Cost Accountant

Tulip Molded Plastics Corporation - Milwaukee, WI4.4

30+ days ago

Cost Accountant at the Milwaukee location; reporting to the CFO.


  • Maintain standard costs in standard cost accounting system including cost build-ups of manufactured items.
  • Extract reporting of receiving, manufacturing, shipping, and inter-company transactions, valued at standard cost.
  • Use the standard cost valued transactions to generate general ledger entries for cost-of-goods sold and other inventory related entries.
  • Analyze and report on purchasing and manufacturing variances.
  • Recommend management actions that might be advisable to address manufacturing variances.
  • Calculate manufacturing overhead rates once each year.
  • Estimate the standard cost of new potential products using the bill-of-material and standard unit costs for manufacturing, labor and overhead.
  • Work with inventory control analyst to ensure accuracy of transactions reported and resulting inventory records.
  • Gain strong understanding of ERP system used for inventory transactions record keeping.
  • Administer company rules, policies and procedures.


  • Four Year Bachelor’s degree in accounting or equivalent with 0-3 years’ experience.
  • Will consider recent college graduates.
  • Ability to communicate accurately and comfortably with all levels of management.
  • Good attendance and performance work history.
  • Motivated self-starter that is able to productively work alone and in groups to solve problems.
  • Must have and exhibit strong leadership and problem-solving skills.
  • Must be fluent with Microsoft Word, Excel, and Outlook. Microsoft Access and/or Crystal Reporting is a plus.
  • Must have the ability and willingness to work overtime on an as needed/required basis in order to complete work in process and communicate with other shifts.
  • Good personal interaction and communication skills to influence peers and direct reports

Salary commensurate with qualifications.

Job Type: Full-time


  • Cost or General Accounting: 1 year (Preferred)


  • Bachelor's (Preferred)


  • Milwaukee, WI (Preferred)

Work authorization:

  • United States (Preferred)