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Robert Half Cost Accountant in Bloomington, Minnesota

Description Robert Half is looking for a cost accountant to join our client! This critical Cost Accountant role is 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. Are you a talented Cost Accountant looking for a position with a company experiencing substantial growth? Then this may be the role for you.

Your responsibilities in this role

  • Examine manufacturing costs and prepare regular reports comparing standard costs to actual production costs

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

  • Make estimates of new and proposed product costs

  • Collect data and plan projects to decide costs of business activity such as raw material purchases, inventory, and labor usage, waste

  • Create internal cost audits

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

  • Analyze costs and recommend cost savings

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

  • Implement standardized costing methodology for all domestic plants

  • Maintain the cycle count program and take physical inventory

  • Comply with Generally Accepted Accounting Principles (GAAP) for financial statements

  • 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

  • Develop and maintain the cost accounting system, documents, and records of the organization Requirements - Prior experience utilizing cost management methodologies, activities, and cost pools based on direct and indirect cost rates

  • Very detail oriented and expert analytical thinking skills

  • Bachelors degree in accounting or related field

  • Strong attention to detail

  • Experience working with organizational accounting concepts

  • Proficient at analyzing financial data and promptly creating accurate reports

  • 2 years of Cost Accounting work experience

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