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Robert Half Cost Accountant in Davenport, Iowa

Description Robert Half is looking for a cost accountant to join our client! This critical Cost Accountant role is responsible for the ongoing analysis of product cost, development of new product cost and margin analysis. You will also work closely with the sales teams and senior financial management team to establish customer pricing. This position is for a talented Cost Accountant looking for a company experiencing substantial growth.

Your responsibilities

  • Analyze projects and data to determine costs of business activity such as raw material purchases, inventory, and labor usage, waste

  • Create and manage the cost accounting system, documents, and records of the organization

  • Generate reports comparing production costs to standard costs and analyze manufacturing costs

  • Analyze the data collected and log a detailed record of the results

  • Execute standardized costing methodology for all domestic plants

  • Make estimates of new and proposed product costs

  • Perform variance analysis such as Purchase Price to Cost variance, cost revaluation, Invoice to PO price variances and work order variances

  • Generate reports for management that specify and compare factors that affect prices and profitability of products or services

  • Determine any changes in cost by analyzing any changes in services or goods provided

  • Generate and complete internal cost audits

  • Take physical inventory and review the cycle count program

  • Abide by Generally Accepted Accounting Principles (GAAP) for financial statements

  • Assist in audits and general ledger preparation

  • Analyze and recommend costs and cost savings Requirements - Bachelors degree in accounting or related field

  • 2 years of Cost Accounting work experience

  • Attentive, ability to work independently and prioritize tasks

  • Understanding of cost management methodologies, activities, and cost pools based on direct and indirect cost rates

  • Aptitude for analyzing financial data and generating accurate reports in a timely manner

  • Strong understanding of organizational accounting concepts

  • High analytical and extremely detailed

Robert Half is the world’s first and largest specialized talent solutions firm that connects highly qualified job seekers to opportunities at great companies. We offer contract, temporary and permanent placement solutions for finance and accounting, technology, marketing and creative, legal, and administrative and customer support roles.

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