Cost Accountant

  • Location
    Las Vegas, Nevada
  • Category:
    Accounting & Finance - Accountant - Financial
  • Job Type:
    Direct Hire
  • Job reference:

Parker + Lynch is searching in Las Vegas, NV, for a Cost Accountant that will maintain a high level of analytical insight into manufacturing, operational expenses, product pricing, and business unit profitability. This individual will be responsible for Financial Closing, Financial Reporting, Financial Analysis, and Cost Accounting.


Job Responsibilities:

  • Apply principles of cost accounting to provide detailed cost information including standard cost, variance analysis, labor distribution, direct labor & absorption, and inventory analysis
  • Update and manage standard costs in ERP system
  • Prepare and analyze monthly journal entries and account reconciliations
  • Responsible for business unit material cost analysis (includes reporting, scrap, reserves, and other elements of material cost)
  • Analyze performance and cost trends
  • Maintain budget vs cost data
  • Record financial adjustments resulting from annual physical inventory and monthly cycle counts
  • Support and validate cost improvement initiatives
  • Compile complex reports using Microsoft Office applications, primarily Excel
  • Assist with annual budgeting and monthly forecasting
  • Ensure compliance with GAAP/SOX and provide support in external and internal audits
  • Assist in preparation of monthly standard reporting package
  • Work closely and effectively with multiple levels of the organization
  • Conform with and abide by all regulations, policies, work procedures, and instructions
  • Handle workload in a timely and accurate manner


Required Education, Knowledge, Skills and Experience:


  • Bachelor’s Degree in accounting
  • 2 years of Cost Accounting experience in a manufacturing environment 
  • Strong proficiency with office productivity applications (Microsoft PowerPoint, Excel, Word, Adobe)
  • Experience with Excel and ERP software 
  • Must be able to work independently and on multiple projects simultaneously
  • Superior organizational skills and attention to details
  • Work requires effective oral and written communications skills
  • Strong analytical skills


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