Cost Accountant

Auburn, MA 01501

Posted: 07/10/2024 Industry: Accounting & Finance Job Number: 291 Pay Rate: $80-100K Remote Friendly: Experience: 5 years or greater

Job Description


  • A key member of the accounting department that will assist to drive all aspects of operating performance and act as the financial champion for cost measurement and analysis
  • Financial responsibilities include support of monthly close: journal entries, variance analysis, and reporting
  • Assist with monthly financial forecasting, measurement, and reporting on production, inventory, variances and other financial metrics & information
  • In addition, variance analysis / reporting / forecasting - including work orders, labor and purchase price variances
  • Assist in calculating cost savings, measuring projects, cost reporting, and forecasting
  • Provide support to the operations groups- reviewing/understanding data: work centers, routers, costing roll ups and data integrity
  • Continuous improvement mindset - capturing best practices and benchmarking
  • Partner with key individuals in various departments to resolve operational cost concerns/problems


Job Requirements

Job Requirements

  • Bachelor’s degree in Accounting
  • Five to Ten years of progressive financial experience preferably in a manufacturing environment
  • Cost accounting experience in a manufacturing environment required
  • Advanced knowledge of Excel, Power BI, Tableau, etc
  • Ability to make change - with excellent facilitative, leadership, and problem solving skills
  • Demonstrated team player with a strong initiative to win
  • Excellent oral/written communication and influencing skills  
  • Strong financial, quantitative and data analysis skills
  • Proactive self-starter – ability to understand and respond to need without close-direct supervision

Meet Your Recruiter

Mike Podlasek
Senior Recruiter

Responsible for recruiting the CPS division that specializes in Accounting, Finance, Audit and Tax. CPS is a highly specialized, full cycle recruiting firm, placing top talent with the best companies. We've been in business since 1973 and over the years we've placed more than 40,000 of the best and brightest candidates with our clients.

If you are looking for a position in Accounting, Finance, Audit or Tax or if your company is looking for someone to provide you with good candidates for hire, please don't hesitate to contact me.

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