Accountant IV (Cost Accounting)- CDS
Columbia, SC 
Posted 15 days ago
Job Description
Summary Responsible for the most complex activities associated with maintaining ledger accounts and/or for developing financial statements and/or reports. Analyzes complex financial data and/or reports on the results and/or probable implications. Compiles financial information, processes journal entries into various accounts, and/or reconciles reports and/or financial data.Description 

*20% Exercises accounting control over a group of accounts within a given specialized area. Analyzes complex financial data and/or extracts and/or defines relevant information; interprets data for the purpose of determining past financial performance and/or/or to project a financial probability. Records classify, and/or summarizes financial transactions and/or events in accordance with generally accepted accounting principles. Provides information to customers, explains accounting transactions, and/or resolves accounting issues and/or discrepancies.

*20% Prepares journal entries and/or reconciles the general ledger accounts. Analyzes financial transactions to ensure the proper recording of revenues to the general ledger. Researches expenses and/or explains cost and/or allocation variances. Prepares budget for assigned departments and/or assists cost center managers as needed. Ensures expenses are allocated in accordance with business contracts and/or departmental operating standards.

*20% Develops financial reports for financial analysis, forecasting, trending, budgeting, and/or results analysis. Uses various software applications, such as spreadsheets, relational databases, statistical packages, and/or graphics packages to assemble, manipulate, and/or/or format data and/or/or reports.

*20% Reviews the work of less experienced staff members. Prepares and/or presents training sessions in response to repetitive errors identified in the work performed by those associates. Reviews departmental policies, procedures, and/or forms used by the staff to identify areas of potential improvement in those documents. Suggests updates and/or improvements and/or prepares a preliminary draft of the policies including the updates or improvements as necessary.

*10% Responds to requests for proposals. Develops rates and/or pricing assumptions. Review contract clauses. Prepares miscellaneous documents and/or detailed audit package that supports all elements of the proposal.

*10% Handle special projects as assigned by department manager and/or requested by other groups such as but not limited to, coordination of various internal and/or external audit projects, a compilation of data for audits by internal and/or external auditors, the functionality of accounting/costing system, coordination and/or implementation of system enhancements and/or releases with information systems and/or working with information systems to test and/or monitor internal controls and/or corrective/preventive actions for the department.

Required Education:

  • Bachelor's degree in Accounting.

Required Work Experience:

  • Eight years of accounting experience.

Required Skills and Abilities:

  • Comprehensive knowledge of fundamental accounting concepts, practices, and procedures.
  • Knowledge of mathematical and statistical concepts.
  • Able to persuade, influence, or negotiate with others.
  • Possesses excellent leadership, communication, organizational, and analytical skills.
  • Strong decision-making skills.
  • Ability to work independently.

Required Software and Tools:

  • Microsoft Office.
  • Ability to use data retrieval applications.


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Job Summary
Start Date
As soon as possible
Employment Term and Type
Regular, Full Time
Required Education
Bachelor's Degree
Required Experience
8+ years
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