Temporary Cost Accountant

Nutley, New Jersey Accounting Posted January 30, 2024
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Temporary Cost Accountant
Location: Nutley 2 days per week – Wednesdays and Thursdays
Duration: ASAP – 13 Weeks
Hours: Full-time Hours
Pay: $35-41/hr (DOE)
Hourly rate is commensurate rate with experience and is an estimated range provided by JBC.

Position Overview:
The successful candidate will have at least 1-3+ years progressive responsibility within an accounting or financial operations team where the experience should include inventory costing, accounting and/or reporting responsibilities within an inventory driven retail or consumer goods organization. 

Essential Duties & Responsibilities:

  • Works within a team while demonstrating respect for corporate values
  • Ensures all inventory items are costed accurately and timely
  • Maintains costing KPI / performance metrics including demonstrating respect for timelines as well as cost-update decisions
  • Contributes to thought-provoking opportunities to improve the costing process to enhance effective / efficiency
  • Collaborates effectively with the Production team providing efficient flow of information required to cost inventory items
  • Completes assigned month-end financial closing tasks
  • Responsible for timely and supported responses to internal and external audit requests and SOX (Sarbanes-Oxley) compliance controls
  • Completes ad hoc analysis as assigned

Experience, Skills, and Knowledge:

  • Bachelor’s degree in Accounting or another closely related business application
  • 1-3+ years progressive responsibility on inventory accounting, costing and/or reporting experience (any combination of public / private) within a retail or consumer goods environment
  • Able to work with large data sets utilizing query, reporting and summarization features within Excel / BI tools
  • Partners with team members to complete thought-provoking assignments in accordance with corporate values
  • Builds effective relationships and engage in healthy conflict to resolve challenge areas across levels and stakeholders in the organization to influence change
  • Demonstrates basic understanding of and has some experience with accounting systems like:  SAP (preferred), Oracle JDE, Microsoft AX and Island Pacific
  • Able to effectively compile written summaries and communicate with integrity 
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