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JOB DESCRIPTION

Job #: 15229
Status: Inactive / Filled
Title: Cost Accountant
Job Location: Rochester, MN
Base Compensation: $60,000 — $70,000
Total Compensation: $60,000 — $75,000
Is Employer Willing to Relocate?: Yes
Job Categories: Audit ; Finance
Industries: Aerospace / Aviation / Defense; Consumer Products; Manufacturing / Distribution; Pharmaceutical / Biotech

WHY IS THIS A GREAT OPPORTUNITY?

This is a profitable growing division of a $5+ billion dollar manufacturing company. The position is a stepping stone to higher levels. Located in a great area to raise a family

JOB DESCRIPTION

COST ACCOUNTANT FORTUNE 500 HEAVY MANUFACTURER SUMMARY Responsible for the standard cost system. Activities include standards setting and variance analysis. Will be involved with developing enhancements to the current cost system. ESSENTIAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES 1. Direct and control all accounting activities associated with the accurate recording and reporting of costs of manufacturing for individual jobs and performance on a product line basis. 2. Develop and prepare reports which compare actual results to plan and provide accurate information to operating departments and management to provide a sound quantitative basis for management decisions. 3. Participate in identification of operating performance issues and take an active role in developing solutions to improve performance levels. 4. Participate in the budgeting process by developing product line performance goals in cooperation with manufacturing, sales, and marketing. 5. Participate in the development of pricing strategies to ensure that the company’s performance goals and marketing strategies are consistent. 6. Provide support to new product development programs by preparing cost analysis during the development process. Participate in the development process to ensure that new products will be competitive in the market and achieve company performance objectives. 7. Participate in the development of cost accounting systems to recommend improvements to ensure more timely and accurate cost data. 8. Assist in developing cost data for the justification of capital asset purchases as they relate to operation’s cost savings. Assist in the audit process of capital purchases and prepare reports regarding the results of capital projects. 9. Play an active role in closing books at month-end by reviewing account analysis. BASIC QUALIFICATIONS • Bachelor's degree in Business Administration or related field •4-plus years of accounting experience PREFERRED QUALIFICATIONS • Experience using JD Edwards operating system • CPA or CMA preferred • Microsoft Office – Advanced skills • Strong communication skills

QUALIFICATIONS

3-4 years manufacturing cost exp.
Education: Bachelor's
  
Total Years of Experience: 3-4+
  
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