Cost Accountant

Robert Half
January 11, 2022
Santa Cruz, CA
Job Type


Ref ID: 00070-0012120394

Classification: Cost Accountant

Compensation: $85000.00 to $105000.00 yearly

Robert Half is currently working with a 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.

Major responsibilities

- Monitor the cycle count program and conduct physical inventories

- Review changes in goods or services provided in order to determine what effect it has on the cost

- Make estimates of new and proposed product costs

- Analyze and recommend costs and cost savings

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

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

- Create internal cost audits

- Provide management with reports that specify and compare factors that affect prices and profitability of products or services

- Assist in general ledger preparation and audits

- Implement standardized costing methodology for all domestic plants

- Conduct variance analysis such as Purchase Price to Cost variance, cost revaluation, Invoice to PO price variances and work order variances

- Analyze projects and data to determine costs of business activity such as raw material purchases, inventory, and labor usage, waste

- Design a cost accounting system, and manage the documents and records of the organization- Analyze manufacturing costs and prepare regular reports comparing standard costs to actual production costs

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