Cost Accountant Resume Samples

The cost accountant works for the accounting department and is responsible for performing cost analysis, preparing budgets and tracing costs. The essential duties mentioned in a professional Cost Accountant Resume include – collecting cost information, maintaining expense database, constructing data accumulation systems, determining fixed costs, preparing budgeting reports, analyzing profit margins, preparing monthly forecasts, assisting in account closures and identifying cost-effective solutions.

Cost accountants play a pivotal role for any organization, and hence the following skills are expected – a solid understanding of accounting procedures, in-depth understanding of GAAP, a good amount of experience with various accounting software, computer literacy and fluency in pivot tables and VLOOKUPs with an ability to handle confidential information. A degree in the accounting field along with a CPA certification is expected for this employment.

Cost Accountant Resume

Objective : Detail-oriented Manufacturing Cost Accountant specializing in generally accepted accounting principles applicable to manufacturing costs, including revenue and expenditures. Specializes in the efficient use of financial and accounting software, especially in fast-paced work environments. Core Qualifications Solid understanding of cost-related manufacturing processes Experienced with complex data analysis functions Proficient in MS Word, Excel, Power Point, Oracle, Visual Manufacturing, SAP, Crystal reports, and Business Objects reporting.

Skills : JDE, Cost Accounting.

Description :

    1. Coordinated actions of auditors at multiple sites and resolved problems occurring during audits.
    2. Audited and prepared inventory paperwork and supervised physical counts and Cycle counts.
    3. Audited merchandise and equipment inventory.
    4. Reviewed daily cycle counts and investigated inventory discrepancies and vendor receipt errors.
    5. Sent out Daily and monthly Metrics notifying upper management of the status of the Bank covenants.
    6. Efficiently allocated costs and prepared related documentation.
    7. Constantly determined and documented costs associated with business activities.
    8. Routinely compared estimated costs to actual output costs.
Years of Experience
Experience
2-5 Years
Experience Level
Level
Junior
Education
Education
Associates


Cost Accountant/Payroll Resume

Summary : Seeking a challenging position where my acquired skills and abilities will assist in providing a valuable contribution to your organization's goals and objectives.

Skills : Financial Statement Analysis, Reconciliations, Journal Entries, A/P A/R.

Description :

    1. Responsible for the development of the facilities and administrative (F&A) rate for the College of William and Mary and Virginia Institute of Marine Science resulting in millions of dollars of annual revenue for both institutions.
    2. Includes generating various financial reports for use in the preparation of required schedules for the rate proposal.
    3. Analyze, verify accuracy and data integrity, and identify areas of improvement to maximize future proposals.
    4. Serve as a liaison between the Defense Contract Audit Agency (DCAA) auditor and various departments for auditor review of documents to include accounts payable invoices, journal vouchers, HR labor distribution and time certification as well as fixed asset detail, new construction and tours of selected buildings.
    5. Responsible for preparation of the auxiliary indirect cost study in accordance with SCHEV methodology to determine the indirect cost rate to be applied for auxiliary services.
    6. Prepare the annual report of amounts recovered from auxiliary services.
    7. Analyze and explain major over or under recovery differences between projected and actual recoveries.
    8. Coordinate with the budget office and Department of Accounts for the Commonwealth of Virginia to provide a sufficient explanation for the variance.
Years of Experience
Experience
7-10 Years
Experience Level
Level
Management
Education
Education
Bachelor Of Arts In Finance


Cost Accountant/General Accountant Resume

Summary : Demonstrated ability to promote products and services, and secure and develop key accounts to maximize company profits Decreased delinquency by 30% in four months Excellent qaulifications in the latest accounting software, such as Quickbooks, Microsoft Access and Office Strong communication skills.

Skills : SAP Software.

