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Cost Accountant

Company: Creative Financial Staffing
Location: White Plains
Posted on: September 21, 2022

Job Description:

Cost Accountant

  • Global manufacturing company based out of Westchester, NY
  • Recently became part of a large well-known organization
  • Strive to manufacture the highest quality products
  • Management considers their employees the most important resource
  • Very big on employee retention with very little turnover
  • Motto of "Design for Reliability" - in all aspects of their products
  • Strong tenure throughout the company
  • Flexible schedule
  • Great medical benefits


    • Responsible for all cost accounting functions in North America.
    • Responsible for the review, maintenance and accuracy of all Standard Costs and Engineering Projects.
    • Compute actual labor and overhead rates.
    • Perform all standard costs rolls.
    • Prepare monthly journals relating to COGS.
    • Responsible for the accurate valuation of inventory and Engineering projects and their reconciliation to the General Ledger.
    • Review of project proposals and set up Engineering Projects.
    • Audit the Labor system to ensure that time is recorded correctly to work centers and projects.
    • Audit the accuracy of cycle counts, investigate variances, and determine the internal controls.
    • Review and analyze daily transaction reports including Future PPV reports.
    • Review the accuracy of the inventory reserves
    • Monitor warranty costs and warranty reserves.
    • Prepare budgeted COGS based on production forecast and analyze budget vs. actual variances.

      • Issue monthly Manufacturing Reports with explanations on Gross Margin, manufacturing variances, overhead rates, inventory turns etc.
      • Issue monthly Engineering Projects reports comparing actual to date costs to budgeted amounts.
      • Provide a quarterly consolidated report of COGS to the CFO.
      • Issue Labor and burden rates used to compute Transfer Prices annually.
      • Have formal discussions with Operations regarding the quarterly results of all manufacturing sites.
      • Provide the external auditors with financial reports and analysis to satisfy their audit requests.
      • Inform supervisor of all unusual circumstances of problems. Abide by all company rules, policies, and procedures.

        • Coordinate and assist the Cost Accountants and Finance Managers at the other subsidiaries to ensure the financial results of the day-to-day manufacturing transactions and Engineering Jobs are recorded correctly in the financial ledgers.
        • Review the global manufacturing budgets.
        • Review the accuracy of labor and overhead rates.
        • Review, analyze and coordinate the issuance of Monthly Manufacturing Reports.
        • Prepare and issue monthly consolidated inventory by location.
        • Review the accuracy and adequacy of the inventory reserves
        • Familiar with foreign currencies and their impact on inventory valuation and variances.
        • Review and analyze the impact of product transfers between manufacturing sites.
        • Review of project proposals and set up Engineering Projects.
        • Monitor global warranty reserves.


          • Bachelor's Degree in Accounting, with a minimum of five years' experience in a Manufacturing environment with multiple sites.
          • Experience in Standard Cost Systems
          • Experience in Engineering projects
          • Proficiency in Word, Excel & Access
          • Hands on knowledge of ERP and accounting systems
          • Data entry, computer skills
          • Well organized and detail oriented
          • Excellent analytical skills
          • Ability to apply US GAAP and Cost Accounting Standards


Keywords: Creative Financial Staffing, White Plains , Cost Accountant, Accounting, Auditing , White Plains, New York

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