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Cost Accountant

Creative Financial Staffing Whiteland Full-Time
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Cost Accountant 

Job Description

Primary Duties:

  • Maintain and administer cost accounting system for location plus other US locations when required

  • Work on projects or act as backup for various locations when required

  • Assist Group Cost Accounting Manager / Commercial Controller with various projects or audit requests.

  • Assist with development of annual budget & forecasts with an emphasis on annual standard costs.

  • Prepare various financial and operations reports including: standard costs variance analyses, weekly staff reporting, departmental variance and cost tracking report & loading into consolidation software.

  • Assist with month end-end closing including:  analysis and journal entry preparation.

  • Completion of G/L account reconciliations and other basic accounting functions.

  • Interacts with plant personnel to achieve greater understanding of product costs.

  • Assists Finance Group Leader in developing and monitoring internal control procedures for the safeguarding of company assets.

  • Conduct all business affairs and relationships in adherence to the company Standards of Business conduct.

  • Provide support for cost reduction/suggestion system projects.

  • Administrative duties as needed.

Qualifications Required:

  • Related University degree or College Diploma in Finance or Accounting

  • Working knowledge of inventory and accounting systems, understanding of cost absorption, standard costing, GAAP, and SOX.

  • Strong PC and mainframe skills (especially MS Excel, MS PowerPoint & MS Word).

  • Working towards or have completed a CPA, CMA or CPA, CGA designation.

  • Well-developed interpersonal, verbal and writing skills along with a high level of attention to detail.

  • Must be able to travel to the other North America locations if necessary

  • Ensure availability during close and budget process


    Qualifications Desired:


  • 2 + years of professional accounting experience in a manufacturing environment, automotive experience is an asset

Skills required

Financial Statements
Analyze Bill
Perform Cost Estimate
Financial Analysis
Cost Information
Reconcile Physical Inventory


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Cost Accountant
Estimated Salary: $81K
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Creative Financial Staffing (CFS) is one of the world’s largest, privately owned accounting and financial placement companies. Since our founding in 1994, CFS has established numerous offices in the United States and the Caribbean.

Understanding & delivering: We understand the requirements of our clients and we have the resources to provide these clients with exceptional talent.

Highly qualified professionals at every level: We ensure the quality of our recruits by subjecting them to some of the most rigorous screening in the industry. As a result, major employers (Fortune 500 companies, privately-owned companies, and small businesses) increasingly rely on CFS to staff crucial positions ranging from CFOs to accounting clerks.

Personal attention: Time and time again our clients commend us on our individual focus and service. Client and recruit satisfaction is the most important part of our business, and we work hard to ensure that each placement we do is the absolute best.

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