Cost Accountant

AP Professionals of Rochester
June 10, 2020
Rochester, New York
Job Type
Work Hours
8 am-5 pm plus additional hours as needed to meet requirements of the position
Salary Range
$61K - $80K
Base Salary
Street Address
500 Linden Oaks


The cost accountant is a new position due to the growth of this established, privately-owned company.  The position is responsible for the proper costing of manufactured products as well as providing financial analysis and reporting on manufacturing operations.

Additional Qualifications

  • Highly motivated
  • Confident
  • Excellent communication skills
  • Independent worker
  • Ability to work cross-functionally and drive processes.



  • Oversee data integrity of production operations
  • Provide standard cost information and cost estimates for new business opportunities
  • Prepare analysis of manufacturing variances
  • Estimate annual impact of manufacturing changes, (PPV, Expenses, etc.) and impact to business
  • Validate the cost of goods sold as part of the month-end close
  • Develop and maintain actual cost information withing the ERP system to use in modeling and for analysis purposes
  • Communicate costing estimates cross-functionally
  • Costing for new product development
  • Proactively review cost drivers and work with cross functional teams to provide annual enhancements; to our standard cost process to improve accuracy of costs
  • Construct cost information utilized in pricing models
  • Drive / assist in standard setting process
  • Establish and monitor financial controls
  • Identify continuous improvement opportunities


Bachelor’s degree in Accounting/Finance, CPA or MBA preferred.



  • 5-7 years of accounting / finance experience in a manufacturing business
  • Previous experience in labor and fixed/variable overhear reporting and analysis, process driven cost systems, yield analysis, inventory costs, financial modeling, new product development costing and profitability analysis

Knowledge, Skills, Abilities, and Other Characteristics

  • Proficient in Microsoft Office Suite, with high experience in Excel
  • Experience with Oracle or similar accounting program, a plus
  • Ability to apply advanced math functions and reasoning
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