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

IFG's client, a manufacturing company located in the Western Suburbs, is looking for a Cost Accountant. The role will involve month-end close, financial analysis, process improvement, etc. They will train on cost accounting if the candidate doesn't have this experience! Hybrid only 3 days onsite!


The Cost Accountant will report to the Accounting Manager and is responsible for maintenance, review, analysis, and reporting of the company's financial results.  


Responsible for the review and preparation of the month-end Cost of Goods Sold and related journal entries. Responsible for the maintenance and monthly updates for the COGS Analysis database and the Budget by SKU files. Distribute month-end Cost of Goods reports. Responsible for the review of Custom Deals submitted by Sales and Marketing departments. Responsible for the IDR process. Assist in the development of standard costs. Prepare monthly journal entries and month-end account reconciliations. Prepares monthly Cross Charges Journal Entry and distributes report. Prepares monthly Samples Journal Entry and distributes reports. Responsible for the Deposits on Fixed Assets review and reconciliation. Responsible for Fixed Asset physical control, maintaining the software and prepares entries related to fixed assets including depreciation. Prepares monthly journal entries and inventory reconciliation related to international transactions. Prepares quarterly VAT and GST filings. Process domestic and international wire transfers. Prepare and reconcile foreign bank reconciliations. Prepare and distribute monthly financial ratios. Assist in the preparation of monthly Cash Flow Forecast. Prepare and distribute monthly Historical Shipment Summary. Prepare and distribute monthly Dozens Sales Reports. Review and reconcile the monthly DOR reports. Responsible for the review and preparation of the monthly sales and related journal entries. Responsible for assigned Internal Audits. Assist in the preparation of year-end audit work papers. Assist in the preparation and calculation of yearly R&D Tax Credit reports. Assist in the budget process. Assist in developing and maintaining departmental procedures.


A 4-year college degree in Accounting or Finance. The knowledge and skills required for this position are typically acquired in 6+ years of experience in a financial environment. Intermediate/Advanced Excel experience. Beginner/Intermediate Access experience. 3+ years of Cost Accounting and/or Manufacturing experience is required. CPA and public accounting is preferred.


Effective interpersonal skills are required to interact with various levels of internal and external customers. A broad understanding of financial report systems and a solid understanding of complex accounting and financial issues. Ability to work independently and meet deadlines on a multitude of concurrent tasks. Ability to prepare detailed and accurate documentation. Good math aptitude and strong analytical skills. Good organizational ability. Willingness to accept other duties as assigned. Must possess the ability to get along with others, function as a team player, accept constructive criticism from Supervisor/Manager, and comply with Company policies. Must be discreet with confidential information of which he/she has access.


Travel and overtime requirements are dependent upon departmental demands, inclusive of weekend hours. Physical demands include extensive computer usage, approximately 90% of the work day.


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