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Cost Accountant

Austin, TX 78728

Posted: 05/10/2023 Employment Type: Direct Hire Job Category: Financial Job Number: 372304

Job Description

Our client is a leading manufacturer and supplier of seamless gutter products for residential and light commercial construction.   The company recently celebrated 50 years in the business, and is looking for an experienced cost accountant to join their 'work family.'  This role will report directly to the VP.


ABILITY TO WORK FROM HOME:  This role is 100% in the office.

The cost accountant will work closely with the finance, manufacturing, and product departments to identify and analyze manufacturing costs. A large emphasis will be placed on data-driven reporting using the company's ERP System to effectively review, audit and update production and overhead costs on a routine basis. We are looking for a team player who can make every day a great day for their fellow employees and the internal customers they serve. If you are motivated to get the job done at every turn and motivate fellow employees, then we want you on our team. 

  • Analyze manufacturing costs (raw materials, labor, burden) across multiple manufacturing plants and production departments.
  • Prepare reports comparing actual cost of production vs standard cost.
  • Review, audit, and close manufacturing jobs in ERP system daily.
  • Work closely with manufacturing department to resolve discrepancies on manufacturing jobs.
  • Perform monthly cost rollups to update standard costs of manufactured goods.
  • Analyze and report on any changes in manufacturing costs.
  • Prepare and complete internal cost audits.
  • Recommend changes to the company’s processes to reduce costs and maximize profit.
  • Perform routine WIP reconciliation.
  • Provide management with reports that compare factors that affect prices and profitability SKILLS & Qualifications
  • Strong understanding of accounting principles
  • Superior knowledge of financial reporting tools and ERP Software (Epicor ERP a plus)
  • Strong communication skills / ability to work as part of a team.
  • Bachelor degree is required.
  • 5+ years cost accounting work experience with an emphasis on manufacturing accounting
  • Analytical thinker with strong problem-solving skills
  • Familiarity with manufacturing processes (bill of materials, assemblies, production rates)
  • The ability to work effectively with others and loves to add value to a like-minded group endeavor.
  • A sense of energy, passion, honesty, good attendance, and personal responsibility
  • Skills to say and do the right things to help teammates feel appreciated, understood, and included.
  • Little ego when it comes to needing attention, credit, and is comfortable sharing accolades.
  • Persistence, dedication, organization, and commitment to a task well done.
  • Passion to do work that matters and not just looking for a J-O-B
  • Desire to see their work impact future generations and a willingness to mentor others.
  • Strong communication and technical skills in order translate business needs into results.

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