Robert Half International Cost Accountant in Romeoville, Illinois

Robert Half Finance Accounting is looking for a Senior Cost Accountant/Analyst for a client in the western suburbs. The Senior Cost Accountant will be responsible for the various costing, budgeting, forecasting and accounting functions with primary focus on costing, budgeting, forecasting and management reporting. The Senior Cost Accountant will report to the Company?s CFO, and will require regular and direct interaction with senior management, and with colleagues in Manufacturing, Marketing Sales, and R D. Using the analytical work defined below, the Senior Cost Accountant will become the internal champion for various cost- and process-improvement measures. ? Analyzes material, labor or other expenses to determine production costs, cost of sales or other cost-related performance measures; ? Captures and classifies cost data to determine the cost associated with products/product lines, projects or departments; ? Compares actual costs to historical or projected costs and reports on variances; ? Prepares cost estimates of new or special products for establishing selling prices and production forecasts; ? Performs cost analysis and provides cost-related data to be used for strategic decision making and in support of internal and external financial reporting; ? Ensures accurate and timely cost recording; ? Generates labor cost and shipments reports for management review; ? Participates in or oversees regular inventory cycle counting; ? Tests and identifies opportunities for cost savings; ? Devises, installs or controls systems for determining unit cost of products or services; ? Develop, improve and issue timely monthly financial records for Senior management; ? Develop financial analysis tools to evaluate company initiatives on ?special projects?; capital expenditures; etc. ? Understands how activities and their costs are linked to products, processes and customers; ? Tracks monthly costs and production activity to provide insight into areas needing cost reduction and process or profit improvement; ? Interacts with production to ensure BOMS are accurate and up to date; ? Calculates burden rates and sets up expense budgets for manufacturing and service departments; ? Supports monthly close process; Successful Senior Cost Accountant will have a Bachelors Degree in Accounting or Finance, 4+ years of experience in manufacturing, manufacturing departments/staff/activities, cost accounting, budgeting and forecasting, reporting, variance analysis and communication and experience with the following competencies: ? Problem solving analysis ? Analytical thinking ? Financial management ? Cost Accounting experience ? Forecasting experience ? Project Management ? Technical Capability ? Microsoft ? highly proficient with Excel, Word, PPT ? ERP ? experience with some type of ERP system If interested, please email your resume to

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Req ID: 01380-0010719526

Functional Role: Accountant - Cost

Country: USA

State: IL

City: Romeoville

Postal Code: 60446

Compensation: $90,000.00 to $115,000.00 per year

Requirements: Cost - Direct, Product Cost Development, MS Excel