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Cost Accountant

Creative Financial Staffing Lake Forest Full-Time
$50,000.00 - $70,000.00 / year
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CFS is currently working on an immediate need for a Cost Accountant. Our client is a large, family owned manufacturing company. In this role, you will be responsible for preparing analysis and journal entries for balance sheet accounts relating to leases, accrued liabilities and fixed assets. If you are an out-going self-starter with great communication skills, this may be the role for you! This role offers a competitive salary and great benefits. They also offer a great work-life balance and family like atmosphere. If you are interested, please continue reading.

Essential Functions:

  • Participate in monthly/quarterly analysis on performance against forecast, budget, and prior year
  • Participate in month/quarter end close and analysis that relates to inventory transactions and COGS
  • Prepare monthly account reconciliations of perpetual inventory to GL
  • Weekly closing of production orders including analysis and reporting on trends
  • Analyze actual manufacturing costs and prepare periodic reports comparing budget costs to actual production costs
  • Assist plant accounting team in resolving general accounting, inventory, and cost related issues
  • Maintain standard costs in standard cost accounting system cost build-ups of manufactured items; assist in annual cost roll
  • Develop monthly inventory reporting (raw materials, turns, cycle times, and product line totals.)
  • Investigate inventory variances, manufacturing variances and resolve issues
  • Tracking of consignment inventory, package supplies usage, and in-transit inventory
  • Partner with manufacturing team in calculating obsolete and excess inventory reserves
  • Participate in annual physical inventories of raw material, finished goods and reconciliation


  • 2 year degree in Accounting or Finance
  • 2+ years of Cost Accounting experience in a manufacturing environment
  • JDE experience preferred

Skills required

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


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Cost Accountant
$50,000.00 - $70,000.00 / year
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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