Cost Accountant

Date Posted: Jan 25
Type: Permanent
Wage: $60,000-$70,000
Job Number: 7121
Location: Houston, TX

TITLE: Cost Accountant

CLIENT: Manufacturing/Construction

LOCATION: I-10/Beltway

TYPE: Permanent

SALARY: $60,000-$70,000

URGENCY: Two Weeks


Applies principles of cost accounting to conduct analyses, which provide detailed cost information to the Controller and Upper Management.

Essential Functions

• Perform percentage of completion (POC) calculations for jobs
• Responsible for job cost accounting function, inventory, and variance analysis
• Prepare POC (WIP) report
• Review and analyze job, inventory and margin reports, conduct research and perform analytical studies regarding cost analyses and profitability
• Support and assist internal department reporting requirements such as cost vs actual schedules, etc.
• Liaise with and support project managers, production, purchasing, and warehouse teams
• Work on special projects as required
Job Specifications
• Excellent verbal and written communication skills
• Ability to handle stress under pressure
• Ability to work cohesively with co-workers as part of a team
• Must have advanced skills with Excel and proficient with other MS Office products
• Ability to work independently under minimal supervision
• Thorough knowledge of accounting principles and procedures
• Ability to research, compile, analyze, and interpret data.
• Ability to analyze and reconcile complex accounts and reserves.
• Ability to prepare management reports
• Excellent analytical skills
• Ability to multitask, establish priorities, and organize efficiently


• Bachelor’s degree in Accounting required
• 5+ years of job cost experience
• 5+ years of construction accounting experience
• Manufacturing accounting a plus
• CPA/CMA is a plus

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