Client in Inland Empire has a great opportunity for a strong
Cost Accountant with excellent leadership and communication skills
to join their accounting group.
For immediate consideration, email your resume as a Word doc to
The Cost Accountant develops systems, analyzes data and
administers policies regarding all aspect of the Companys product
cost activities (standard costing, variance analysis, new product
costing and verification), including but not limited to, current
activities, historical analysis and future projections. This person
will work with other cost accounting staff to achieve the
Demonstrates an unwavering commitment to the company values.
Establish product cost templates or use established templates and
ensure accuracy and relevancy of information provided. Analyze
monthly component usage variance report. Perform cost observations
on initial production of new formulas and batch items along with
follow-up observations to verify results. Perform regular cost
observations on existing products in order to validate existing
cost assumption for labor, material, and overhead. Analyze the cost
impact of changes to bill of materials, and new product formulas.
Supports monthly close process. Work with new product development
on post production run analyses. Assist in developing internal
controls that complement the Companys goals and objectives for
product costing analysis and decision-making Effectively implement
and manage internal control practices throughout the
Develop standards cost and analyze variances. Tracks labor hours
and allocations to each product. Analyze operational and/or
inventory control practices and make recommendations on profit
improvement steps. Ensure accuracy of the physical inventory, at
all stages in all locations, and reported results. Investigate and
explain variances. Effectively work with production, sales, quality
assurance and accounting department in setting standards and
practices that ensure proper and correct costs and inventory
levels. Ensure that all cost-related files are maintained in an
orderly and timely fashion. Perform periodic inventory audits at
all warehouse locations. Maintain quick response time on all cost
requests. Reporting & Analysis: Develop, maintain and distribute
ad-hoc reports and financial analysis as required. Assist in
generating reporting for cost analysis of variances, inventory
quantity analysis, and cost development for products in all
markets. Develop cost metrics to drive cost improvements and
identify opportunities for efficacy. Address both domestic and
international cost related topics to include items such as product
development costs, duty costs, packaging and labeling, etc.
Prepares production departmental actual vs. budget reports &
research variances. Create and analyze monthly, quarterly and
annual reports, providing analytical review of information in clear
and concise format for various stakeholders. Assist in monthly
financial operations review, identify trends and collaborate with
members of accounting to ensure alignment with Company goals.
Generates weekly labor cost and shipments reports for management
Participate in back-up for other accounting positions during
absences, vacations or other needs. Perform other related duties
and participate in special projects as required or assigned.
Bachelor's degree in Finance or Accounting.
Five years of experience in Accounting or Finance performing
cost accounting responsibilities.
Strong interpersonal skills, detail oriented and able to manage
multiple tasks simultaneously.
Intermediate proficiency with Microsoft Excel and other
Microsoft Office programs.
Excellent verbal and written communication skills required.
Strong analytical and critical thinking abilities.
Ability to quickly assimilate information from different sources
and come up with sound solutions.
Strong sense of urgency and personal accountability.