Salary Mid-Point: $75,000
Location: Chicago IL
Job Type: Permanent

Cost Accountant!!  Our client,  a growing manufacturing firm located in the Rosemont area, is seeking a Cost Accountant.


5+ Years Cost Accounting experience in Manufacturing Industry is required


·         A key member of the accounting department that will assist to drive all aspects of operating performance and act as the financial champion for cost measurement and analysis

·         Financial responsibilities include support of monthly close: journal entries, variance analysis, and reporting

·         Assist with monthly financial forecasting, measurement, and reporting on production, inventory, variances and other financial metrics & information

·         In addition, variance analysis / reporting / forecasting - including work orders, labor and purchase price variances

·         Assist in calculating cost savings, measuring projects, cost reporting, and forecasting

·         Provide support to the operations groups- reviewing/understanding data: work centers, routers, costing roll ups and data integrity

·         Continuous improvement mindset - capturing best practices and benchmarking

·         Partner with key individuals in various departments to resolve operational cost concerns/problems

Job Requirements

·         Bachelor’s degree in Accounting; CPA preferable but not required

·         5+ years of progressive financial experience preferably in a manufacturing environment

·         Cost accounting experience in a manufacturing environment required

·         Ability to make change - with excellent facilitative, leadership, and problem solving skills

·         Demonstrated team player with a strong initiative to win

·         Excellent oral/written communication and influencing skills  

·         Strong financial, quantitative and data analysis skills

·         Proactive self-starter – ability to understand and respond to need without close-direct supervision 


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