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Cost Accountant

Company: Robert Half Finance & Accounting
Location: Costa Mesa
Posted on: November 22, 2022

Job Description:

Description Our growing client is seeking a cost accountant to join their team. This critical Cost Accountant role is responsible for the ongoing analysis of product cost, development of new product cost and margin analysis. This role 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.What you get to do every single day- Analyze and recommend costs and cost savings- Assist in audits and general ledger preparation- Decide costs of business activity, including raw material purchases, inventory, and labor usage, waste- Conduct physical inventories and monitor the cycle count program- Generate reports for management that specify and compare factors that affect prices and profitability of products or services- Approximate costs for new and proposed products- Perform variance analysis, including Purchase Price to Cost variance, cost revaluation, Invoice to PO price variances and work order variances- Manage the implementation of a standard costing methodology for domestic plants- Record and examine changes in goods and services, and determine the effects on cost- Examine the data collected and log a detailed record of the results- Prepare and complete internal cost audits- Design a cost accounting system, and manage the documents and records of the organization- Generate reports comparing production costs to standard costs and analyze manufacturing costs- Follow Generally Accepted Accounting Principles (GAAP) for financial statements Requirements - Prior experience utilizing cost management methodologies, activities, and cost pools based on direct and indirect cost rates- Attention to detail and demonstrated ability to follow standard procedures is a requirement- Bachelors degree in accounting or related field- Highly capable of analyzing financial data and quickly creating accurate reports- 2 years of Cost Accounting work experience- Strong understanding of organizational accounting concepts- Very detail oriented and expert analytical thinking skills 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.Robert Half will consider qualified applicants with criminal histories in a manner consistent with the requirements of the San Francisco Fair Chance Ordinance. All applicants applying for U.S. job openings must be authorized to work in the United States. Benefits are available to temporary professionals. Visit for more information. - 2022 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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