Description :

    1. Conducted general ledger (G/L) reconciliations, journal entries, monthly expense accruals, and validated G/L accounts roll-up to financial statements guaranteeing accuracy, completeness, and enabling more intuitive review by management.
    2. Prepared weekly Financial Operation Status reporting, supporting weekly financial meeting in 17 Simmons plant locations in The United states.
    3. Investigated monthly variance in labor, material and overhead and related findings, making recommendations to plant controller.
    4. Set up standard cost, overhead rates, and Raw material cost, ensuring consistency and accuracy.
    5. Performed analysis on material variances through E1 (Oracle system), and recommended corrective actions.
    6. Oversaw annual re-costing process, ensuring all raw materials, routers, shipping rates and mattress specifications had updated new costs while meeting re-costing deadlines.
    7. Coordinates material transfers to other 17 Simmons plants, lowering company's surplus Raw materials inventory.
    8. Set up new specifications and new raw materials in Los Angeles plant database utilizing guidelines from corporate database.
Years of Experience
Experience
10+ Years
Experience Level
Level
Senior
Education
Education
Certificate In Accounting

Cost Accountant/General Accountant Resume

Summary : Dedicated Finance Professional with multiple areas of expertise including 10+ years managing employees. International experience within textile industry in Europe and China. Qualified experience providing financial analysis, including forecasting and variance analysis. Demonstrated cross-functional leadership capabilities. Highly regarded for consistently exceeding business objectives.

Skills : Solid understanding of cost-related manufacturing processes.

Description :

    1. Perform month-end close and prepare monthly Financial Statement package.
    2. Analyze and reconcile all Balance Sheet accounts.
    3. Prepare detailed cost of goods sold analysis and reports.
    4. Review all work orders for missing costs and excessive variances.
    5. Maintain compliance with Sarbanes-Oxley requirements resulting from thorough examination of and strict adherence to internal control procedures.
    6. Fixed Asset Accounting Prepare monthly accruals, expense allocations and cost distributions Review and correct all entries daily prior to posting to the general ledger.
    7. Supervise the control and maintenance of Accounts Payable system.
    8. Ensure sales tax compliance and verify tax filing with twenty-five states Weekly analysis of backlog, sales, and bookings for US, Canada and Sweden Assist offices in Canada and Sweden as needed Oversee the processing daily invoicing for all shipments and debit/credit memos.
Years of Experience
Experience
10+ Years
Experience Level
Level
Senior
Education
Education
B.A. In Business Economics

Cost Accountant I Resume

Objective : 17 years of experience in accounting field in manufacturing company. Analyzed, compared, and arrived at facts and figures to prepare forecast reporting. Clearly communicate results of work, orally and in writing. Work well in team environment and with business systems and computers. Demonstrated excellent attention to detail. Bachelor's Degree in Accounting and experienced in performing monthly bank reconciliation, account reconciliation and general ledger entries and identified system level improvement.

Skills : Excel, Excel, Office, General Ledger Accounting, Cost Accounting, Government Accounting, Local Taxes, State Taxes.

Description :

    1. Communicate effectively across departments to provide quick and accurate resolution to financial issues.
    2. Manage fixed assets tracking and reconcile to general ledger.
    3. Perform monthly close activities, including allocations and account reconciliations.
    4. Produce, review, and present monthly financial reports.
    5. Prepared consolidated financial reports on a monthly basis for a joint venture including income statements, balance sheets, and statement of cash flows.
    6. Verified revenues and expenses by job during job cost closing.
    7. Reviewed figures, postings, and documents for correct entry, mathematical accuracy, and proper codes.
    8. Classified, recorded, and summarized numerical and financial data to compile and keep financial records, using journals and ledgers.
Years of Experience
Experience
0-2 Years
Experience Level
Level
Entry Level
Education
Education
Bachelor Of Arts In Accounting & Finance

Field Cost Accountant Resume

Summary : Obtain a position within a company where I can use my extensive accounting experience in an environment to help this company to achieve their goals and objectives. Being a part of a team and continuing my supervisory experience.

Skills : Typing 60wpm, Quickbooks, Excel, pivot, Word, Accpac, BatchMaster, Budget Maestro.

