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Senior Cost Accountant in Palm Springs, CA at Vaco

Date Posted: 8/23/2018

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Job Description

We are looking for a senior cost accountant who can work independently in a start-up environment. You will be responsible for the cost accounting function for the division. This position is a longer-term contract and benefits are offered on day 1 of the project. If you're analytical and like driving organizational efficiencies, apply now!

You will be responsible for:

  • Planning, Studying, and collecting data to determine costs of business activity such as raw material purchases, inventory and labor.
  • Analyzing data collected and recording results
  • Analyzing changes in product design, raw materials, manufacturing methods or services provided, to determine effects on cost
  • Analyzing actual manufacturing costs and preparing periodic reports comparing standard costs to actual production costs
  • Recording cost information for use in controlling expenditures
  • Analyzing audits of costs and preparing reports
  • Making estimates of new and proposed product costs
  • Providing management with reports specifying and comparing factors affecting prices and profitability of products or services.
  • Maintaining Cost Accounting System
  • Assisting in Month end close of the General Ledger
  • Conducting physical inventories and monitors cycle count program
  • Reconciling finished goods inventories

Job Requirements

You must have the following qualifications:
Minimum of 4 solid years of Cost Accounting in a Manufacturing Environment
Bachelor’s Degree in Accounting
Must have a strong Cost systems background and have excellent analytical skills; sound understanding of accounting principals.
Computer Literate – Strong Excel skills and the ability to use Outlook and Word
Experience with MAPICS a plus
Experience working with engineering and manufacturing personnel on development and analysis of cost standards
Ability to accurately prepare daily, weekly, monthly, quarterly and annual reports


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