We are seeking a Cost Accountant to work full-time in our office in Plymouth, MN. This is an excellent opportunity to be involved in many elements of accounting including financial reporting, budgeting with a focus on cost accounting, inventory and manufacturing. We are seeking candidates with a bachelor’s degree in Accounting or a related area and at least 2 years of experience in cost accounting at a manufacturing company. QuickBooks experience is strongly preferred.

In this role you will:

  • Support monthly financial close with journal entries reflecting revenue, product costs and expense amortization
  • Reconcile Balance Sheet accounts including Fixed Assets, Cash, and Net Revenue
  • Support the annual budgeting process, including the roll-up of departmental budgets
  • Provide historical spending trends to budget owners and perform preliminary analysis of budgets
  • Build departmental spending reports and explain budget variances
  • Support the analysis and maintenance of labor and overhead rates, ensuring accuracy and appropriateness of methods
  • Analyze actual manufacturing costs and absorption, prepare periodic reports comparing standard to actual and resulting variances
  • Update product costs, pricing and other inventory-related data
  • Document procedures for cost accounting, including the establishment of standard costs
  • Record inventory transfers, adjustments and lot number assignments in QuickBooks
  • Reconcile all inventory-related accounts monthly
  • Maintain and improve inventory processes
  • Partner with operations to review performance metrics such as stock levels, capacity, utilization, inventory, scrap, rework, productivity, efficiency, and variances then develop recommendations for corrective action as needed
  • Perform other duties or special projects as assigned

Traits we believe make a strong candidate:

  • Advanced Excel capabilities
  • Thorough understanding of GAAP
  • Ability to organize and analyze large volumes of data
  • Demonstrated decision-making and skills
  • Ability to solve complex problems and present solutions in a clear concise manner
  • Ability to prioritize and balance the competing needs of multiple stakeholders

We are interested in every qualified candidate who is eligible to work for any employer in the United States. However, we are unable to sponsor visas both currently and in the future.

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