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Cost Accountant

Company: VincentBenjamin
Location: Carson
Posted on: April 5, 2021

Job Description:

COST ACCOUNTANT or SENIOR COST ACCOUNTANT needed at $140M food manufacturing company that owns 98% of market share for their specialty!
This manufacturing financial analyst position will be all in-person at the Wilmington, CA office.
This is a newly created role to help the Senior Cost Accountant. In one year their senior cost accountant will be a manager so if they decide to hire a cost accountant, they will at that time be promoted to senior. JOB DESCRIPTIONThe Manufacturing Financial Analyst is responsible for preparing, analyzing, forecasting, and presenting financial data including department expenses, production variances and conversion costs. The Financial Analyst is an engaged member of the operational and finance teams and proactively provides financial data and participates in business decision making.

  • Analyze and report production costs at standard and actual and provide explanations as products move through the supply chain
  • Analyze and report production variances including price variance, material variance and labor spend and proactively communicate to operations and finance leadership to support action to improve performance
  • Assist with developing monthly/quarterly S&OP forecasts, the Annual Operating Plan and three-year Strategic Plan for assigned operational areas to include labor, overhead and materials cost
  • Develop item level standard costs and approve batches in ERP (Oracle)
  • Key member of the operations teams to provide strong business strategy support
  • Member of manufacturing and finance teams, collaborating to provide appropriate business support, learning and sharing of best practices, striving for continual process improvements
  • Ensure compliance with internal control standards and external financial regulatory requirements and participate with audits
  • Ad hoc reporting and analysis
  • Building KPIs and Dashboards within BI system (Domo) to
    Qualifications & Education:
    • Bachelor's degree in Finance or Accounting
    • 2-5 years of related work experience including some Cost Accounting experience in a manufacturing environment
    • MUST know Fixed OH, variables, labor hours, and usage
    • Broad knowledge of US GAAP including product costing, inventory valuation and fixed assets
    • Self-motivated with strong analytical skills
    • Desire to drive opportunities for productivity
    • Ability to influence cross-functional teams through financial analysis
    • Strong written and oral communication skills with the ability to effectively interpret and report on financial performance of operations results
      Desired Skills:
      • In-depth knowledge of major financial processes within manufacturing including standard setting, productivity, and other cost analysis
      • A differentiator would be Oracle ERP experience including Cost Center planning, standard costing, and production variance analysis as well as experience in BI tools such as Domo
        COMPENSATION: $70k-$100k+ 5% BONUS
        Qualified candidates may email their resume to

Keywords: VincentBenjamin, Carson , Cost Accountant, Accounting, Auditing , Carson, California

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