Cost Accountant

July 25, 2022
Arnold, Mo
Job Type



  • Partner with operations to improve plant financial performance and reduce variances
  • Work on the shop floor with Manufacturing/Engineering/Purchasing
  • Work with operations to capture and drive productivity savings
  • Prepare operations variance analysis to standard and ad hoc reports to assist in the determination of profitability
  • Analyze and set material and other standard costs
  • Analyze, prepare, and maintain annual manufacturing standard rates
  • Analyze variable costs and make appropriate budget adjustments
  • Validate cost and pricing information for contracts and update as required
  • Analyze headcount and related benefit expenses
  • Analyze operations including interpreting and communicating cost and expense variances to management
  • Participate in a critical role with month-end accounting close including journal entry preparation, inventory reconciliation, and other account reconciliations as assigned
  • Assist in preparation of capital expenditure justification and payback analysis
  • Perform other duties and responsibilities as requested


  • Bachelor’s degree in Accounting or Finance
  • 3-5 years of related Finance experience within a manufacturing/supply chain organization
  • Strong attention to detail with proven capabilities at handling multiple priorities
  • Strong Excel Skills, Microsoft office suite
  • Excellent analytical, mathematical, problem-solving abilities, collaborative and with sound judgement
  • Solid understanding of Information Systems/ERP Systems
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