Doherty Staffing Solutions

Cost Accountant

Sauk Rapids, Minnesota
Aug 25, 2017
Sep 24, 2017
Job Type
Employment Status
Full Time

Cost Accountant (Contract)- Sauk Rapids, MN

Doherty Career Solutions has teamed with a leading manufacturing company to hire a contract Cost Accountant. The cost accountant position is accountable for the ongoing analysis of margin analysis, and tracing costs back to underlying activities. 

*3-6 month Contract



  • Planning, Studying, and collecting data to determine costs of business activity such as raw material purchases, work in process, finished goods inventory and labor.
  • Analyzing data collected and recording results
  • Assess the cost accounting system and make recommendations to improve product costing and reporting
  • Review accuracy of labor and overhead rates in conformity with generally accepted accounting principles. Analyzing changes in product design, raw materials, and manufacturing methods to determine effects on cost
  • Analyzing actual manufacturing costs and preparing periodic reports comparing average costs to actual production costs
  • Develop standard procedures for reviewing product costs of a job as part of the monthly job close out process
  • Providing management with reports specifying and comparing factors affecting prices and profitability of products or services
  • Analyze and report on margins by product and division
  • Maintaining Cost Accounting System
  • Assisting in Month end close of the General Ledger as it relates to inventor
  • Analyzes and monitors cycle count program


  • 3+ years of Cost Accounting in a Manufacturing Environment required
  • Bachelor’s Degree in Accounting preferred
  • Must have a strong Cost systems background and have excellent analytical skills; sound understanding of accounting principles.
  • Strong Excel skills, ERP system experience a plus (Epicor ideal)

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