Cost Accountant

Budd Lake, NJ 07828

Post Date: 02/28/2018 Job ID: 8054 Industry: Accounting


Performs cost accounting for financial controls and financial reporting and analysis, planning and decision support.


  • Prepares and supports timely and accurate monthly, quarterly and year-end financial close and reporting.

  • Performs analysis for review with management including identification of trends, risks, and cost savings opportunities.

  • Implements adequate financial controls with proper documentation related to inventory and the manufacturing process, as well as monitoring and follow up, including tracking of corrective actions.

  • Maintains proper set up and controls regarding product costing including bill of materials, labor and overhead standard costs.

  • Supports proper set up, configuration and maintenance of ERP system especially as it related to inventory and manufacturing process.

  • Responsible for project controls - monitoring actual progress vs. Project budget and timeline including Capital Project tracking reconciliation.

  • Performs analysis, reconciliation and billing related to intercompany transactions.

  • Supports preparation of overall accounting close and reconciliations, including sales reporting, balance sheet and cash flow.

  • Supports business planning including preparation of budget and forecasts, prepares analysis and performance dashboard for business reviews.

  • Supports management in establishing and reporting of operational objectives and metrics to determine success of operation. Identifies issues, and advises management on action plans and operational strategies to resolve.

  • Prepares and analyzes performance metrics, including daily/weekly/monthly tracking of production performance.

  • Explains manufacturing variance and income statement variances provide decision support.

  • Monitors productivity and cost efficiencies to drive productivity optimization.

  • Reinforces company policies and adheres to all company standards, maintains and inspects for compliance with all applicable laws and regulations.


  • Bachelor s Degree in Accounting or Finance required with 8 years of experience, including 5 years experience in manufacturing context

  • Expert knowledge of Generally Accepted Accounting Principles and IFRS

  • CPA a plus

  • Ability to communicate effectively with management, accounting staff and co-workers

  • Ability to work independently, and with a group, on various on-going projects simultaneously

  • Ability to work accurately and dependably in a fast-paced environment

  • Computer Skills: Excel (advanced proficiency pivot tables, v-lookups and macros), Access, Business Objects, manufacturing ERP application.

  • Up to 10% travel required

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