Cost Accountant

Lakewood Township, NJ 08701

Posted: 06/03/2019 Industry: Accounting Job Number: 1737254 Pay Rate: $85000.00/year
Global manufacturer in the Lakewood, NJ area has a new opening for a Cost Accountant available asap!
Direct Hire position with negotiable salary range between $78K - $85K, plus bonus.
  • The position will be responsible for analysing processes, targeting costing projects, margin analysis, and tracing costs back to underlying activities. Seeking a well-versed professional able to construct and monitor cost-effective data accumulation systems required to provide important costing information to management.
Primary Responsibilities:
  • Conduct ongoing process constraint analyses
  • Report on breakeven points by products, work centers, and manufacturing facilities
  • Report on margins by product and division
  • Report on periodic variances and their causes, focusing in particular on spending variances
  • Analyze capital budgeting requests
  • Perform cost accumulation tasks as a member of the target costing group
Data Collection
  • Construct data accumulation systems for a cost accounting syste
  • Create and review the controls needed for data accumulation and reporting systems
  • Coordinate physical inventory counts and cycle counts
  • Investigate cycle counting variances and resolve issues
  • Update standard costs in the bill of materials
  • Review standard and actual costs for inaccuracies
  • Validate the cost of goods sold as part of the month-end close
  • Accumulate and apply overhead costs as required by generally accepted accounting principles

Desired Qualifications:
3+ years of accounting/finance experience. Also, a BA/BS degree, as well as excellent analysis skills, and the ability to collaborate with a multi-department team. Experience manipulating large databases is a definite plus
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