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Cost Accountant

Bedford, MA

Posted: 09/20/2018 Employment Type: Direct Hire Areas of Expertise: Accounting & Finance Job Number: 98866 Pay Rate: $65-$80K/yr

If you have mixed accounting-related experience and are looking to work for an innovative, industry leader, apply to this position today! A Direct-Hire Cost Accountant position is currently open in Bedford, MA and needs to be filled by an eager and energetic candidate!

Our client company is a leading manufacturer and seller of radiation detection equipment, which is used for medical reasons as well as for nuclear and space research!

The Cost Accountant is responsible for Financial Closing, Financial Reporting, Financial Analysis, and Cost Accounting. This position receives an annual salary that ranges between $65K and $80K!

Responsibilities of the Cost Accountant include:

  • Applying principles of cost accounting to provide detailed cost information (standard cost, variance analysis, labor distribution, direct labor & absorption, and inventory analysis).
  • Updating and manage standard costs in ERP system.
  • Preparing and analyzing monthly journal entries and account reconciliations.
  • Running business unit material cost analysis (including reporting, scrap, reserves, and other elements of material cost).
  • Analyzing performance and cost trends.
  • Maintaining budget vs cost data.
  • Recording financial adjustments resulting from annual physical inventory and monthly cycle counts.
  • Creating complex reports using Excel.
  • Assisting with annual budgeting and monthly forecasting.
  • Complying with GAAP/SOX and company policies and procedures.
  • Supporting external and internal audits.
  • Assisting in the preparation of monthly standard reporting package.
  • Performing additional responsibilities as required.

Perks of Working with Our Client Company:

Our client company nurtures a fun, friendly, team-oriented environment that thrives on collaboration. Our client is the perfect choice for you if you are looking to join a company that truly looks out for you, even offering great benefits that include comprehensive medical insurance, Paid Time Off, and retirement planning.


  • No CPA necessary!
  • Bachelor’s Degree in Accounting
  • 3 years of related accounting experience (mixed experience ideal! Experience can include FP&A, variance analysis, AP/AR, and month-end close!)
  • Strong proficiency with Office productivity applications (Microsoft PowerPoint, Excel, Word, Adobe)
  • Experience with integrated ERP software and Hyperion Financial Management (HFM) preferred
  • Works well independently
  • Superior organizational, analytical, and multitasking skills and attention to details
  • Effective oral and written communications skills
  • Experience with SOX a plus!

Stephanie Cormier
Staffing Specialist

Stephanie places top talent in the accounting/finance, human resources, and office/call center areas. She has experience recruiting nationwide and assisting job seekers in their next career.
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