Full Time

Cost Accountant

St. Louis, Missouri

Full Time



Performs inventory valuation management and applies accounting principles to perform general accounting functions, analyze financial information, and prepare financial reports by performing the following duties.


  • Collect cost information and maintain an expenses database
  • Review standard and actual costs for inaccuracies
  • Analyze and report profit margins
  • Monitors purchase pricing variances
  • Prepare (monthly, quarterly, and annual) cost forecasts
  • Assist in month-end and year-end closing
  • Identify and recommend cost-effective solutions
  • Analysis of financial information to prepare financial entries that document business transactions, such as general ledger adjustments or inventory cost adjustments
  • Reconciles financial discrepancies by collecting, analyzing, and reconciling account information
  • Communicates with branches and regional management as it relates to accounting and finance matters
  • Participates in system implementations for operations accounting


  • Bachelor’s degree (B.A.)
  • Two years of relevant experience
  • Ability to read, analyze, and interpret general business periodicals, professional journals, technical procedures, or governmental regulations.
  • Ability to respond effectively both verbally and written to the most sensitive inquiries or complaints.
  • Possess excellent professional and effective persuasive speech and presentations techniques on controversial or complex topics to top management, public groups, and/or board of directors a must.
  • Ability to comprehend and apply principles of modern algebra and statistical theory.
  • Ability to apply mathematical operations to such tasks as frequency distribution, determination of test reliability and validity, analysis of variance, correlation techniques and sampling theory.
  • Expert knowledge of accounting software, Microsoft Suite—Word, Outlook, Excel (Intermediate
    and Advanced).
  • Ability to solve practical problems and deal with a variety of concrete variables in situations where only limited standardization exists.
  • Ability to interpret a variety of instructions furnished in written, oral, diagram, or schedule form.
  • Max. file size: 300 MB.