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Cost Accountant


  • Prepare, analyze and report weekly, monthly, quarterly gross margin analysis by brand by customer type
  • Assist in month-end closing, prepare journal entries as necessary, analyze inventory evaluation, inventory roll forward
  • Prepare collateral reporting
  • Coordinate with IT department for system issues, maintenance and development such as production, purchasing, import/export, accounts payable, accounts receivable, import/export IT, receiving, shipping, and other.
  • Assist in compliance with Sarbanes-Oxley Section 404 implementation
  • Analyze cost accounting data and assist with cycle count/physical inventories
  • Maintain internal control documentation and test internal controls
  • Prepare detailed account analysis and reconcile sales, cost and inventory, liability accounts by customer type by division
  • Review and analyze inventory and margin reports, conduct research and perform analytical studies in regards to cost analyses and profitability
  • Work in special projects as required
  • Support and assist internal department reporting requirements such as audit schedules, tax schedules and others
  • Ensure timely submission, accuracy and validity of inventory, gross margin schedules to management


  • Bachelor’s degree in Accounting/Finance
  • Ability to perform the essential functions of the job typically acquired through 3 or more years of related experience
  • Ability to apply knowledge of Generally Accepted Accounting Principles & Cost Accounting Standards
  • Must be able to adapt to new and different computer programs and software to enable efficient data gathering and analysis
  • Ability to research, compile, analyze and interpret data
  • Good written, verbal communication and collaborative skills
  • Proficiency in Excel and Microsoft Office products
  • Ability to analyze and reconcile complex accounts and reserves
  • Strong organizational and communicational skills
  • Detail oriented
  • Knowledge of JDE and ACS systems preferred
  • Apparel industry background preferred
  • Ability to work independently under minimal supervision

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