Robert Half Accountemps Cost Accountant in St. Paul, Minnesota

We have an exciting Cost Accountant opportunity with a growing client in the Twin Cities. The team is a very successful, hard working group that values the work-life balance. As the Cost Accountant you will be responsible for standard costing and intercompany pricing, working with the bill of materials, maintaining routings, and calculating overhead rates among other duties. It is important this Cost Accountant understands financial statements and how they integrate with cost.

Responsibilities: - Collect cost information and maintain an expenses database - Construct data accumulation systems - Determine fixed costs (e.g. salaries, rent and insurance) - Plan and record variable costs (e.g. purchases of raw material and operations costs) - Review standard and actual costs for inaccuracies - Prepare budgeting reports (for the company and for each department) - Analyze and report profit margins - Prepare (monthly, quarterly and annual) cost forecasts - Assisting in month-end and year-end closing - Identify and recommend cost-effective solutions

  • Bachelor?s degree in Accounting, Finance or relevant study
  • Proven work experience as a Cost Accountant, Cost Analyst, Accountant or similar role
  • 5 or more years of costing experience in a manufacturing industry
  • In-depth understanding of Generally Accepted Accounting Principles (GAAP)
  • Strong knowledge of Microsoft Excel
  • Excellent analytical skills with an attention to detail
  • Strong time management skills
  • Integrity, with an ability to handle confidential information

*Please note that all candidates are required to provide 2 recent supervisor or manager references in order to be considered for employment.

Please submit your resume to and call 651-293-3973 for review and consideration.

Accountemps matches highly skilled professionals with accounting finance jobs at the best companies on a temporary and temporary-to-hire basis. Our mission is to provide you with a rewarding finance or accounting job that is well matched to your professional skills – helping you to advance in your career. Our experience, combined with the resources of our worldwide network of offices, makes Accountemps a great resource for your career. We offer excellent opportunities to find temporary accounting and finance jobs for all experience levels. From accounting clerks and bookkeepers to accounts payable and staff accountants, we can provide you unparalleled access to exciting career opportunities. But don't take our word for it. Our company has appeared on Fortune® magazine's list of "World's Most Admired Companies" since 1998, and 9 out of 10 of our customers would recommend our service to a colleague.

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