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Cost Accountant

Decatur, MI 49045

Posted: 07/01/2024 Job Type: Permanent/Direct Hire Industry: Accounting and Finance Job Number: 25367 Pay Rate: $ 80000.00 - $ 90000.00

Job Description


Our client is looking for a Cost Accounting Top Talent professional with 3 or more years' experience to join their Corporate team.    Reporting to the Chief Financial Officer, the Cost Accountant plays a critical role responsible for the ongoing analysis of product cost, development of new product cost, margin and Inventory analysis. You will collaborate with cross -functional teams optimizing the financial aspects of our manufacturing operations.




  • Creation and maintenance of product standard costing across the plants.
  • Analyze and report gross margin across products groups.
  • Analyze and report manufacturing costs actual to standards in plants.
  • Partner with new product teams to cost and analyze new business opportunities.
  • Identify and recommend cost-effective solutions.
  • Participation in month and year end closings.
  • Back up other key members of the accounting and finance team in AP, AR and General Ledger.
  • Create and reconcile monthly Inventory Perpetual ledger to General Ledger reporting.
  • Work proactively with Operations staff at multiple sites to drive Inventory optimization.
  • Co-Lead bi-annual physical inventory.

Job Requirements


  • Bachelor's degree in business, Finance, Accounting, or a related field with a minimum of 3 years of experience.
  • Strong working knowledge of Microsoft Applications.
  • Excellent analytical skills with attention to detail.
  • Effective verbal and written communication skills demonstrated the ability to work both independently and as a team.
  • Proven ability to prioritize, manage multiple projects, and meet deadlines.
  • Demonstrated ability to be flexible and respond to changing business demands.
  • Strong knowledge of cost accounting and general accounting procedures.
  • General ledger accounting experience including month and year-end closing.
  • Manufacturing or construction accounting experience.


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