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Cost Accounting Managers are in charge for managing cost accounting functions in a company. Resume samples for Cost Accounting Managers mention duties like supervising staff, determining project cost, performing physical inventory reconciliations, helping with month end general ledger close, running monthly cost forecasts, and making suggestions to ameliorate accounting methods. Based on our collection of example resumes for Cost Accounting Managers, important job assets are computer proficiency, leadership, motivational traits, logical judgment, and problem solving orientation. A degree in accounting is required for this role.

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1

US Cost Accounting Manager

Fulfilled key leadership position, overseeing daily operations for 4 Cost Accounting Professionals; focused primarily on training and performance management.

  • Championed process improvement initiatives, resulting in increased efficiency throughout manufacturing close process, controls, report generation and inventory management.
  • Developed more streamlined process for calculating rebates for over 140 national distributor accounts.
  • Successfully liaised with Internal/External Auditors for quarterly/year end audits regarding inventory, cost accounting, cost of goods sold and various prepaid expenses.
  • Ensured accuracy throughout all cost accounting journal entries, account reconciliations and creation of SOX process narratives.
  • Oversaw merger of Canadian month end closing and reporting into department.
  • Generated detailed production line KPI reports for $11 million labeling operation.
Candidate Info
13
years in
workforce
4
years
at this job
BS
Accounting
2

Cost Accounting Manager

Responsible for managing the process of establishing and maintaining standard costing system, cost rolls, labor modeling and overhead rate allocation.

  • Managed site financial reporting which included P&L and balance sheet, managing of assets, labor efficiency reporting, budgeting and forecasting as well as labor, material and overhead variances
  • Tracked, analyzed and forecasted overhead spend to budget and overhead rates and allocations by department. Reported factory metrics and scorecard to United Technologies corporate offices.
  • Chaired combined department committee to establish Productivity Improvement Plan, as well as tracking monthly targets.
  • Responsible for writing the financial aspects of CRAR projects. Projects included a five year plan which will account for cost savings and sales growth.
  • Responsibilities includes tracking and reporting for sales growth, cost savings, project effectiveness and comparing actual to plan.
  • Conducted two physical inventories per year, established physical inventory procedures, inventory controls and cycle counting processes
  • Managed excess and obsolete inventory and supervised AP, and Payroll positions.
Candidate Info
11
years in
workforce
5
years
at this job
BS
Accounting
BBA
Information Systems
MBA
Public / Business Administration
3

Cost Accounting Manager

Annual Volume of $95 million, Reported to Vice President of Operations. Had one staff member.

  • Performed all product costing plus monthly closing of Cost of Goods Sold, Distribution Expenses and Operations Expenses. Prepared annual budgets of same.
  • Performed all inventory analysis, including obsolescence review and write offs.
  • Responsible for four physical inventories including procedures, internal audits and compliance. Helped reduce book to physical adjustments by $500,000 annually.
  • Developed management booklet containing "Product Cost" by family and individual elements.
  • Worked on task force to calculate manufacturing variances.
Candidate Info
23
years in
workforce
1
year
at this job
BS
Accounting
4

Cost Accounting Manager

Developed/implemented procedures and processes. Implemented a WIP tracking system, an MRB process, physical inventory procedure and assisted in the development of the FA internal builds process. Developed E&O and MRB reserve analysis.

  • Provided standard costing analysis, roll forwards and analysis of manufacturing variances. Tabulated PPV quarterly analysis and capitalization review. Performed revenue reconciliation/recognition, monthly, quarterly and fiscal end closes.
  • Planned/budgeted overhead rates and expense rates for manufacturing.
  • Interfaced with outside auditors for quarterly and year end audits.
  • Properly identified inventory transfers for internal use and prepared the appropriate use tax accrual. Managed and reviewed the site's 'mapping' of inventory expense and capitalized items through the reporting systems.
  • Worked with IT team for successful ERP migration or Great Plains to Oracle. Data and process validation.
  • Partnered with PLM's, engineering, NPI group and operations for cost effective process and procedures.
  • Active participant at the management and strategic level. Contribute to the decision making, strategy and execution of team priorities. Manage a Sr. Cost Accountant who maintains on-going inventory reporting and daily tasks.
Candidate Info
10
years in
workforce
3
years
at this job
Accounting
Accounting
Business Management
5

Cost Accounting Manager / Acting Controller

Developed manufacturing metrics scorecard with links to ancillary files updated monthly by each department and hyperlinks to 50 charts with monthly highlights and further analysis for CFO & Ops VP to present at monthly executive team meetings. Created finished good pricing models and advised senior management on raw material vendor contract pricing & volumes, including comparative cost models with internal versus external cost & apples-to-apples quotes from other vendors, and potential COGS & gross margin impact across product lines. Converted forecast sales $ by product line to units based on known ASP's, and units to standard hours and direct labor staffing levels based on forecast labor rates and wages for assemblers. Prepared annual COGS budget, including forecast MFG/QA overhead spend spread across all product lines, and material burden to cover inbound freight and internal resources for outsourced products using Activity-Based Costing. Worked closely with buyers, A/P & A/R to resolve reconciling issues, correct errant PO pricing, maintain global transfer pricing & FX rates, & accrue RMA's, rebates and invoices not yet entered. Provided purchasing oversight and usage forecasts to help optimize purchase quantities & balance price breaks versus carrying cost. Developed procedures & related ERP codes to prevent transaction-related accounting issues, and provided G/L consolidation / HFM oversight and annual audit support. Created Access database queries & Excel pivot reports to facilitate quicker monthly sales and spending analysis, including MFG, QA, CNIS and Engineering spend, and UK / ROI regional sales by country, KAM and product.

