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Cost Accountant


Job Description

Position: Cost Accountant

Department: Accounting/Finance

Reports to: Controller

Job Brief:

We are looking for an experienced Cost Accountant to support the Company’s general accounting and manufacturing operations.


The responsibilities include, but are not limited, to the following:

  • Support the month-end and year-end close process.
  • Analyze cost of goods sold and gross margin with an emphasis on product profitability and production variances.
  • Update and audit material costs as required.
  • Assist in periodic cycle counts of inventory.
  • Ensure inventory procedures are being followed.
  • Prepare and post journal entries.
  • Update item general ledger accounts as necessary.
  • Determine bill of materials changes that may be needed for products and provide recommendations to the Controller.
  • Analyze standard costing assumptions and develop monthly reporting to assess budget versus actual results.
  • Analyze and report on equipment utilization and availability.
  • Assist in audits and general ledger preparation.
  • Assist in the budgeting/forecasting process.


  • Proven experience in the role of Cost Accountant.
  • Thorough knowledge of cost accounting procedures.
  • Familiarity with financial accounting statements.
  • Experience with general ledger functions and month-end/year-end close procedures.
  • Hands-on experience with accounting software packages, like Microsoft Dynamics NAV or Fourth Shift.
  • Advanced MS Excel skills, including v-lookups and pivot tables.
  • Demonstrated accuracy and attention to detail.
  • Aptitude for numbers and quantitative skills.
  • Experience developing financial reporting and analysis.
  • Experience in a manufacturing environment, pharmaceutical industry a plus.
  • BS Degree in Accounting.

Location - Accounting

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