Manufacturing Cost Accountant in Cedarburg, WI at Johnson Service Group

Date Posted: 11/18/2020

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JobID: 381355

Cost Accountant

Johnson Service Group (JSG) is actively searching for a Cost Accountant for our client’s Manufacturing facility in the Greater Milwaukee, WI area. This is a direct hire position and fantastic opportunity to gain exposure with a Fortune 500 industry leader.

The ideal candidate will be proficient in SAP and has worked in a Manufacturing facility and/or warehouse. Being comfortable with running inventory cost analysis and interfacing with the internal Purchasing team is a critical quality for this role. This is a 1st shift opportunity.

Responsibilities of the Cost Accountant

•             Analyzing manufacturing operations, equipment availability and utilization

•             Performing month-end cost accounting close

•             Maintaining cost accounting system and cost ledger

•             Performing life cycle cost-benefit analysis

•             Analyzing inventory valuations

•             Conduct inventory reserve analysis on a quarterly basis and generate reports for senior management

•             Monitoring unit cost variance

•             Implementing cost standards for materials and labor

•             Preparing cost of goods sold and production reports

•             Reconciling beginning raw materials, such as fasteners, motors, and sealers, work-in-progress and finished-goods stock

•             Review rates of depreciation, labor and overhead and suggest policy changes to improve numbers

•             Analyze costs of raw materials and other supplies and create cost-benefit analyses for changing vendors

•             Classify costs accurately

•             Establish standard costs and update them as appropriate

•             Assist the Controller with suggesting changes to policies or procedures to increase cash flow

•             Maintain and review the general ledger and reconcile balance sheets


•             Degree in Accounting or Finance

  • 3- 4 years of relevant experience

•             CPA or MBA a plus

•             Strong accounting skills is a must

•             Strong Microsoft Office skills (Excel, Access, Word)

•             Strong SAP Knowledge is a must

•             Strong communication, interpersonal, analytical and technology skills

•             Open to occasional travel – 3x annually within the USA

If interested please contact Maria Brown at 256-690-1278 or via email


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