Cost Accounting Manager

$50 - $60 hourly
Job Category: Accounting & Finance
Position Type: Contract / Temporary to Hire
Work Model: Hybrid
Location: Itasca, Illinois
Job ID: 140437
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LaSalle Network has partnered with a leading provider of innovative electrical solutions, and they are seeking an experienced Cost Accounting Manager to join their team in Itasca, IL. The successful candidate will be responsible for overseeing all cost accounting activities, ensuring accurate cost allocation and providing detailed financial analysis to support strategic decision-making. This role requires a deep understanding of cost accounting principles, strong analytical skills and the ability to manage a team effectively.

Cost Accounting Manager Responsibilities:

  • Oversee and manage the cost accounting functions including, but not limited to, job costing, standard costing and variance analysis
  • Develop and maintain accurate cost accounting systems and procedures
  • Monitor and analyze manufacturing costs and prepare regular reports comparing standard costs to actual production costs
  • Provide detailed cost analysis and financial reporting to senior management
  • Assist in the preparation of budgets and forecasts, providing insight into cost trends and potential areas for cost reduction
  • Support month-end and year-end close processes, ensuring timely and accurate financial reporting
  • Supervise physical inventory counts and cycle counts
  • Analyze inventory valuations and manage inventory reserves
  • Coordinate with production and supply chain teams to ensure accurate inventory records
  • Manage, mentor and develop the cost accounting team, promoting a culture of continuous improvement
  • Provide training and support to team members on cost accounting practices and systems
  • Ensure compliance with internal financial policies and procedures
  • Maintain and enforce proper internal controls to safeguard company assets
  • Coordinate with external auditors during audits and ensure timely resolution of audit findings

Cost Accounting Manager Requirements:
  • Bachelor’s degree in Accounting, Finance or a related business field
  • 5+ years of experience in cost accounting, preferably within the manufacturing industry
  • Proven experience managing and developing a team
  • Strong knowledge of cost accounting principles and practices
  • Proficiency in NetSuite a plus and advanced Excel skills

If you are interested in this Cost Accounting Manager role and meet the qualifications above, please apply today! 

Thank you, 

Allee Struve
Recruiting Lead, Management Resources
LaSalle Network

LaSalle Network is an Equal Opportunity Employer m/f/d/v.

LaSalle Network is the leading provider of direct hire and temporary staffing services. For over two decades, LaSalle has helped organizations hire faster and connect top talent with opportunities, from entry-level positions to the C-suite. With units specializing in Accounting and Finance, Administrative, Marketing, Technology, Supply chain, Healthcare Revenue Cycle, Call Center, Human Resources and Executive Search. LaSalle offers staffing and recruiting solutions to companies of all sizes and across all industries.

LaSalle Network is the premier staffing and recruiting firm, earning over 100 culture, revenue and industry-based awards from major publications and having its company experts regularly contribute insights on retention strategies, hiring trends and hiring challenges, and more to national news outlets. LaSalle Network offers temporary Field Employees benefit plans including medical, dental and vision coverage. Family Medical Leave, Worker's compensation, Paid Leave and Sick Leave are also provided. View a full list of our benefits here: View a full list of our benefits here.