hands to manipulate objects or controls. The employee is regularly required to stand and walk. On occasion the incumbent may be required to stoop, bend or reach above the shoulders. The employee must occasionally lift up to 25 pounds. Specific conditions of this job are typical of frequent and continuous computer-based work requiring periods of sitting, close vision and ability to adjust focus. Occasional travel.
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