Cost Accountant

Employer
Creative Financial Staffing
Location
Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
Posted
Apr 01, 2024
Closes
Apr 06, 2024
Ref
2741891907
Level
Staff
Work Mode
Work from office
Hours
Full Time
Employment Type
Permanent
Organization Type
Corporate
COST ACCOUNTANT

ABOUT THE COMPANY:
  • Are you a meticulous number-cruncher with a passion for unraveling financial mysteries? If you have a knack for dissecting complex data and transforming it into actionable insights, then we have the perfect opportunity for you as a Cost Accountant! Join our dynamic team and be part of a company that values innovation, excellence, and cost efficiency.

    As a Cost Accountant, your primary mission will be to take the helm in analyzing and optimizing our financial operations, ensuring that every penny is accounted for and utilized with maximum effectiveness. Your exceptional skills in cost analysis and budget management will be instrumental in driving the company's growth and profitability.

OVERVIEW OF THE COST ACCOUNTANT ROLE:
  • Delve into the intricacies of our financial transactions, scrutinize expenditures, and identify areas for cost reduction and efficiency improvements.
  • Collaborate with cross-functional teams to develop and implement strategies that minimize production costs while maintaining top-notch quality standards.
  • Monitor inventory levels and assess the cost of goods sold, providing actionable insights to optimize stock levels and eliminate wastage.
  • Analyze and report on manufacturing variances, helping stakeholders make informed decisions to enhance profitability.
  • Develop and maintain cost allocation models, ensuring that all costs are accurately distributed across departments and projects.
  • Play a key role in budgeting and forecasting activities, providing invaluable inputs that steer the company towards financial success.
  • Continuously review and improve accounting processes, embracing cutting-edge technologies to streamline operations and increase productivity.

PREFERRED QUALIFICATIONS FOR THE COST ACCOUNTANT:
  • Proven experience as a Cost Accountant or similar role, with a keen eye for detail and an unyielding commitment to accuracy.
  • Bachelor's degree in Accounting, Finance, or a related field; professional certifications (e.g., CMA) will be a definite advantage.
  • Advanced proficiency in financial analysis tools and accounting software.
  • Strong analytical and problem-solving skills, coupled with the ability to communicate complex financial concepts in a clear and concise manner.
  • A passion for staying ahead of industry trends and best practices, enabling you to be a trailblazer in the field of cost accounting.
  • Collaborative team player with exceptional interpersonal skills, who can effectively liaise with colleagues across various departments.