Cost Accountant

Posted Apr 21, 2021 Ferndale, Michigan


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Expires May 21, 2021



Perform advanced cost accounting analyses to establish and maintain the material, labor and overhead costs, in a batch processing environment, to play a critical role in creating quotes/estimates for both production and business development opportunities, and monitor and evaluate actual versus planned performance. Participate in financial and administrating oversight.

  • Establish and maintain standard unit costs for raw materials, components and finished goods.
  • Calculate overhead rates.
  • Review and evaluate cost impacts to Bill of Material changes.
  • Evaluate and maintain accurate inventory values and inventory reserves.
  • Provide management reporting to present costs impacts, margin reports and profitability by product.
  • Participate in the monthly closing process as defined and developed to insure timely and accurate financial reporting of results.
  • Prepare journal entries, reconciliations and analysis of cost of sales, inventory and inventory reserve.
  • Understanding and review of monthly financial statements and detail expense analysis.
  • Fixed asset management.
  • Assist in audits and general ledger preparation.
  • Assist in the budgeting/forecasting process.
  • Bachelor Degree in Accounting.
  • Proven experience in the role of Cost Accountant.
  • 3-4 years experience in a manufacturing environment, pharmaceutical industry a plus.
  • Thorough knowledge of cost accounting procedures.
  • Familiarity with financial accounting statements.
  • Experience with general ledger functions and month-end/year-end close procedures.
  • Advanced Excel skills, including v-lookups and pivot tables.
  • Possess good analytical and math quantitative skills.
  • Experience developing financial reporting and analysis.
  • ERP implementation experience a plus.

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WFH - Flexible Schedule, Medical, dental, vision, 401k with company match, vacation and holiday pay


Competitive salary based on experience


Ferndale Laboratories, Inc.


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