Cost Accountant Resume – Manufacturing

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


PLASTIX FABRICATION, Philadelphia, PA | 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.

STARLIGHT FABRICATIONS, Denver, CO | 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.

PEDDLE & METAL, Denver, CO | 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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