Cost Accountant in Pelham, NH at WAKEFIELD-VETTE

Date Posted: 9/14/2018

Job Snapshot

Job Description

SUMMARY: The Cost Accountant will perform accounting activities related to the operations; have a good understanding of business process management and business requirements; prepare monthly financial statements accompanied with analysis to budget, prior years and forecasts; and perform related duties as assigned. Additionally, will work with finance team and plant managers to understand costing of new and existing products. This position requires 25 domestic travel.


  • Interact with Production Control to ensure Bills of Materials (BOM) are accurate and up to date. Review and audit Bills of Material to ensure they reflect the latest manufacturing practices. Update standard costs in the bill of materials as needed

  • Analyze actual labor, material, and overhead cost against Standard/Budget. Research and explain variances. Report this information monthly or as needed

  • Assist in the month end close of the general ledger and perpetual inventory system

  • Reconcile raw material, WIP, and finished goods inventories

  • Perform various month end reports, journal entries, and reconciliations

  • Analyze excess and obsolete inventory and proposes reserve adjustments as required

  • Assist auditors for year-end analysis as related to inventory and standard costing

  • Plan, collect, and analyze data to determine cost of business activity such as raw material purchases, inventory and labor

  • Performs adhoc product cost analysis for management as required

  • Drive continuous improvement through trend reporting analysis and metrics management

  • Lead physical inventories at multiple sites

  • Assist in the roll out of a cycle count program

  • Provide cost estimates for job bids

Job Requirements

  • Bachelors degree in Accounting, advanced degree preferred

  • 2-4 + years of working experience as a cost accountant in a manufacturing environment

  • Solid understanding of cost accounting MRP Systems

  • Willingness to lead projects and take initiative

  • Strong computer proficiencies in Microsoft Office products, Advanced knowledge of Excel

  • Ability to communicate analytical data and accounting principles to others

  • Demonstrated ability to contribute effectively in a team environment

  • Proven ability to successfully handle multiple, broad, complex and time sensitive tasks

  • Strong understanding of MRP

  • Ability to change direction with minimal notice and prioritize workload


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