Cost Accountant

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Cost Accountant

Posted – 4.28.22

Description

Job Summary

Golden West Food Group is a leading provider of high quality prepared and processed food products. Our product lines include raw proteins, specialty snacks, cooked entrees and beverages sold to the retail and foodservice segments. In addition to premium quality products, we are committed to food safety, maintaining BRC AA status as well as numerous additional food system certifications. We are looking for a cost accountant to play a critical role in manufacturing cost function, providing analysis of results, updating cost information as needed and providing cost estimates for new products. The ideal candidate will be a self-starter that feels comfortable in the manufacturing environment and can document, assess and identify cost drivers and report on key performance metrics.

Responsibilities and Duties
Cost Accountant main duties include:
  • Develop cost estimates of new and proposed products

  • Responsible for complete cost buildup of products, including bill of material, labor and overhead and
    any additional factors

  • Analyze changes in product design, raw materials, manufacturing methods, or services provided, to
    determine effects on costs

  • Develop, maintain and review standard costs for materials, ingredients and packaging

  • Monitor material and labor cost and identify information requirements and recommend
    improvements

  • Analyze actual manufacturing costs and prepare periodic reports comparing standard costs to actual production costs

  • Preparation of weekly and month-end reporting of cost activity and inventory

Qualifications and Skills
  • 4-year degree required – Accounting/Business/Finance preferred

  • 3+ years’ experience in accounting, manufacturing industry experience a MUST

  • Close attention to detail and the ability to function efficiently with a minimal supervision

  • Must have Food Industry experience

  • Proficiency in Microsoft Excel and strong experience with ERP systems

  • Demonstrated ability to define quantitative/qualitative problems, collect data, interpret results and draw valid conclusions.

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