Job Summary

Cost Accountant

  • Location:
    Bedford, Massachusetts
  • Job reference:
  • Category:
    Accounting (non-IT)
  • Contract Type:
    Direct Hire

Modis Engineering is currently recruiting for an Cost Accountant job opportunity located in Bedford, MA. The Cost Accountant will maintain a high level of analytical insight into manufacturing, operational expenses, product pricing, and business unit profitability. This individual will be responsible for Financial Closing, Financial Reporting, Financial Analysis, and Cost Accounting. The Cost Accountant will report directly to the Business Unit Controller, and is open due to growth.

This is a perm-direct opportunity with a leading manufacturing company.

Cost Accountant job responsibilities include:

Apply principles of cost accounting to provide detailed cost information including standard cost, variance analysis, labor distribution, direct labor & absorption, and inventory analysis
Update and manage standard costs in ERP system
Prepare and analyze monthly journal entries and account reconciliations
Responsible for business unit material cost analysis (includes reporting, scrap, reserves, and other elements of material cost)
Analyze performance and cost trends AND maintain budget vs cost data
Record financial adjustments resulting from annual physical inventory and monthly cycle counts
Support and validate cost improvement initiatives
Compile complex reports using Microsoft Office applications, primarily in Microsoft Excel
Assist with annual budgeting and monthly forecasting
Ensure compliance with GAAP/SOX and provide support in external and internal audits
Assist in preparation of monthly standard reporting package
Work closely and effectively with multiple levels of the organization
Conform with and abide by all regulations, policies, work procedures, and instructions
Handle workload in a timely and accurate manner


Minimum of 4+ years’ experience working in a manufacturing environment procuring commodities
Bachelor’s Degree in accounting (preferred) or finance
3-5+ years in related accounting experience
Strong proficiency with office productivity applications (Microsoft PowerPoint, Excel, Word, Adobe)
Experience with integrated ERP software and Hyperion Financial Management (HFM) is plus
Must be able to work independently and on multiple projects simultaneously
Superior organizational skills and attention to details, as well as strong analytical skill
Work requires effective oral and written communications skills

If you are interested in this contract Cost Accountant job opportunity in Bedford, MA then please click below and APPLY NOW.

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