Cost Accountant

CEF Industries is seeking a highly motivated Cost Accountant.  Individual must be able to multi-task, work in a team environment and adapt easily to changing needs, priorities, and projects.


  • Bachelor’s Degree in Accounting, or equivalent experience
  • Must have manufacturing experience – 5 years minimum
  • 3-5 years direct experience in a cost accounting position
  • Experience with a fully integrated ERP system
  • Must be able to communicate with all levels of the organization to understand processes and explain variances as well as suggested solutions.
  • Must understand the relationship between variances and effect on profitability and efficiency
  • Must be able to work in an office and a plant environment
    • Approximately 50% of the time will be spent in the plant
  • MUST fully understand all variances (production and otherwise) within a manufacturing environment
    • PPV
    • Efficiency Variances
    • Labor Rate Variances
    • Material Usage Variances
    • Overhead application
  • Intermediate to Advanced Excel user 


  • Strong experience in financial accounting
  • Experience with Microsoft Access 


  • Facilitate and manage the cycle counting program ensuring adherence to our policy
  • Monitor and report on daily inventory transactions and plant metrics
  • Process all standard cost changes
  • Daily job closings with variance analysis
  • Design and report on a scrap process built into the BOM & routing structure
  • Calculate and analyze excess and obsolete inventories
  • Calculate quarterly LIFO reserve
  • Inventory forecasting
  • Analyze inventory – both WIP and FG

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