Cost Accounant

  • Location
    Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
  • Category:
    Accounting & Finance - Accountant - General
  • Job Type:
    Direct Hire
  • Job reference:
    US_EN_8_842882_2829967

This global company is currently seeking a Cost Accountant to be based in the Corporate Office in Pittsburgh, PA.

This position requires:

  • BS Degree in Accounting or Related Field; 
  • Minimum Three (3) Years Cost Accounting experience in a manufacturing industry;
  • Knowledge of standard, weighted average, and actual cost accounting methods and techniques;
  • Experience with Microsoft Dynamics, COGNOS Business Intelligence, Crystal Reports, Indexing and Pivot Tables Preferable
  • Specific responsibilities may include:

  • Perform monthly analysis of variances; 
  • Investigate cycle count variances and resolve issues; 
  • Validate cost of goods sold as part of the month end close; 
  • Perform reconciliation of the inventory sub ledger to the general ledger; 
  • Direct and participate in cost analyses, rate studies and analyzing standard manufacturing costs; 
  • Direct and participate in all aspects of inventory management, including physical inventory and inventory reconciliations; 
  • Direct and participates in identifying weaknesses in existing internal controls and costing system processes that have a direct or indirect effect on inventory and costs and result in improved transactional integrity;
  • Propose changes in these processes that will result in improved efficiency and financial reporting, transactional and data accuracy; 
  • Work with operations management to identify opportunities to improve performance and reduce costs; 
  • Work with plant operations to ensure the accuracy of standard cost systems; 
  • Identify key cost drivers that are relevant and will drive profitability; develop reports that are user friendly and communicate their relevance. 
  • Attributes of the successful candidate will include, but are not limited to: 

  • Proficiency in Microsoft Dynamics Costing Module
  • Knowledge of standard, weighted average, and actual cost accounting methods and techniques;
  • Proficient level of numerical and analytical aptitude and problem solving techniques with ability to critically think and provide actionable timely solutions;
  • Confident presentation skills with ability to articulate both verbally and in writing;
  • Team working mindset with ability to collaborate with a multi-department team;
  • High level of stress tolerance in a fast-paced environment with ability to organize and prioritize workload;
  • Dependability to be consistently at work and on time with work schedule flexibility that will include intermittent travel
  • Ability to maintain confidentiality of highly sensitive information
  • Possess near vision, fine manipulation, multiple limb coordination, verbal interaction, and ability to sit for extended periods while performing essential job duties


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