Cost Accountant

  • Location
    Paramus, New Jersey
  • Category
    Accountant - General
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  • Job type
    Contract/Temp to Hire

Accounting Principals is looking to fill a REMOTE Cost Accountant job with a well-established company!  The right candidate should have at least 3 to 5 years of Cost Accounting experience or be a Senior Accountant with strong experience in a manufacturing environment dealing with inventory and cost as a portion of the role. 

Responsibilities include:

- Prepare journal entries, account reconciliations, analyze variances, and provide supporting documents for audit review

- Work with operations regarding inventory, which includes the review supplier of availability, usage, reserve, and resolve any discrepancy

- Maintain the accuracy of inventory cost and review standard cost and update

- Perform standard cost review quarterly and update periodically

- Reconcile inventory in all locations and perform analysis of margin and inventory reports

- Review SOX controls and process documents to ensure internal controls are being followed

- Assist on other work and projects


Qualifications for the job include:

- Bachelor’s Degree in Accounting or Finance is required

- Industry experience with manufacturing preferred

- Strong experience with inventory and cost accpojt9jng processes and procedure

- Solid knowledge of accounting strong with reconciliations and knowing your general accounting debits and credits  

- Software experience with a medium to large ERP package

- Attention to detail, problem-solver, analytical, and organized

- Strong communications (written & verbal)  

- Comfortable with Microsoft Office (Excel - Advanced, Word & Outlook)


If you are interested in this or other job opportunities available through Accounting Principals, please submit your resume today at!  Or email your resume to


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