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AP / JR. Cost Accountant in Houston, TX at Lucas Group

Date Posted: 3/18/2019

Job Snapshot

Job Description

The Lucas Group has partnered with our client on the North side of town that is seeking an accounting professional that will spend about half of their time processing the A/P and then the other half will be focused on Cost/manufacturing accounting. This is a full-time, contract opportunity with the potential for direct hire.

AP/Jr. Cost Accountant Responsibilities:


  • Analyze actual manufacturing costs and prepare periodic reports, comparing planned costs to actual production costs
  • Develop and maintain inventory analysis reports; analyze variances
  • Assist in the development and maintenance of internal controls related to inventory
  • Monitor inventory transactions; manage E&O schedules
  • Reconcile inventory accounts to general ledger
  • Conduct physical inventories, develop and maintain cycle count program
  • Troubleshoot bill of materials issues that arise during invoicing

Month End Close & Reporting

  • Prepare, analyze and report monthly gross margin by product family
  • Reconcile sales and COGS accounts
  • Prepare and post journal entries
  • Prepare and analyze monthly balance sheet account reconciliations, including (but not limited to) inventory, sales and COGS
  • Assist in Month end close of the General Ledger
  • Prepare weekly sales order reports and distribute to sales team and management
  • Prepare monthly commissions and provide reports to sales team and management

Fixed Assets

  • Develop and maintain fixed asset reporting
  • Perform fixed asset audits
  • Prepare monthly depreciation schedules and journal entries

Other Responsibilities

  • Assist in the budget process
  • Support Corporate Controller with special projects and workflow process improvements
  • Manage Accounts Payable: Enter AP invoices, process check runs, communicate with vendor
  • BA/BS in Business with an emphasis in Accounting
  • 2-5 years of accounting experience (preferably working in a manufacturing environment)
  • Prior experience in working in Accounts Payable is required
  • Experience in an ERP system a plus. Must have strong experience with Microsoft Excel and Word.