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POST DATE 2/4/2020
END DATE 3/13/2020


Mount Airy, NC
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Full Time
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Mid-Career (2 - 15 years)
Bachelors Degree


Position Summary: Perform ongoing analysis of process constraints, target costing projects, margin analysis and tracing costs back to underlying activities in accordance with established practices, processes, regulations, guidelines and standards in a safe and efficient manner

The cost accountant must also develop, maintain and monitor cost-effective data accumulation systems needed to provide an appropriate level of costing information to management

Essential Duties and Responsibilities: Other duties may be assigned

Data Collection

Construct data accumulation systems for a cost accounting system; Create and review the controls needed for data accumulation and reporting systems


Coordinate physical inventory counts and cycle counts; Investigate cycle counting variances and resolve issues; Update standard costs in the bill of materials; Review standard and actual costs for inaccuracies; Validate the cost of goods sold as part of the month-end close; Accumulate and apply overhead costs as required by Generally Accepted Accounting Principles; Work with the materials review personnel to locate and dispose of obsolete inventory


Conduct ongoing process constraint analyses; Report on breakeven points by products, work centers, and locations; Report on margins by product and division

Report on periodic variances and their causes, focusing in particular on spending variances; Analyze capital budgeting requests; Perform cost accumulation tasks as a member of the target costing group

Develop, implement, modify, and document recordkeeping and accounting systems, making use of current computer technology

Develop, plan and implement special projects for the Accounting & Finance department as assigned

Participate in committee or group work to improve financial and/or department performance

Stay current on the latest developments such as federal and state codes, regulations, guidelines, etc

Maintain confidentiality with regard to the information being processed, stored or accessed

Abide by, enforce and participate in the implementation and ongoing oversight of all company safety standards and regulations

Qualifications:To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily

The requirements listed below are representative of the knowledge, skill, and/or ability required

Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions

Education/Experience:Bachelor's degree (B


) from four-year college or university in Finance, Accounting or Business Administration with a minimum of three (3) years commercial cost accounting/finance experience, or five (5) years of general accounting experience; or an equivalent combination of education and experience

Language Ability:Ability to read, analyze, and interpret general business periodicals, professional journals, technical procedures, or governmental regulations

Ability to write reports, business correspondence, and procedure manuals

Ability to effectively present information and respond to questions from groups of managers, clients, customers, and the general public

Math Ability:Ability to calculate figures and amounts such as discounts, interest, commissions, proportions, percentages, area, circumference, and volume

Ability to apply concepts of basic algebra and geometry

Reasoning Ability: Ability to solve practical problems and deal with a variety of concrete variables in situations where only limited standardization exists

Ability to interpret a variety of instructions furnished in written, oral, diagram, or schedule form

Computer Skills: To perform this job successfully, an individual should have knowledge of Accounting software & systems; Word Processing software; Spreadsheet software; Internet Software, Electronic Mail software; CRM software; Enterprise Resource Planning software, Order processing systems and Inventory Systems

Certificates and Licenses: No certifications neededOther Qualifications:Must have the ability to understand and utilize the basic concepts and principles of accounting methods and procedures in the performance of daily activities

*Must have comprehensive knowledge of the accounting and personnel terminology used within the department

Knowledge of standard costing required

*Must have the ability to perform the required mathematical calculations accurately and quickly

*Must be able to establish and maintain effective and efficient filing systems (both paper and electronic) for accounting documents and records


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