Cost Accountant – Manufacturing- Entry Level

Written by George Schauer

October 25, 2021

Job details

Job Type  Full-time


  • Associates degree in related field

Full Job Description

DETAILS: Manufacturing Operations Cost Accountant
We are looking for a Cost Accountant to come in and join our growing operation in the Commercial / Sales department. The company is committed to its continued growth and needs an entry level Cost Accountant to be a major contributor to the improvement in their overall manufacturing and commercial efficiency. If you are looking for a stable company with the opportunity to contribute to key accounting efforts, please reach out to learn more.

RESPONSIBILITIES: Manufacturing Operations Cost Accountant

  • Analyze and make recommendations to leadership on adequacy of controls in place for Inventory, including: cost of goods sold, internal material transfers, scrapped material, purchase price variances, standard cost changes, warranty reserve, excess & obsolete inventory reserve, cost closing process, inventory revaluation, annual physical inventory, monthly inventory reconciliations, capitalized variances and overhead, and cycle counting process.
  • Develop a Standard Costing System assigns an average cost to each direct cost (labor, material, overhead, etc) associated with a product to standardize the cost accounting system.
  • Responsible to Commercial Manager for providing and validating product costs in support of all cost-based pricing contracts.
  • Build and maintain a complete costing price book to support commercial offers.
  • Develop standard costing and material overhead rates and compare budgeted expectation against actual results. Makes recommendations for improvement of costing process to ensure budgeted expectations are in alignment with actual results.
  • Prepares commentaries and reporting for leadership review including comparatives of actual versus budgeted/forecasted performance for Sales, Inventory, Cost of Goods Sold,
  • Establishes and maintains reporting and review of weekly and monthly financial and operational statistics reports and performance metrics.
  • Works closely with Commercial Manager in development of Cost of Goods Sold.
  • Serve as primary resource for external auditor requests for information and analysis of sales, inventory, and warranty.

REQUIREMENTS: Manufacturing Operations Cost Accountant

  • Associates degree in related field
  • Preferred accounting work in a Manufacturing based organization

Other titles/keywords include accountant, cost accounting, manufacturing accountant, controller, bookkeeper, staff accountant, accounting clerk, accounting manager, auditor, senior accountant

Education:  Associates (Preferred)

Experience:  Cost accounting: 2 years

Work Location:  One location – Kulpsville Pa

Work Remotely: No


Located just off the Lansdale exit of the Pa Turnpike, Stein Seal offers an excellent benefit package which includes: medical, dental, life insurance, short term disability, a 401(k) and a company paid Pension Plan
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Contact Pat Brian at: 215-256-0201 ext. 216
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