Cost Associate

Terre Haute, IN  •  Full Time

Job Description


The Cost Associate will support the project accounting team. Performs a variety of clerical accounting tasks in support of the accounting function. Performs cost analysis to be used for strategic decision making.

Preferred Qualifications

  • Bachelor's Degree

Required Skills and Abilities

  • Handles moderately complex issues and problems, and refers more complex issues to higher-level staff. Performs work under direct supervision. Handles basic issues and problems, and refers more complex issues to higher-level staff. Possesses beginning to working knowledge of subject matter.
  • Requires an Associate's degree in Accounting, Finance or related field of study.
  • 1 year of experience preferred, internships or voluntary positions considered as work experience
  • Organizational skills.
  • Detail oriented.
  • Ability to meet deadlines
  • Typically requires a bachelor's degree and 0 to 2 years of experience.
  • Problem-solving skills. Mathematical skills. Oral and written communication skills.
  • Compiles and sorts invoices and checks.
  • Handles accounts payable duties.
  • Records business transactions.
  • Keys daily worksheets into the general ledger system.
  • Records charges and refunds.
  • Utilizes computer systems to run databases, pay bills and order supplies.
  • Ensures accurate cost records and keeps the records up to date.
  • Tests and identifies opportunities for cost savings.
  • Understands how activities and their costs are linked to products, processes, and customers.
  • Tracks monthly costs and production activity to provide insight into areas needing cost reduction and process or profit improvement.