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Cost Accountant Resume

20+ years of specialized experience in cost accounting, inventory control, variance analysis, gross margin
analysis, account analysis and reconciliations, financial analysis, month-end closings.


COST ACCOUNTANT, 2003 – Present

Run an efficient accounting department in charge of an accounting staff of six for this producer of plastic containers used by the medical and cosmetic industries worldwide.
Manage the complex allocation of expenditures and financial reporting activities.
Perform deep analysis of margins, costs, and inventory controls, prepare reporting packages and financial reports, and coordinate the activities of month-end closings focused on GL reporting and reconciliation.
Lend an expertise of general business operations and accounting processes to improve cash flow, cash forecasting, fixed asset management, and preparation and management of key documentation.
Project manage all aspects of variance analysis activities, annual compilations, and external audits.

COST ACCOUNTANT, 1999 – 2003

Investigated complex cost accounting functions, from review of work orders and inventory transactions to investigation of account variances and analyses of work-in-progress activities.
Summarized manufacturing variances across purchase prices, work orders, and spending.
Teamed with managers of Manufacturing and Engineering Departments to ensure the accuracy of BOM.
Carried out monthly forecasting and analysis of actual vs. budget.
Monitored inventory cycle count program and conducted periodic cycle count audits.
Reconciled perpetual vs. G/L inventory; prepared detailed inventory reconciliation, taking into consideration both capitalization of variance and inventory reserve calculations.
Headed the set up of five new cost centers across all U.S. regions.
Verified the accuracy of GL coding, analyzed actual costs, and prepared periodic reports.

COST ACCOUNTANT, 1994 – 1999

Provided costing support during the development process of new products for cars and bikes.
Tracked the entire annual physical inventory process and analyzed costing for all new products manufactured onsite that supported decisions to purchases vs. produce products using raw materials.
Ensure the accurate completion of inventory transactions and supervised monthly closing processes.
Managed inventory data, tracked procurement of raw materials and finished goods; monitored the reporting of labor allocations; and reconciled sales orders and GL journal entries.


Mountain View College, Denver, CO
B.S., Business Accounting


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