• Cost Accountant

    Job ID
    2018-4530
    Category
    Accounting
    Location
    Chantilly, VA
  • Overview

    Responsible for the accuracy of gross margin components in both backlog and closed homes.

    Responsibilities

    • Associate in this position will own the responsibility to make key decisions in what costs/amounts to use in the homebuilding budgets. These decisions will be made after consulting regularly with department heads and tracing movements in costs.  This will not simply be gathering data and entering, but analyzing the data received and make sound judgment on what amounts should be projected.
    • Maintain backlog report and run finals once a month with variance explanations/analysis. The analysis will involve working with heads of other departments to get a true understanding of why the variance occurs and work through strategies on how to reduce the variances go forward.
    • Perform a thorough job cost review for homes closed during the current month.
    • Prepare and post various journal entries at month end (i.e. COS, Closed Job, Common Building, Commitment Fees, Interest Allocation, etc.) Associate will be making independence accounting decisions on how costs should be classified and expensed.
    • Run and circulate weekly report of deposits due on homes in backlog. Work with Sales team to strategize on how to keep delinquencies to a minimum and help focus the end user on the areas of concern.
    • Prepare and distribute month end reports to Region and Corporate.
    • Work with the audit team for data analysis and rationale for decisions made with audit selections.
    • Assist Assistant Controller with various projects as needed.

    Qualifications

    • Accounting degree from 4 year college or university is required.
    • Minimum of 3 years general accounting experience required
    • Homebuilding experience preferred
    • Strong MS Excel skills required
    • JD Edwards experience and Hyperion / Essbase preferred

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