Cost Accountant

Houston, TX 77065

Posted: 01/16/2019 Employment Type: Direct Hire Industry: Accounting Job Number: 45760 Pay Rate: 77K-87K

Cost Accountant

Cost Accountant needed for a major NW Houston Manufacturing Corporation for a Direct Hire opportunity with excellent benefits and career growth opportunities paying $77K to $87K. Respond quickly as this excellent opportunity will go fast!

The Cost Accountant analyzes manufacturing processes and costs to establish standard labor, material and overhead associated with the product. Assists managers by identifying opportunities for cost containment and outsourcing; projects gross margins to aid in pricing decisions; completes month end journal entries; manages the cost reduction scorecard; supports taking of physical inventory and / or cycle counting.


  • Analyzes manufacturing costs to establish standard labor and overhead rates for coming year
  • Analyzes shop work order costing and works with the management team to understand / report significant variances
  • Prepares monthly reports, inventory and operating expense variance reports, Cost Accounting Report (CAR)
  • Reconciles inventory monthly and prepares month end cost, inventory journal entries and other month-end close transactions
  • Assists Sales organization in projecting gross margins for projects and new products
  • Assists Marketing with Price Book updates
  • Assists in annual budget preparation
  • Completes the E&O (Excess & Obsolete) model quarterly
  • Tracks and reports site Cost Reductions via the scorecard
  • Supports annual Physical Inventory process.
  • The plan is for this position to supervise 3 or more Cycle Counters after six months of training.
  • Participates in Operations Management team meetings (Lean Manufacturing, Process improvement, Cost Reduction)
  • May perform other duties as assigned
  • Frequent overtime required during Month End Closing and for other projects.


  • Bachelor degree in Accounting required.
  • Minimum three years experience in a manufacturing environment required
  • Supervisory and/or project leadership experience preferred.
  • Demonstrated excellent oral and written communication skills
  • Demonstrated ability to plan, organize and multi-task in order to meet deadlines
  • Proficient in the use of Microsoft Applications
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