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Sr. Cost Accountant

Accountemps • Salt Lake City, UT

Posted 1 month ago

Job Snapshot

$50,000 - $70,000/Year
Accounting - Finance, Banking - Financial Services, Credit - Loan - Collections
Accounting, Finance, Professional Services

Job Description

Ref ID:04210-9501899376

Classification:Account Executive/Staffing Manager

Compensation:$50,000.00 to $70,000.00 per year

Accountemps is seeking an innovative Sr. Cost Accountant to join a growing company in Salt Lake City. Reporting to the Cost Accounting Manager, the Sr. Cost Accountant will perform the cost accounting function for the manufacturing sites and/or other supply chain related cost areas under specified area of responsibility. Responsibilities include executing, overseeing, and reviewing all cost accounting entries according to company policies and conforming to Generally Accepted Accounting Principles, reporting and ensuring controls are followed and in full compliance with SOX requirements. Responsible for analyzing and explaining cost variances, working with plant management to understand and address costs within manufacturing, supply chain and logistics, preparing and managing standards, accounting for inventory, supporting CAPEX, and making recommendations for improvements across manufacturing areas, where relevant. Will actively participate in and contribute to the transition to a new ERP system over the coming two years. This role interacts closely with cost accounting peers and the manufacturing site leadership teams, and will share and deploy best practices and agreed approaches. Inventory and Standard Costing ? Develops and maintains Bill of Materials for manufactured products for all plants under area of responsibility as required ? Proactively analyzes variances and communicate issues and opportunities to senior and operations management ? Develops and maintains metrics and tracking system for major cost drivers ? Coordinates the monthly reconciliation of all inventory general ledger accounts to the perpetual inventory reports ? Prepares and maintains slow moving inventory analysis for all plants within area of responsibility ? Works with appropriate production and commercial personnel, ensure adequate inventory reserves are maintained ? Coordinates the annual physical inventory count and any other physical counts, as needed ? Prepares and enters daily journal entries related to plant production on timely basis ? Analyzes and reconciles general ledger account balances ? Prepares expense account analysis as needed ? Collects, analyzes and summarizes account information ? Reviews cost accountants? journal entries, variance and expense analysis, reconciliations, and inventory reserves analysis, as needed Financial Reporting ? Assists in the preparation of all monthly financial reports (income and departmental statements) for management review ? Performs month-end cost accounting close functions ? Assists in the monthly financial statement consolidation and preparation of reporting for Supply Chain leadership ? Reviews and analyze production variance and purchase price variance accounts on a monthly basis; Make corrections as necessary and report results to management ? Reviews and analyze logistics, distribution and other supply chain related costs on a monthly basis Budgeting ? Participates in the annual budget process ? Works with Supply Chain personnel to determine budget raw material amounts ? Works with management of all plants under area of responsibility to develop budget amounts ? Accumulates and applies labor and overhead costs Other ? Assists accounting with tracking of capital projects ? Special projects as requested by management ? Supplies internal and external audit teams with information and analysis for internal audits, annual audits and quarterly reviews as required ? Follows all safety policies and procedures including use of safety equipment (PPE) and equipment safeguards

Job Requirements

? Bachelor's degree in accounting, finance or related discipline ? At least 3 years? experience in accounting, in particular cost accounting experience ? Prior experience in financial ERP software ? Requires strong oral and written communications skills, computer literacy and professional presentation. ? Strong analytical skills ? Solid knowledge of accounting principles, practices, and financial reporting ? Proficient in Microsoft Office Suite (Outlook, Word, Excel, and PowerPoint) ? Flexibility to travel domestically as needed ? Work requires willingness to work a flexible schedule when necessary All applicants applying for U.S. job openings must be authorized to work in the United States. ? 2019 Accountemps. A Robert Half Company. An Equal Opportunity Employer M/F/Disability/Veterans. To apply send an updated resume to Juliet at

Accountemps matches highly skilled professionals with accounting finance jobs at the best companies on a temporary and temporary-to-hire basis. Our mission is to provide you with a rewarding finance or accounting job that is well matched to your professional skills – helping you to advance in your career. Our experience, combined with the resources of our worldwide network of offices, makes Accountemps a great resource for your career. We offer excellent opportunities to find temporary accounting and finance jobs for all experience levels. From accounting clerks and bookkeepers to accounts payable and staff accountants, we can provide you unparalleled access to exciting career opportunities. But don't take our word for it. Our company has appeared on Fortune® magazine's list of "World's Most Admired Companies" since 1998, and 9 out of 10 of our customers would recommend our service to a colleague.

Contact your local Accountemps office at 888-490-3195 or visit to apply for this job now or find out more about other job opportunities.

All applicants applying for U.S. job openings must be authorized to work in the United States. All applicants applying for Canadian job openings must be authorized to work in Canada.

© 2019 Accountemps. An Equal Opportunity Employer M/F/Disability/Veterans

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