Cost Accountant

Location: Pittsburgh, PA
A rapidly growing manufacturing company with an acquisition-oriented approach and a strong sense of family is seeking a Cost Analyst in Pittsburgh, PA.
Responsibilities for this position include:
  • Conducting monthly variance analysis;
  • Investigating and resolving cycle count variances;
  • Validating cost of goods sold during month-end close;
  • Reconciling the inventory sub-ledger with the general ledger;
  • Directing and participating in cost analyses, rate studies, and analysis of standard manufacturing costs;
  • Overseeing all aspects of inventory management, including physical inventory and inventory reconciliations;
  • Identifying weaknesses in internal controls and costing system processes related to inventory and costs and improving transactional integrity;
  • Proposing process changes to enhance efficiency and accuracy in financial reporting and data management;
  • Collaborating with operations management to identify performance improvement opportunities and cost reduction measures;
  • Ensuring the accuracy of standard cost systems in collaboration with plant operations;
  • Identifying key cost drivers and developing user-friendly reports to communicate their relevance.
Requirements for this position include:
  • Bachelor's degree in Accounting or a related field;
  • At least three years of experience in cost accounting within the manufacturing industry;
  • Proficiency in standard, weighted average, and actual cost accounting methods and techniques;
  • Experience with fully integrated ERP systems (Microsoft Dynamics is a plus);
  • Familiarity with COGNOS Business Intelligence, Crystal Reports, and advanced Microsoft Excel skills preferred.
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