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Cost Accounting Analyst

Hartford, CT

Posted: 05/31/2024 Employment Type: Temp Industry: Accounting & Finance Job Number: 11529

Job Description

Cost Analyst ($35-45/hr, depending on experience)
Contract position out of Hartford County, CT (hybrid work schedule)

Responsibilities:
  1. Contract costing – investigate, analyze and record costs of projects and identify areas where efficiency could be improved.
  2. Report investigation findings to management and support decision making and other financial initiatives.
  3. Develop complex interconnected spreadsheets and databases to automate labor costing for 'what if' scenarios.
  4. Determine and implement cost accounting procedures and methods.
  5. Prepare and analyze cost reports and conduct costing audits. Review unusual cost records to ensure accurate allocation of cost data.
  6. Conduct variance analysis between actual and standard costs. Monitor, analyze, and report on inventory valuation, production, and other costs.
  7. Generate reports by analyzing costs and resources, assisting in the identification of actionable projects based on findings.
  8. Identify existing trends and monitor changes over time, contributing insights for strategic decision-making.
Requirements:
  1. Bachelor's degree in Accounting, Finance, Economics, or related field.
  2. 5+ years in an accounting or analyst role, with a focus in contract and costing
  3. Strong understanding of contract costing principles.
  4. Advanced skills in Microsoft Excel or MS Access.
  5. Experience in compensation or labor relations (preferred but not required).
  6. Ability to construct large, complex interconnected spreadsheets or databases.
  7. Analytical mindset with the capability to interpret and communicate complex data effectively.
  8. Strong communication skills to collaborate with cross-functional teams and present findings to management.


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Meet Your Recruiter

Jake Anderson
Staffing Manager, Professional Services

Jake Anderson, the eldest of four siblings, hails from the charming town of Glastonbury, Connecticut, where he grew up in a bustling household of six, accompanied by two lively Boston Terriers. His journey through life has been marked by a combination of academic excellence, work ethic, and a deep passion for sports.

In 2021, Jake proudly earned his Bachelor of Science degree in Business-Human Resources, with a minor in Psychology, from Marist College in Poughkeepsie, New York. His dedication to academics was complemented by his commitment to hard work, as he spent summers during high school and college laboring at a local golf course, honing his skills and building valuable life experiences.

Jake's career took off in September 2021 when he embarked on a professional journey within the office support group. Here, he specializes in filling both temporary and permanent roles across a diverse range of fields, including administration, clerical work, human resources, accounting, and manufacturing. His innate ability to connect with people and find the perfect fit for each position has made him an invaluable asset in the world of staffing and recruitment.

Beyond his professional pursuits, Jake's heart beats for the Boston Red Sox, a testament to his unwavering loyalty to his team. He's not just a fan; he's a true "die-hard" Red Sox enthusiast who follows their every game and passionately supports them through thick and thin.

Jake's love for adventure and cultural exploration led him to study abroad in the enchanting city of Florence, Italy, for a semester. This experience broadened his horizons, allowing him to immerse himself in a rich tapestry of art, history, and cuisine.

Jake Anderson's story is one of dedication, academic achievement, and a deep-rooted passion for life's diverse experiences. As he continues to carve his path in the world of business and human resources, there's no doubt that his journey will be marked by success and unwavering enthusiasm for the pursuits that ignite his soul.

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