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Robert Half Sr. Cost Accountant in Salt Lake City, Utah


*Contact Tiffany Arcaris with Robert Half to be immediately considered for this opportunity. Submit your resume via messaging on LinkedIn or call (385) 286 - 4609

Robert Half is looking for a cost accountant to join our client! The Cost Accountant is a critical role responsible for the ongoing analysis of product cost, development of new product cost and margin analysis. This role will also establish customer pricing by working closely with the sales teams and senior financial management team. If you are a talented Cost Accountant looking for a position with a company experiencing substantial growth, this may be the role for you.

Major responsibilities

  • Generate reports for management that specify and compare factors that affect prices and profitability of products or services

  • Review changes in goods or services provided in order to determine what effect it has on the cost

  • Perform variance analysis, including Purchase Price to Cost variance, cost revaluation, Invoice to PO price variances and work order variances

  • Create and manage the cost accounting system, documents, and records of the organization

  • Decide costs of business activity, including raw material purchases, inventory, and labor usage, waste

  • Maintain the cycle count program and take physical inventory

  • Help prepare general ledgers and assist in audits

  • Analyze manufacturing costs and prepare regular reports comparing standard costs to actual production costs

  • Analyze the data collected and log a detailed record of the results

  • Approximate costs for new and proposed products- Execute standardized costing methodology for all domestic plants

  • Create internal cost audits

  • Abide by Generally Accepted Accounting Principles (GAAP) for financial statements

  • Generate costs and cost saving ideas based on analysis

    Requirements - Bachelors degree in accounting or related field

  • Strong analytical thinking and a detail-oriented mindset

  • 2 years of Cost Accounting work experience

  • High attention to detail and possesses excellent organizational and writing skills

  • Understanding of cost management methodologies, activities, and cost pools based on direct and indirect cost rates

  • Knowledge of organizational accounting concepts

  • Outstanding skills in analyzing financial data and promptly generating accurate reports

Robert Half is the world’s first and largest specialized talent solutions firm that connects highly qualified job seekers to opportunities at great companies. We offer contract, temporary and permanent placement solutions for finance and accounting, technology, marketing and creative, legal, and administrative and customer support roles.

Robert Half puts you in the best position to succeed by advocating on your behalf and promoting you to employers. We provide access to top jobs, competitive compensation and benefits, and free online training. Stay on top of every opportunity – even on the go. Download the Robert Half app ( and get 1-tap apply, instant notifications for AI-matched jobs, and more.

Questions? Call your local office at 1.888.490.5461. Robert Half will consider qualified applicants with criminal histories in a manner consistent with the requirements of the San Francisco Fair Chance Ordinance. All applicants applying for U.S. job openings must be authorized to work in the United States. Benefits are available to temporary professionals. Visit for more information.

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