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Cost Accountant

Pittsburgh, PA

Posted: 02/15/2024 Job Category: Other Area(s) Job Number: 6876

Job Description

OpenArc - Empowering Your Career. As a leading IT staffing firm, we are dedicated to connecting talented professionals with your ideal opportunities. We are currently seeking a qualified Cost Accountant to join our client’s organization and contribute to their ongoing success. 



  • Perform monthly analysis of variances;
  • Investigate cycle count variances and resolve issues;
  • Validate cost of goods sold as part of the month end close;
  • Perform reconciliation of the inventory sub ledger to the general ledger;
  • Direct and participate in cost analyses, rate studies and analyzing standard manufacturing costs;
  • Direct and participate in all aspects of inventory management, including physical inventory and inventory reconciliations;
  • Direct and participates in identifying weaknesses in existing internal controls and costing system processes that have a direct or indirect effect on inventory and costs and result in improved transactional integrity;
  • Propose changes in these processes that will result in improved efficiency and financial reporting, transactional and data accuracy;
  • Work with operations management to identify opportunities to improve performance and reduce costs;
  • Work with plant operations to ensure the accuracy of standard cost systems;
  • Identify key cost drivers that are relevant and will drive profitability; develop reports that are user friendly and communicate their relevance.


  • Cost Accounting experience in a manufacturing industry;
  • Knowledge of standard, weighted average, and actual cost accounting methods and techniques;
  • Experience with a fully integrated ERP (Microsoft Dynamics a plus),
  • COGNOS Business Intelligence, Crystal Reports, Advanced Microsoft Excel skills Preferable

At OpenArc, we prioritize your career success and strive to build exceptional technical teams for our clients. By understanding your experience and aspirations, we ensure to present you with rewarding and fulfilling opportunities. 


As an employee of OpenArc and our clients, you will be eligible to participate in a comprehensive benefits package.

OpenArc is an equal opportunity employer and will consider all applications without regards to race, sex, age, color, religion, national origin, veteran status, disability, sexual orientation, gender identity, genetic information or any characteristic protected by law.

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