  • Managed team of 6 people on cost savings team, and proposed, evaluated and documented new projects with over $1Million of annual savings by 2016, including a monthly Savings Scorecard presented by our CEO and CFO at quarterly Board of Directors meetings.
  • Provided target cost guidance & business case models for new products generating $5 million of sales growth.
  • Developed complete set of insightful ex-factory and in-market sales reports for newly acquired UK regional distribution business, including detailed procedures for converting 5 separate distributor in-market sales feeds (raw data) into an useful format with our own SKU's, SUOM, currency, etc, and calculating distribution fees and rebates by product line for consolidation and accrual purposes, as well as comparison to our own UK ex-factory sales. Trained and supervised subordinate who now publishes these reports.
  • Maintained ERP system product hierarchy, G/L mappings and G/L Product Line Sales and COGS Reports.
  • Reviewed and budgeted annual labor rates, overhead rates, inbound & replenishment freight, and purchased material costs for standard cost roll, along with COGS & gross margin impact for CFO & marketing managers.
  • Provided planning and accounting oversight for a major ERP system upgrade, rewrote our entire chart of accounts, helped implement a multi-company ERP setup with GBP and EUR FX rates, a multi-plant, multi-warehouse setup for our MRP / MPS system, and led the implementation of our Time & Attendance Module to automate labor entry using bar-code scanning, and Service Module to improve repair & warranty cost tracking.
  • Supervised warehouse materials team, and led plant-wide physical inventory, including assembling a 40-person team and executing a successful plant-wide physical inventory with only one week's notice from the company that acquired us. Provided oversight and analytical support for our UK distribution center physical.
Candidate Info
24
years in
workforce
8
years
at this job
BA
International Business With Focus / Minor
MBA
Finance And Accounting
6

Cost Accounting Manager

  • Lead a staff of three
  • Developed and maintained standard costing system and structured bills of material
  • Responsible for month end close at the plant level and all cost of sales analysis
  • Developed annual operating budget of $250M and capital expenditure of $3MM
  • Coordinated and reconciled semi-annual physical inventory on $16MM of inventory
  • Performed profitability analysis on new products and capital expenditures
Candidate Info
17
years in
workforce
3
years
at this job
BS
Accounting
7

Cost Accounting Manager

  • Created and presented inventory analysis reports for management and Board of Directors.
  • Developed and implemented policies and procedures for physical inventory and inventory movements.
  • Maintained bills of material and standard pricing of new and existing products.
  • Implemented inventory-tracking system.
  • Prepared and analyzed standard costs for the budgeting cycle.
  • Coordinated sale of closeout, sub-licensed and obsolete products.
Candidate Info
7
years in
workforce
7
years
at this job
8

Cost Accounting Manager

  • Full responsibility for directing all Cost Accounting functions for TMC at multiple locations
  • Developed, implemented, and monitored standard cost systems for multiple locations
  • Led and coordinated annual budgeting process for manufacturing and generation of new standard costs
  • Maintained TMC's Capital Budget and fixed asset system
  • Provided cost models and financial analysis (NPV, IRR, ROI) to support capital investments, new product development projects, production transfer projects, and make versus buy projects
  • Liaison for the MD Manufacturing and Operations Team and Corporate Accounting and Finance
  • Frequently communicated with senior management as well as TMC business unit leaders domestically and internationally
  • Led and assisted with month-end close activities for multiple locations and prepared TMC's Monthly Manufacturing Variance Report for plant and corporate leadership
  • Provided various cost accounting analyses for Manufacturing and Corporate leadership including: actual versus standard cost analysis, manufacturing variance analysis, plant variance forecasts, inventory reconciliations and analysis, material cost and usage analysis, actual variable expense versus budget analysis, material yield reports, weekly and monthly plant performance metrics
  • Provided budgeting and forecasting support for Manufacturing, Operations, Sales, Supply Chain, and New Product Development
Candidate Info
23
years in
workforce
10
years
at this job
AA
Associate of Arts
BS
Accounting
9

Cost Accounting Manager

  • Oversaw all aspects of cost accounting function including reviewing journal entries, inventory reconciliations, month-end close, creating standard cost models.
  • Built and managed cost accounting team. Provided training, guidance and mentorship.
  • Budgeted and forecasted headcount, expenses, capital assets for responsible departments and analyze any variance.
  • Created and refined policies and procedures on inventory control, cycle count and physical inventory.
  • Seek opportunities to improve processes through automation and collaboration with IT and business system analysts.
  • Coordinated physical inventory count with manufacturing, inventory control and external auditors.
  • Analyzed monthly financial results and presented to executives in finance manufacturing.
Candidate Info
10
years in
workforce
10
months
at this job
BS
Economics / Management Science
MS
Accountancy
10

International Cost Accounting Manager

Responsible for International cost of goods and inventory reporting, analysis and reconciliation.

  • Develop forecast for cost of goods and inventory, bookings, and gross margin by product.
  • Supervise one staff cost accountant and 3 contract accountants.
  • Responsible for reporting on global gross margin.
  • Work closely with contract manufacturers to ensure proper accounting of inventory and cost of goods sold.
  • Responsible for global tracking of all third party royalties for software technologies.
  • Responsible for internal reporting of $120M of International Inventories.
Candidate Info
28
years in
workforce
3
years
at this job
BA
Accounting

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