Cost Accountant-Fort Smith, AR - 480864

at APAC-Central, Inc. in Fort Smith, Arkansas, United States

Job Description

Job ID: 480864

APAC Central Inc., is a CRH company producing and providing crushed aggregate materials, sand, ready-mix concrete, asphalt, and performing as a regional heavy highway/infrastructure construction firm serving Arkansas, Oklahoma, and southern Missouri. APAC-Central, Inc. and its founding companies have been serving our customers since early in the 20th Century and look forward to continued success in the 21st Century!

Job Description Summary

We are seeking a qualified, safety-minded, detail oriented, highly organized individual with strong computer and communication skills to work as a Cost Accountant. This position offers a diverse set of entry level and accounting related job responsibilities. The desired candidate will embrace a team concept when completing assigned tasks along with a strong commitment to do whatever is necessary to perform high quality work, meet deadlines and finish assigned tasks.


  • Key responsibilities of the position include:
  • Ensure company compliance with all applicable SOX requirements
  • Supports the Controller and Operations Management team.
  • Monitor and analyze monthly operating results against established targets
  • Preparing and presenting auditors with information and financial reports during an audit
  • Executes the monthly closing procedures which include recording journal entries, reconciling balance sheet accounts and ensuring all entries are properly recorded.
  • Assist in establishing short- and long-range departmental goals, objectives, policies, and operating procedures
  • Possess strong organizational, analytical and communication skills, and an ability to work under pressure handling multiple and shifting priorities
  • Excellent computer skills including email, Internet, Microsoft Office (Excel, Word, PowerPoint)
  • Must demonstrate strong attention to detail and ability to work independently
  • Any other duties as assigned


The educational and experience requirement of the position include:

  • Bachelor's Degree in Accounting or Finance preferred.
  • Working knowledge of Viewpoint Accounting System preferred.
  • Strong system and analytical skills.
  • Microsoft Excel knowledge.
  • The ability to interact with employees at every level of the organization.
  • Strong work ethic and positive attitude.

Knowledge/Skill Requirements

  • Demonstrated ability to identify, foster and strengthen relationships with all constituents
  • Excellent oral/written communication and presentation skills
  • Mentoring and team building skills
  • Comfort operating in ambiguous environments
  • Listening skills
  • Strategic thinking
  • Financial, analytical problem-solving skills
  • Project management skills for multidisciplinary projects
  • Action orientation and drive for results
  • Ability to manage multiple projects simultaneously

Work Requirements

  • Must pass a drug screen and criminal background check.
  • Display a professional and courteous attitude to co-workers, supervisors and the general public at all times.
  • Must be willing to travel and work away from home when required.
  • Must be willing to work nights and weekends when necessary.
  • Report to the office dressed appropriately and ready to begin work at the designated start time.
  • Strict adherence to safety requirements and procedures as outlined in the Employee Handbook.
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    Equal Opportunity Employer - minorities/females/veterans/individuals with disabilities/sexual orientation/gender identity

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Job Posting: 3766328

Posted On: Mar 29, 2023

Updated On: Apr 28, 2023

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