Description :

    1. Prepared Financial Statements in a Sales industry.
    2. Prepared Payroll entries, General Ledger, Accounts Payable, Account Analysis, and Bank Reconciliations duties for each of the Sales Operations.
    3. Audited Daily General Ledger Transactions and investigated discrepancies to reconcile Sales to Revenue.
    4. Prepared Month-End Close Journal Entries and the Financial Statement Preparation Reports.
    5. Prepared Monthly, Quarterly, and Annual Sales and Use Tax Reports for Federal and State.
    6. Prepared 1099's, Sales & Use Tax for multiple states.
    7. Maintained Capital Asset Value Summaries and Cost on a monthly basis.
    8. Reviewed Budgets and prepared Actual to Forecast Reports.
Years of Experience
Experience
7-10 Years
Experience Level
Level
Management
Education
Education
Master's In Student

Temporary Cost Accountant Resume

Objective : I am currently employed as a cost accountant at Nelson Stud Welding in Elyria, OH as of July 5th, 2016 Previously, I worked at Bendix Commercial Vehicle Systems for over 10 years while also attending The University of Akron where I've earned my bachelor's degree in accounting. Excellent skills in Microsoft Excel and SAP. A fast learner willing to be trained in whatever areas required.

Skills : Excel.

Description :

    1. Prepare/Review Journal Vouchers with appropriate supporting documentation.
    2. Adhere to Direct Material Standard Cost, Capitalization or Direct Labor and Manufacture Overhead in Inventory, Monthly Purchase Price Variance, Cycle Counting, and Inventory Transfer policy.
    3. Ensure corporate reporting deadlines are met for designated reports.
    4. Develop forecasts for areas within responsibility interfacing with individuals outside of cost accounting.
    5. Establish objectives and implement appropriate processes in line with established financial practices.
    6. Ensure budget, schedules and performance requirements are met.
    7. Incorporate regulatory and reporting requirements in the Controllers Handbook and RCTS (Risk Control Tracking System).
Years of Experience
Experience
2-5 Years
Experience Level
Level
Executive
Education
Education
Bachelor Of Business Administration In Accounting

Cost Accountant II Resume

Objective : 17 years of experience in accounting field in manufacturing company. Analyzed, compared, and arrived at facts and figures to prepare forecast reporting. Clearly communicate results of work, orally and in writing. Work well in team environment and with business systems and computers. Demonstrated excellent attention to detail. Bachelor's Degree in Accounting and experienced in performing monthly bank reconciliation, account reconciliation and general ledger entries and identified system level improvement.

Skills : Microsoft Word, Excel, Outlook, Access and PowerPoint, experienced in Business Object and Oracle E-Business Suite.

Description :

    1. Prepare analysis review with target and present to top management Review standard and actual costs for inaccuracies.
    2. Validate the cost of goods sold as part of the month-end close.
    3. Calculated standard cost of bill of materials at various stages of NPI program.
    4. Accumulate and apply overhead costs as required by generally accepted accounting principles.
    5. Work with the materials review board to locate and dispose of obsolete inventory.
    6. Report on periodic variances and their causes, focusing in particular on spending variances Analyze capital budgeting requests and Perform cost accumulation tasks as a member of the target costing group.
    7. Administered raw material purchases, inventory, and labor; analyzed data obtained and recorded results.
Years of Experience
Experience
2-5 Years
Experience Level
Level
Junior
Education
Education
Bachelors In Accounting

Senior Cost Accountant Resume

Summary : To obtain a position in the Accounting, Financial, and Acct Exec Sales fields, where my interpersonal skills and time management skills are utilized as an asset.

Skills : Microsoft Excel, Epicor ERP System, Syteline ERP System, Inventory Management, Internal Cost, Continuous Improvement, Problem Solving, Material Planning, Teamwork, Project Leading, Critical Thinking, Variance Analysis, Process Layouts.

