Cost Accountant


Job Title:  Cost Accountant – Direct Hire

Salary: 75k-90k

Job Summary:

Assists to establish financial policies, procedures, controls, and reporting systems. To assist in preparing financial statements, budgets, pricing, and cost accounting.


Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform these essential functions.

Cost Accounting Primary Functions:
Establish standard costs for products by planning and collecting data of business activities such as raw material purchases, inventory, freight, and labor.
Build labor/overhead rates.
Analyze the collected data and record results.
Analyze changes in product design, raw materials, and manufacturing methods to determine effects on cost.
Analyze actual manufacturing costs and prepare periodic reports comparing standard costs to actual production costs.
Provide management reports specifying and comparing factors affecting prices and profitability of products.
Maintain Cost Accounting System.
Conduct physical inventories and monitor cycle count program.
Reconcile finished goods inventories.
Perform inventory analysis to properly state inventory values.
Maintain and update Fixed Assets and related databases.
Working knowledge of foreign currency exchange accounting.
Determine costs of business activity such as raw material purchases, inventory and labor.
Month end close of the General Ledger.


General Accounting Support Functions:
Assist in weekly, monthly, and annual close of the General Ledger including assisting in preparation of internal statements and reports.
Assist in preparing budgets, maintaining account balances, managing files, reconciling accounts, producing information for audits, and understanding GAAP guidelines.
Ensure necessary internal controls are in place, monitored, and enforced to safeguard company assets.
Assist accounts payable and accounts receivable as necessary.
Interface with banks, auditors, and ACO Group companies as necessary.
Other Functions:
Communicate with internal and external sources as needed.
Follow all company policies and procedures.
Analytical – Synthesizes complex or diverse information; Collects and researches data; Uses intuition and experience to complement data; Designs work flows and procedures.
Ethics – Treats people with respect; Keeps commitments; inspires the trust of others; Works with integrity and ethically; Upholds organizational values.
Written and Oral Communication – Speaks clearly and persuasively in positive or negative situations; Listens and gets clarification; Responds well to questions; Demonstrates group presentation skills; Participates in meetings. Writes clearly and informatively; Edits work for spelling and grammar; Varies writing style to meet needs; Presents numerical data effectively; Able to read and interpret written information.
Dependability – Follows instructions, responds to management direction; Takes responsibility for own actions; Keeps commitments; Commits to long hours of work when necessary to reach goals; Completes tasks on time or notifies appropriate person with an alternate plan.
2-3 years Cost Accounting experience in a manufacturing environment required.
Experience working with engineering and manufacturing personnel on development and analysis of cost standards required.
Bachelor’s degree in Accounting or Finance required.

FOR IMMEDIATE CONSIDERATION CONTACT, Tom Cassell, Recruiter – 520.918.0227


At STAFFMATTERS our company culture is strong! You work hard for us and in return we want to provide you with as many benefits and resources as we can:

  • Medical Coverage
  • Dental
  • Vision
  • 401(k)
  • Short- and long-term disability coverage
  • Identity Theft Protection
  • Legal Assistance
  • Long Term Opportunities
  • Training and Career Growth Opportunities
  • The chance to be a part of an amazing team

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