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Cost Accountant

Position ID: KE/ILCostAcct
Location: Madison IL

Cost Accountant


The Cost Accountant will report directly to the Inventory Control Manager. We are seeking an independent self-starter to assist in the day to day inventory management, cost accounting, sales analysis, and cash application.



  • Month end inventory valuation and COGS account reconciliations
  • Conduct inventory reserve analysis
  • Physical inventory and cycle count reconciliation and metrics
  • GeneratePPVand absorption variance reports and analyze findings
  • Establish standard costs and update them as appropriate. Review and create Routings and Bills of Material review / creation
  • Maintain and review the general ledger and reconcile balance sheets


Sales Analysis:

  • Analyze month, quarter and annual variances to actual, budget, and forecast
  • Month-end sales reconciliation and reporting
  • Weekly Reporting – Open orders, bookings, shipmentsvs. forecasts, etc.
  • Sales and Operations Planning metrics and evaluations.



  • Cash application
  • Daily banking and wires
  • A/R Aging Review


-Provide external and internal audit support

-Assist with quarter and annual reports

-Other projects as assigned


Minimum Education, Skills, and Work Experience Required:

  • Bachelor’s Degree in accounting, finance or related field required
  • 3 – 5 years’ experience with a deep background in costing
  • Experience with Microsoft Office Products
  • Advanced Excel skills required with a complete understanding of pivot tables,Vlookups, IF statements, charts and graphs
  • Ability to organize work into priorities and meet deadlines.
  • Strong attention to detail and ability to work with a high degree of accuracy required


Westport One consistently ranks as one of the top 10 offices within the MRI Network system, which consists of more than 700 offices worldwide.

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Any inquiries relating to this ad will be kept confidential.

To learn more about our organization please visit us at


To apply for this position, submit your resume by choosing one or more of the following:



2.)   Email your resume in WORD format to  Please refer to job reference code KE/ILCostAcct in the subject line.


3.)   Fax resume with cover letter to:  314-991-9586.  Attention:  Kim Carlson.  Please refer to job reference code KE/ILCostAcct 




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