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Resources Global Professionals (RGP) Cost Accountant in Atlanta, Georgia

RGP is a global Consulting and Executive Search firm helping some of the most recognized companies in the world work differently. Whether it’s a position in Accounting, Finance, Audit, Tax, Technology, Human Resources or Supply Chain, we understand the challenges in finding the next opportunity on your career path. We will connect you to opportunities that matter, putting your expertise to best use while developing skills for the future.

Our Executive Recruiters have established relationships with many of the best and brightest professionals in the industry. Based on our unique approach to recruiting and expertise in assessing opportunities and talent, we have the ability to expose you to the top career opportunities on the market.

As we continue to grow and deepen our impact on organizations around the world, we are looking for the right people to place in key executive roles. If you are interested in finding the best opportunity on your career path, there are a few things you should know about RGP:

  • We are energized by the opportunity of identifying and placing top Executive talent.

  • We like working with organizations that are positive, adaptable and growth-minded.

  • We care how work gets accomplished and are deeply invested in the success of our clients and their Executive Professionals.

If this sounds like you, we invite you to read on and learn more.


At RGP, we’re deeply invested in identifying your strengths as an Executive Professional. We understand it’s not simply about finding a position – it’s about your career objectives, goals and aspirations. In other words, it’s about you.


As a Cost Accountant, you will be responsible for planning, organizing, and controlling the inventory and cost accounting functions. In this role, you will compile operational results and lead the budgeting process and financial analysis reporting for assigned plants.


  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills

  • Strong technical skills

  • Team player


  • Administer plant variance reviews with operational leadership and assist with ad hoc assignments

  • Prepare monthly detailed inventory reserve for inventory reporting and partner with cycle count analyst to ensure the accuracy of reported inventories

  • Improve financial status by analyzing results versus forecasts, identifying trends, and recommending actions

  • Lead all cost accounting activities for the assigned plants with the responsibility for maintaining accurate books, records, and strong internal controls

  • Partner with management by communication financial and cost accounting information that will drive business profitable decisions

  • Review monthly material price variance report and make any necessary journal entries

  • Provide regular analytical information and schedules to plants’ management and other functional departments

  • Monitor and update overhead, machine, and labor rates annually

  • Perform month-end duties, primarily related to the assigned plants inventories and cost

  • Review any variances between standard cost and actual cost of material received from vendors

  • Review production variances to ensure labor time required and amount of material to produce a product is accurate

  • Update system costs when vendors announce a price increase


  • Bachelor’s Degree in Accounting or Finance

  • 2-8 years of Cost Accounting experience

  • ERP system experience

  • 2+ Manufacturing industry experience

  • Blackline experience, preferred

Equal Opportunity Employer

RGP is proud to be an Equal Opportunity Employer and committed to creating an inclusive environment for all employees. We do not discriminate on the basis of race, color, religion, national origin, gender, pregnancy, sexual orientation, gender identity, age, physical or mental disability, genetic information or veteran status, and encourage all applicants to apply.