description Accountemps is currently seeking a Cost Accountant for one of our growing clients. The Cost Accountant will be improving the process for standard costing, variance analysis, inventory control, physical inventory, journal entries and month end close as it relates to cost, process improvements, establishing policies and procedures, and Ad-Hoc reporting. Duties: - Maintaining an accurate cost accounting system. - Oversight of maintenance of standard cost system, manufacturing accounting and analysis, variance reporting, and accurate bill of materials. - Monitor, record, and analyze margins, cost of sales, and inventory activities to ensure timely and accurate reporting of related financial information. - Daily manufacturing responsibilities including processing closed work orders and sending out daily operation reports. - Analyze plant cost and pricing structures. - Make recommendations to management regarding cost saving or profit generating opportunities and profitability improvement strategies. - Identify trends and recommend improvements accordingly. requirements •Excellent communication skills and the ability to manage multiple tasks simultaneously •Experience with Cost Analysis, Inventory Analysis, Inventory Analysis, Raw Materials •Strong analytical and problem solving skills •Able to do ad-hoc Reporting, Reconciliations, Month End Close, Journal Entries, as requested •Hands on experience with an ERP system (i.e. SAP, JD Edward, Oracle) •Advanced Microsoft Excel skills •Ability to work independently and as a team member
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