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Cost Accountant in Trenton, NJ at Staffing Now

Date Posted: 9/19/2019

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    Trenton, NJ
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Job Description

Our client is looking for a Cost Accounting Manager to join our Loop business. This position would be responsible for analyzing the costs of materials, processes, and labor to determine methods of reducing production costs. The right candidate will have the ability to Prepare product cost statements and make recommendations based on analysis.
This is a great place to work that treats their employees well.
Primary Responsibilities -

  • Collects accounting and financial data related to assets and liabilities gained and incurred by the various departments within the company.
  • Develops monthly reports and accounting analysis to senior management related to opportunities to control costs and wastes and increase profitability.
  • Examines and analyzes key operational data such as inventory on hand, purchases, and cost of goods sold, making sure these are in line with US GAAP and budgets.
  • Reports on any variances between forecast and actual costs, analysis on how those variances occurred, and recommendations to reduce them.
  • Oversees the closing of each accounting period by collecting data related to the costs of goods, payroll, and operations. These reports must contain both line by line details, as well as an overall picture of each cost center within the organization.
  • Examines the inventory and costs data collected and the methods used to gather it to ensure accuracy of reports that will be generated with it.
  • Sets the global cost accounting procedures and ensures the different organizations compliant with these
  • Trains and coaches the organization, especially the various cost accounting groups on processes and procedures

Requirements/Skills -

  • Bachelor's degree in accounting with an emphasis on finance.
  • Minimum five years' experience in cost accounting, at least two as the leader of the cost accounting group
  • Strong experience with cost accounting software(s); SAP (B1) a plus
  • Bachelor's Degree in Accounting or Finance required
  • Strong Excel skills
  • Working knowledge of general ledger software, SAP Business One a plus
  • Microsoft Office proficient
  • Solid analytical, mathematical, and research skills
  • Great interpersonal skills
  • Ability to work with offices in different geographic regions
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills
  • Solid organizational skills including attention to detail and multitasking skills
  • The ability to thrive in a fast-paced, high-volume work environment with changing priorities
  • A problem solver capable of thinking outside the box