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Cost Accountant

St. Martin, MN 56376

Posted: 06/26/2024 Employment Type: Permanent Category: Accounting & Finance Job Number: 26847

Job Description

Check out this new accounting opportunity in Central Minnesota! Dahl Consulting is currently partnering with a leader in the manufacturing industry. We work one-on-one with great candidates to help connect them with local employment opportunities. This company is hiring a Cost Accountant for a permanent, direct hire position! Interested? Get more details below.
  • Worksite Location: St. Martin, MN
  • Salary: $70,000-$85,000 annually, based on skills & experience
Cost Accountant Job Summary:
The Cost Accountant applies principles of cost accounting to implement and maintain detailed cost information. This position will perform advanced cost accounting analyses to compare standard costs to actual costs and prepare a variety of related financial planning and analysis reports. 

What you’ll do as a Cost Accountant:
  • Gather and compile cost information and ensure accurate costing for products
  • Conduct the annual cost role, ensuring all material, labor, and overhead rates have been calculated accurately and are up to date
  • Analyze and evaluate product costs monthly, identifying and understanding any variances from standard, including but not limited to scrap, re-work, deviations, and labor inefficiencies
  • Monitor and report on inventory levels, ensuring accurate valuation and reconciliation
  • Ensure appropriate controls are in place for the accurate consumption and use of inventory in the production of the company’s products
  • Ensure appropriate valuation of all purchased material or products and explain monthly purchase price variances
  • Produce and distribute bi-weekly labor Efficiency and Machine Utilization reports
  • Review, analyze, and report profit margins
What you’ll bring to the Cost Accountant role:
  • Bachelor’s degree in accounting, finance, or economics
  • 2+ years of experience in cost accounting
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills
  • Proficient in Microsoft Office Suite or related software, as well as accounting software
  • Thorough understanding of Generally Accepted Accounting Principles (GAAP)
  • Previous experience working with a Standard Costing system
  • Demonstrated in-depth understanding of Material, Labor, and Overhead costing methodology
Take the first step on your new career path! To submit yourself for consideration for this role, simply click the apply button and complete our mobile-friendly online application. Once we’ve reviewed your application details, a recruiter will reach out to you with the next steps! For questions or more information about this role, please call our office at (651) 772-9225.

As an equal-opportunity employer, Dahl Consulting welcomes candidates of all backgrounds and experiences to apply. If this position sounds like the right opportunity for you, we encourage you to take the next step and connect with us. We look forward to meeting you!

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