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Cost Accountant

Company: Robert Half
Location: Milwaukee
Posted on: May 28, 2023

Job Description:

Robert Half is currently working with a dynamic client seeking a cost accountant. The Cost Accountant 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. This position is for a talented Cost Accountant looking for a company experiencing substantial growth.
For immediate consideration call Bill Johannes at 414-622-3416 or 414-699-0299 or connect on Linked-In . All conversations will be confidential. If you or someone you know would qualify for any of the positions listed below feel free to have them call me as well. Thanks for any consideration and I look forward to helping you. God Bless.
How you will make an impact

  • Generate reports for management that specify and compare factors that affect prices and profitability of products or services

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

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

  • Plan projects and collect data to determine costs of business activity such as raw material purchases, inventory, and labor usage, waste

  • Analyze and recommend costs and cost savings

  • Conduct physical inventories and monitor the cycle count program

  • Develop and support the cost accounting system, documents, and records of the organization

  • Generate and complete internal cost audits

  • Abide by Generally Accepted Accounting Principles (GAAP) for financial statements

  • Analyze the data collected and log a detailed record of the results

  • Prepare regular reports comparing standard costs to actual production costs and analyze manufacturing costs

  • Implement standardized costing methodology for all domestic plants

  • Assist in audits and general ledger preparation

  • Approximate costs for new and proposed products

    Requirements - Aptitude for analyzing financial data and generating accurate reports in a timely manner

    • 2 years of Cost Accounting work experience

    • High attention to detail and possesses excellent organizational and writing skills

    • Extremely detailed and analytical

    • Experience utilizing cost management methodologies, activities, and cost pools based on direct and indirect cost rates

    • Bachelors degree in accounting or related field

    • Understanding of organizational accounting concepts

      Robert Half is the world's first and largest specialized talent solutions firm that connects highly qualified job seekers to opportunities at great companies. We offer contract, temporary and permanent placement solutions for finance and accounting, technology, marketing and creative, legal, and administrative and customer support roles.
      Robert Half puts you in the best position to succeed by advocating on your behalf and promoting you to employers. We provide access to top jobs, competitive compensation and benefits, and free online training. Stay on top of every opportunity - even on the go. Download the Robert Half app ( and get 1-tap apply, instant notifications for AI-matched jobs, and more.
      All applicants applying for U.S. job openings must be legally authorized to work in the United States. Benefits are available to contract/temporary professionals, including medical, vision, dental, and life and disability insurance. Hired contract/temporary professionals are also eligible to enroll in our company 401(k) plan. Visit for more information.
      - 2023 Robert Half. An Equal Opportunity Employer. M/F/Disability/Veterans. By clicking "Apply Now," you're agreeing to Robert Half's Terms of Use ( .

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