Description :

    1. Created Accounting reports on Salaried Variance and Raw Material Usage.
    2. Prepared Production Analysis and Cost Update reports.
    3. Responsible for monthly journal entries, reports and month-end Financial Statements.
    4. Assisted Controller in preparing the budget and financial reports.
    5. Responsible for the Quality Certification Program and Safety Incentive Program.
    6. Prepared monthly payroll and A/P reconciliation.
    7. Established extensive training as back up for Systems Analyst, A/R, and A/P, Customer Service Representative, Sales Coordinator HR and Payroll for the employees.
Years of Experience
Experience
7-10 Years
Experience Level
Level
Management
Education
Education
Bachelors In Management / Accounting

Plant Cost Accountant Resume

Headline : A dynamic and enthusiastic Accountant with diverse, international experience and a unique combination of skills and capabilities acquired throughout career. Possesses multiple skills covering many financial areas such as transfer-pricing, cost control principals, ledger analysis, financial planning, budgeting, cash flow forecast, taxation, and SOX regulations.

Skills : Microsoft Office.

Description :

    1. Tracked Overhead, Yield, Spending, and Manufacturing variances.
    2. Evaluated manufacturing variances and actual cost analyses to determine production process efficiency.
    3. Implemented and performed cycle count procedures, coverage, and reporting.
    4. Measured the consistency of procedure applications for Sunnyvale, Beaverton, Thailand, and Cavite.
    5. Reconciled multi-location inventories to align physical and booked inventory values.
    6. Reconciled COGS and inter-company accounts.
    7. Prepared quarterly Overhead Yield and Inventory Spending Analysis reports for forecasting and decision-making.
    8. Reduced cost and improved yields thru audits.
Years of Experience
Experience
5-7 Years
Experience Level
Level
Executive
Education
Education
M.B.A. In Finance

Jr. Cost Accountant Resume

Objective : 25+ years of progressive responsibilities in the accounting and finance for both public and private companies in the manufacturing environments. Experience includes, preparation of financial statements, reporting, general ledger accounting in accordance with USGAAP and IFRS, month end and year-end close procedures. Participate in Audit engagements, Self-motivated and detailed oriented individual who is able to set effective priorities and implement decisions to meet operational deadlines.

Skills : Quickbooks, Excel, Powerpoint, Word, ProSeries, Pivot Tables, VLOOKUP, ROSS ERP.

Description :

    1. Enhanced strategic development, conceptualization, and analysis of government financial manufacturing data, contracting, purchasing, and Cost of Goods Sold (COGS) for quarterly reporting schedules.
    2. Analyzed financial statements to budgets and reconciled sales of COGS via the GL accounts and income balance sheets.
    3. Addressed progress billing requests, estimated OSR schedules, and monthly financial quality reviews.
    4. Reviewed contract loss and E&O reserves and updated actual and forecasted expenses for overhead rate calculation.
    5. Created and reviewed internal controls for data accumulation and reporting systems and conducted process constraint analysis.
    6. Constructed data accumulation systems for a cost accounting system and reported periodic variances and their causes.
    7. Analyzed capital budgeting requests and reported margins and breakeven points by products, work centers, and factories.
    8. Forecasted tracking of Estimate-at-Complete (EAC) and made adjustments and supported SEC schedules and external audits.
Years of Experience
Experience
2-5 Years
Experience Level
Level
Junior
Education
Education
MBA In Business

Accounts Receivable/Cost Accountant Resume

Summary : Fully experienced cost accounting professional with strong background in cost and variance analysis in multiple industry fully integrated ERP accounting systems. Excellent interpersonal skills as well as verbal and written communication skills. Working knowledge of work centers and shop floor operations. Ability to work in a fast-paced environment, managing multiple priorities under tight timelines.

Skills : Quickbooks, Korean.

