Salary Mid-Point: $85,000
Location: Chicago IL
Job Type: Permanent

Our client is looking for a COST ACCOUNTANT! 

Responsible for applying generally accepted accounting principles and procedures to analyze and own financial information and related projects. Prepare accurate and timely journal entries and schedules and ensure appropriate accounting control procedures are in place or communicated when not.

  • Strong analytical and strategic skills
  • Business and leadership skills
  • Strong verbal and written communication skills

Areas of Responsibilities

  • Record and analyze revenues and expenses associated with assigned locations and accounts 
  • Ensure accurate and timely monthly, quarterly and year end close processes
  • Establish and monitor the implementation and maintenance of accounting control procedures
  • Compile and analyze financial information to prepare all monthly and quarterly account reconciliations assigned
  • Ensure financial records are maintained in compliance with accepted policies and procedures
  • Ensure all financial reporting deadlines are met
  • Preparation of financial management reports
  • Prepare and implement scheduled cost rolls; quantify and communicate impact
  • Resolve accounting discrepancies and irregularities
  • Review all transactions affecting inventory for accuracy and integrity
  • Evaluate and advise on business operations including revenue and expenditure trends, financial commitments and future revenues
  • Collect and analyze financial information to recommend or provide strategic recommendations
  • Analyze actual manufacturing costs and  review to standard costs
  • Review obsolete inventory reserves on a monthly basis
  • Maintain and update current standard costs

Educational and Experience Requirements

  • Bachelor or Masters degree in accounting required
  • Minimum of 2-3 years accounting or finance experience
  • Some exposure to manufacturing operations is preferred
  • Proficiency with Excel a must
  • Prior JDE experience desired
  • Previous public accounting or mid to large company experience a plus

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