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Robert Half Cost Accountant in Devens, Massachusetts

Description Robert Half is currently working with a dynamic client seeking a cost accountant. The Cost Accountant is a critical role responsible for the ongoing analysis of product cost, development of new product cost and margin analysis. This role will also work closely with the sales teams and senior financial management team to establish customer pricing. Are you a talented Cost Accountant looking for a position with a company experiencing substantial growth? Then this may be the role for you.

What you get to do every single day

  • Plan projects and collect data to determine costs of business activity such as raw material purchases, inventory, and labor usage, waste

  • Create and manage the cost accounting system, documents, and records of the organization

  • Analyze the data collected and log a detailed record of the results

  • Recommend costs and cost savings based on analysis

  • Prepare and complete internal cost audits

  • Record and examine changes in goods and services, and determine the effects on cost

  • Make estimates of new and proposed product costs

  • Implement standardized costing methodology for all domestic plants

  • Provide management with reports that specify and compare factors that affect prices and profitability of products or services

  • Monitor the cycle count program and conduct physical inventories

  • Prepare regular reports comparing standard costs to actual production costs and analyze manufacturing costs

  • Support audits and general ledger preparation

  • Carry out variance analysis such as Purchase Price to Cost variance, cost revaluation, Invoice to PO price variances and work order variances

  • Follow Generally Accepted Accounting Principles (GAAP) for financial statements Requirements - Competence with financial data analysis and report generation that is prompt and accurate

  • High analytical and extremely detailed

  • Great attention to detail

  • Understanding of cost management methodologies, activities, and cost pools based on direct and indirect cost rates

  • Understanding of organizational accounting concepts

  • Bachelors degree in accounting or related field

  • 2 years of Cost Accounting work experience

Robert Half is the world’s first and largest specialized talent solutions firm that connects highly qualified job seekers to opportunities at great companies. We offer contract, temporary and permanent placement solutions for finance and accounting, technology, marketing and creative, legal, and administrative and customer support roles.

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All applicants applying for U.S. job openings must be legally authorized to work in the United States. Benefits are available to contract/temporary professionals, including medical, vision, dental, and life and disability insurance. Hired contract/temporary professionals are also eligible to enroll in our company 401(k) plan. Visit for more information.

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