Cost Accountant

Waco, TX 76712

Employment Type: Direct Hire Category: Accounting/Finance Job Number: 12615

Job Description


Meridian Technology Group is seeking a Cost Accountant.


We are looking for an experienced Cost Accountant to perform routine cost accounting functions such as ledger/account maintenance, cost analysis, capital expenditure monitoring, reconciliation, posting, inventory control and reporting. Prepares financial analysis on date extracted from a variety of sources and report findings.


  • Perform cost-accounting activities covering material and production costs, costs of sales, product development, overhead and others
  • Compares actual costs to estimates and analyzes variances
  • Analyzes and monitors raw material inventory
  • Perform analysis on product cost, variance & productivity efficiencies, inventory & COGS while providing recommendations to management highlighting opportunities and/or risks
  • Maintain inventory system with an emphasis on system integrity and standardization
  • Analyzes and costs manufacturing work orders following company’s costing system
  • Perform analysis of assigned activities & develop new reporting and analytical tools to improve the efficiency and effectiveness of the plant’s performance
  • Identify and drive cost reductions, working capital opportunities and manufacturing productivity improvements.
  • Present data and financial information in a clear and concise manner to management
  • Work with large amount of data and complex bills of material, collaborating with engineering, operations, and operations support


  • Bachelor’s degree required in accounting, finance or related field; MBA and/or CPA preferred
  • Minimum 3+ years’ experience in cost accounting, experience working in manufacturing
  • Excellent analytical skills with a sound understanding of accounting principles
  • Experience working with ERP and financial reporting systems
  • Experience performing physical inventory and cycle counts
  • Knowledge of GAAP and Statutory accounting policies and procedures preferred
  • Bilingual in Spanish would be advantageous, but not required

Cost Accountant Ideal Needs/Skills:

  • Personal
    • Positive attitude
    • Hungry to learn/ grow
    • Flexible
    • Team player
    • Analytical

    • SAP experience
    • Plant manufacturing cost experience
    • EXCEL experience
    • Spanish speaking
    • Bill of material and inventory control experience

    This position is located in Waco, TX area. Consultants should reside in the area or indicate the reason they are willing/seeking to relocate. Also, interested Consultants must indicate they are willing to relocate at their own expense as this position does not offer relocation assistance. 

    Any offer of employment will be conditional, based on successfully passing a Criminal Background Check and Drug Screen.

    Meridian Technology Group is committed to equal employment opportunity (EEO) and non-discrimination for all employees in all job classifications and for prospective employees without regard to race, color, religion, sex, age, sexual orientation, veteran status, physical or mental disability, national origin, or any other characteristic protected by applicable federal or state law. All hiring is contingent on eligibility to work in the United States. We are unable to sponsor applicants for work visas therefore, please do not apply if you are not  eligible to work without sponsorship, as sponsorship is not available at this time. No 3rd party companies/candidates.


    Please apply with your resume now or
    contact us for more details:
    Meridian Technology Group Recruiting Team
    (503)697-1600 in Oregon
    (800)755-1038 outside Oregon

    Learn how to earn up to $1,000 with Meridian’s Referral Program.  


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