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Cost Accountant - Manufacturing

Company: BD Strategy Partners
Location: Dayton
Posted on: January 15, 2022

Job Description:

Overview:
We are helping one of our manufacturing clients hire a Cost Accountant. This is a great opportunity to join a stable (in business for over 20 years), growing organization, and work directly with the new VP of Finance and CEO as they are taking the business to the next level
Our client is looking for someone with a strong accounting background with an emphasis on Cost Accounting principles.
Responsibilities and Required Experience:

  • Assist with calculating accurate item-level standard costs by working cross-functionally with the Manufacturing, Production, New Product Commercialization, Operations Product Development, and Procurement teams on operational rates and material prices loaded into our Deacom system.
    • Assist with monthly closing activities including preparing journal entries for sales, cost of goods sold, inventory in transit, and inventory accrual.
      • Assist with calculating and accumulating the monthly Excess and Obsolete financial impacts by working with the Planning and Material Supply teams.
        • Multi-task with different deadlines from various stakeholders.
          • Participate in data cleansing from a costing and accounting perspective as needed.
            • Ensure accuracy of monthly Sales and COGS in the P&L.
              • Ensure accuracy of New Product Cost Estimates (Feasibility / Initial / Final)
                • Strong desire to learn product costing, systems, and manufacturing processes utilized by the Operations teams.
                  • 2+ years of progressive financial accounting experience in a manufacturing environment with a heavy focus on cost accounting.
                    • Experience working with operations and manufacturing team members on the development and analysis of cost standards.
                      • Excellent analytical skills and the ability to work with members of finance, manufacturing, and operations to solve problems.
                        • Sound understanding of accounting principles
                          • Interested in learning plant manufacturing and data tracking/collection processes including labor hours and material usage.
                            • Detail-oriented, ability to roll up the sleeves and work on multiple projects.
                              • Desire to learn managerial accounting including month-end processes and variance analysis. Intermediate to Advanced Excel skills.
                                • Strong communication skills.
                                  • Apply Business Partnership techniques to meet expectations and deliver on deadlines.
                                    Education and Other Credentials:
                                    • Bachelor's of Science in Accounting or Finance or equivalent from an accredited university.
                                    • Excellent accounting software user and administration skills, ability to learn new software quickly

Keywords: BD Strategy Partners, Trenton , Cost Accountant - Manufacturing, Accounting, Auditing , Dayton, New Jersey

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