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Aston Carter Junior Cost Accounting Analyst in Lenexa, Kansas

Job Title: Junior Cost Accounting Analyst

Job Description

We are seeking a dedicated Junior Cost Accounting Analyst to join our team. This role will involve supporting the analysis of our manufacturing operations, evaluating manufacturing equipment availability and utilization, executing the month-end cost accounting close, maintaining our cost accounting system and cost ledger, undertaking life cycle cost-benefit analyses, and analyzing inventory valuations. You will work onsite at our office providing finance support for our local MRO management team. Your primary responsibilities will include maintaining and updating standard costs in the system, monitoring labor efficiency metrics, conducting root cause analysis on production variances, ensuring the accuracy of warranty recharge processes, and tracking and reconciling MRO manufacturing costs, labor, and other expenses. You will also be involved in headcount forecasting and planning, assisting with capital expenditure and justification, executing monthly closeout processes including general ledger balancing and reporting, auditing, tracking, and monitoring the inventory cycle count program, and other related duties as assigned.

Hard Skills

  • Bachelors Degree in accounting or Finance required

  • 2-3 years of accounting experience

  • Cost accounting/manufacturing industry experience preferred

  • SAP and/or JD Edwards experience preferred

Work Site

This is a fully on-site position.

About Aston Carter:

Aston Carter provides world-class corporate talent solutions to thousands of clients across the globe. Specialized in accounting, finance, human resources, talent acquisition, procurement, supply chain and select administrative professions, we extend the capabilities of industry-leading companies. We draw on our deep recruiting expertise and expansive network to meet the evolving needs of our clients and talent community with agility and excellence. With offices across the U.S., Canada, Asia Pacific and Europe, Aston Carter serves many of the Fortune 500. We are proud to be a ClearlyRated Best of Staffing® double diamond winner for both client and talent service.

Diversity, Equity & Inclusion

At Aston Carter, diversity and inclusion are a bridge towards the equity and success of our people. DE&I are embedded into our culture through:

  • Hiring diverse talent

  • Maintaining an inclusive environment through persistent self-reflection

  • Building a culture of care, engagement, and recognition with clear outcomes

  • Ensuring growth opportunities for our people

The company is an equal opportunity employer and will consider all applications without regard to race, sex, age, color, religion, national origin, veteran status, disability, sexual orientation, gender identity, genetic information or any characteristic protected by law.

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