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Cost Accountant


This is a Full-time position in Anaheim, CA posted May 21, 2022.

Cost Accountant with 3+ years in Food Industry

This Jobot Job is hosted by: Sara Bezjian
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Salary: $90,000 – $120,000 per year

A bit about us:

Food/beverage industry preferred

Reporting to: CAO
Reason for Opening: Team Expansion
Salary: 90-120k
Bonus: Discretionary
Top Skills needed: ERP (SAP preferred), Excel, cost reports, Cost Accounting, BOM (Bill of Material), Reporting (Audit & Tax schedules), inventory, gross margin schedule, General Ledger
Nice to have: Food/beverage industry preferred
Remote work available: Partial onsite preferred
Working hours: Flexible but normally 9 to 5
Company Size: 500+
Team Size: 10
Travel required: No
Sponsorship available: Yes (Not preferred though)
Benefits: Medical, Vision, dental, 2 weeks PTO, Sick Pay, Holidays Paid, 401k, Education/conference reimbursements

Why join us?

Under the direction of the CFO & CAO the Cost Accountant will be responsible for preparing financial records and budgets of diverse account analysis. Most essential duties will also involve carrying out cost accounting closing functions on a daily and weekly basis while developing and analyzing general ledger and statements of finances every month.

Job Details

ERP (SAP preferred), Excel, cost reports, Cost Accounting, BOM (Bill of Material), Reporting (Audit & Tax schedules), inventory, gross margin schedule, General Ledger

Essential Functions:

  • Prepare, analyze, and report weekly, monthly, quarterly gross margin analysis by brand
  • Prepare and analyze weekly, monthly, quarterly, and annual cost of business activity such as raw material purchases, inventory, and labor
  • Analyze changes on in product design, raw materials, manufacturing methods or services provided, to determine effects on cost
  • Analyzing actual manufacturing costs and preparing periodic reports comparing standard costs to actual production costs
  • Recording cost information for use in controlling expenditures
  • Making estimates of new and proposed product costs
  • Providing management with reports specifying and comparing factors affecting prices and profitability of products or services
  • Inventory control including development and implementation of cycle count process
  • Assist in month-end closing, prepare journal entries as necessary, analyze inventory evaluation, inventory roll forward, and general ledger account analysis
  • In partnership with Operations, develop and implement hours control labor planning and reporting processes
  • Maintaining Cost Accounting System
  • Maintain internal control documentation and test internal controls to ensure integrity of financial reporting and safeguarding of assets
  • Continuously evaluate ways to streamline and improve finance department processes
  • Prepare detailed account analysis and reconcile sales, cost and inventory, liability accounts
  • Assist with reporting requirements such as audit schedules, tax schedules, and others
  • Ensure timely submission, accuracy, and validity of inventory, gross margin schedules to management
  • Provides economic payback analysis for proposed product changes, including packaging changes product line extensions product category extensions, and new products
  • Provide financial and operational analysis for supported departments/teams in a timely manner and explain how their actions impacted results, and suggest process, improvements to enhance efficiencies, and reduce waste
  • Work on various other accounting projects as requested
  • Provide ad hoc analyses and projections as needed

Critical Skills:

  • Food industry experience a plus
  • SAP experience preferred
  • 5+ years of accounting experience
  • 3+ years cost accounting experience
  • Excellent analytical skills with a strong focus on accuracy and attention to detail
  • Excellent communication skills
  • Demonstrated ability to streamline and automate complex processes
  • 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 gatherings and analysis
  • Ability to research, compile, analyze and interpret data
  • Microsoft Office skillset across Excel, Word and Powerpoint

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