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Job Description:

  • 1) Applies principles of cost accounting to conduct studies which provide detailed cost information not supplied by general accounting systems: Plans study and collects data to determine costs of business activity, such as raw material purchases, inventory, and labor.

  • 2) Analyzes data obtained and records results, using computer.

  • 3) Analyzes changes in product design, raw materials, manufacturing methods, or services provided, to determine effects on costs.

  • 4) Analyzes actual manufacturing costs and prepares periodic report comparing standard costs to actual production costs.

  • 5) Provides management with reports specifying and comparing factors affecting prices and profitability of products or services.

  • 6) May develop and install manual or computer-based cost accounting system.

  • 7) May specialize in analyzing costs relating to public utility rate schedule and be designated Rate Engineer.

  • 8) May specialize in appraisal and evaluation of real property or equipment for sale, acquisition, or tax purposes for public utility and be designated Valuation Engineer.




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Job Number: 23