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Cost Accountant

Position ID: KE/2ndCostAcct
Location: Belleville IL

Cost Accountant


The Cost Accountant position is responsible for developing, monitoring and applying material, labor and overhead costs as they flow through the shop floor and through to the financial statements. This position is highly analytical, conducting ongoing analysis of inventory, production activities, processes, constraints, opportunities, expenditures and gross margin.


This position’s top priority is to develop and provide an appropriate level of value-added costing information to management for use in decision-making. Key initiatives include:

1) Ensuring inventory accuracy with the ultimate goal of facilitating customer satisfaction

2) Reducing days on hand and thus the investment in inventory

3) Analyzing, monitoring and assisting with the control of labor efficiency variances.


The Cost Accountant will conduct daily inventory analysis to solve inventory problems, develop and implement inventory control procedures, identify exceptions, perform RCCA and recommend best practices. This challenging position offers the opportunity to create, innovate and automate processes.


The successful candidate will be a team player, will work well unsupervised and will be self-motivated. This position works independently but in a collaborative fashion, working closely with the Inventory Control Manager each day. The Cost Accountant’s role will be cross-functional, requiring this person to interface with multiple departments in order to understand the many facets of production and inventory and to effectively make recommendations to management. The Cost Accountant reports to the Controller. This position has no supervisory responsibilities.


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

Our search consultants are Accounting "industry insiders" working specifically with Accounts Payable/Receivable, Staff Accountants, Cost Accountants, Controllers, Accounting Managers, Financial Analysts, Auditors and Sarbanes-Oxley (SOX) specific positions.


Any inquiries relating to this ad will be kept confidential.

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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/2ndCostAcct in the subject line.


3.)   Fax resume with cover letter to:  314-991-9586.  Attention:  Kim Carlson.  Please refer to job reference code KE/2ndCostAcct 




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