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Cost Accountant

Qualifications and Detail about the Position


The Cost Accountant will perform advanced cost accounting analyses to compare estimated costs to actual costs and prepare a variety of related budget reports. 

  • Gathers and compiles cost information and maintains database concerning expenses.

  • Develops systems and procedures for accumulation systems and/or cost accounting functions.

  • Determines fixed costs such as salaries, rent, and insurance.

  • Predicts, plans, and records variable costs such as purchases of raw material, labor, and operation costs.

  • Reviews and analyzes actual costs to identify inaccuracies.

  • Prepares necessary departmental and company-wide budgeting reports.

  • Reviews, analyzes, and reports actual profit margins.

  • Performs month-end and year-end closings with assistance.

  • Determines and recommends cost-effective solutions. 

  • Provides product sample costs for Marketing and General Accounting.

  • Performs other related duties as assigned.


Other information:

Working Conditions:

  • Prolonged periods sitting at a desk and working on a computer.

  • Must be able to lift up to 15 pounds at times.

Skills & Abilities:

  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills.

  • Proficient in Microsoft Office Suite or related software as well as accounting software.

  • Thorough understanding of accounting procedures.

  • Thorough understanding of Generally Accepted Accounting Principles (GAAP).

  • Excellent analytical and organizational skills, with close attention to detail.

  • Ability to manage confidential information.

Education & Experience:

  • Bachelor’s degree in Accounting or Business Administration required.

  • At least two years of experience in cost accounting required.

Location:  Houston, TX

We conform to all the laws, statutes, and regulations concerning equal employment opportunities and affirmative action. We strongly encourage women, minorities, individuals with disabilities and veterans to apply to all of our job openings. We are an equal opportunity employer and all qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, gender, sexual orientation, gender identity, or national origin, age, disability status, Genetic Information & Testing, Family & Medical Leave, protected veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by law. We prohibit Retaliation against individuals who bring forth any complaint, orally or in writing, to the employer or the government, or against any individuals who assist or participate in the investigation of any complaint or otherwise oppose discrimination.

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