Cost Accountant

Waukegan, IL 60079

Posted: 09/17/2019 Industry: Accounting & Finance Job Number: AFAH004

Our  manufacturing firm needs a Cost Accountant to join our team. If you have worked in the manufacturing industry before and have advanced accounting skills, we’re interested in speaking with you. In this position, you will report directly to the Controller and provide your services in end-of-month and end-of-year accounting resolution tasks. We also need strict regulation over the costs of materials, supplies, machinery, shipping and other processes in the plant.

  • Prepare monthly journal entries manually or by initiating electronic creation through our software program
  • Review JEs carefully for anomalies and other inconsistencies
  • Prepare monthly and quarterly accounting reports for submission to management
  • Conduct inventory reserve analysis on a quarterly basis and generate reports for senior management
  • Assist the Staff Accountant with suggesting changes to policies or procedures to increase cash flow
  • Review rates of depreciation, labor and overhead and suggest policy changes to improve numbers
  • Classify costs accurately
  • Generate PPV reports and analyze findings
  • Establish standard costs and update them as appropriate
  • Maintain and review the general ledger and reconcile balance sheets
  • Analyze costs of raw materials and other supplies and create cost-benefit analyses for changing vendors

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  • Bachelor’s Degree in Accounting or related field required
  • 1.5-5+ years’ experience in general accounting or cost accounting
  • General familiarity with the manufacturing industry preferred
  • Experience in a manufacturing warehouse or facility a plus

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