Cost Accountant

Job Description

Our client, a leader in the chemical industry, is hiring a Cost Accountant for its office in Charlotte, NC. The Cost Accountant is an integral member of the accounting team and assists in a number of accounting areas including cost accounting, financial reporting and ad hoc analysis in an ERP environment for chemical manufacturing. The Cost Accountant is accountable for the maintenance of accurate inventory, sales and margin data retrieval and reporting processes in order to provide decision support tools to management. The role is critical in supporting the accounting department’s goal of providing management accurate, timely, reliable financial information. Specific responsibilities are to: prepare, analyze and report sales & margin by customer / market segment; ensure timely preparation, submission, accuracy and validity of inventory, margin and financial reports to management; assist in month-end closing, prepare journal entries, analyze inventory valuation, inventory roll forward; analyze cost accounting data and assist with inventory cycle counts and physical inventories; develop and maintain cost standards; maintain cost accounting/ERP system; prepare forecasts and budgets; reconcile book to perpetual inventory records; support and assist internal department reporting requirements such as audit schedules, tax schedules and others and prepare ad hoc analysis as needed




Job Requirements

          B.A/B.S. degree in Accounting, CPA/CMA is a plus

          3 years minimum and 20 years maximum cost accounting experience (with experience conducting counts and accounting for inventories) in a manufacturing environment

          JD Edwards Enterprise One in the costing module experience in the last 2 years

          Basic experience preparing internal financial statements and/or management reports

          Strong Excel, Word, database, and data-mining skills, including the ability to extract, combine and analyze data from multiple data sources

          Specific Excel skills must include VLOOKUP, Pivot Tables and SUMIF functions, macros not required

          Strong analytical, problem solving and organizational skills

          Team player with the ability to work independently

          Excellent written and verbal communication skills, including ability to interact effectively with all levels throughout the Company organization

          Availability to work at the company’s manufacturing plant 2 days weekly (located 10 minutes from the corporate location)



Job Snapshot

Base Pay $70,000.00 - $80,000.00 /Year
Other Pay 0.00
Employment Type Full-Time
Job Type Accounting, Finance
Education 4 Year Degree
Experience 3 to greater than 15 years
Manages Others No
Relocation No
Industry Manufacturing, Other Great Industries
Required Travel Negligible
Job ID 1440
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Cost Accountant

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