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Cost Accountants establish budget to manage costs and maximize profitability for a company. Skills associated with this position and reflected on applicants' sample resumes include meeting account expectations for multi-million dollar accounts, and creating, implementing, and maintaining the department accounting spreadsheet ledger in order to track credit card purchases and credits as a way to increase user friendliness and efficiency. A bachelor's degree in accounting is standard fare for this position, though an associate's degree may be sufficient for those applying at the entry-level. Some employers may require applicants who can show a master's degree on their resumes.

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Senior Cost Accountant

This position reported to the Vice-President of Finance and was responsible for maintaining and providing accurate and timely cost information, general financial analysis and item master control.

  • Established a successful implementation of a cycle count procedure (99.8% accuracy) eliminating the need for an annual physical inventory.
  • Selected to represent the Finance Department in a successful Made-2-Manage ERP implementation.
  • Coordinated a successful transfer of inventories involved with the consolidation of the Milford, MA facility to Fairport, NY.
  • Maintained accurate standard costs in Made-2-Manage. Prepared and performed the annual standard cost revaluation.
  • Participated as a member of the internal ISO audit team by effectively conducting annual audits of engineering, manufacturing, materials and receiving inspection.
  • Coordinated gathering and analyzing the weekly cash call information which entailed accurate reporting of shippable sales orders and identifying risk on a monthly and quarterly basis.
  • Successfully led the transfer of inventories and open customer sales orders as part of the business relocation to Fremont CA.
Candidate Info
28
years in
workforce
13
years
at this job
BS
Business Administration
2

Cost Accountant

Effectively partnered with internal partners to meet 25 multimillion dollar account expectations

  • Met service level agreements within the acceptable margin of error.
  • Created, implemented, and maintained department accounting spreadsheet ledger for tracking credit card purchases and credits to increase user friendliness and efficiency
  • Created and implemented cost margins spreadsheet to ensure costs were within acceptable ranges according to the client contract resulting in increased customer satisfaction and efficiencies.
  • Supported technology initiatives as a UAT tester and trainer.
  • Engaged employees through Wellness Committee resulting in company being honored as one of the healthiest places by The Greatist.
  • Worked as employee marketing agent and photographer of organization events.
  • Worked closely with Account Directors, Managers, and Coordinators to verify costs against initial estimates in order to create a final invoice to be delivered to the client in a timely manner.
Candidate Info
15
years in
workforce
7
years
at this job
BS
Architectural Engineering Technology
3

Cost Accountant

Implemented procedures in 2003 for the new Navision 3.6 replacing Manman to improve inventory accuracy

  • Ensured inventory processes were converted to Navision 3.6 and trained employees on the new processes
  • Analyzed and maintained inventory cost for Manman & Navision 3.6 to ensure all daily inventory transactions were recorded accurately and in a timely manner
  • Analyzed daily audit trails and month end valuation reports needed to reconcile to general ledger
  • Implemented processes for physical inventory and cycle counts
Candidate Info
3
years in
workforce
3
years
at this job
4

Cost Accountant

Prepared profit and loss statements and monthly closing and cost accounting report.

  • Compiled and analyzed financial information to prepare entries to accounts, such as general ledger accounts, and document business transactions
  • Resolved accounting discrepancies
  • Provided management with reports specifying and comparing factors affecting prices and profitability of products
  • Assisted payroll accountant to process bi-weekly payroll for approximately 1700 employee.
  • Detail oriented and good time management especially on heavy working load during closing of books and financial reporting.
Candidate Info
34
years in
workforce
1
month
at this job
BS
Accounting
MA
Master of Arts
5

Cost Accountant

Provide executive leadership with monthly variance analysis and explanation - current month actual v/s prior month, current month actual v/s forecast & YTD variances against budget v/s actual.

