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Cost Accountant


  • Developing, implementing, and assisting in the daily operations of maintaining the costs of the company
  • Responsible for ongoing analysis of process constraints and for target costing of new products
  • Initiate efficient procedures toward maximizing profitability
  • Responsible for margin analysis, and tracing back costs to underlying origin.
  • Construct and monitor cost effective data accumulation systems needed to provide an appropriate level of costing information to management
  • Coordinate physical inventory counts and cycle counts
  • Update standards costs in part maintenance files
  • Review standard costs and actual costs for inaccuracies and variances
  • Validate the cost of goods sold as part of the monthly closing
  • Accumulate and apply overhead costs as required by generally accepted accounting principals
  • Work with material review committee to locate and dispose obsolete inventory
  • Report break even analysis by product, and factories, margins by product and division and periodic variances
  • Produce timely monthly cost reports, update costs on new products and produce gross profit reports
  • Work with the accounting manager in analyzing the cost variances and standard gross profit to actual.


  • Bachelor’s degree (or equivalent).
  • 10 years cost accounting, experience with JD Edwards system a plus
  • Experience to include at least 5 years in the manufacturing consumer of products for the Personal Care, Home Care and/or Cosmetics
  • Experience with contract and private label manufacturing