Senior Cost Accountant

JOB FUNCTION: Finance & Accounting
JOB TYPE: Direct Hire
LOCATION: Cleburne, TX
COMPENSATION: $65k - $90k
POSTED: Jan 11, 2023

Our client is a large manufacturer seeking to hire a Senior Cost Accountant to join their team.

Salary/Hourly Rate:

$65k – $90k

Position Overview:

The Senior Cost Accountant supports day-to-day plant accounting functions by providing timely and accurately reported financial information while ensuring compliance with generally accepted accounting principles.  A successful individual will have a focus on costs and areas where operational and management accounting principles will generate efficiencies for the operations.

Responsibilities of the Senior Cost Accountant:

  • Supports Operations by monitoring, preparing, and evaluating detailed analytical reports regarding costs, productivity, efficiencies, spend and associates variances.
  • Works with the Operations team to provide actional operating improvements and process improvements for cost efficiencies.
  • Performs various general accounting activities including, but not limited to, journal entries and account reconciliations.
  • Prepares and analyzes standard cost and vendor price comparison of ingredient and packaging materials to monitor and to report purchase price variances, labor efficiency variances, manufacturing variances, etc.
  • Partners with Operations and Supply Chain to highlight potential inventory exposures and communicate for resolution and management.
  • Monitors the progress, the completion, and the adherence to company policies of physical inventory counts of ingredients, packaging, finished goods and spare parts.
  • Partners with Corporate Accounting and Operations to monitor and track capital spending to ensure projects are closed out timely and are in line with budget.
  • Performs other related and assigned duties as necessary.

Qualifications for the Senior Cost Accountant:

  • 2 + years of related work experience as a cost accountant or plant accountant in a manufacturing environment.
  • Expert knowledge of manufacturing and managerial cost accounting principles, generally accepted accounting principles and cost accounting.
  • Some experience with budgetary concepts and techniques, pricing concepts and techniques, and inventory control concepts and techniques.
  • Basic knowledge of relevant department concepts, procedures, and regulations, and PC word-processing/spreadsheet software applications.
  • Basic knowledge of project/assignment management techniques and procedures.

Education Requirements:

  • Bachelor’s degree in Accounting or Finance from an accredited college or university.


  • Client-provided benefits available, upon eligibility.
As a woman-owned firm, we value diversity. We are an equal opportunity and affirmative action employer and will consider all applications without regard to race, sex (including gender, pregnancy, sexual orientation and gender identity), age, color, religion or creed, national origin or ancestry, veteran status, disability (physical or mental), genetic information, citizenship or any other characteristic protected by law. We will ensure that individuals with disabilities are provided reasonable accommodation to participate in the job application or interview process, to perform essential job functions, and to receive other benefits and privileges of employment. Please contact us to request an accommodation.
Position ID: 117571