Cost Accountant

Robert Half
May 7, 2022
San Jose, CA
Job Type


Our growing client is seeking a cost accountant to join their team. 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. If you are a talented Cost Accountant looking for a position with a company experiencing substantial growth, this may be the role for you. Contact Tony Santana of Robert Half for more information.



  • One to three years of cost accounting experience in manufacturing industry
  • Self-starter
  • Strong analytical and communication skills with internal and external customers
  • Willing to take initiative on processing improvement projects
  • Strong grasp of GAAP accounting and general accounting concepts
  • Excellent Microsoft Excel skills, especially advanced financial modeling and analytical techniques
  • Demonstrated ability to streamline and automate complex processes
  • Be able to work with other departments in the corporation for project improvements



  • The Cost Accountant directs activities of product costing, product manufacturing analysis, and inventory valuation
  • You will provide detailed analysis of job costing and quotation verification
  • The Cost Accountant handles overall costing related issue and management reports
  • Provide guidelines and training to existing cost team members
  • Responsible for reviewing all quotation from Program Managers
  • Provide detail analysis of job costing for individual Business units
  • Ensure all “work orders” being completed with proper costing assigned
  • Perform costing module month-end closing on tight deadlines
  • Provide detail analysis of product variance and improvement plan
  • Reconcile all inventory related accounts
  • Provide all necessary reports required by central finance
  • Coordinate with internal customer for year-end inventory audits
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