Cost Accountant

Dalton, GA 30720

Posted: 02/08/2024 Employment Type: Permanent Industry: Accounting Job Number: KE18787828

Job Description

We are expanding in North America. You will have the chance to immerse in a start-up setting in a 30-year established company to build up functions and shape how things get done efficiently and effectively.

The ideal candidate would have the following characteristics:
  • Entrepreneurial spirit 
  • Growth mindset
  • Can-do attitude 
  • Ability to multi-task

Duties & Responsibilities

  • Ensure and capture accurate costing in ERP system
  • Collect and maintain cost related documentation and records
  • Prepare weekly and monthly material usage, cost and variance analysis reports
  • Investigate count variances and resolve issues
  • Help to determine the efficiency of company purchasing activities
  • Assist with annual budget preparation
  • Provide analysis to drive management decisions

Manufacturing costing 
  • Analyze actual manufacturing cost data and prepare reports comparing estimated costs to actual 
  • Analyze changes in product design, raw materials or manufacturing methods to determine effects on cost
  • Analyze and report on utilization of manufacturing equipment
  • Estimate costs for new and proposed products

Inventory valuation
  • Collaborate with warehouse to conduct physical inventories and regular cycle counts of raw materials and supplies to ensure accurate inventory quantities are maintained in company ERP system
  • Ensure that accurate inventory values are maintained in the ERP system
  • Assist with valuation of obsolete inventory 
  • Reconcile raw material and finished goods inventories
  • Assist in month end inventory close

  • Minimum of 5 years of Cost Accounting in a Manufacturing Environment
  • Bachelor’s Degree in accounting
  • Cost systems background and excellent analytical skills
  • Strong Excel skills and the ability to use Microsoft Office (Database skills a plus)
  • Strong analytical skills
  • Attention to detail without losing sight to big picture
  • Ability to multitask, prioritize, and manage time efficiently
  • Experience with Microsoft Dynamics a plus
  • Experience working with engineering and manufacturing personnel on development and analysis of cost estimates

Working Conditions:
  • Occasionally lifts and / or carries up to 50 pounds.
  • Maneuvers in, around, under and about factory and / or laboratory equipment on a regular and continuous basis.
  • Some of work time is spent sitting, standing, walking, lifting and bending.
  • Works within a manufacturing and office setting and may be exposed to heat and cold.
  • PPE must be worn as required.

We are an Equal Employment Opportunity Employer

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