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Robert Half Cost Accountant in Lenexa, Kansas


Robert Half is looking for a cost accountant to join our client in Sioux Falls, SD! 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.

What you get to do every single day

  • Manage the implementation of a standard costing methodology for domestic plants

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

  • Perform internal cost audits

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

  • Examine manufacturing costs and prepare regular reports comparing standard costs to actual production costs

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

  • Comply with Generally Accepted Accounting Principles (GAAP) for financial statements

  • Collect data and plan projects to decide costs of business activity such as raw material purchases, inventory, and labor usage, waste

  • Create and manage the cost accounting system, documents, and records of the organization

  • Analyze costs and recommend cost savings

  • Make estimates of new and proposed product costs

  • Support audits and general ledger preparation

  • Assemble reports that specify and compare factors that affect prices and profitability of products or services

  • Take physical inventory and review the cycle count program

    Requirements - Prior experience utilizing cost management methodologies, activities, and cost pools based on direct and indirect cost rates

  • Strong analytical thinking and a detail-oriented mindset

  • Highly capable of analyzing financial data and quickly creating accurate reports

  • Understanding of organizational accounting concepts

  • Bachelors degree in accounting or related field

  • Great attention to detail

  • 2 years of Cost Accounting work experience

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.

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Questions? Call your local office at 1.888.490.5461. All applicants applying for U.S. job openings must be legally authorized to work in the United States. Benefits are available to contract/temporary professionals. Visit https://roberthalf.gobenefits.net/ for more information.

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