Cost Accountant

Highland, IL

90,000 - 110,000

Bonus: 9%

We are seeking a cost accounting to lead the financial operations of three manufacturing facilities for a midsize growing company. You will collaborate with cross-functional teams: Operations, Engineering, Supply Chain and Finance to co-develop and execute project improvements; support our business goals, drive down cost and increase profitability. The key value driver in this role is to analyze data, provide insight, recommendations and pro-actively help drive continuous improvements.


  • Manage and execute the financial operations of our manufacturing facility, including Budgeting, Forecasting, Cost Accounting, and Financial Reporting
  • Collaborate with cross-functional teams to develop and implement financial strategies that align with business goals
  • Ensure the accuracy and integrity of financial records and reporting, including monthly and annual financial statements
  • Conduct analysis of financial data to provide insights and recommendations to management
  • Support decision-making processes by providing financial analysis and business case development
  • Identify and actively support opportunities for cost savings, process improvements and lead initiatives
  • Indirect procurement with selection and negotiations of operational vendors
  • Recognize continuous improvement opportunities (based on spending and material costs) and make necessary adjustments
  • Lead Month End Close activities towards the centralized financial shared service center
  • Fixed asset management
  • Support and prepare business cases for investment projects


  • 3+ years of Financial Operations, Cost Accounting, or full-cycle accounting experience
  • Bachelor’s degree in Finance or Accounting
  • Experience with Accounting (general ledger, AR and AP)
  • Self-motivated and proactive mindset, demonstrating the dedication to take ownership and lead the charge
  • Important: Leadership potential, with the ability to inspire and motivate team members
  • Communicate business acumen with effective oral and written influence
  • Experienced user of ERP systems, Intermediate user of MS Excel, Word and PowerPoint
  • Experience leading Financial Operations in the manufacturing industry

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