Cost Accountant

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Cost Accountant

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Richmond Hill


Perform professional accounting work in the collecting, measuring, accumulating and interpreting of internal cost accounting information for all operating companies. Prepare margins analyses and plant performance measurement reports as well as analyze and identify operational variances.

Encompass both financial and non-financial data to assist in improving operational efficiency and in providing cost information relevant for managerial decision.


1. Key accountabilities of this position are:
• Assist in the control and maintenance of our standard cost system.
• Perform month-end and year-end closing functions that pertain to Sales, Cost of Sales and Manufacturing Variances. Prepare detailed Cost, Sales and Inventory reconciliation. Post month-end and related journal entries.
• Prepare inter-company reconciliation, including mark-up schedule and inter-company cost transactions differences.
• Analyze margins data by product lines and by companies.
• Perform annual and ad hoc cost rolls.
• Identify and analyze manufacture variances, purchase variances and inventory adjustments and provide root causes for corrective actions.
• Prepare plant performance reports and inventory turns schedule.
• Prepare the monthly flexible budgets and analyze the spending variances.
• Measure inventory movement and performance as well as calculate the inventory reserve based on corporate policies.
• Measure changes of materials and operations cost on a quarterly basis.
• Participate in annual physical inventory counts, procedures, processes and accuracy.
• Perform daily, weekly, and monthly project closings and ensure errors be resolved by appropriate operating personnel.

2. Additional Responsibilities include:
• Assist with the preparation of the annual audit, including work papers and schedules.
• Assist in the preparation of the annual Business plan, and for planning, forecasting and ad hoc analyses.
• Assist departmental and operating personnel in resolving cost issues, including cost discrepancies, account coding, and variances.
• Assist in process improvement on month end reporting and increase the timeliness and accuracy of analyses.
• Perform related duties as assigned.


• University degree in Accounting, Finance or Commerce. Prefer CPA designated or close to become a CPA.
• Thorough knowledge of generally accepted accounting principles and procedures and the ability to exercise independent judgement within systems and procedures.
• Superior PC skills.
• A minimum of 5 years’ recent experience in a cost environment within a complex manufacturing setting.
• Flexibility to travel about 20% of time.
• Strong analytical abilities and details oriented.
• Be a team player.
• Well organized and align priorities with department.
• Good interpersonal capabilities and communication skills.

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