Cost Accountant (Located in Mentor, OH)

Our client, located near Mentor, Ohio is looking to add a Cost Accountant to their team! The Cost Accountant is responsible for the reduction of a financial waste and increasing profits. Duties include determining actual costs of manufacturing, scrutinizing associated expenses, analyzing profitability, and assisting in the preparation of the manufacturing budget. To effectively achieve financial objectives, Cost Accountants are required to work closely with plant management.

Responsibilities include:

  • Establish standard costs and update
  • Maintain and review the general ledger and reconcile balance sheets
  • Analyze costs of raw materials and other supplies and create cost-benefit analyses for reviewing vendors
  • Review journal entries carefully for anomalies and other inconsistencies
  • Review rates of depreciation, labor and overhead and suggest policy changes
  • Prepare monthly and quarterly accounting reports for submission to management
  • Conduct inventory reserve analysis on a quarterly basis and generate reports for senior management
  • Assist with suggesting changes to policies or procedures to increase cash flow
  • Classify costs accurately
  • Generate PPV reports and analyze findings


  • Bachelor’s Degree in Accounting or related field required
  • 3+ years’ experience in general accounting or cost accounting
  • General familiarity with manufacturing preferred
  • Proficiency within ERP systems, SAP know-how a plus
  • Strong MS Office (Excel, Word, Outlook) skills a must

Salary Range: $75,000 to $85,000

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