Summary/Objective The Cost Accountant position is responsible for performing accounting functions in the maintenance and review of job cost records. The position requires considerable knowledge of basic accounting principles and accounting functions. Additional responsibilities include performing monthly closings, maintenance of accounting files, and preparation/organization of various financial forms, reports, and financial analyses. This individual may be asked to assist with ad-hoc projects and general office support tasks when necessary. These responsibilities and tasks will be coordinated with and supervised by the Controller.
Essential Functions 1. Handle and process aspects of construction payables, including coding, processing pay application work sheets, and maintenance of job cost reports. 2. Review and reconcile job cost reports and related accounts, ensuring consistent and proper coding. 3. Develop systems for the maintenance of job cost reports, making use of current technologies. 4. Produce and/or review weekly, monthly job cost reports for operations. 5. Collect cost information to determine fixed costs, plan and record variable costs, and review actual costs for inaccuracies. 6. Analyze and report on profit margins, and Identify and recommend cost-effective solutions. 7. Assist and backup budget process, monthly projections and forecasts of job costs. 8. Guide other departments by researching and interpreting accounting policy; applying observations and recommendations to operational issues. 9. Maintain financial security by establishing internal controls within the job cost environment.
Supervisory Responsibility The Cost Accountant has no direct supervisory responsibilities, but does serve as a coach and mentor for others in the accounting department.
Position Type and Expected Hours of Work This is a full-time position, and typical work hours are Monday through Friday 8:00 a.m. to 5 p.m.
Travel/ Driving No travel is expected for this position. Occasional need to utilize personal transportation to make (reimbursed) trips to bank, post office and also to visit satellite offices.
Required Education and Experience
Bachelor’s degree in accounting or equivalent number of years of experience
3 years of accounting experience
Preferred Education and Experience
CPA designation, Sage, Office Connector or HCSS software experience
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