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Cost Accountant

Company: Creative Financial Staffing
Location: Mundelein
Posted on: June 18, 2022

Job Description:

About the Company and Opportunity:

  • A leading manufacturing company located in the Northwest Suburbs is looking to add a Cost Accountant to their expanding team.
  • The Cost Accountant is responsible for performing general ledger and bank statement reconciliation, preparing journal entries, creating, and maintaining periodic reporting, maintaining fixed assets, assisting with annual budgeting, inventory valuation reporting and variance analysis, international shipping accounting, implementing standard cost for over-head and labor, purchase price variance analysis and performing life cycle benefit analysis. This position will report to the Accounting Manager.
  • This is a highly visible role, working closely with leadership in the company and room for advancement.
    Overview of the Cost Accountant:
    • Analyze manufacturing operations, equipment availability and utilization
    • Closing out and reconcile job cost
    • Keep bill of materials up to date
    • Initiate and monitor physical inventory and cycle counts to ensure inventory accuracy, investigate variances and resolve issues. Reporting as required.
    • Maintain Fixed Assets
    • Assist with Month-end close
    • Analyze and prepare monthly journal entries
    • Reconcile various general ledger and subsidiary accounts
    • Reconcile bank statements
    • Support departmental coverage for vacations
    • Other duties as needed or assigned
      Preferred Qualifications for the Staff Cost Accountant:
      • Bachelor's degree in Accounting, Finance or related field
      • 2+ years cost accounting experience in a manufacturing environment.
      • Excellent analytical skills and experience in creating solutions and improving processes
      • Basic understanding of operations, warehousing, order fulfillment, distribution, transportation, etc.

Keywords: Creative Financial Staffing, Arlington Heights , Cost Accountant, Accounting, Auditing , Mundelein, Illinois

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