  • Analyzed, reviewed and assessed accounts fluctuations and trends
  • Prepared documentation, summaries, memos, and reporting associated with efficiencies and improvements sought.
  • Analyzed PPV purchase price variances resulting the net saving of over $500,000
  • Performed other duties including filing and the timely completion of management directed analysis, reports, and projects.
Candidate Info
24
years in
workforce
1
year
at this job
MBA
Industrial Management
6

Cost Accountant

  • Recruited to audit and improve raw materials accounts payable cycle for oil/gas pipeline project, providing comprehensive assessment of supplier invoices via JDEdwards and PeopleSoft.
  • Reduced accounts payable turnaround by 10 days by negotiating problem resolutions between purchasing and receiving departments.
  • Prepared monthly closing statements, cost of goods sold, P&L, G/L entries, budgets and forecasts.
  • Identified and resolved discrepancies with Excel software reducing monthly closing time from four to three days and reduced inventory cost variances 90%.
Candidate Info
137
years in
workforce
39
years
at this job
BS
Engineering
MBA
Master of Business Administration
7

Cost Accountant

Designed, created and implemented Bills of Material for all products at upper and indented cost levels using Platinum, Industrios and Maynard software.

  • Interfaced with Production Manager to engineer work cells and production lines, and measure the efficiency of process changes.
  • Managed and controlled up to $7M inventory of raw materials, purchased items, work in process and finished goods at standard cost. Identified slow moving items as needed.
  • Enhanced internal controls in Packing and Shipping Department and improved cycle count error percentage via focused supervision of Inventory Clerk.
  • Analyzed and prepared actual direct labor and overhead monthly reports; summarized actual vs. applied costs on a periodic basis.
Candidate Info
29
years in
workforce
7
years
at this job
BA
Economics
BA
Accounting
BA
Mis & Computer Programming
8

Assistant Cost Accountant

Assisted accounting staff in preparing and analyzing cost and sales data for management review.

  • Prepared daily profit loss report for management analysis.
  • Compiled reports for month end reporting, forecasting and budgeting purposes.
  • Created an Excel spreadsheet to track tooling expenses from Oracle general ledger and purchasing system. Streamlined the process for approval or disapproval of Sales Department request for invoicing customer tooling sales. Improved the accuracy in reporting tooling sales profit.
  • Maintained Self-Assessment Audit files for 4 divisions.
  • Performed research and account analysis as requested for management decision making.
Candidate Info
78
years in
workforce
15
years
at this job
AS
Accounting
9

Cost Accountant

Developed Standard Product Costs for a $42M Material Operating Budget. Controlled Fixed Asset Management, processed payroll for 250 staff and provided numerous quarterly and yearly reconciliations.

  • Provided tracking and analysis of capital spending projects including capitalization, tagging control and depreciation of fixed assets.
  • Oversaw the liquidation of inventories and provided documentation for transfer of materials to new facilities during plant closure including preparation of Requisitions for Disposition of Surplus Materials forms by product line.
  • Coordinated and reconciled inventory for more than $4M of serialized devices.
  • Reconciled finished goods inventory daily and investigated and resolved all discrepancies.
  • Set up system for coordinating and tracking severance agreements with corporate office, providing a seamless transition for corporate and staff.
  • Provided month end closing of numerous documents including payroll and shipping records.
  • Served on several committees including Kaizen, Audit and Events Committees.
Candidate Info
26
years in
workforce
8
years
at this job
AAS
Business Administration
AAS
Accounting
BA
Bachelor of Arts
10

Cost Accountant

Managed costing systems for primary plant, corporate, and two external co-packers

  • Maintained standards information in JD Edwards including routers, structures, labor wages, and raw materials
  • Coordinated inventory movements, accuracy, and documentation
  • Investigated and reported on inventory scrapping, turns, and at risk product
  • Monitored and reported plant capital spending to budget
  • Prepared direct labor and material reports with explanations on a weekly basis
Candidate Info
14
years in
workforce
9
months
at this job
BA
Accounting
MA
Master of Arts
MS
Management

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