Description :

    1. Performed data accumulation, update bill of material standard costs, and accumulate and apply overhead costs in order to create and review daily, weekly and monthly variance and their causes.
    2. Report breakeven points by products and work centers.
    3. Input invoices with purchase order and packing slip.
    4. Daily meeting talking about efficient way in improving daily production like making suggestions that they should organize warehouse with product in order.
    5. Possibly changing temporary worker to eight hour work day instead of 12.
    6. Skills Used My years of experience working with accounting and understanding the urgency in getting things done in a timely manner.
    7. Meeting expectation as to getting monthly closing done on time.
Years of Experience
Experience
10+ Years
Experience Level
Level
Senior
Education
Education
BS In Accounting

Cost Accountant Analyst Resume

Headline : Knowledgeable and self motivated financial professional with 4 years of experience in accounting, human resources, and other decision making functions. Background in accounting, human resources, banking, tax, reporting, and financial analysis.

Skills : Oracle, Oracle, Kronos, Excel, Variance Analysis, Estimating, Estimating, Manufacturing, Manufacturing.

Description :

    1. Developed and maintained accurate standard product costs and inventory valuations using Oracle Applications, BOM, routings, and Kronos Activities.
    2. Analyzed variances, gross margins, reconciled perpetual inventory to G/L.
    3. Analyzed excess and obsolete inventory, scrap and manual inventory adjustments monthly.
    4. Prepared monthly accruals, closed payables, purchasing, inventory, and cost management modules monthly for USA and Canada.
    5. Supported UK and Euro org costing and inventory functions.
    6. Supported shop personnel with timesheet edits and timekeeping data.
    7. Provided audit support to outside CPA firm.
    8. Maintained Kronos 4500 terminals in factory.
Years of Experience
Experience
5-7 Years
Experience Level
Level
Executive
Education
Education
Bachelor Of Science In Accounting

Cost Accountant Analyst Resume

Objective : To secure a position with a well established organization with a stable environment that will lead to a lasting relationship in the field of finance.

Skills : MS Word, MS PowerPoint, MS Excel, MS Outlook, QuickBooks, Sage ERP MAS 500, Avantis Asset Management.

Description :

    1. Compile and review budgets for various departments to monitor cost control & efficiency.
    2. Prepare comprehensive analysis reports showing comparison between expenses and budgets.
    3. On-going training of office members on the processes of the financial system (SAP) and how to track their departmental costs.
    4. Prepare and explain numerous financial reports for weekly staff meetings.
    5. Responsible for forecasting result for mid-month forecasts and 3 month forecasts based on sales forecasts.
    6. Reconcile and analyze numerous General Ledger accounts.
    7. Prepare a variety of result reports and distribute to upper management.
    8. Responsible for month end closings and meeting deadlines.
Years of Experience
Experience
2-5 Years
Experience Level
Level
Executive
Education
Education
Bachelor Of Business Administration In Management

Cost Accountant Resume

Objective : Creative and intuitive Cost Accountant with a diverse background in cost variance analysis, SAP module implementation, fixed asset accounting, and inventory revaluation. Expertise in: fixed and capital cost budgeting, financial control, general ledger review, product costing, and SAP and Excel utilization. Strengths include internal quality auditing, working with multiple cultures, project management, and foreign language proficiency.

Skills : Quickbooks, Excel, Powerpoint, Word, ProSeries, Pivot Tables, VLOOKUP, ROSS ERP.

Description :

    1. Performed comprehensive variance analysis and determined root-cause for each significant variance.
    2. Examined standard costs against actuals to identify process inefficiencies and improvement opportunities.
    3. Prepared summarized costing reports to ensure effective management decision making.
    4. Monitored cycle counting procedures and results to ensure accuracy and effectiveness.
    5. Prepared journal entries, and assisted in periodic monthly closings.
    6. Reconciled bank and general ledger accounts monthly, including but not limited to inventory.
    7. Researched and corrected account discrepancies.
Years of Experience
Experience
2-5 Years
Experience Level
Level
Executive
Education
Education
Master Of Science In Accounting