Cost Accountant

Cost Accountant

Location: Cedar Rapids, IA
Type: Direct Placement
Pay: 70000.00 - 85000.00 USD per Year

Cost Accountant/Cost Analyst


Do you enjoy looking at labor and product costs to help determine profitability?  Do you enjoy cost accounting and cost analysis at a manufacturing plant level?  This may be the opportunity for you!



What You’ll Do:

  • Lead role in monthly closing and balance sheet account reconciliation processes for the manufacturing plant.
  • Manage standard cost process for site by accurately costing multiple finished goods on an annual and periodic basis
  • Manage plant allocation process that drives business unit/product line reporting
  • Support month-end close activities including plant monthly variance reporting and ensure proper presentation of financial results
  • Responsible for developing the monthly forecast.
  •  Lead role in formulating and updating operational standards for labor and overhead.
  • Manage plant fixed assets to company compliance requirements.
  •  Collaborate with Plant Management in driving increased forecast accuracy for plant operations, overhead costs, and capital expenditures.
  •  Proactively identify, develop, and implement improvements in financial, management, and manufacturing operations.
  •  Prepare ad-hoc reporting related to labor efficiency.


To be Successful You Will Have:

  • Bachelor’s Degree in Accounting/Finance
  • Must have good Excel experience and know how to create formulas
  • One or more years of cost accounting experience
  • Would be ideal if have manufacturing industry experience or at least understand manufacturing. 
  • Good communication skills to interact with plant employees (all levels) operations, corporate and other departments.



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