Robert Half Finance & Accounting Cost Accountant in Kansas City, Kansas

Robert Half Finance and Accounting is working with a client in the food manufacturing industry on their search for a Cost Analyst/Cost Accountant for their new offices here in Kansas City, Missouri! This Cost Analyst/Cost Accountant role is an exciting opportunity to grow your career and be a part of something EXCITING! We are looking for a Cost Analyst/Cost Accountant that is well-rounded with experience in both costing and analysis as well as some solid Accounting skills. Responsibilities for this role include, but are not limited to the following: Prepare monthly plant operational expenses reports, including fixed, variable and labor variance reports Develop costing and pricing models for products and product lines Review and analyze inventory, conduct research and perform analytical studies in regards to cost analyses and profitability Ensure the customer pricing tables are up to date and accurate in Sage X3 Update the monthly and quarterly sales pricing for the sales team to send out Monthly customer sales price import Provide management reports to present cost impacts, margin impacts and profitability of productso Customer profitability Prepare, analyze and report weekly, monthly, quarterly gross margin analysis by brand by customer type Assist in month-end closing, prepare journal entries as necessary, analyze inventory evaluation Analyze cost accounting data and assist with cycle count/physical inventories Maintain internal control documentation and test internal controls Prepare detailed account analysis and reconcile sales, cost and inventory, liability accounts by customer Work in special projects as required Ensure timely submission, accuracy and validity of inventory, gross margin schedules to management Brainstorm process improvement opportunities and develop proposals. Prepare adhoc reports for CEOThis role will require 6 months working at the plant in Ohio (housing provided?) where you will work with the corporate controller and others on the business and the functions of this role and what it takes to be sucessful! The role will then move to Kansas City where the President and CEO will be. You will get face to face interaction with him daily and work with others in the company on a remote basis. Ideally someone who is excited about kicking off their career and being passionate about what they do! This company is on the cusp of more growth and that are looking for someone who WANTS to be a part of that and do what it takes to get them there. If you think you have what it takes, send your resume to or call me at 913-451-1733 to discuss further.

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Req ID: 02380-117509

Functional Role: Accountant - Cost

Country: USA

State: KS

City: Kansas City

Postal Code: 66111

Compensation: $55,000.00 to $70,000.00

Requirements: Bachelors Degree in Accounting/Finance required Minimum of 5 years accounting experience with minimum 2 years in the cost accounting role Mid size company experience Able to develop costing models using excel Strong computer skills including use of Excel including pivot table, graphs and charts Must have exceptional problem solving skills and ability to work with diverse user groups Must be able to adapt to new and different computer programs and software to enable efficient data gathering and analysis Basic understanding of database concepts Experience in ERP system Preference to candidates with food manufacturing experience Excellent working knowledge of Microsoft Office including power point Must be able to travel to the various plants o Position will train in Ohio and move to KC,MO in 6-9 months Working knowledge of GAAP Be willing to work irregular hours under pressure Excellent verbal and written communication skills