Cost Accountant Resume

Samantha Gray

North Highlands CA 95660

(916) 987-6543

[email protected]

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Job Objective

Seeking to obtain a Cost Accountant position with an organization where I can utilize my accounting skills and be an asset to the employer.

Highlights of Qualifications:

  • Excellent ability to prepare reports and business correspondence
  • In depth knowledge of standard cost and inventory management
  • Excellent working knowledge of cost accounting
  • Strong knowledge of query, reporting and data analysis tools
  • Remarkable ability to calculate figures and amounts such as discounts, interest, commissions, and percentages
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills
  • Ability to understand and follow written and verbal instructions
  • Strong organizational, problem-solving, and analytical skills
  • Ability to work independently and as well as a member of the team
  • Trustworthy individual with strong ethics and integrity

Professional Experience:

Cost Accountant, August 2005 – Present

Bescast, Inc., Picayune, MS

  • Generated month-end cost inventory reports and analyzed as requested by management.
  • Ascertained that journal entries were organized to accurately report raw material.
  • Performed monthly test counts to verify accuracy of inventory balances by analyzing inventory for slow moving inventory.
  • Suggested inventory dispositions or adjustments to reserves.
  • Analyzed the purchase price variance account and performed standard price cost updates as necessary.
  • Reviewed the budgeted overhead calculation and assisted manufacturing with estimating costs for new and revisions to products.

Cost Accountant, May 2000 – July 2005

The Mergis Group, Picayune, MS

  • Assisted with management of all accounting functions (accounts receivable, accounts payable, payroll, and purchasing).
  • Prepared and analyzed specific accounting statements and reports.
  • Assist with preparation of financial statements, tax reports, and other internal and external reports as required.
  • Prepared, researched, resolved, and computed recurring and reversing journal entries; and reconciled all bank accounts.
  • Coordinated with other departments to achieve cost planning targets.
  • Analyzed monthly operating performance and profit projections for reporting and developing action items.
  • Participated in closing process such as journal entry preparation on monthly and annual basis.


Bachelor’s Degree in Accounting, University of Baltimore, Baltimore, MD