Cost Accountant

175 Pioneer Dr, Leominster, MA 01453, USA

Full Time

The cost accountant is responsible for the ongoing analysis of process constraints, target costing projects, margin analysis, and tracing costs back to underlying activities. The cost accountant must also construct and monitor those data accumulation systems needed to provide an appropriate level of costing information to management.

Position Responsibilities


  • Create and review the controls needed for data accumulation and reporting systems to drive the cost accounting process

  • Coordinate physical inventory counts and cycle counts

  • Investigate cycle counting variances and resolve issues

  • Update standard costs in the bill of materials

  • Review standard and actual costs for inaccuracies

  • Validate the cost of goods sold as part of the month-end close

  • Revise the reserve for obsolete inventory as needed

  • Accumulate and apply overhead costs as required by GAAP

  • Work with management to locate and dispose of obsolete inventory

  • Report on breakeven points by product and work center

  • Report on margins by product

  • On a regular basis, provide reporting on variances and their causes, focusing in particular on spending variances

  • Analyze capital budgeting requirements

  • Perform cost accumulation tasks


Skills and Desired Qualifications


  • BS/BA degree in Business, Accounting or related field or equivalent combination of education and experience

  • 5+ years of cost accounting experience

  • SAGE 100 experience a plus

  • Excellent analysis skills, and the ability to collaborate across all levels of the organization.

  • Strong system and data processing background

  • Strong understanding of GAAP